Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Din Danske Missionær 01-17-2011

Kære Familie og Venner.

Jeg håber i alle sammen har haft en dejlig uge. Jeg tænke over i og din succes i alt i gør. Jeg håber herren vil forsæt at velsigne i! Jeg har haft en god uge. Det er mærkelig for mig at tænke over januar er næste end færdig. Hold op! Wow! Idag er den 17 af Januar. Tid har skete rigtig hurtig. Jeg har næsten kun 8 måned før jeg er hjem. Det er so utrolig! Problemet er jeg tror jeg skal salvne Århus, or faktist Denmark rigtig meget! Den er land er so magisk, og untrolig. Men jeg tror jeg skal slut med at skriver på dansk på grund af i kan ikke læse hvad jeg har skrivet. So jeg skal nu skriver på englsk! Ha det godt! :)

You got to admit seeing danish written down is pretty cool...Its weird to think that right now i can read that above. I never thought I would be able to learn another language. I want to thank each and everyone of you for keeping me in your prayers. Its only because of your prayers and thoughts that I am where I am today. I doubt honestly my language learning skills. Lets just say when I get home, I am sticking to English and danish. No more languages for me. haha. Anyways, I hope you have all had a great week. I look back to my week and just look at it and say, "Where did the time go?" I have so much to do, but so little time. Well let me tell you my week.

We started off the week with a wonderful p-day. We decided to hit the stores again and look around and hang out in the city center. This time we had our zone leaders with us. They decided to come on Monday and spend the day with us then on Tuesday have some splits. So we looked around and had a little party. Well as much as you can have as a missionary. Its always fun being with more missionaries. In the danish mission you feel so isolated. You would think because were such a small country we would see each other more. However we don't, and its a rare treat to see them.

Then on Tuesday we had our splits with the Zone leaders. They are a good couple of guys. There names are Elder Pearson and Elder Christensen. Elder Christensen was actually a former companion of mine. We had a lot of fun hanging out a little that day. The first half of the day I was with Elder Pearson. We mostly worked on visiting those that used to be taught by the missionaries. To our displeasure most on the list had moved away. However we contacted this cool danish guy while vising others, and he seems pretty interested in the church. So I hope. Mean while my companion Elder Pfeil was with Elder Christensen. They were also doing the same thing, except they accidentally contacted a drunk man that was praying on the streets. Yes you heard me right, a drunk man praying on the street. Apparently this man kissed my companion and was completely drunk. So my companion had quite the little experience. lol. The we switched at lunch and I went with Elder Christensen. We drove all the way to the very edge of our area to visit a temple square referral. However it was a bogus referral and that person did not live there. It was a 40 min drive, so we got there and basically turned around. We didn't stay to work as when the zone leaders are gone there is no way for me to get there. However it was a successful day and we have some possibly new investigators.

The on Wednesday we were with a member family finishing up our posters for our tour project. We found some new issues with them, but fixed them and they are currently on there way to be printed. We should have them by the end of this week. I will send some pictures of them asap. :)

Other than that my week was pretty boring, really. We have hit the streets hard these fast few weeks and have been contacting a lot. Were struggling to find people right now. However once my tour project is in full bloom, I feel we will have some success. I have no doubt. :)

Nicole my recent convert is still doing well. She is going strong with her new boyfriend in the church. Shes enjoying the "Mormon way" of dating. haha. She says the relationship feels more real then what she previously has experienced. She came to church yesterday with her boyfriend and son. Her sons name is Eric and is about 3 years old. Eric had a great time at church and that made Nicole very happy. Eric has never ever been to church before in his life and asked Nicole a very interesting question. During church Eric saw a picture of Christ on the wall.It was just a cartoon picture as he saw it near the primary activity board. Eric asks, "Mom is that man a King?" Nicole just looked at him.. speechless. She commented after and didn't understand how he could have known that. I also thought it was very weird as I know Nicole and Eric really well, and I honestly have no idea either. I just told Nicole...," well, he was with Christ only like 3 years ago... so it comes to reason that maybe he remembers..." She just smiled and said, maybe. I thought it was an interesting experience... It was a good Sunday and Nicole is doing well. Shes happy. I have also heard my other concert Christina is doing well and shes trying to make her way to BYU. She told me that shes planning on at least vising Utah this summer whether she gets in to BYU or not. So shes getting excited for that and is also doing well.

Well my spiritual message for the day goes with Gods plan for us. I have really been thinking about it a lot lately and realized God really is in control of this world. I know sometimes he seems this world is out of control and bad... but if you really think about it... God planned it that way. I have sort of gotten a better understanding in my studies this week that God really planned out our lives and this world pretty well and pretty detailed. He left nothing out. How amazing is that? One think I know is that God really does have a plan for each of us, and that really has been a faith builder for me. I know that if I just simply follow him and do my best in this life, God will keep me on his plan and life will be full and meaningful. It doesn't necessarily mean it will be easy, but I do know it will be more worth it in the end. I hope all of you really think about that plan of his and realize we have nothing to fear as God really is in control. Hes driving this world. SO lets just strap ourselves in and have the faith he gets us safely to our destination. :)

well Everyone, I hope you have an amazing week. Thanks again for all your love and support! Take care!

Din Danske Missionær,
Med Kærlig Hilsen,
Ældste Skyler Hardy

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