Almost kidnapped??

I don't have much time so this is going to be short!  This week has been wild (like every week here). Yesterday we had an appointment with someone who had been taught by missionaries before. She wanted to record us saying things in Arabic on a video, which was a little weird. One of the things was that we liked her. When we left the café, she went the other way but then turned around…

A Wedding!

Wow! Things are crazy around here! On Wednesday, I didn't have a companion for 7 hours and I was thinking of things I could do like reading, writing in my journal, taking a nap, etc. However, everything was wild before my first companion left and so we didn't get to deep clean the apartment. I ended up cleaning the entire time I didn't have a companion. Oh well. My new companion is Sister Johnson and…

6 More Weeks in Lillestrøm

I got the news on Saturday that I will be staying in Lillestrøm for another 6 weeks! The elders who serve with us are leaving because they don't have enough missionaries to keep them here. It looks like I will be here for at least 7 1/2 months by the next transfer. I along with a new companion, are now covering the whole area and taking on the elders' appointments, along with our own appointments and service…

I’m 21!

So much has happened since I last wrote an email!My parents were kind enough to order me a birthday cake from a shop in Oslo last month. We picked it up on our preparation day, the day after my birthday, and ate it with the Elders that serve in Lillestrøm with us. I also made lamb sandwiches that week, which I have had for every birthday since I graduated high school. They were just as good as…

It has been a wild week!

A few days ago we went to Oslo to get some supplies for a video we were going to film. I had to drive right into the very center of Oslo during rush hour, and let me tell you, it was not fun. At one point I was stopped at a red light and a tram came up, stopped about a foot behind me, and started flashing its lights aggressively at me! I didn't know…

Merry Christmas!

This week, one of our good friends (that we have been teaching) got baptized! It was really exciting! She is amazing and I'm excited to see all the great things that she will continue to do in her life.  The day before the baptism, we went to the church and cleaned the font for a few hours because it was completely full of spiders. One of the elders said, "Oh wow, we have spiders in the…

Our First Blizzard!

Last night (Monday), I went to sleep around midnight! As a missionary, that basically never happens. My companion, Sister Deere, and I went caroling with the Elders and two of our friends (Celine and Maria) to people in our congregation. It was snowing really hard outside. As we were getting ready to head home, our friend Celine got a call from her friend who had slid something like 100 feet off the road. He needed…

My Third Companion in Norway

Hi everyone!It's been an interesting couple weeks! Last week I had three companions in one week, which was fun but super crazy. I said goodbye to Sister Benedict, which was super sad! I love her so much. She's serving in Oslo now, which is really close to Lillestrøm. I picked up Sister Gillam and we were companions for 3 days. It was so fun to get to know her a little bit! We have a lot…

My Companion is Leaving!

Sister Benedict is going to Oslo on Wednesday, which is really sad! But it's only a 15 minute train ride to Oslo, so that's nice. She's going to be a Sister Training Leader, so she will spend a day with each female missionary companionship in the area every six weeks. That means I will definitely see her at least once, and probably more, because we are working on a video together. My new companion will…

I’m Learning So Much!

Hi everyone!  It's been crazy lately, as usual! My Spanish came in handy again this week when we met with a member of the church who has not come to meetings for several years. I was able to read scriptures in Spanish and help clarify a couple things she didn't understand in Norwegian. I think it's wonderful how God can use all of our talents for the good of others. I never thought I would…