Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Castles and Ice Cream

Hej allihoppa!

Here I am again! It is weird. P-Days are some sort of checkpoint for a week. Weeks end, and simultaneously begin with every passing P-Day! I guess it is only on P-Days that I actually get to take a step back and realize that another week has gone by! Crazy. 

Let me see if I can actually retrospectively compile the blur that this week was into a coherent passage! 

Because honestly, looking back at my weeks it all just seems like moosh and it is hard to pull out events. Pictures help. Here we go: 

I visited a Castle! 
We went and visited a nifty castle this week! It is called Drottningholm. It kinda looks like some sort of fake thing from a movie... but I can testify to you that it is real because I WENT INSIDE. It was pretty extravagant and instead of spending my time appreciating the details of European art, I took selfies with creepy baby pictures and camels. Because I'm American! I always think it is funny for all the people who are visiting a place at the same time as the missionaries. Imagine a giant horde of foreign teenagers who are dressed in fancy clothes take an unholy amount of pictures with everything that exists. Missionaries. It was a really cool place though! And if you take the picture just right it looks like the statue is picking his nose. I promise I'm mature sometimes. 

A Liddle bit of Splits
Äldste Liddle and I went on splits.He is taller than me despite his name! He is an office elder! He is a really good missionary too. We had a fantastic day set up the night before... and of course. Everyone cancelled. So it goes. So we had a day to do some real finding work. It was all good though because we ended the day with some overpriced tourist icecream in Gamla Stan!

Missionary Stuff
This week we baked lots of cookies and took the around to members just to say hi and do some service! We have been trying to think of sneaky ways to avoid the outside world because it is HOT. They told me Sweden was gonna be cold... NEJ! I'm cooking people. And I, unlike the average Swede, don't have the option of walking around 95% naked. Tyvärr. Seriously though, the phone says it is only 70 but I swear it is 120. Humidity or something. Despite the heat, we get work done. Äldste Luke is a hard worker and we have fun every day. 

Random Stuff
-All the teenagers went nuts last week because it was Graduation!  Basically kids get on floats and soak themselves in as much alcohol as they are drinking as they drive around town blasting electronic music. It's something. 

-We got to play Pickleball at an American family's house! 

-I wrestled a Latvian man

-I gave a last minute talk in Sacrament. No one told me I was speaking until they announced me! I guess somebody didn't come and they just felt like I didn't need any notice that I was pinch-hitting. So it goes. 

Well I hope you guys had a good one! 


Äldste Camden Treat 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Let the sun shine!


It's me!  (as if it would be anyone else...) 

I'm here! (as if I could be in a different place...) 

I will start off this blog post with a story! So because of the way the rotation of the earth and the sun and the location of my mission all line up it is really bright all through the night. Remember when I complained about it being so dark all the time? Wellll I kinda want it back. You know, grass is always greener in the other season thing. So yeah, here we go. It is 3:15AM. I need to get a drink of water, so I get up out of bed. Well, Elder Luke hears me get up and because our room is already filled with Sun at this point he decides it is 6:30 so he gets out of bed and starts praying.

 After I got a drink I watched him for about 5 minutes trying to hold back laughter and decide if I should tell him or not but he finally finished praying and he went to start working out and I was like
''Bro... It's 3AM... what are you doing...?''

and he was like ''...really?''


''Gooooooosh. I hate our curtains.''

''Good night Elder Luke >:P''

So summer is here! 

I taught a District Meeting
I taught my first district meeting ever! It was on ''Showing Love to Investigators Through Invitation.'' 
It was a lot of fun. My goal for district meeting was really just to make it a big discussion because I have some really cool district members who can probably teach me way more than I can teach them!

-I have met a lot of Americans this week! I have a rule that whenever I hear American English I stop and talk to those people... somehow they are always the coolest. (America #1 every time)

-I spend 1000000 hours every week on a train. 

-I think Norwegian sounds cooler than Swedish. (Don't tell Sweden.) 

-I don't think I will ever get used to the way we just throw away all of our trash in the same place in America. You people over there need to learn how to sort it out! Here in Sweden we wash all of our garbage. Compact it. And place it into categories. 

-I hope Mr. Dunnells who was my highschool English teacher doesn't read this. My English grammar may be declining. He might understand though because he came to Sweden on his mission too. 

-Jakobsberg ward speaks more Spanish than Swedish. I might as well be on a mission in Chile :) We have the sickest members in the world here though!

-I have met so many people this week! Lots of crazy people, lots of normal people, lots of humans. It is crazy how God has so many kids! 

-We had a day where we had 3 lessons planned and they all got cancelled, somehow we found 3 random people on the street and had lessons with them! Miracles happen people. 

-We went to the temple to do baptisms! One of Äldste Luke's converts from Eskilstuna came! He got to see her and I got to see the one, the only, Äldste Hemmingsen :)

-Afterwards we got kebab! It is like lamb pizza with french fries on top. Better than it sounds. 


Äldste Treat