Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My new companion Elder Jefferies
November 2, 2015

Dear Family & Friends,

So you know mørketid (dark time(the time where the sun literally doesn't come up for 2 months straight)) is coming really soon when the sun comes up at 7 and it's already dark by 3. It's coming fast. I guess it's the end of November that the sun quits shining. That'll be a really cool experience to look forward to!

This week has been awesome. I dropped off Elder Cheney at the airport and I picked up Elder Jefferies. He's from Provo, UT. He's really into medicine and science. He worked as an EMT before he came on his mission. That has been really fun. He's been in Norway just as long as I have. So it's been an adventure getting to try and learn the language together. We make it work though. We have been getting along really well.

We started having the missionary discussions with members. It helps the members out, but also has been helping us teach better.

The work is going really well up here. We got to do some more service over this last week. There is a lot to be done up in Alta in preparation for the Winter. We really haven't gotten anyone new to teach, but we have just kept working with those that we have. It's been really great to get to build relationships here and help others out. The members here are awesome. They do so much to stay active and they always participate so well. They are some of the strongest members I have ever seen.

After being here for 3 months, I've not only gotten to know the members, but also have gotten to make some really amazing friends. It's really cool to see how people with different cultures can still come together. I have gotten to learn here that everyone has a story. Everyone is where they are for a reason, and it's really cool to me to see how they've reached their unique place in life.

This week has just flown by, and I'm sure this next one will too. Take care and have a great week!


Elder Mickelson

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