|Norweigan Ice Cream!|
Well as always it has been another wonderful yet interesting week in Sarpsborg! Life is as crazy as ever! And this town is kjempe strange! We have found that one corner of sentrum is the one where people always whistle at us or honk their horns...and it just happens to be the corner that we have to go through to get to our car at the end of the night. So it has been really funny to see Søster Nance's reactions to that!we went to this beautiful Medieval church and we went to a couple different towers where we could just look out over the country side. It was awesome! I do have pictures but I left my camera in my bag in the car cause we just stopped off in Moss on our way to Oslo. It's going to be a bit of a crazy day! I'll have to send pictures another day...and I still haven't sent pictures of the whale that we ate. I'm sorry I'll work on that! We also went and got minne books. I am really excited about that! It's gonna be so fun to have everyone write in it!
Then, Sunday began with a heart attack. Søs Kultorp is this gamel woman in our ward. She's like 86 and is amazing! We love her. But we were in the middle of comp study when a phone goes off. We all check our phones rapidly and Søster Wheeler answers it. After she hangs up she looked at us and said "Søs Kultorp needs us." We jumped up and were out the door. I thought that the woman was on her death bed! But we get to her apartment and she says I am sick and I need you to go get some medicine and food for me. Thank heavens it was only that! After we came back with the stuff she had requested we sat and visited with her for 2 hours. After we left her apartment we ran to our first appointment. And Burim showed for our appointment so that was a plus! We had three appointments and ALL OF THEM CAME!!!!! NO ONE KEBABED US! (As far as I can tell Kebabed means 'blows us off') Oh for all that is blessed and holy I needed that!
|Faith in Every Footstep, literally! Sis Nance and Sis Roe.|
But the best part was teaching Merete.We taught her the 1st lesson. We read Moroni's promise with her and both Sister Wheeler and I got the impression to read 2nd ne 31 with her. So we did. And right after that we all got the impression to invite her to baptism! The spirit was so strong that she automatically said "Yes!" and after a second she said "well I don't know." We couldn't think of a day. So we just said in August and we are going to pick a date for her next time we meet. I am so excited for her! She came to church yesterday and it was so good!!!! She loved it. The spirit was so strong and when we talked to her about it afterwards she just smiled and said, "It just feels good here!" I am stoked! Life is good!
2 Nephi vs Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remissionof your sins by fire and by the HolyGhost.
Then after church Sunday,..oh boy. Now that was interesting. Halden (the Elders) had asked to take our car so they could go to some graduation in Meesen. We agreed (stupidly) They said they would bring the car back by 5. So we caught a bus to Sarpsborg and tried contacting. The problem is that it was a Sunday, and there was a Soccer game. So it was literally a ghost town. We went bonking and NO ONE was home. So it was almost 5 and we were slowly walking to where the Elders were going to give us the car back. Before we know it it's 5:30 and there is NO ONE. They didn't text, or call. So when we called them we asked them if they were getting close. (Keep in mind it was also fast Sunday so we hadn't eaten yet.) They were still at the graduation! We decided to sit in the city and do some studies. Then an hour and a half later when they didn't answer our phone calls or texts we decided that they weren't coming so we'd take a bus into Hafslundsøy. The problem with that is that there wasn't one running cause it was Sunday. So we walked. It's probably 7 kilometers from sentrum to our house.
.(Google tells me that is 4.3 miles but probably felt a lot further still on an empty stomach and in dresses!)
|My happy Norway girl Taylor...keep smiling sis!|