Great Food, Conference, & Oslo Temple!

Hi everyone, I am now living in Skien. The city is really beautiful; we live on a canal. My companion Sister Bailey is fantastic and she comes from Oklahoma. She is a professional dancer and I am excited to get to know her better.  I loved watching the semi-annual LDS General Conference. We could watch the morning session in our evening and we would watch the afternoon session the next morning. One of the talks that…

I’m moving to Skien!

After living in Lillestrøm for 7 1/2 months, I'm heading to a new city. I'll move to Skien tomorrow, where my great-grandmother was raised. It's been a crazy week. We learned just a couple days ago that we would be moving apartments in Lillestrøm right before I move, so things have been super chaotic. I'm really sad to be leaving the people here in Lillestrøm. I have met so many incredible people that I hope…

The work is going well in Lillestrøm

This week we've been doing a lot of teaching, which has been great! Just in the last few days we have found at least 5 people who want to learn more about Jesus Christ. It has been really cool to see how many people are really interested in finding out what religion is all about and if it can help them. We had a lesson over video call with a man on Thursday evening. He…

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…