Week 11 – January 20, 2014 – One Month in Sweden & Lots of Pictures!
I passed my first month in Sweden this week! Time is just flying out here! It's been a really good week. I had a few “greeny” moments this week that were really funny. First, on our last p-day we were originally planning on driving into Goteborg and play laser tag, so I decided I would wear shorts. Unfortunately, it was about 20 degrees outside. When we got into town the other Elders that were coming to join us cancelled and we didn't have enough people to play. So, we decided to walk around town and look at all the cool old buildings and stuff instead.
|Enjoying the Goteborg Architecture|
|Sitting in a heart-like sculpture with shorts and a parka? Not advisable for sightseeing 20 degree weather!|
|Beautiful urban parks in Goteborg|
Greeny moment number two was on sports night. The picking of the teams for soccer was done mostly in Swedish and I don't know any Swedish “sports words,” so naturally, I was confused. The only thing I understood was Sister Hill saying, "I got Stoeltzing," and I assumed I was supposed to be on her team. So, when the game got started, I passed the ball to a person on her team and no one said anything about it. I did it a few more times and I got a few weird looks, but still no one said anything. Finally, I stole the ball from Elder Tietjen and got around another player, and I scored in the open goal. It was the proudest moment of my life playing soccer because up to this point, I have never done anything that athletic while playing the sport. Yet, sadly my moment of ecstasy lasted only briefly until I realized the horrible mistake I made. When Sister Hill said, "I've got Stoeltzing," she actually meant I'm covering Stoeltzing, and when my team looked at me in shock and disgust, I realized I had scored for the sister’s team! We had a good laugh about it, but it made me realize that I need a lot more Swedish practice and I definitely will not be playing for the Swedish soccer team anytime soon!
|Playing street Hockey with the kids is more my speed!|
|Darn... Blocked by a seven year-old!|
|Old wooden church near Kungsbacka|
|Kungsbacka LDS Meetinghouse|
|Goteborg Zone Meeting|
|Arrival tour of Stockholm on the first day!|
|Largest amusement park in Scandinavia|
|Visiting Jonkoping Sweden on Lake Vattern|
|Celebrating New Year's Eve at the Sagelstrom's with the sister missionaries|
|Watching fireworks with Sisters Anderson and Larson|
|Elder Miles and I enjoying our newest favorite food... Kebab Pizza!|
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