Monday, January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016

Hello to the very specific group of people that are the people that read this letter. I'm still alive despite not writing anything last week. That's kinda what happens when you have New Years and stuff. I bet not of you even remembered to look and see anyway, so I'm not worried at all.

   Let's start with Monday. It was not pday again. That was a little bit of a bummer. I'm also sure it was a more of a bummer for my mother than anybody else. She didn't get her weekly dose of pictures and so she's probably been going through withdrawals. But we still didn't have too much planned, but we were able to be with a member family for dinner and have a good lesson with them. I think it went really well, actually. We then went to Lund because we were going on splits.
   On Tuesday I was on splits with Elder Schultz, a new missionary getting trained. We had a really good day, actually. My goal for the day was to have him do everything so that he knew that he could do everything. He led the entire area, and we had an amazing day. Good guy, super good missionary. He'll go far.
   We had a good district meeting on Wednesday, and then we had.... nothing happen. Nobody wanted to meet with us, talk with us, nothing. It was a slow day. In the evening, we met with Victor, a super cool Swedish guy that's getting baptized in two weeks. He's a bro. I really like him and have enjoyed teaching him. We found him too, so that makes it all the better.
   Thursday was even slower. People apparently don't like talking about God on New Year’s Eve. When they're rip roaring drunk. Or something. I don't know. We were invited over to the stake president’s house and we hung out with his family until half past midnight. It was super fun! And approved, so that's even better!
   Friday was pday, we had sports night in the evening.
   On Saturday, we were on splits with the zone leaders! I was with Elder Svensson, a super cool Swedish guy from Örebro. We had a really good day. We were out working in the freezing cold wind the entire day, but a couple people actually stopped and talked with us. In the evening, we went up to Lund to do a baptismal interview there. And we switched back in the evening.
   Sunday was pretty simple. We had church and then a few lessons after church.  Then we had to go home for weekly planning or else nothing would get done next week. But it should be a really good week next week!

I hope everyone has a great week and finds somebody to let the missionaries teach for the New Year! I'm going now!

Elder Heiner
At the mall on p-day.
The New Year's Celebrations.
Eating Santa.

1 comment:

  1. You are so wrong!!!!of course I noticed you haven't wrote in a while. Haha! I'm so glad you had a great New Years! I think it's amazing you guys get the chance to experience our traditions even around midnight! And I also want to give a shout out to your mom and family for the amazing gift they sent me. I'm super happy!!! Keep up the good work Benjamin. Love, Pia