I can say that with a good amount of confidence, as President has not been quiet with anyone about transfers. . and the entire mission will be shooken up February 5th. I think almost every companionship is being split. Times of change. You'll have to wait for details on where next week (although I'm pretty sure I know) as things could always change.
This week was a blur, so in recollect it's hard to say everything. A few miracles, a CT scan, and yesterday I gave the priesthood to Erfan, who I baptized. Is the shortest way I could describe this week.
The CT scan is a story for a later date. I had some head pains, went to the doctors, went to the ER, they scanned me, I'm perfectly healthy . . just stressed. All good.
Giving Erfan the priesthood was a really, cool thing. Erfan is amazing, we're just trying to get him fellowshipped with the ward better as he doesn't speak their language. Working with Erfan has shown me first hand that it does not matter where you come from. This guy has come from places we can't even imagine, and situations most people in Sweden couldn't fathom. He has accepted the Gospel so wholeheartedly, and people like him inspire me.
This week we head planned on tons of teaches, but every day, 80 percent of the teaches cancelled. Every gosh dang day. Plus Wednesday kind of wiped out a day with the CT scan. In any case, this left a lot of time to hit the streets finding people, and doing swing bys.
We had a good conversation with the former-to-be-princess of Iran who was kidnapped and taken to Sweden (apparantly) about 60 years ago, so she never realized her birthright. We talked with another man who is in complete compliance with Hitlers ideals. But we also had good conversations with Swedes about religion, but they all are a bit too skeptical, a bit too afraid, and it never really went anywhere.
But we kept on, with our street contacting and ran into a guy who answered all of our questions positively, and was more than willing to meet. A simple blessing, but that was after only one day of working super hard all day. When we show God how much we want to help, how much we're willing to give, he'll bless us. It's really as simple as that.
We also met with Jan Axtelius, who is the awesome Swede I feel like I understand. He is 60, not currently active, but he's had this strange phenomenon of how he literally did everything that was asked of him in the church - but never felt the spirit. He joined, liked it, tried it out, was called as a teacher, and young mens quorom president, even baptisms for the dead and did it because it was a good thing to do.
One day he decided with his wife, that they never actually believed this. . they were just doing it because they had nothing against it. But they became inactive as anyone will without a spiritual assurance through whatever means, that this is actually the kingdom of God, and not just a ''good society.''
But back to him, we've been having long conversations, and discussions with him as it's totally bewildering me as his claim is that he has never felt the spirit. . and to be honest with you I'm pretty darn sure he's telling the truth. He's not a bad guy, he's super honest, nice, lets us in, and if he says something that sounds negative (such as he doesn't believe in angels) he immediately apologizes and makes sure we know he's not against the church - just that he doesn't believe in angels, or visions. But he did say he would totally be active again, and would have stayed active if he would have felt it. But he, in all honesty, said he never did. He even said that he gave up a lot of his doubts to try and feel the spirit, but nothin'.
So we'll think on it, and see if we can help him feel the spirit. It presents a situation unlike one I've ever seen before. . as certain things such as movies and pictures don't work for him - he actually gets more skeptical. I think he'll think about it a lot, and prayers, and or advice, towards this situation is greatly appreciated.
Anywho - a good week in any case.
Be so good!