Others have asked me "have you changed a lot?" At the beginning of my mission, it seemed as though every transfer was a huge shift in my self, my habits and my ways of life. That was then . . . and now I honestly can't remember who I was before the mission. So I figure this will be an adventure of self-discovery upon returning home. Who was I before? Who am I now? Who do I want to be one year from now? The possibilities and potential available before me just makes me giddy thinking about it.I apologize that I don't have more time to relate the experiences I've had the past two weeks. They have been filled with referrals (Yes. In Norway.), appointments, and a "treasure map" for bonking doors provided by one of our most awesome members here in the branch. We've been flying. However, I feel that that is the best way to finish. I only have a few precious hours left; I might as well use it wisely. Heck, I can send emails back at home all I want, right? :)
|Elder Burt from Stavanger held some rockin'|
splits with me in Haugesund :)
received through it all.
I rejoice alongside Ammon: "Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever. . . . Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel. . . . Now if this is boasting, even so will I boast; for this is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation, and my redemption from everlasting wo. Yea, blessed is the name of my God, who has been mindful of this people, who are a branch of the tree of Israel, and has been lost from its body in a strange land; yea, I say, blessed be the name of my God, who has been mindful of us, wanderers in a strange land." - Alma 26:12,16,36
I am and always shall be eternally grateful to my Heavenly Father that I received the sacred privilege to be a part of His work.
|Marilyn Monroe was born here in Haugesund. "Shield your eyes!!!"|