Monday, August 4, 2014

Week 2 in Kongsberg

Week 2 in Kongsberg!  First things first, they took our car :( The elders down in Halden had no way to get to church so we gave them the car on Saturday. To compromise, we got a train/bus pass and bikes. We take the train to church on Sunday and the buses are really of no use in the summer so we bike everywhere now. A lot of our prostelyting time is eaten up by transportation now, but at least I'll be getting in better shape!
A lot of our lessons fell through, so we were on the streets and on doorsteps most of the week. We found a lot of cool people and got a bunch of appointments for next week. Just need to start teaching them!
I met a lot more ward members this week. They are all so solid! The bishop is only 28 and awesome/loves working with the missionaries. The Isaksen family, that we've eaten with a few times now, has a son heading on his mission to London in a week and a half. I know that working with the members is going to be the key here and throughout Norway. We've got some fun activities planned in the next few months to get the missionary work going as a ward. Oh, and Elder Bednar is visiting Norway in a month!
We had a baptism in Drammen on Saturday! The ward had to adjust the yearly baptismal goal because we are on pace to break it!
Not much else to report on. The weather has been a little cooler recently. Norway is still beautiful as ever.
have a great week!
Eldste Parkinson