Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Leaving Early Today To Do Some Service!

October 26, 2015

Dear Family & Friends,

Sorry in advance for such a short letter. I don't have much time because we have to leave early to go do some service. But this week has been really good. I had my first birthday up here in Alta!!! So ya, I'll get a picture sent hopefully next week of it. We had our ZLT on Monday and Tuesday in Trondheim so we got home late Tuesday night. It was really great. We talked about different ways to find people to teach and better ways of teaching. That was really good to go over.

We've continued to do some service. We got to help work on an extension to a house. So it's really been a cool experience getting to serve others and make their lives easier.

We had moves call yesterday. Elder Cheney is getting moved to Stavanger and I'll stay here in Alta for most likely another 6 weeks.

Sorry for the short email again. I'll have more next week! Have a great week!

Elder Mickelson

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Stayed Busy With More Service!

October 19, 2015

Dear Family & Friends,

So this week we stayed busy with more service! We helped build the foundation for the extension of a house. We moved gravel for 8 hours (always fun! :D) seriously, it's really fun lol. We helped put some siding up on a garage. We also stacked some wood. That really made me feel at home haha. Hopefully we get to keep doing more service this week. We might get to help build an extension on a tree house. It would be so legit! haha

But it's been a really good week. We've just been busy with service and the normal stuff. Other than this, not too much sticks out as too noteworthy.

I'm headed to Tronheim here in a few hours to go to a zone conference. That's super exciting. It'll be really fun to get to go there again. It's a really cool city. I think it'd be fun to serve there one day. I guess we'll see!

Have a great week everyone! Here's a picture of Elder Cheney and I with some Bad Limes. You can only get it above the Arctic Circle. It tastes really good by the way. It tastes like Mountain Dew. So have a great week!


Elder Mickelson

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

So This Week We Have Kept On Doing More Service

The Northern Lights
October 12, 2015

Dear Family & Friends,

So this week, we have kept on doing more service. We worked on installing a garage door. We also ended up putting up some siding for the garage too. One day we went and moved a wind mill. Super legit. Pretty much, most of this week has revolved around service.

We had splits this week. The Tromsø Elders came up to Alta. It was really fun to have more people up here. While we were on splits, we came across a Nepali guy at the university. We got to talking about our church a little bit and he told us we could meet again. So we get to meet with him this week and talk about the Book of Mormon. I'm really excited. I'm hoping for the best!

So I figured you guys would be interested in kinda how my day goes. It's pretty basic but still really awesome. Pretty much getting up. Studies are from 8-11, personal, comp, and language study. Then we take lunch from 11-12. we go work from 12-7. 7-8 is dinner. 8-9 is 12 week (basically a 12 week program which is your training program with your trainer). Then 9-10:30 is just time for yourself. A lot of that time has been spent being outside looking at the northern lights haha.

So the Northern Lights have been super legit this week. We had a few nights where they just filled the entire sky. I got to see green, red, white, blue, purple. It was so cool to see them dancing across the sky.

Here's some pictures of the Northern Lights and the first snow that I saw up here in Norway.


Elder Mickelson

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

So This Has Been Quite The Week!

October 5, 2015

Dear Family & Friends,

So this has been quite the week! We've been doing a bunch of service throughout the week. We got to work some more on the garage we had helped with earlier. We also got to help with building a little carport.

I ended up finally buying a winter coat. It was definitely a necessary purchase. It's been getting a lot colder up here. It really does feel like Wyoming lol. We got our first snow here. It just so happened to be while we were on a hike! Super awesome! But ya, we are getting our snow tires put onto our car so it'll be just fine.

So we had General Conference these last couple days. It was really wonderful to get to hear from the Apostles. Three new ones were called and I think that was super cool. It'll be strange having a few different ones. I do think that it is so wonderful though to see how Christ's church functions, that it doesn't just end, but that it still continues today.

So I have only seen a few of the conference sessions because of the time difference, but we are going to be watching the last couple over the next few days. So next week I'll fill you in with which were my favorites. Oh! So for those that are wondering, we ended up watching conference over the internet. We just watched it on the computer so that was pretty great.

Sorry for not any pictures this week. I'll get some sent next week!

So for a random thought, I can't remember if I've shared this yet or not, but I got to eat some reindeer heart. It tastes pretty awesome. Oh, and some dried fish, so both are really awesome. They taste interesting, but they still are awesome!

Have an awesome week everyone!


Elder Mickelson