I am transferring again!!!
President called me on Saturday and was like "Elder Hemmingsen, I hope you are not all the way unpacked yet (I was) because the Lord needs you somewhere else. You will taking a train Tuesday night to Stockholm and be FLYING to Skellefteå Wednesday morning." (caps locks added by your truly)
Well it was super fun to be in K-Holm for 168 hours of my mission... haha but actually Bodine and I had a super good time and did a lot! We were able to convince two "eternal" investigators (people who investigate the church for like 2 plus years) to get baptized!! They are both getting baptized Tuesday night, in the lake, just before we take a train to Stockholm!! Their names are Hadi and Kenneth!! I am so excited! They are so ready.
Fun fact, Kenneth is so ready to be baptized that he has a calling as the branch mission leader, usher, and has a home teaching assignment.
Bodine is an aspiring rap artist and so the both of us have been droppin beats whenever possible #lookatmenow also he was in a screamo band.. and he is from NYC.... He is such a bro!!! I am sad to be leaving him!
I will be with Äldste Kikko. He is from Finland. I am excited to learn a little finnish ;) #nope There is about 32,000 people in Skellefteå and 7 active members I think... It was once the biggest branch in Norrland so I feel that Kikko and I can work really hard and strengthen the branch a lot!! That is the plan :)
I am kinda sad to be leaving k-holm though... I really wanted to be with Elder Barker (he is in the other k-holm apartment) He is about done with his mission and will be going home soon. But, I'll go where the Lord wants me to go.
But I have seriously learned a lot here in Katrineholm. I had a very humbling experience here when I was talking to President Beckstrand on the phone and have noticed some more potential in myself. Whenever I reflect back on my previous companions, I can see why the Lord put me with them and what I was suppose to learn. Sometimes we may not know why we experience things but they are always placed in front of us for our own good. I love this work fellas :)
Elder Barker's greenie is actually a convert and I find that soooo impressive when converts serve missions, I am super proud of him! #S/OtoJeffrey
I know how Äldste Faldmo is feeling about being homesick for an area now... Just like that fella misses "the loveshack" I am missing the 040 :(( (But I might be able to see the northern lights #touchdown)
Sorry this email is super all over the place and crazy but I am about out of time. Sorry that there is nothing "of worth" (spiritual) either... I feel bad but like I need to give Jodi the low down on what is happening or else she might call the pres and have him yell at me ;) #jokes
I love you guys all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully I'll be able to send some pics later!!