The Way of the Wind

Det var helt vildt koldt. Spring is coming slowly. Forget the surely. It snowed this morning. We’ve been battling for our lives against the wind all week long. Stærke ben.

SO many exciting things this week.

The first and most exciting thing is that Sister Bevan taught me how to crochet! I now have a new addiction. I’m seven rows into making a scarf!

The second is that just barely Sister Bevan and I both just sneezed at the exact same time! I feel like that needs to go down in some book somewhere.

No, but it wasn’t the most exciting week. All of our appts with investigators fell through so we did a BUNCH of finding.

We had a double lesson with a husband and wife! It was actually pretty funny. We prayed with the wife and talked about the Atonement while the husband was out on a phone call, then he came back and she went somewhere to paint something and we talked to him about church and prayed with him! Two lessons and we didn’t even blink an eye!

We found a few more potentials from our finding. There was actually this excellent lesson we had on this man’s doorstep that was one of the best conversations I have ever had. He started out thinking that religion is the cause of everything bad in the world and ended up giving us his number after we testified of how absolutely good God is. I told him that even if the world was burning, I would still believe that God is good and that He loves us. It’s one of the things I have no doubts about. It was awesome, it was actually the only door contact I’ve ever had with good strong moments of spirit filled silence. We just stood there and it was just what he needed. Nothing I said came from me, it came from God. We’re meeting again with him today.

We went on splits with Sister Landvatter and Sister Hughes! And the zone leaders came up for district meeting! It was a big party.

Sister Hughes and I had a lesson with a Jehovah’s Witness couple. We got totally steamrollered. The man kept throwing out reasons why THEIR bible and doctrine was right and why ours was wrong (really great way of making friends) and I was like “Heavenly Father, please give me something I could say in return” but nothing was coming because I had nothing to retort with in my treasure chest in my brain. So all I said was that I’m not smart. I haven’t studied these things. All I know is what I feel. And what I’ve felt is that what I read in the Book of Mormon and what I learn when I listen to prophets and go to church is true. The Spirit came in so strong. I know that by myself I AM weak. I could not be a missionary by myself. I’m just so glad that my Heavenly Father has my back.

Anyway, I love you all! Thanks for all your love.

Most sincerely,
Søster Fergie

Quotes:
Me: “I’d love to be a cat”
Søs B: “That’d be horrible! Cats sleep for 16 hours a day! You’d waste your life away!”
Me: “That’s okay, I’d have 9 of them ;)”

Us: “Vi kommer fra Jesu Kristi Kirke…”
Lady: “Nej tak!”
Us: “Okay, du må hav en god dag.”
Lady: “Nej tak!”

 

We had some visitors for district meeting. Sister Landvatter gets pic creds since she wasn't in it.

We had some visitors for district meeting. Sister Landvatter gets pic creds since she wasn’t in it.

Splits!

Splits!

Question

I love this!

I love this!

I Love Biking in the Rain!

We took a little day trip to Copenhagen for Sister Bevan’s sprog test today so we’re emailing super late. She’s a whiz, btw. This girl will probably get extra credit on her results. We were joking that they won’t just allow her to live here, but welcome her into their tribe.

What did happen this week? Well, Monday we went to a super fun park. Not as fun as we thought though because we decided to go to the beach instead! It was SO much warmer, though not super warm, than December, the last time I’d been. We did some beach combing and took some pics with the white men statues. It was so nice. I wish it was summer already.

Tuesday we went to Fredericia for Zone Training! It was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life. I had a prayer answered quite publicly. It was a little embarrassing, I was bawling, but it seriously was an answer to a prayer. (If you want the story of what happened, talk to me after the show) Then we were trying to figure out what our goal for baptismal dates should be. People were tossing numbers around and then Sister Bevan suggest that we pray about it. We all agreed and then knelt down. We said a prayer and then we all just sat there. Elder Higby asked, “Is there anyone with a number just burning in their mind right now?” Someone said 7 and then a few other people said 7. It was crazy!

The next day we had a lesson with our friend Michael and told him the story (minus a few details) about what happened the day before, how we knelt down and prayed to find our answer. So he suggested that we do it. We knelt down in the library and prayed and then I whipped out a calendar and Michael stared at it for a while then said that he’d found a date that he wanted to be baptized! May 16th 🙂 Day of transfers, lol. So proud of that man. He’s going to go through with it this time.

Also, another prayer miracle story. So we’re at Genesis’ house and Michael is there too. Genesis couldn’t find her bottle of essential oil so she asks if we can all pray. We knelt down and said a prayer and no joke, 1 second after we ended, she found it. She yelled super loud and we were all laughing so hard! I love God. And God loves us.

We did service for an older couple in our ward! I love service projects. And wearing jeans. And serving others. We walked Genesis’ dog too. Most interesting service project ever. I loved it.

Yesterday they had a baby blessing in Spanish! There were a bunch of people in church who could only speak Spanish. I missed my mom. (I served my mission in Barcelona, Spain many moons ago.) Some of them were from Barcelona. I wished I could speak Spanish so badly. Add it to the stack of languages I want to learn when I get home. (Russian, German…)

Well, that was it. Good week. It was really long though. Spring is coming slowly but surely.

Peace,
Søster Fergie

Quotes:
Me: “He needs God in his life… and a woman… and clothes”

“Who names their child Cliff? Cliff is what you name your child when you don’t want to have any more children.”

Søs B: “Maybe I should set a goal to look at my goals”

“Is asking someone to be baptized over text the same as asking someone to a dance over text?”

Me: “I feel like it wasn’t finding, what we did tonight.”
Søs B: “Ya, it was called freezing.”

Man 1: “Har du det godt?” (“Are you doing good?”)
Man 2: “Jeg er fuld. Jeg altid har det godt.” (“I’m drunk. I’m always doing good”)

I love biking in the rain. I was telling Sister Bevan that I need to enjoy it while I can because when I come home I won’t have the opportunity ‘cause I’ll be in a car. Soak it up now. #literally

Best P-day activity ever! (This was last week. IT's rainy today.)

Best P-day activity ever! (This was last week. It’s rainy today.)

Sluuuumber, dear maid

Sluuuumber, dear maid

Mariehøn  (I love my camera, btw. It takes EXCELLENT macro pics!)

Mariehøn
(I love my camera, btw. It takes EXCELLENT macro pics!)

Elder Fairbanks and Elder Allred

Elder Fairbanks and Elder Allred

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Today’s the daaay! The sun is shining! The tank is clean and we are getting…. *GASP* the tank is clean. THE TANK IS CLEEEAN!

Good morning. It’s a good day. We’ve had a good week. Life is good.

I have had the strangest songs in my head this week. It’s awful. The first was 5 Green and Speckled Frogs, the second was “Ohhhh an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high…” And the third, most random of all is the song Mary sings in the long version of Pride and Prejudice: “Sluuuuuumber dear maaaaid. GREEN BOUGHS will coooover theeee….” It was awful, I wrote it in my planner so I would remember to tell y’all and every time I accidentally saw it, BAM. Stuck in my head again. It’s probably going to be stuck in my day all of today just because I’m telling you about it. *facepalm*

I’m trying to think of what I could tell you, any funny or exciting stories…

We have a new friend from India named Yesh. Yeeeesh!! Sister Bevan says she’ll hurt me and she’s not sure if it’s worth keeping him as an investigator because I’m so annoying. I’m sorry. but yesh. Of coursh he’sh worth keeping.

We defrosted our friend Sofie’s freezer. Again. I am now a bike-repairing, freezer-defrosting champ. The men are going to be lining up when I get home. I feel like Esbjerg is a toughnut factory. I feel prepped for life now. Seriously tho.

Saturday and Sunday I had 2 of the best conversations of my life. One was over the phone with an investigator all about God and the other was with my lovely friend Victoria all about God. Man, I LOVE deep discussions, especially on that subject because I could go for DAYYYYS.

I also have realized how much I love some of these people and if I’d transferred I’d have never seen them again. I’m so grateful for Facebook and email and skype og så noget.

Anyway.
It rained a lot. But today is sunny. Score.

Sincerely your not-trunky-but-super-excited-to-come-home-to-my-family friend,
Søster Fergie

Quotes:
Søs B: “And then we’re going to make poopy seed muffins.”

Me: “I love talking about religion to people who don’t want to talk about religion.”

“It’s so nice when people put pants on for us. What service.”

Æ Gudmundson: “10 other lessons, that’s awesome! Did you throw a party?”
Us: “No.”
Æ Gudmundson: “That’s okay. We’ll throw one for you.”

Wet but still happy

Wet but still happy

Found this on the window right after I got out of the shower. It doesn't fit mine or Sister Bevan's hand print. Dun dun DUUUUNNNN! Sister Van Orden's ghost!

Found this on the window right after I got out of the shower. It doesn’t fit mine or Sister Bevan’s hand print.
Dun dun DUUUUNNNN! Sister Van Orden’s ghost!

Elevator graffiti win ("Jesus Lives")

Elevator graffiti win (“Jesus Lives”)

These things always seem to be driven by old men with big beards and pipes.

These things always seem to be driven by old men with big beards and pipes.

Box Box Box

So, I guess I’m staying here for another transfer. My second to last transfer ever in fact. The time has gone by SO fast. I used to say that I still feel brand new! But… I really don’t anymore. There’s only one sister older than me and my group. I’m old.

The most exciting thing this week was two lovely, wonderful words: General Conference. I love conference with my whole soul! I have a very strong testimony that the words they speak come from God. I still haven’t seen Priesthood or Sunday Afternoon, but I’m assuming they’re as good as the other 3 sessions I have seen. I think my favorite talks (so far) were all of Sunday Morning session. Lol, jk. But #FavoriteSesh. I think my favorite talks were Elder Waddell, Elder Christofferson, and President Uchtdorf. I also really love Sister Oscarson, no matter what she talks about. I think we’d be good friends. I love the way she just says it like it is. She’s one of my role-models. It was also really fun, Saturday night, watching the Saturday morning session, and Sunday night, watching the Sunday morning session, because I knew that my family was watching it at the exact same time 🙂 It was 6pm here at 10am Utah time. So yes. I need to print out so many talks. I don’t think I can wait for the conference issue.

I was sick this past week. Not super fun. Sister Bevan was a champ and was patient enough to let me take a 3 hour nap the other day to rest and get better.

My lovely Tina from Slagelse called me for no reason and made my whole entire life.

We had an EXCELLENT lesson with a friend of ours, who actually knows the bishop’s family! It was like a reverse referral, haha. We knocked on his door randomly and he said that he knew them, and then we were able to get an automatic member present! Woo! Love it!

Hey, Have a good week!
box box box box

Søster Fergie

Quotes:
Søs B: “I’ll show you my certificate of ‘I’m allowed to be here’!… What is that thing actually called?”
Me: “Your ministerial certificate.”

Søs B: “It makes me feel like I’m in South America – talking with someone who believes in Jesus Christ.”

The Turpins took us out to lunch

The Turpins took us out to lunch

Ja tak

Ja tak

No. Way. I found it.

No. Way. I found it.

Spiderpig, Spiderpig. Does whatever a spider does.

Spiderpig, Spiderpig. Does whatever a spider does.