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Monday, February 1, 2016

Miracles x 100!

Wowee has this week been full of excitement, or what??
Let me just recap a few of the events that happened:

¤ We took an exciting trip down to Copenhagen for a doctors appointment that actually ended up never happening! So really, we just lost a day of being in our area! In the midst of the frustration that was that day, we  ate some great food and ended up in the shot of a tv show being recorded! I also lost my planner in the Copenhagen Library (I have no idea how I will ever get that back), 2 busses refused to admit us entry (busy city life, you know, it's crazy), we were cat-called by punks at the Central Station, and we dropped one of my gloves in the road, which then got ran over by a bus..... It was after all of this that we were informed that the appointment we were supposed to go to was cancelled and that we just needed to travel the hour long train ride back to Slagelse after getting practically nothing done. I truly and legitimately turned to Sister Keller and said, ''I am 100% DONE with today!'' and then my mind turned to the day a few weeks ago with Sister Perkins when absolutely NOTHING was working out, until the very end. I took a deep breath, said a prayer in my heart, and prepared myself for the miracles that were sure to come.
We bought some hot chocolate, and as we hopped back onto the train to travel back to Slagelse, we situated ourselves facing the direction of the door we had just come through. The Zone leaders then called us, so I was busy talking on the phone when all of a sudden, a man that I contacted and taught for a little while an entire year ago in Fredericia (my baby district area!!) came onto the train from the door we had just entered. I freaked out and called out to him, asking if he remembered me, and he sat down in our booth, really excited to talk! It was a great moment, being able to catch up with him and his life- and it was very strange telling him that all of the missionaries he knew from a year ago (except for me) were home now! Trippy! Of course, the conversation merged it's way into the Gospel, and Sister Keller and I both experienced the greatest and beloved feeling of testifying to this man. I felt that this gave me another chance as a more experienced missionary to help this man understand the importance of the gospel!
In the end, he still wasn't interested in learning more, or really even trying to find out for himself, but there were people in the same train car who we caught watching/listening to us. One never knows, the environments we're in could be filled with people who learn something from your example and testimony :) We both felt the Spirit burning within us, and the closest explanation I can give that comes close to that feeling would be going into The Avatar State! haha, so just imagine that the next time you're testifying!! Imagine that, and own it!

¤ We met with our dear friend Sandor, and I experienced once again one of the sweetest moments a missionary can have- We were testifying to Sandor of the existance of God, and it was incredible! We have come to discover that Sandor and I havevery similar personalities and manner of thinking, as well as a lot of the same interests (so I'm pretty much a 28 year old Hungarian man), so the way I was explaining the doctrine really hit home with him. There was a moment when I finished saying something, and Sandor just paused, took a breath, and we could just see the wheels in his head turning as he understood what had just been said. He then looked me in the eye and said, ''Wow! I guess I had never thought about it that way before- thank you!'' My heart just leaped with joy inside of me as I realized that I had just played a part in helping this beloved son of God learn more about the reality and truthfullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 
I felt the Spirit as I taught Sandor from my heart and my own life experience, and I recognize that it was the Spirit that carried the message to his heart, and not me. How incredible is it that God can work through our own lives to impact the lives of others? I am eternally grateful for that tender experience!

Haha, and here to break the moment, a drunk man (who has harrassed us before) came up to Sister Keller and I in the middle of this lesson with Sandor (we were on a bench outside) and started bashing us and getting up in our faces- but Sister Keller and I stayed calm and tried giving the man a Book of Mormon (which he didn't take! Come on!). It must have been pretty amusing to watch, thinking about it- two girls in skirts, ages 19 and 20, totally owning the situation and winning against an angry drunk man. Sandor doesn't speak Danish, so he didn't understand what the man was saying, but he could understand the body language- he was on the edge of his seat the entire time, just in case anything bad happened, but he actually enjoyed watching us take the verbal blows and shut down the negativity in the air by testifying. Wow, it was just such a fun thing to experience!!! I can't even describe the situation clearly enough to help you picture it perfectly!

But all in all, in was a great experience, and Sandor actually expressed that he was glad he could see us in that situation- he said it spoke volumes of how we act under negative pressure, and I get the feeling that we must have passed some kind of mental test that Sandor placed us under, if that makes any sense!

¤Another exciting part of this week was exploring some castle ruins (and taking hipster pics) with the Elders here in Slagelse -->

​It was a pretty exciting Pday activity!! There's no better place than Europe! 

I hope you all have a great week :) I'm excited to hear about all of your own adventures and experiences!! Good luck with everything coming up this week!! 

Med kærlig hilsen,
Soelberg Morgan Søster

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