Monday, October 5, 2015

Hashtag General Conference

Hej hej alla! 

What's good? 

So first and foremost I hope you all have had a fun conference weekend. Did anyone else notice that they had a hashtag for the new apostles? It was creatively named #NewApostles. I sure wish I could check Twitter to see how much that one blew up! 

Conference as a missionary is a little different than conference at home. We watch it at the church here in Borås and we show it in both Swedish and English. Most people watch it in English though because Swedes are so stinkin' talented.  Most people just watch it at home though so it kind of feels like watching an almost phased out movie at the movie theater. 

We have some cool traditions as missionaries though! We buy a lot of candy (godis) which is sold by the kilogram and pig out for two days... but it turns out that most of us here in Borås are sort of health nuts so we ate a lot of carrots. I personally celebrated by eating two PB&J sandwiches and drinking a hefty amount of whole milk. It was dandy. 

I personally enjoyed Dieter's talk that was in the Saturday Morning session. It was all about how sometimes we just need to take a step back and simplify the gospel. Sometimes we just need to go back to the simple truths. Especially the simple truth of Christ.  I felt like it was a different style for a conference talk, but I really liked it. It was realistic and straightforward and I hope it touched a lot of people. 

Other than conference these are some of the things that have happened over the last two weeks: 

-We did a service project for a family and we basically jsut chopped wood with chainsaws out in Middleofnowwhere, Sweden and then we took it all back to their house because they have a wood-burning heating system. 

-This week I found a FROG on the way home. EXCITING.

-Äldste Stoeltzing got a tick from the lumberjack experience so I had to become a temporary surgeon and help him. He was really freaked out but everything worked out just fine. 

-We also had a zone conference in Göteborg and that is a really cool city. I saw Sister Giles from Gävle and she was really excited to see me and she gifted me a moose tooth. She is super funny.  She really gave me a real tooth from a real moose skull she found in a forest. 

-This week I went on splits with a dude named Äldste Dickson! We were in Jönköping and we had a  really fun time. He had a ton of funny things set up for the weekend so we spent almost all of our time playing sports with the ward. Volleyball on Friday night and Innebandy on Saturday night. It was perfect <3

-I visited a museum where matches were invented! Tandsticksmuseet! It was about as exciting as a match museum sounds...

I love you allllll. Enjoy life. Breathe deep. 

-äldste godis


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