Thursday, February 28, 2013

Stockholm Sweden

On the night that I submitted my papers, I had a strong feeling that I would be called to Sweden. I couldn't stop thinking about it and I told my family and close friends that, that is where I thought I would be going. My friend Amy Cox called me the next day saying that she couldn't get Sweden off of her mind and that she knew I was going there. After weeks of waiting for my call to come, it finally arrived on Saturday November 17, 2012. I was called to Stockholm Sweden! I am the seventh generation in my family to serve there and could not be more excited. I have seen the importance of family as I have studied and learned about my past ancestors serving the Lord in the same place that I have been called to serve.

1. Peter A. Forsgren- First convert in Scandinavia- Served in 1886
2. Elias Peter Forsgren- Son of Peter A. Forsgren- Served in 1910
3. Arvil Forsgren- Nephew of Elias Peter Forsgren- Served in 1905
4. Robert Bryon Forsgren- Son of Arvil Forsgren- Served in 1948
5. Reed Forsgren Christensen- Nephew of Robert- Served in 1955
6. Douglas Forsgren Christensen- Son of Reed - Served in 1986
7. Adelide Louisa Christensen- Daughter of Doug- Serving March, 2013

Recently, the four living generations got together. I listened and learned from my dad, grandpa, and grandpa's uncle, Robert Forsgren (90), share stories from their missions. It was a wonderful experience. 

I am also very blessed at this time to be serving with five other cousins on the Christensen side. I love them all dearly and I am grateful for the examples they are to me. Although we will be in different parts of the world, we will be doing the same work together. 

Called to Serve

In November I was called to the Stockholm, Sweden Mission. Here is a video my dear friend Amy made for me about my mission call opening.

adelide louisa's mission call from amy elizabeth cox on Vimeo.