Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First SNOW! :):)

Uppsala Crew!

This week was full of traveling around for me and Äldste Bailey.  We went on splits with the Elders in  Gävle so I went up there to switch, and then came back down to Uppsala with Äldste Liddle.  We had an awesome time and had some fantastic lessons with people.  He is an Elder that used to work in the office and is really knowledgeable about a lot of things.  This is the second time I’ve been with him and I learn a lot every time!  

This blizzard was getting intense!
We went back up to Gävle the next day for a district meeting where it Snowed!  It was actually snowing pretty hard haha.  It is about a 30 minute walk from the train station to the Church.  As soon as we got off the train it started snowing and then about half way to the chapel it started falling hard!  AWESOME.  So we were able to witness the first snow of the season in Gävle.  It has snowed a little bit in Uppsala but not that much.  Should start here this week hopefully!  It’s just been really icy and frozen lately.  Right now it is about 3:00pm and the sun is almost completely set.  That makes things interesting too :) 

So we had a good district meeting.  We also had Stake Conference (Sat night and Sun).  Went down to Stockholm on Saturday to attend the Saturday session, then slept over at the missionaries place there for the Sunday session as well.  That was a party…. haha!  There were 10 missionaries sleeping in one little apartment!  It was super fun actually.  There were tons of missionaries at Stake conference so it was awesome to see a bunch of people I hadn't seen for a while too. :)  

That morning as we were walking to conference, we had the chance to walk through the cemetery in Stockholm and it was super pretty.  Got some awesome pics!  IT IS SO BIG.  Don't quote me, but I heard it is the largest in all of Scandinavia...  All I kept thinking was that God’s creation (the world) is amazing, and that he has provided a way for all these dead people to come back to him. AMAZING!
I love my Work!
Companionship photo of
the year right here!
We had the most amazing lesson with Klara this last week :D  We were finishing up teaching her the Gospel of Christ and the Spirit was so strong.  She made some amazing comments about Christ and the Holy Ghost, Baptism and all that.  We asked her if she had prayed to Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is True and if this Church is True.  She said she hadn’t...  We were then like, "Let’s get on that!!  That’s how your going to find out!" :)  We got her to commit to do that and then we asked her to pray at the end of the lesson.  In this sweet prayer, she asked Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is true, and if this is the word of God, and if these words we are saying are true….   I personally felt the Holy Ghost so strong.  A feeling of assurance and peace filled my heart.  She ended the prayer and there was silence for a moment.  Right then, we asked her how she felt.  She said that she felt peace and comfort like she was hugged by something or someone!  We shared with her that what she is feeling is the Holy Ghost.  We bore our testimonies of the truth of that principle and we are continuing to move forward.  She has grown so much spiritually!  This Holy Ghost is a powerful thing.  In Moroni 10:5 it says that through the power of the Holy Ghost, you may know the truth of ALL things.  It is so true!  We are not the ones teaching…. That’s the Holy Ghost’s job.  We’re just here to help make that connection.  Through this Holy Ghost we can all find out for ourselves, not only if the Book of Mormon is true, but with ANYTHING.   Any wisdom we lack can be found from God through the Holy Ghost.
OMGoodness SNOW

Love you all :)
Äldste Blackburn

Splits with the one and only Äldste Liddle!
He actually plays bass too! 
Mid-day contacting :)

I didn't actually go out like this but I can't
wait for the day I have to. haha
Selfie with our friend Zlatan in our kitchen
(Swedish Soccer Player) 
Getting creative for morning work outs
with Books of Mormon and my back pack.:)
Walking through Gävle for District meeting.
See that snow on my jacket!! 
Äldste Muirhead and I capturing this
beautiful moment of the first Snow fall!

Getting nice and cozy for the cold
Swedish nights :)

Walking through the forest this morning on the
 way to email and saw this little frozen
squirrel hole on the ground with an icicle
hanging off the leaf. I kept walking,
 then I felt that I should go back and
take a picture. I'm glad I did! haha
Our companionship is unique..
This place literally so sick. (Amazing)
I want to be buried in a Forrest!

Very unigue
At a members house in Stockholm
for a nice dinner! (rooftop view)
Sunrise this morning
outside our apartment
Walking through Skogskyrkogården
(massive cemetery in Stockholm)
 to get to Stake Conference


Just fantabulous!


Out of this world!

Some frosted-over graves.

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