I hope you all have had a great week! I have! It's been pretty fun and really weird too.... It snowed 3 times this week... 3 days in a row! Weird weather... But it should be getting warmer...I hope!
This past week, I was on splits with the Zone Leaders and the Assistants. I know...intimidating. It turned out to be really fun and I ended up learning quite a bit from them. We were on splits in Slagelse (ZLs) fromnight to morning and we did some service for a couple hours, then later , a couple missionaries sang hymns and played the guitar while the rest of us contacted around them in the middle of the city. It was really fun! I was on splits in Frederiksberg with the Assistants and we had a good time too. We had a bunch of lessons lined up, which is good considering that they have been struggling for awhile, and we even put one of their investigators on baptismal date, so that was a plus! :) It was a good experience and it was fun learning from their examples. I go on tons of splits as District Leader and it's nice getting to know a bunch of missionaries!
We also had stake conference this weekend in the Copenhagen Denmark Stake! A guy from the area 70 came and gave a few talks about member missionary work. He basically said through the message from President Nelson that if this country wants baptisms, they're going to have to do member missionary work to build the churches and stake in their areas. He invited the missionaries to work with members on that too, so that's our task! It was really good and definitely something the country needed to hear! They can access the hearts of those that we can't, and that's valid in every place in the world!
I found a scripture this week that gave me a little bit of insight! It's in 2nd Nephiand it says, "Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves—to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life." God gave us our agency and it's our decision to use it. The message is pretty straight forward and simple. Death is unhappiness and eternal life is eternal happiness. We choose our fate. It's pretty simple. I hope we all choose the right path to happiness! Life is all about finding happiness! I've found it, I hope you all can or have too!
I think that's all that happened! We went to the beach that points towards the Lithuanian/Russian area! It's pretty cool. Florida or Denmark?? :) The last picture is without a doubt Denmark! But anyways, that's my week! Tåstrup is going slow, but we're finding potentials about all day, but it's fun! :) I love you all and I hope the week is good!
Ældste Taylor Howes
PS: It's snowing again.....