So we have had a crazy last few days. On Thursday, Treat and i went to a US Bank to fix something for my visa card. When we got back we were informed that our visas had not com yet and that we had to stay another week at the MTC... Everyone was upset with it. We were told that if we did not receive our visas in our extra week then were were going to be temporarily reassigned to a mission in the States. We would have to stay there for six weeks because they didn't want to send us out until the transfer period was over. We were informed to plan on getting reassigned but there was a 1% chance that our visas would come Friday. Everyone was extremely disappointed. As we went to lunch Friday, for some reason I had to go up to the front desk and ask something (I think I lost my meal card, but then I found it later). When we were there, they asked us if we were the Swedes and they told us that our whole district was wanted at the travel office. WE GOT OUR VISAS! and now we leave on Monday again! Everything is back on track! They asked us if we wanted to know where we would have been reassigned and people would have got to Washington, Arizona, Missouri, and cool places like that. But Elder Hemmingsen would have gone to Odgen Utah LOL... Anyway it doesn't matter because we are going to Sweden :)
But then later that day we had more excitement...
Elder Bouton was walking up some stairs and got lightheaded and then ended up passing out. So I picked him up and carried him to the front desk and they got us a ride to the ER. We checked in and sat on a bench outside to wait. It took THREE hours for then to see him for the first time. But during that time we had 15+ people come talk to us and even a nonmember came up and asked us some gospel questions! He asked us why God allows bad things to happen to good people and why some Mormons think they aren't nice (which is ridiculous of them). We shared Mosiah 23: 21-22.
21 Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith.
22 Nevertheless—whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up at the last day. Yea, and thus it was with this people.
Anyway it was a way cool experience. I also was asked by Bouton to give him a blessing. So we went behind the ER and called upon God for help. After TWO more hours (5 total), Bouton left the ER completely fine and is able to travel with us Monday. Who would have known that three 18 year-old missionaries could have such spiritual experiences on a metal bench outside the Prove ER.
Anyway next time you hear from me I'll be in SWEDEN!!!!!!! Love ya!