Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Well, it's been quite a week!
Transfers went smooth enough, we had to overnight in Aarhus, where Ældste Broschinsky was serving, and catch a train at 6.30 in the morning to Copehagen, which was a bit of a drag with a ton of luggage, but it all went as smoothly as it could have. Considering that everything i own magically fit into three suitcases, it worked out ok.
We got here and pretty much hit the ground running. This area couldn't be more different, but I love it. I'd forgotten how much I liked big cities. We have a CUV center, which is kind of like an institute building in the states i guess? Its the stake's center for young adults, where we have family home evening and activities and stuff. Its a really nice flat, and its good to see so many young people come! It's fun. We've been to one activity there, a little open house on wednesday night. It was alot of fun. We also have an ægtepar in the area, so that's great! (That's a senior missionary couple.) They run the CUV. And make great food. Always a plus. 
In terms of the work, this week's been quite different. We've pretty much been going by old investigators and less actives, and street contakting as we walk to our next destination, trying to find someone to teach. After 8 hours of this, it's a little tough sometimes. Definitely tries your patience. But thus it is with whitewashing an area. We're building from the ground up. And Rome wasn't built in a day. 
But the overall awesomeness of the area kind of compensates for the hard times. It's one of the coveted areas in the mission. Everything is so close! I can look out my window and see the windows of the mission office on the next floor down and across the way... weird. Funny story actually. I was just chillin in my p-js this morning, playing the uke and eating, and I happen to look out the window next to me and down at the street. Who do I see? President Andersen, just chillin in his car at the stoplight waiting for it to turn green. Whoa. Weird. I quickly turned my attention back to my granola. We only live on the third story, so we could have easily made eye contact, but I don't think he saw me. Not that I was doing anything wrong, its just that quick moment where you double check and make sure you're solid. Kinda like when you see a cop in the lane next to you on the highway. It was funny. Definitely a new area.
We're going to some castle ruins that sit underneath downtown copenhagen today, so that should be cool. Lots of things to do on P-day now!
We use lots of public transportation. A combo of S-tog (subway-ish) the metro (like bart or trax) and buses. Its alot of fun. Big cities are the way to go. I miss F-havn and its hygge, no doubt. But this is definitely fun too. 
More to come!

Ældste Wooden

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