Hi again!

Hi everyone!Sorry it's been so long since my last update. We got the news on Saturday that Aleena and I will be staying in Stavanger for another six weeks! We're excited to have more time in this beautiful city. So much has happened since I last wrote an email. I learned how to crochet! I learned how to watercolor! I played volleyball many times and still can't play! We've also met a lot of new…

Eg e i Stavanger

Hi everyone!I just moved on Wednesday so it's been a crazy week. I was heartbroken to leave Skien and my companion, Sister Bailey. We haven't been getting new missionaries in Norway for so long that they had to take missionaries out of the area. Sister Bailey went to Frederikstad near Oslo and I moved to Stavanger on the west coast.  Luckily, we were able to meet with most of the members on Monday before we…

Arendal and Kristiansand!

This past week, we went to the gravesite of Olaf Pederson (my great-great-great-great grandpa), but we could not find his grave. In Norway, the family must pay rent on a gravesite and if you don't pay, they can take out your body and put someone else there. Since it is right by the ocean, there are a lot of gravestones that are so faded that we couldn't read the words, so maybe it is one…

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…