Monday, June 1, 2015

"Det er sommer!"


It's finally summer! High of 60 degrees, some strong Winds, hailing rain and cloudy skies! Doesn't sound like summer, right? Well some days are beautiful and perfect temperature, while others are well, not so happy days! But it's still great!

This week went well! I took a few Pictures outside of the Frederiksberg Castle on Monday, but I didn't get a chance to go inside. But anyways, it made for some good Pictures. We also ran into a couple Mormon girls from Utah who are on a graduation trip here too! It's always nice to see Americans here.

On Tuesday, I had my one month meeting! I got to see my entire MTC district Again so that was pretty neat. We had a little meeting with them and President Sederholm. He was just checking up on us. Then we got to go to the temple afterwards, and that was pretty neat! The Denmark Temple is really Unique. I loved it. I'll attach a Picture.

Wednesday through Friday, not much happened! We had a few appointments. OH! I have a good story. We meet with a man named Mikkel on Thursday, but on Wednesday, we saw him at the Hillerød train station..absolutely HAMMERED drunk. The lesson prior, we talked to him about the Word of Wisdom. (It talks about the commandment God gave us regarding substances we shouldn't put into our bodies). Anyways, so it was ironic we found him hammered, to the point where he almost kissed our heads. After that we just walked away. The next day, we had an appointment with him at his Apartment. He didn't remember that he even saw us. Supposedly, the reason why he was drunk, was that some kids stole his bike and he got depressed. So he drank it off and got absolutely wasted. Then he took a bus home, got his gun and went back with plans to shoot the kids who took his bike. So then we made it clear that when we drink, our Agency is almost taken away and we don't have control of our actions. So after that, we dropped him because of the dangerous situation we could put ourselves in. He said he'd contact us when he's ready Again. So that was interesting.

Yesterday was Sunday, so of course we had church and all that. That was pretty good. I'm understanding more and more each week! Afterwards, our Ward Mission Leader and former Mission President, invited us over for dinner, and after that he had an open house for all those who had questions about the gospel. There were like 8 or so there, and he pretty much answered every question, so that worked out well. We had to stay in the Birkerød Elders' Apartment last night because we would have gotten back to Hillerød too late. So that's where I slept last night.

It's been a great week! We met with someone who said we are only saved because of Christ's atoning sacrifice. But that's what my weekly message will be on. I just want to say, that that's about 1/8th true. Christ atoned for our sins. And that alone is graceful and merciful. But it is important we fill our time, abounding in good Works if we will have everlasting life, like it says in John 3:16. The Lord says many times in the Bible and Book of Mormon, to repent to be forgiven of your sins. So that you will be free from sin Again. That is what Christ's sacrifice did for us. We were given the ability to be forgiven of the sins we make. We have to keep ourselves bound to good Works and follow his commandment to repent if we want to receive his mercy for ourselves. If we do that, we will truly feel how merciful Christ's atoning sacrifice really is. And I promise everyone that! That's my little message! :)

Anyways, I love you all and I hope you have a great week!


Ældste Taylor Howes

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