Monday we hit up the Vasa as you know and that was awesome! The Clouses are the office couple here and they are the best! I think she has put 10 lbs on me tho... ouch..
On Tuesday we planned to take little Jasmine to the temple. We had some names prepared for her and she was way excited to go. We were on the way to pick her up at Mörby. I thought that I was suppose to take a left at the train station but Archibald said "no straight!" as I was turning. I tried to correct myself but failed to see a car passing me. Yep, we hit him. Like it was truly less then a fender bender. No injures, no blood, no cops, just a little pride was lost.. It's all good!
We still took Jasmine to the temple even with that little hiccup. After we left the temple Jasmine informed us that her biggest desire in the world was to go back to China and baptize her mother. She was so happy to have done temple work so that there are other people from her family that are now members of the church! She is honestly the the most converted person that I have ever met. It is sad to know that she'll be going back to China but we both really believe that she'll be an instrument for the Lord in the work of China.
On Wednesday we went down to the beloved city of Malmö for splits. I miss that place! I was with the man Elder Svensson himself. He is from Örebro and we spent most of the day contacting! It was super nice to get back on the streets! We also had dinner with my buddy Su. Su is such a good guy and just needs to get baptized! I hope you are reading this big man!!! You know what to do!
President and Sister Beckstrand had some business in Malmö. They took us over to the temple in Denmark. Not very often that you can visit two temples from different countries in one week!
You have already heard of the opposition to get to the temple with Jasmine, we had another hiccup with the Copenhagen temple... As we got into the car with the Beckstrands, I realized I didn't have my passport... I felt soooo bad!! We had the the office elders scan it to my email and decided to risk it... We even called Elder Bradley to see if it was possible to go to Denmark without a passport. He said "nope you're gunna need that, funny story but I actually almost didn't get back into Sweden! hahahaha" Those were some real comforting words.... Anyway! We went to the Temple, which was so amazing!! I looove going to the temple. I hope everyone can take time at least once a month to visit the temple. It truly is the house of the Lord.
My favorite part of the temple was the painting they have in the baptistery. It was painted by a Danish man. In the painting is John the Baptist inviting a bunch of people into the waters of baptism. If you you look closely you will notice that every person painted is from Swedish or Danish history. Kings, scientists, Hans Christen Andersson, Carl Bloch, the little match girl, and so forth.
The man who painted it said that when he was asked to paint it, he was to do it as if Carl Bloch would have; because Carl Bloch would be the one painting it if he was still alive. So apparently, Carl Bloch had an LDS friend. In the painting, the friend is helping Carl Bloch into the waters of baptism. (side note but that friend did Carl Bloch's temple work after he died) In the painting Carl Bloch is handing a robe (also know as a "mantel") to a blind man. The Blind man is the man who painted the picture. He is literally passing his mantel to the painter. It was a beautiful picture!!
I hope that made sense because it is coolest painting I have ever seen!!
And of course this week ended with conference!! I LOVE CONFERENCE! I have seen everything except for the Sunday afternoon session. Priesthood session was the best session of conference I have ever seen. I can't pick what talk was my favorite because all of them were so good. I am excited to see Holland's talk! It is weird to think that this was my last General Conference as a missionary. I have never learned to appreciate Conference until I was on a mission. So good!
I hope everyone has a good week! Love you all! Thanks for the support :)
Church is true!