Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This Week Has Been Crazy Busy!

Zone Leader Conference
October 24, 2016

Hey everyone!

This week has been crazy busy! It's been such a blast though all at the same time.

Monday night we flew out from Bodø headed to Trondheim for a Zone Leader Training. Anyways, we had a bit of an incident when we flew in. Normally we just take the train from the airport in Trondheim to get to the middle of the city where the missionaries live.

We bought our tickets there after getting out of the airport and we sit down to wait for the train. About 5 minutes before it was supposed to come we walked out onto the platform to be ready and not miss it. An announcement comes over the speakers. (paraphrased) "the train headed towards Trondheim has been delayed for one hour".

Let me make this point, the train was supposed to be arriving at 9:30PM. We now were delayed for another hour. We sat down, and we checked the board about 20 minutes later. There was a local train that would be stopping soon. Lucky for us, it was headed in the right direction! So it pulled up and we hopped on. So instead of getting in at the apartment at like 10, it was a bit after 10:30 that we were able to make it in.

The conference was really good and I learned a lot. Ironically enough, the train we wanted to take on the way BACK to the airport was delayed TOO! We barely made it through security in time. We ran up to the gate about 1 minute before people got let onto the plane. It was a really close call.

Later in the week I bought Elder Dawes his first kebab. It's a tradition that the trainer buys the trainee their first kebab. So we found a local one and picked him up one. Luckily, no kebab regret.

This week we spent a little time out at a cemetery taking pictures of grave sites to upload onto findagrave.com It was pretty cool trying to decipher was was originally engraved because the names weathered pretty bad and it was near impossible to read, BUT WE GOT IT!

Elder Dawes with his first kebab

We made some rolls for some members here in Bodø too. We spent an evening delivering them, and we couldn't find a house so we ended up walking in the same circle like three times trying to find it (it was dark, and you couldn't see too well) and after a few hours we gave up and went home. We went and finished delivering the next day. Needless to say, we missed the road by one block... Well, you live and you learn. The rolls weren't too bad either. But we did get some apple cake at one house fresh out of the oven. WOW! Seriously some incredible cake. It was really good. So in one sense, it was good we couldn't find the houses we were looking for because it all worked out in the end.
Today we did get to go to the Airplane Museum here in Bodø. It had a bunch of military planes from WW1 and WW2 there and some more modern ones. It was pretty great to see how much of a difference aircraft made in the wars. Way fun history we learned today!

Aircraft Museum

A thought I had earlier this week when I was studying the scriptures was how God hears our prayers, and He does all He cans to assist us. It doesn't always happen in the time frame or manner we'd like it to be in, but it works out for the best as long as we do our best to turn to Him.

I hope you all have a great week! Take care!


Elder Mickelson

A soldier with skis to be faster

Beware the blast from behind the jet engine

In the case of an emergency, please read the following to eject with your seat out of the plane.

A little stuffed goat with painted horns as representing

the mascot for some soldiers back in the war

A way cool poster

A huge bomb that's roughly translated to

"Make your city safe"

From the air traffic control tower

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