Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Transfer Info. (Tuesday, March 23)

Hejsan min fantastisk familj och vänner!!!

It's been a great week here in Jakobsberg. Sis. Smith and I have had much to do, and we are grateful for all the success we've had here in Jakobsberg. It's trying to be Spring here in Sweden...but sometimes failing at the attempts. We had another Music Fireside on Sunday evening... which went really well...but not as many people came....I think due to the huge snow storm we had all day Sunday. It still went well and I was grateful for the opportunity we had to share music with members in the ward.

We found out about transfers this morning at 9:30am...Sis. Smith will be returning to Göteborg for next transfer. She was there her first transfer and is really excited to go back. She has missed it very much ever since she came here and feels it is a very tender mercy that she gets the opportunity to serve in Göteborg again. I will be staying in Jakobsberg and training a new missionary fresh out of the MTC. I am excited for the opportunity to train again. Let's be honest...I feel a little bit more prepared to train this time around than I did the first time. I am sure my new companion and I will have a great transfer. We have a lot of potential here and some really awesome things going on.

We have continued to meet with Lawal. I don't know how much I have mentioned about him, but he is really positive and we are meeting him twice a week and he is really accepting of everything we teach. He needs to be better about coming to church, but yesterday he brought up being born again...and we talked about baptism and why it's important to be baptized into our church even though he's been baptized before. He was open and accepting to the idea...and I really feel that he will continue to progress toward baptism. His friend who we have taught....John has been in England, but he is just as positive as Lawal.

We also were able to meet with Francis yesterday...he is an awesome investigator who comes to church every week and to our game night on Wed. evenings. He feels like he is already a member of the church. As an opposite reaction from Lawal....Francis doesn't see why he needs to be baptized...we will be working on how to help him see the importance of baptism and why the Lord requires us to be baptized. He is still very positive and we hope to help him progress toward baptism.

I got to see Tina last week, and she is doing really well. She continues to feel peace about her decision to be baptized and she is just wonderful! After we stopped by Tina's, we continued on our way to the temple in Västerhaninge. It was a little stressful because we were told by the office that there was a session that started at 5, 6, and 7 in the evening...and we got there at 5 thinking that we were early and everything...wrong! There are only 5 and 7 sessions unless there is a big group coming to have a 6 session. The temple matron let us know they would hold the session for us...we ran dressed in 2 min. and went to the session. It was really nice...especially after we relaxed and could feel the Spirit in the temple. There truly is so much peace there. I am grateful I was able to go again so soon. :)

Other than that, everything for me is going well. I'm happy, healthy and ready for another transfer. There is much to be done here, and the work of the Lord continues to move forward. I hope you all have a great week. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Thanks for the support! I hope you all have a great week!

Sister Suzanne Wood