Soooo Bodine and i were planning on Baptizing Kenneth and Hadi on Tuesday but Kenneth chickened out last minute because he was scared to "get cold" in the lake. Like the water was freezing but come on dude this is your eternal salvation we are talking about!! He'll get baptized this summer or spring!
Anyway so we had the service on Tuesday and Hadi was actually late because of traffic and we had started the service with out him because he ended up just meeting us at the lake! On the way to the lake, one of the old ladies in the branch tripped and fell into the water too!! Good thing Elder Barker was there to the rescue!! hahahahah she was fine and was able to laugh about it hahaha hadi got baptized and it was really cool to watch the sun set over the lake as he got baptized. Bodine was super excited!!
Then we hoped on a train and headed to Stockholm!!! We spent the night at the mission home and I got to see my boii Lambson again!!! I was talking him with him that night and he told me that when they were doing transfers (that big dawg is an AP) him and Mangum (my other bro who was an AP but is home now #brotherMangum) saw my name right away and were both like "We get Hemmingsen!" and put me in the office as an office elder!! But as they were finishing up, Presdawg, Lambdawg, and Mandawg all felt like something was not right and I needed to be in K-Holm for that week with Bodine... #soclose
Well life in the North is a little different hahaha. Oh Sunday We had a total of 7 people at church. We had a Sundayschool at 11 and that was kinda painful but it is fine haha. Then We had our Testimony meeting at 12 and it was done at like 12.40 because everyone in the building had already said their testimonies hahaha
The branch here tho is awesome tho. The branch pres is like stuck in the 70s tho i think hahaah. we visited his house and when we got there he was wearing a shirt that reminds me of the renaissances era and his pants (like this aint no joke fellas) were black, glittery yoga pants #touchdown!
So my new comp Äldste Kiikko is sooo funny. He reminds me of four people and hopefully everyone reading this can relate to atleast one of them. Alec Unsicker, David Boyd, Brian Fernando (B-REX) and Elder Blank that served in Siuoxland 1ish year ago! He is from Tukru Finnland and has been out for 14 months. I have never laughed so hard!! His finnish accent makes all his jokes 14x funnier!
Something that I need to improve is my teaching. Kiikko and I taught a new investigator this week and I was pleased with my Swedish but I just felt like I didn't teach very well. i have been blessed with very talented teaching comps and now i feel it is my turn to be the "talented" teacher. I have studied the restoration a lot this week so that I can teach it simple and with power. We also have a goal in our zone to teach a less active or active member one of the 5 lessons everyday so that we can practice or teaching. I was sooo excited when I heard that because that is what I need #blessings
On thursday we were at a less actives teaching him the restoration and I was much more confident in my teaching and I hate to admit it but when i was explaining the first vision and began to cry a little because I could feel the truthfulness in my words. #softy4lyfe I am so grateful for what we have here and this gospel and I can't even begin to express in words how grateful I am to be born into. Jeff and Jodi, ya done good.
Well all in all, Skellefteå is going to be hard but, like hermana Hemmi, I like a good challenge ;) with obedience, I will be able to see miracles. and with fasting. and with praying. and with diligence. and with love. and with attitude. and with humility.... oh gosh i got a ways to go... ;)
I love you all sooooo much and Hopefully I'll be able to see the northern lights this week! HA! eat that Isaac and Liz! You guys enjoy those short sleeves and 70 degrees, i'll be lookin at the heavens!!!
Keep that gucci rollin in fellas
"Whatever deity may guide my life, dear lord don't let me die tonight.
But if I shall before I wake, I'd accept my fate."
PS Kiikko and I are going to start running becasue we both feel out of shape #skinnypants