Hey Family!!Quote of the week: "Stupid people are not the ones that don't know anything, but the ones who CHOOSE not to know anything." -Søster Peterson.
On Wednesday we had a missionary broadcast where David A Bednar, Bonnie Oscarsen, Neil L Andersen etc etc etc, spoke about how we can refocus on our purpose as missionaries. One thing that was said it that we should ALWAYS have the name of Jesus Christ on our lips. We should be testifying of His ALWAYS. It was SO good!!! And to be honest, it was pretty humbling. There is so much I need to be doing that I'm not doing. There is SO much I could be doing better. Like SO MUCH!! And I've only got 6 weeks to fix it! haha! Uff da.
With all these thoughts stressing me out, plus investigators not answering their phones, plus other stress, the week started out a little rough. I had a feeling even on Monday that I should ask for a priesthood blessing. I pushed it away thinking, "Nah, it's just a little stress. I'm fine." Then I kept getting the same feeling everytime I said my personal prayers. I kept thinking, "It's fine, I've had worse stress than this over the last year and a half. I can do this." The feeling never went away, so I told Søster Peterson about it on Wednesday after the broadcast. She goes, "Hello, Søster Heywood! The Lord obviously wants to tell you something!" I love my companion, did I mention that? I laughed and agreed to ask for a blessing the next day. We had district meeting on Thursday and afterwards, the elders were in weekly planning, and I didn't want to bug them.... So Søster Peterson knocked on the door for me because I was being a chicken. I asked them for a blessing, and they said "Of course!" I won't go into the details of the blessing here, but it opened with, "Your Heavenly Father wanted to let you know...." And from then on, the water works didn't stop. Sånn er det. I am so thankful for the priesthood. I had no idea why I needed a blessing until after, but boy did I need it. I am thankful for worthy priesthood holders. I am thankful that even over here in Norway, a priesthood blessing isn't too far away. I know that it wasn't just an elder with his hands on my head saying nice things. Those words said were from God. I know that.
On Friday, we decided to call through the area book and see if anyone was interested in meeting again. We called a man named Truls and met with him on Saturday. He loves the Book of Mormon and LOVES meeting with missionaries, just never has time to meet. A few nights before we called him, he was looking for his Book of Mormon (Which he usually kept on his bedside table). He couldn't find it anywhere and was pretty sure that his girlfriend had thrown it away. (Girlfriends are dumb. Don't get girlfriends ;) But we called him and he took it as a sign that God wants him to have that Book! So we gave him another one and taught him about the Plan of Salvation. He loved it! He wants to meet again, but is worried about his work schedule getting in the way. (You guys can send a prayer his way if ya want :) God has literally been saving his life over and over and over again and he just "keeps running into Mormons". Haha! Søster Peterson was like, "Uh, that's not a coincidence" :)
Food for thought for the week. Ya'know how in 3 Nephi 11, Heavenly Father introduces Jesus Christ and says, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name. Hear ye Him."? He was so proud of His Son. As He is proud of each of us when we follow His will. How would Heavenly Father introduce you to a group of people? What would He say?