Monday, March 12, 2012

Another Transfer! On to Helsingborg!

The weather here was incredible, though a little windy, there were a couple times that I had to take a coat with me... but it was incredible. I love the sun, it is just one of the greatest creations! Warm, light, warm.... can't think of anything.... oh, gives us tans... that is nice too! Yeah! All in all, I really enjoyed the weather!

Well, the way I am starting to think and feel would be best right now, I will be asking to come home in time for school... which I have heard rumors means our departure date will be the 20th... though that is still in the air... so don't be surprised if anything changes.... I hope that was something I should have said! =S

I will make sure to let you know when we have time change... I know that it is sometime in this month... I forgot the week though... I will have to get back to you on that one..

The biggest battles that I fought and will continue to fight are confined within the spacious labyrinth of my mind. I am my biggest enemy you could say! At least, I was... though I know that I still get in the way of myself. I have great plans and expectations for who I want to be and what I want to do, but I am really just so... lazy, dumb, you name it! It is frustrating... I want to echo the words of Nephi, berating himself of his weakness... and wish that I could be as strong as he is.

I am going to be moving this Wednesday to Helsingborg. It is not too far away, in the same zone... so it will not be bad at all! I will be getting Elder Dalton as a Jr. companion, he is a greenie right now, but I know he is a great missionary, and I remember that he had one of the strongest testimonies! Even if it came with a strong accent! =P The language comes with time and effort... ''Det Kommer'' (It Will) I heard that way too often! I am looking forward to the transfer, and the new opportunities it will bring to teach, lead and to learn.

( In Young Women's, we are having a heritage dinner and bringing food from a country of ancestry - I asked Austin for some ideas of what to bring from Sweden. He suggested Surstromming but when I looked it up it has the honor of being "the most putrid smelling food in the world". I think NOT! Think twice before asking a missionary for food advice! I'm making semlor instead!) Yes, stick to the semlor, those are really good... the first Tuesday of this month was ''Fat Tuesday'' I believe that it is every year the first Tuesday of March, but it is the national eat semlor day! They really love semlor here! Yes, the Surströmming is really nasty... I have not had the opportunity to try it yet, but I have to say I am not looking forward to it! I have smelled it knocking doors and about died! The can has to be opened under water, because of the pressure in the can (fermentation of the fish) makes it all spray out all over people... nasty... though looking forward to it! =P I will find a can and let you try at home! It is okay, I will not open a can in the house.... I heard it smells for weeks! ; P

So, it is getting really late now, we have had a busy day with members and goodbyes... ='( It is always hard saying goodbye, you get to love people, and want to be there for them, but it is not always going to be possible to be there with them to help them out and lift them. Sometimes it feels like you love the people you are with so much there is no way you can love anyone else! Then, as I have seen with my transfers, you just get more love! It doesn't divide, as Sister Newel said, love multiplies. For every person you love, instead of smaller portions to every one, it is more love going around and being shared among all! I don't know how it works, I just know that it does.

I don't know all things but I know that my Father in Heaven loves me. That is important! That is why I am here on a mission. I am surrounded by people who are loved by their Father in Heaven, many of them don't even know they have a Father in Heaven! It is a great job. I love being a missionary, I love this work! Have a great week, one and all! And let someone see the love from above through you!

Love you all!
Äldste Maxwell

1 comment:

  1. The time change in Sweden takes place on the 25th of March. Our son Äldste Asp is also serving in Sweden. I served in Sweden as well and my family comes from Sweden. Eran son kommer att älska Helsingborg, det är en underbar stad. Your son will love Helsingborg, it is a wonderful city.