Thursday, April 16, 2015

Week 75; April 13, 2015 – Making Everyday Count!

Wow what a great week! We had a ton of fun and did a lot of work! I loved every minute of it and we are having a blast here! 

Monday was awesome! We ran some errands and then had an after-Easter dinner with Riana. She made us a great chicken casserole and it was a super fun night. 

On Tuesday we did a lot of service for Heikke. We laid cement for him and built a new stairway out of stone that we dug up. The project looks great… I hope we'll be able to stay in the guest house one day when we come back to Halmstad to visit! 

Afterward, we taught Jay and it went great. He was so open to the Plan of Salvation message and he understood it really well. He has an amazing desire to learn and grow and he is reading the Book of Mormon every day! 

Wednesday was an awesome day as well! We went to Landskrona and had our breakfast club with Armina! She made us American Pancakes, sausage and Potatoes. Then we talked about general conference with her and her mom, and we played with her son Sakea!

Later, me and Elder Corbin's new "greeny," Elder Castelton-Roudolf, went on splits and we had quite the day. First, we taught our new investigator, Yotham, but we had nothing else planed till later that night. Elder Castelton is one of the most fired-up young missionaries I've ever seen and he said lets go to work. So, we just gave it everything we could downtown and we ended-up talking to over 100 people! By the end of the day we had taught six lessons on the street and we had gotten four new phone numbers. He was an amazing young missionary even though he's only been out a week, I learned a ton from watching him work!

Thursday was a great zone conference. We learned about effective study habits and we focused on how we can apply our studies to help our investigators. My good friend Elder Sheldon shared his last testimony with us. He will be going home at the end of this transfer, making me, for the time being, the only missionary representing the greater Sacramento area in Sweden! 

Zone Conference
On Friday we taught Stefan and he is doing amazing! Guess what? He made it over a week without snus! He thanked us so much for helping him, but we told him we didn't do much. The credit belongs to his desire to change and his faith that God can help him! We bought him a cake to celebrate! I know he's going to make it and I'm so thankful to God for his progress! 

Saturday was a day of service. We helped an older lady named Göta prepare to move to a town called Allingsås near to Göteborg. She was a super sweet woman. I'm sad we didn't get to know her better before she moved. 

Later that day we helped Riana do some spring cleaning. We cleaned up her balcony and I got a refresher course in washing windows that was actually fun :) 

On Sunday we had a great day at church and we fasted for the coming month of missionary work in Halmstad.  

This has been a great week and I'm loving this area and the people so much. Thank you to everyone who reads this every week and for the prayers of support you give. I love you guys so much and I hope you have a wonderful week! 

Äldste Stoeltzing 

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