May 2, 2016
This week has been really awesome! We have come across some really wonderful people this week! We have been able to talk with several people this last week while knocking on doors. Along with some amazing people, comes some incredible stories.
We were going down the street and we hear this voice from across the street yelling towards us. She yells (because we wouldn't be able to hear her if she was just talking normally) asking if we wanted to come over for a visit. She invited us over, and said that she saw us walking and wanted to hear what our message was. In Norway, it's not too often that you have someone call you over from across the street to come visit them. It was definitely a blessing that we had. Because she had invited us over, we were able to share with her the message of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a wonderful lesson and conversation we had.
|Some farms near Sandvika|
Another experience that we had occured yesterday. We were going around trying to find people, and there was a lady that told us that we ought to visit a certain neighbor of hers. We were told that there was an older couple that had lived over there and might be interested. So naturally, we went over to see if they would be interested. An older lady answered the door and said she wasn't too interested. She asked if we were Mormons and we said yes. She proceeded to talk to us how a number of years ago her and her husband had been taught by the missionaries. Then we kept talking about her experience with that. As the conversation continued, you could see her eyes begin to tear a bit. She mentioned how when she was younger she had visited Temple Square and heard the tabernacle choir and saw the temple. We talked about why we have temples and how wonderful of a blessing it is in our lives. With the whole conversation, a peace had come, and she was reflecting on fond memories from this earlier time in her life. It was a blessing to see and hear her experiences that she had had. She told us that we would be able to come back later, so it was a really wonderful blessing to find her.
|Some farms near Sandvika|
Through this week I've been able to see the hand of the Lord more and more in my life and in the lives of others. There are blessings that all of us have that we don't recognize. Many times when God helps us, even in the smallest ways, sometimes we forget why we have them. Our Heavenly Father loves us and wants to bless us. The more good we do, the more we do to live a Christ-like life, the more that God can bless us. If we keep turning to Him, we will be able to see His guidance, direction, and love for us.