On Saturday we went down to Hudiksvall, which is about an hour south of Sundsvall. It is part of the other Elders area, but it is such a large city that we offered to help them. It's so far away from Sundsvall that Missionaries don't usually ever find time to get down there even though there are members and investigators. It was really successful though, we got to meet with some members who haven't been contacted by the church in a long time. So they were all happy. Hudiksvall is a pretty place. Hopefully we will be able to get down there more often. There are a few more fairly big cities in our districts area that we should visit, but we just don't have time for it. A mission really does keep you busy!
Yesterday was really cool because I got to go see a Santa Lucia concert at the big Swedish Church in the center of town. It's an old tradition in Sweden of a girl who wears this crown with candles on it. It is a tradition that is supposed to represent that light can still come in the darkest of times—which is pretty important because it is always dark here. It was way fun. We got to sit in this beautiful old church, then they turned down the lights and you heard the voices of girls singing Santa Lucia, then she walked in and was wearing a crown of candles and was followed by other girls in white gowns holding candles. Super cool. They sang a lot of songs about light in the winter, and stuff. Super fun!
I am so happy to still be in Sundsvall. It's just wonderful! The sister in my district got a new greenie so it's kinda fun having someone who knows less than me. It's been good anyway; I've got to go because I get to have a P-Day in Stockholm! So cool!
Swedish Word of the Week:
Ljus - Light