So I have to begin with a quick apology... I don't have any really great stories this week. In comparison to all of my other weeks this one has just been a bit average! So in order to not leave all of you hanging I have compiled a short list of things I have done this week and hopefully the pictures help out!
This week we carved pumpkins with an American family who lives here in Sweden. It was a blast, because I wasn't expecting to be able to celebrate Halloween since they don't have it here!
So when we got invited to carve pumpkins I was really excited. We had a little competition to see who could carve the best one... and of course me and my companion won! With a name like Treat (Trick or Treat) I had to take any bit of Halloween I could get very seriously.
We have an Elder in our district who learned that if you put your arm around someone and put a banana on their shoulder it is really hard to feel or notice. He has been trying to do it to people and I knew that he had already had a couple victims. So at church, i got bananaed. I couldn't figure out why everyone was laughing at me and I look really confused in the picture because I didn't know why everyone was taking picture of me either! I then realized the terrible misdeed that had taken place and I looked down at my shoulder. Of course, there was a banana. It is pretty funny I din't even notice. Maybe we can get this to catch on! So if you are reading this, try to banana someone and get a pic! Also, beware of getting bananaed!
The work here in Lidingö is hard because we don't currently have any investigators or people we work with. So we spend most of our days talking to people. It always is interesting to have a conversation with people about religion on the street. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way, I know that it is important to share our message with people. I know that the Lord has a plan for every person and I know that eventually we will find the people that he has prepared for us.
This week we had a missionary leave from our ward. He is going to the Spain Madrid mission. It was really crazy to see a missionary go out because I was in his shoes three months ago! This week we also had several missionaries leave the mission. It is amazing to compare the difference between those who are just going and those who are going home. I know missions change people for the better, and I know my own mission is changing me! It is a very cool process to see how far I have come in even three months.
Mission life continues to be awesome, and Sweden is as amazing as ever. It definitely is becoming my second home. (America is still the best country ever, just for the record.)
Jag älskar er!