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Monday, July 15, 2013

Love Life


The new Elders in our District
Accomplishment: I have almost been in Sweden for 4 months and I have only brushed my hair twice. Wait, I am not kidding though. I literally have three huge dreads and I am scared to brush my hair out.

Thank you for the letters this week! I LOVED them. I got letters from mom and lil in the mail that were awesome and I wrote a handwritten letters back this week but you probs won't get them until you get home from Cali. I hope you guys have a blast and you better send me pictures. It feels like we were just there hiking in Yosemite and then playing at the beach and that was a YEAR AGO. What the.
Me and Sister Swensen at a local fair
The past three weeks have literally been the BEST. I am just loving every single minute of being here. Sister Swenson and I are laughing at something from the minute we wake up at 6:30 am until we go to bed. We split the area this week and got two Elders which is weird because its normally just us two here. On their first night here we were all planning on meeting at the bus stop to go out to Åhus (where we went for midsommar) to play volleyball and grill with our ward. Sister Swenson and I were teaching Isam at the park right before we were supposed to get on the bus and Isam had the great idea to go there a little early and pretend to be an investigator to the Elders. We role played it out at the park because thats what we do as missionaries- we role play EVERYTHING haha and I needed to know exactly what was happening because otherwise I would ruin it and laugh. SO anyways the bus came to us and we got on and there was the two elders sitting in the back with Isam in the middle of them and they were getting so into teaching him hahaha we let it go on for a while but I was dying and ruined it. It was HIL-larious. The new Elder was like wait whaa? hehahahehohoaha
Poor Elders, we played a trick on them :)
On Tuesday night we went down to Malmö to sleep over with Sister Taylor because her companion was being transferred. The whole train ride I was reading the letters I had recieved from mom in the mail and there was a picture of Jesus and the two old ladies sitting acrossed from us thought it was the prettiest picture they had ever seen. They were so funny. One was dressed in ALL red from head to toe and the other was in all purple hahaha what? Anyways we got off of the train and walked up the escalator taking our time until we started walking towards a bus and Sister Swenson turned around and said WE LEFT OUR SUITCASES ON THE TRAIN! We stood there for a good 30 seconds before we started running back down to the train station to watch the train start pulling away and the two little ladies smiling and waving at us through the window.

 So... there went our luggage.

TO DENMARK.

We have tried calling the lost and found but haven't heard anything yet... I think we will hear back in a couple of days- it is either stolen or sitting in Denmark so we will hopefully figure it out soon!
At the train station waiting for the new Elders to arrive
We have awesome investigators right now. Torsten finally came to church. It has been sunny everyday. The amount of Swedish that I can understand is truly incredible and a gift from God. I think I have really realized how far I have come this week when we received the new Elder straight from the MTC. I am loving life- exercising, meditating, working hard, and enjoying every minute of this adventure.
A cute little girl from Iraq wanted a picture with us because we are Americans
 "Don't be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. Accentuate the positive. Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in  life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. LOVE LIFE." -- President Hinckley
My pen obsession :)
Love life. Be happy. I love you all.
Sister Adelide

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