So this week was super fun and I got REALLY SUN BURNT. WHAT!? Yeah like who knew that the sun existed in the arctic... not me...
So the Swedish equivalent (good word Hemmingsen) to youth conference is Svung and it was in Eskilstuna this year. The missionaries (of course) were asked to set up the dance for tuesday night and then referee the soccer tournament on wednesday, sounds like a fun little task ehh? So setting up the dance wasn't hard but football matches...... le' meh tell yuh...
there is only one missionary on each field and we make it through the whole day without any major problems. Well the championship rolls around and these kids just go nuts... And like just like in professional soccer they take it all out on the refs and act like offended their grandmother or something... One time this dude was crying because "i wasn't calling it both ways" (classic) and I literally said "Bro i am from America, I don't know this game". Hahaha
Then at the end of regulation this one chick playing defense totally steps in front of a kid driving and got trucked. Like she got smashed but that it truly a foul on her because you can't just jump in front of a player like that... Anyway... she wanted a foul... we didn't give it to her...it ended up going into overtime.... her team lost....she cried... And it was our fault.... #sports
BUT a positive thing did come out of Svung and that was that I got to see some youth from Malmö!!! I love that city!! Magnus I know you're reading this! I love you!! #S/O!
On Thursday I went on splits with Elder Carrigan this week. We decided that we were going to go super hard. And we went nuts. We found 10 potential investigators, 2 potential families, and taught over 5 lessons. He also climbed a tree (which is how we found one of the families) and got free water from a bar. It was a solid day!
On friday we had zone conference. We talked about how we can use the BoM more effectively as missionaries. It was super good. If anyone wants to know if Jeffrey R. Holland has a testimony of the BoM watch this:
i am so greatful for my mission President. he is truly an inspired man of the Lord and is the man for Sweden at this time. I am also so excited to learn from all of his wisdom. #thanksforeverythingcoach!
Christley and I also started teaching this group of men that garden all day everyday. We meet them in their "office" (it is 5 chairs arranged in a circle in the middle of the garden where the sprinklers are not facing). This is how it happens ok... *clears throat*... We speak swedish to an old man from Iraq who is Muslim who then translates into Arabic to his three friends from Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq (who are all Orthodox? not sure how that happened) and then they speak back to him i Arabic and he speaks to us in some strange swedish/english thing... it gets the job done and they are coming to church next week so like... party!
In honor of the fourth of july i just wanna share a bevis that God loves America. This is Him talking about the Promised land which Lehi's family sailed to:
Wherefore, I will consecrate this land unto thy seed, and them who shall be numbered among thy seed, forever, for the land of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me, above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.
As far as Bella, Saran and Rickard; they are doing well but we are getting a little worried... We fasted for them on Sunday. Bella has been sick but she randomly texted thursday and said that she would come to church but she didn't... Sarah texted Sunday night and said she would meet friday! And Rickard wants to BBQ with us sometime hahahaha :) Life is good in E-Tuna!
Well I hope you all had a great 4th of July! That is Elizabeth's fav holiday and it is a good one! i love you all so very much!! Thank you for the love and support, you truly are the best!