On Wednesday elder Milne came down to Skellefteå for splits. So little back story. We were invited to give a presentation on America to one of the local schools because the teacher wanted to let the students have "real natives" speak #'merica'merica'merica It went super well!! We talked about like super typical American culture things like guns, 4x4s, how to not save the environment, freedom eagles, 4th of July, McDonalds, Walmart, TuPac and other good *Merica stuff #'merica'merica'merica
Then after that we had a lesson with a guy we contacted on the street named Ramy. I am not sure where he is from but his main language is Arabic. He and his wife just had a baby like 1.5 months ago. He is honestly the most truth seeking, loving people I have ever met. He just wants to know which path will lead him closest to our Saviour and then he will follow it. We taught him the restoration and focused on how we have the same church as Christ did when he was on earth and he was just soaking it all up "yes... yes... Yes... YES!!" -Ramy haha anyway he is such a great guy and I have a super good feeling about him!
Then on Friday the mission president and his wife came up to good ol' Skellefteå. I LOVE THOSE TWO PEOPLE! President Beckstrand gave us advice on how to show love and how we care through are work. He is full of so much wisdom and I just love listening to him. While Kiikk-masta-flex-moneybags was talking to President, I got to chat with Sister Beckstrand for a good little bit. She is just so funny and great!! She reminds me so much of Jodi Paige because she can just talk and talk and talk and talk..... and talk and talk...... and talk and talk and talk and talk... and talk and talk :) And the whole time you just smile laugh and feel loved!! #JodiPaige
Then on Saturday we took a 3 hour bus ride through the boondocks of Norrland... it is soooo pretty!!!!!!! Ahhh!!! Like it is just endless forests and lakes and cute little houses on these lakes that are tucked away in the skog! It was so amazing!! Elizabeth Paige, you should do a few photo shoot here, I think you'd fall in love and then live in the woods off of milk and honey.... Anyway :) Then we had our District Conference in Umeå and it was so fantastic. Sister Beckstrand gave her talk in Swedish!! She is so awesome!! The main focus was member missionary work and Äldste Sahlin bore a super powerful testimony on member missionary wokl. His mom was found by the missionaries and he spoken on how those two elders have changed his eternal happiness.
I too am eternally grateful for missionaries because my parterner in crime and fellow beehive box fanatic, Jeffrey Lawerence, is a convert to our church. Because of those two missionaries in Shelby county Iowa, I can taste more happiness. Missionary work is the Lord's work. There is no doubt about it. I love it dudes!!!
Have a good week and I'll see ya on the flip side!! Thank you so much for the love and support, you are all the best!!!
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