This past week has been amazing and the weather is crazy here in Arendal haha there was one day where we had snow, hail, and rain!!! I love being here though and it feels soo much like christmas with the snow. Sadly that does not happen very much in St. George hah so I am very happy to be here in Norway for Christmas but especially to be a missionary!!
This past week we had a Jule Fest (Christmas party) at our church and a lot of people actually came. COOL STORY!!! We actually met this girl named Agetha on the street about a week ago and she is amazing and soo nice! We were able to get her number and we also invited her to the Jule Fest. She said that she would try to rearrange her schedule to be able to come. When we were at the party some member told us that there was a lady here asking for us and it was AGETHA!!! She came and she had such an amazing time! She got to know a lot of the members and a little bit more about our church and what we believe in. She wants to meet again this coming week and Søster Stansfield and I are sooo excited!!!
Funny Stories: There is this amazing new member named Judy who is from New Jersey. She has been a member for over a year now, anyway we went to her house cause we have been meeting with her weekly. Judy also has 2 big fluffy cats hahah they are the cutest things ever!! When we were about to leave we wanting to get a picture with the cats, so I held up one of them and Søs Stansfield took a picture of me. Then Søster Stansfield switched me spots and I started to take a picture of her but then out of know where the Cat started to freak out and ATTACKED HER FACE HHAHAHHAAH! It was the funniest thing ever haha I probably sound like a bad companion but she was fine after and so was the cat haha. I was just mad that I didn't get a picture of it, but I was laughing to hard haha!!
During the Jule Fest we all gathered around the Christmas tree and started singing these norwegian songs as we were all holding hands! Søster Stansfield and I didn't know the songs hah so we just mumbled the whole time hah but the funny part thing is is that sister Stansfield was holdimg a nice old mans hand the whole time and during it he stopped and said, "WOW your hands are sweaty!" HAHA it probably doesn't sound that funny but we thought it was hilarious!!
I gave a talk last sunday in church about Christ's light and how we can share Christs light with others. It went really well and the spirit was really strong and I am just so thankful for Jesus Christ and everything that he did for all of us!
A scripture that I shared really describes perfectly what he did for us and how He is the Light of the World!
8 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.
9 He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.
I am soo grateful to be a missionary here in Norway and to be serving others and helping them find Christs Light from the darkness!
I hope you all have an amazing week and I am soo excited to be skyping my family for Christmas!!! GOD JUL!!!! GLAD I DERE❤