Monday, November 30, 2015

SWEDEN WEEK 35: Technical Difficulties and Entirely Stuffed

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate lots of food (I know I sure did)! 

So here has been the scoop in Umeå for the past week. Last Monday, Elder Murri and I and the ZLs helped Kaarina with some winter preparations after taking care of our P-Day matters, then when all had a little family home evening over tea and sandwiches. Lovely time! 

Elder Murri and I had a solid Tuesday. Lots of traveling all over the place contacting and tracting, meeting a kid named Motadah on the street who was interested in our message and exchanged numbers with us. In the evening, we and the ZLs had dinner with our good guy Magnus, who fed us an American classic: hamburgers and chips. Couldn't have hit the spot better. After our meal, Murri and I headed over to teach Mattias, which turned out to be a very solid lesson. We mostly answered his questions from reading Mosiah 3-4 and we ended up teaching some good doctrine about the Godhead and Plan of Salvation. We are continuing to getting him closer and closer to prayer, but he is still not there yet. We committed him to read the Book of Mormon daily for just ten minutes, then ponder about what he has read for five; we are hoping that will lead him to prayer. 

On Wednesday, I went on some temporary split-age with Elder Bradshaw to visit Joseph Iguaran and his girlfriend Emma and her daughter Isabel. We had a good visit about setting goals and focusing on "small and simple means" (Alma 37:6). That evening at the church, the four of us missionaries were treated to dinner by the Young Women; swede-ified Thanksgiving dinner haha! It was really yummy, and we got to share a message about gratitude and thanks with them after dessert. 

And then of course we had Thanksgiving! I have never been so stuffed in my life. Us Umeå missionaries headed down to Ö-vik by train, where we had a combo of District meeting and Thanksgiving dinner at the Delgado's place. Everything was perfectly cozy and warm; we had all the traditional food: turkey, mashed potatoes, a sweet potato and apple dish by Elder Workman, stuffing, fruit casserole with marshmallows, hot rolls....Mmmm Mmm was it good. Plus, dessert was awesome too. After that little "stund", the four of us returned to Umeå, where we immediately had dinner over with Sis. Carlsson and Sis. Wirtala. There was just enough time inbetween the meals to manage them both in my stomach, but boy, was it a tight job haha. The four of us all came out of there rolling by the end. Wow, talk about gutted. 

Friday was Elder Murri's birthday; he turned nineteen! I treated him to lunch at our local pizzeria in between our weekly planning sessions. We had dinner with Sis. Nystedt and the ZLs that night, but before that we did some contacting on the way and ran into a lady who had met missionaries before and had some unanswered questions about the afterlife and such. We were able to have a good little conversation with her, and got her to take our card at the end so she could get back in contact with missionaries. Dinner at Sis. Nystedt's was delicious, and afterwards we dropped the ZLs over at the train station so they could go down to Ö-vik to begin splits. We had to pick up Elder Bradshaw and Elder Workman once they got back into Umeå that night, so in the meantime, Elder Murri and I borrowed the car and swung by an old investigator and did some tracting. We were able to find a girl from Eritrea who was interested and get her number, so we will we be seeing her in the near future. 

Saturday was a little interesting. Elder Murri and I were given the key to the school where we have Innebandy every Saturday due to lots of members being gone who usually show up, so we had some major responsibility there. We had some issues with travel, but thankfully, we were able to get a ride from Sis. Carlsson and her boys, and Innebandy was able to happen again (twenty minutes later than usual, anyway..)! After that, Elder Murri and I got back home, ate lunch, and changed, then did some tracting in Mariehem. We got to borrow the ZLs' car while they reunited from splits in Ö-vik that evening, so while they did the Railroad hop back and forth, we had dinner with our member friend, Bro. Norin. After, we made a bunch of calls and got in contact with some old investigators before picking the ZLs back up. 

Church on Sunday was...not what we planned. So the Church has begun their Christmas initiative this year, #ASaviorIsBorn, releasing a video and materials just yesterday. We talked about this about the last Zone training, so the mission has been amped up to spread this Christmas cheer. Here in Umeå, the four of us missionaries had planned to show the video to the branch during the third hour since it was the fifth Sunday, but due to a miscalculation with US Mountain Standard Time, we weren't able to show the video like we wanted. It was a bit of a bummer, because we had been telling all the members at our dinners that we would be showing the video this Sunday, but unfortunately it didn't happen. But everything was alright though, we still stood up and briefly talked about it and invited the members to share the video and get it out there over social media. The rest of the Sunday was fine though. Elder Murri and I did some potential investigator swing-bys after church, and were able to give one Muslim father an Arabic Book of Mormon; he was very excited to begin reading it and to discuss with us soon. We had dinner over at the Ottosson's, yummy chili, and watched the Christmas initiative film with them. That evening, Elder Murri and I did some more street contacting a met a nice guy from Vietnam who was interested in the church. 

Like last week, I have been thinking a lot about Christ, especially since we have been sharing this Christmas initiative message with every member for the past week and a half. I ran across a scripture in 1 Nephi 7 last week, that really hit me hard. 

12 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.

Like Nephi counseled his brothers, don't forget what the Lord can do. Through faith in the Lord and obedience to his commands, we can do anything. "Let us be faithful to him."

I hope you all continue to think about Christ as you begin singing familiar Christmas carols and songs. Stay warm!

Mycket Kärlek,      

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Äldste Stefan Reed

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Monday, November 23, 2015

SWEDEN WEEK 34: Swedish Snow and Changing Plans

Hello from the Umeå Winter Wonderland!!

Yes, the rumors are true, so has fallen here in Sweden, with quite a bit landing over in my neck of the woods. It snowed just a tad bit here on Monday evening, but the real stuff didn't come until Thursday lasting through Saturday. Seeing everything in white is so beautiful; as if Sweden couldn't be more beautiful as it is. 

Well last Monday was pretty fun as everyone in the Norrland Zone prepared for Specialized Zone training which was held this past Tuesday. Missionaries were coming into Umeå Monday night, so Elder Murri and I hosted a couple companionships at our place for the night. 

Tuesday was of course the Zone training! President and Sister Beckstrand came up with the Assistants and we received some great training on being diligent through to the end of this year, as well as focusing on testimonies and talking about Joseph Smith's First Vision. That took the most of our day, but we did have dinner with a member, Daniel Pettersson, a super cool convert to the church. Elder Murri and I also contacted a cool Finnish girl as well who thought it was cool that the Book of Mormon was in the Finnish language. 

On Wednesday, Elder Murri and I did some tracting in the late morning time and found a few interested people with requests for Books of Mormon in their native language (Amharic and Arabic). We also did some swingbys and tracting over in Mariehem, and got in contact with an old potential investigator and set up a time to meet. Also, Elder Murri and I went to Branch Council, got a ride from a member back home, did some tracting and ate dinner to finish the day.

Thursday, I went on Splits with Elder Rhoades (with Elder Workman in Ö-vik) and we have a good exchange in Umeå together. Elder Rhoades' first area was actually Umeå, so he had fun coming back to his old stomping grounds. We tried swinging-by some old investigators, did some tracting, and had a visit with Miriam, the less-active that Elder Murri and I swung-by on our first week together. Elder Rhoades remembered her, and she remembered him, so it was cool for them to see each other again. That night, we had dinner with the Kohlström family in the branch, too. 

Elder Murri reunited with me from his time in Ö-vik on Friday morning. We did weekly planning as well as more tracting over by our apartment, then made dinner with the Zone Leaders over at a member's house, guy named Ronnie. Sarfaraz also came along and the six of us all had a great time. So glad that Sarfaraz is being taken in by so many members. Elder Murri and I visited Magnus that night as well and shared some of our favorite scriptures with him. 

Saturday was snowy and more snowy all day. Elder Murri and I made contact with an old investigator named Eva-Maria that morning, who knows nearly everybody in the branch. She has been investigating since 2010, so she is known by many members. We weren't able to teach her that morning, but talked with her at her door and got to know her better. She came to church yesterday as well, which was awesome! Later that day, we did some tracting over in Mariehem again, then went with the Zone Leaders over to Nils' place. If you remember from a while ago when I was in Ö-vik, I went on Splits with Elder Featherstone (ZL at the time) in Umeå and went to Nils' place before! It was really cool to see him again and he made us an awesome dinner. His girlfriend from the Philippines has also arrived in Sweden, and the Zone Leaders are now teaching her. Really cool stuff going on for Nils! The both of them also came to church yesterday. 

We heard some really good talks in Sacrament meeting yesterday by some of our branch members. After all the meetings, Elder Murri and I did a bit of tracting (are you tired of hearing about tracting yet? ;D), then we went over with the Zone Leaders to dinner at the Kronberg's home. Yummy meatloaf and potatoes with pie for dessert! After that, Elder Murri and I got back by our place and just walked around street contacting people. We ran into a cool guy from Turkey named Baran who ended up taking a Book of Mormon after we discussed our Christian beliefs and his Muslim beliefs. He commented on how he liked talking about religion and having these kinds of conversations. Made me feel good inside. 

So though our week didn't go entirely according to plan, Elder Murri and I felt good about our efforts and we did a lot of good. I have been thinking a lot about Christ and the power of redemption he offers us. I love his coming to the Ancient American peoples recorded in 3 Nephi. His personal introduction couldn't have been better said as stated in Chapter 11 verses 10 and 11: 

"Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world. And behold, I am the light and the life of the world;and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning." 

During this Thanksgiving season, think about all the things you are grateful for and express that thanks to the Lord. I am so grateful for him and his Atonement, to that am I eternally grateful. 

Have a wonderful week and an even better Thanksgiving!

Mycket Kärlek,     

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Äldste Stefan Reed

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Monday, November 16, 2015

SWEDEN WEEK 33: Invitational Ice-Cream and Brother Hussain

Hej hej allihåpa! 

I am convinced that the longer you are out on your mission, the faster the weeks fly by. What happened this last Monday or Tuesday feels like it happened a year ago. Perks of becoming older, I guess. To get right into things, last Tuesday was pretty busy. In the afternoon, we met with a less-active member named Chris over by the city library. We had a really good visit with him and got to understand his situation a lot better. He is a super friendly guy, loves and respects us missionaries, and is originally from Kenya. His real concern is the Book of Mormon, but he said he is too busy to read it regularly due to his work as a bus driver. The observant Elder Murri noticed some headphones dangling around his neck as we talked, and so then suggested that he could listen to it as he drives. Genius (Elder Murri is the best, honestly)!!! After meeting him, we did some contacting around the city, then went to the chapel to meet an investigator named Ian. He only had literally three minutes to meet, so after saying an opening prayer, he took a Book of Mormon in simplified chinese (he is from China :)), a letter from Elder Murri's sister who served a mission in Taiwan, then booked it. He will be in China until the new year, so follow-up will occur after that. Also, I got to help Elder Bradshaw teach Sarfaraz, the zone leaders baptismal candidate. We watched the Restoration movie and bore our testimonies about Joseph Smith, and Sarfaraz loved it. 

Wednesday was also busy! Met with an old investigator named Konrad who has known Mormons for quite awhile, but unfortunately he is content with knowledge he has and doesn't want to take further lessons or come to church. Very friendly guy though and always happy to sit and talk over some tea (herbal, that is). Elder Murri and I then did some contacting in the city again, and decided to keep going past our lunch time. We were feeling good haha. Later, we did some tracting over in a neighborhood called Mariehem, and found a potential investigator who said we could come back on Friday (more to come shortly...). That evening, the four of us Umeå missionaries were fed dinner by the young men in the branch over at the chapel. Tacos, Yum!

Thursday was marked by the usual district meeting, held in Övik, which went really well thanks to the great missionaries in the district. Good discussion about commitments and diligence, plus some fun role-plays on the side. Once Elder Murri and I and the Zone Leaders got back into Umeå from taking the train, Elder Murri and I did, yet again, more contacting downtown before going over to the Bussman's for dinner. The zone leaders brought Sarfaraz along as well, so it was a great opportunity for him to form closer relationships with the branch members. He was very excited for his baptism this Sunday (more to come shortly...). After dinner, my diligent companion and I went to Mattias and had a fairly good lesson with him. He did his Book of Mormon reading no problem, but still struggling with the prayer part. We really testified about prayer and how we don't have to know everything in order to speak to our Heavenly Father. Plus, we invited him to the baptismal service on Sunday. Elder Murri is confident that he will get past this concern soon, though. 

So Friday morning was interesting. Remember last Monday how we and the Zone Leaders did some tracting in the afternoon and Elder Bradshaw and I found Jon? Well, Elder Murri and I went back and turned out the door to his hall in the apartment was locked; it wasn't the first time. So Jon is still in the unknown territory right now. We also swung-by some other potentials that Elder Murri and Dahle had found, but alas, no answer or not interested after all. However, we swung by the guy that said we could come back on Friday, and his girlfriend answered and said that he wasn't home, so come back later. After coming back home, eating lunch, and doing weekly planning, we did just that. He was home, and Elder Murri and I got in and had an awesome first lesson with him and his girlfriend, named Jonathan and Nanette. They both were really interested and open, accepted a Book of Mormon, and said we can come back again! Yes! Later that night, we did some tracting and ran into a Jehovah's Witness family who knew exactly who we were and invited us in for ice-cream. We had to decline due to time, but we talked a bit at their door and learned that the mother has relatives who are members (Mariotts). Small world. Very friendly and welcomed us back another time haha. To end the day, we had a visit with our strong member friend Magnus and shared an uplifting message. 

Innebandy was played Saturday morning like last week, got back home after and ate lunch and changed, then met with another old investigator named Jörgen. Elder Murri and Elder Dahle had met with this guy last week, so I got to meet him for the first time then. The lesson didn't go exactly as planned, and to cut the story short, he returned his copy of the Book of Mormon to us; he had read the whole thing, and felt like he had fulfilled his promise to the original missionaries who he first met that had committed him to Moroni's promise. He hadn't felt anything and is still atheist, which saddened Elder Murri and I. Elder Murri left him with a powerful testimony though, and he has been dropped as an investigator. Our spirits were lifted back up though by having dinner with the Branch President and his family, the Vinterflods. Tacos, yum! 

Sunday was a big highlight for Sarfaraz and the zone leaders. Sarfaraz got baptized after church as well as confirmed a member in it. Wonderful experience and the service went smoothly and spiritually. How blessed we were all to see this man's conversion in such a short amount of time. Not really though, because he had been searching for the truth for about nine years. And now, he found the path! The four of us missionaries as well as Sarfaraz went over to the Delangs for dinner, and we had a good time there. More member fellowshipping for Sarfaraz! 

I have been thinking a lot about the Gospel and the Plan our Heavenly Father created for us. I know the plan is real and that we all have the opportunity to follow it. It is merciful and achievable to all. The comfort that we receive from this knowledge is unparalleled and is the greatest peace we can have in this life. I leave you all with Alma 34:32. This life is the time to exercise our agency and learn how we can become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is real and his hand is there to save us, so grab hold.

Mycket Kärlek!      

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Äldste Stefan Reed

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Sweden

Monday, November 9, 2015

SWEDEN WEEK 32: Raking leaves and Temporary Splits

Hello one and all! On my end here in Umeå it was a very solid week! Things are picking up and blessings are starting to be poured. Elder Murri and I and the Zone Leaders, Elders Dahle and Bradshaw are hastening the work up here. 

Last Monday was nothing worth mentioning, just doing the daily P-Day things and then doing some planning that evening. Tuesday was rather good though. I would call that our crazy swing-by and phone call day. We did lots of walking and talking to people along the way as we went from Mariehem (little neighborhood close by) to the middle of the city. We ended up talking to some elderly ladies who know about the Church's family history work and gave them Books of Mormon, set-up some stuff for the week, and contacted a guy who asked us if Mormons are the ones who believed that Satan and Jesus are brothers. 

Wednesday was....my Mom's birthday!!!!! Quick shout-out there! Besides that, some tracting and swing-bys over in a neighborhood called Liliansberget for most of the day, more calling of people and getting in touch with old investigators, then having a member dinner with the Ottosson family (the father happens to be the son of Branch President Ottosson in Ö-vik;cute, huh?). Something about the Umeå branch is they are known for feeding the missionaries, and after this Sunday, we have the dinners lined up for the whole month. Great blessing there. Anyway, we also ended up taking one of the Ottosson boys, Viktor, to a lesson with us. We taught a regular investigator named Mattias. He comes from an Atheist background but has a desire to develop faith and find out if there is something. The lesson went well and having Viktor there was a big help. 

Due to Zone training, we had to host the Boden Elders at our house Wednesday night, so the four of us Umeå Elders were running around dropping off incoming missionaries at their places of shelter for the night. Eventually, everyone made it where they needed to be and we all had an awesome zone training on Thursday. Big focus on diligence and focusing on what is important while we are out here. Really spiritual and lots of things learned. Our mission president, his assistants, and our mission leadership in general is inspired. Of course after the meeting we had lunch as a zone, then we shuttled everyone to the train station and what not to catch their return modes of travel. After that was finished, Elder Murri and I went back out to Liliansberget and tracted some apartments, then went to the church for a Young Men's activity. I went on splits with Simon Carlsson (from the family that fed us last Sunday), and we had a fun time tracting some houses over by the church. Always feels good to help out the youth and get them involved in missionary work. 

Friday was fun. Did some tracting by our apartment in the morning, then met an old investigator named Mike from Ethiopia at the "Fika" Café. He is too busy to meet regularly and investigate seriously, but he is still a little interested and wants to keep contact off and on. After him, we did some street contacting in the city, went over to the church, more house tracting, then had dinner at Sis. Wirtala's place. Very kind, sweet, elderly member. 

Sports on Saturday is back in action! Instead of the old Futbol like in Stockholm, here in Umeå we play Innebandy (floor hockey) at a local athletic center with the young men and other branch members. The four of us missionaries were on our own team, and we got destroyed...the skills will develop though, I'm sure. Later, we did some service at the church by raking the grounds of leaves, then I went on temporary splits with Elder Bradshaw of Martin, TN and did a baptismal interview for one of their investigators named Sarfaraz. The Zone Leaders met this guy the first week of the transfer and he is going to get baptized this coming Sunday!! Sarfaraz is a prepared child of God from Pakistan, and the interview went very well. I feel confident that the Lord prepared this man and he is excited to be baptized. I rejoined with Elder Murri shortly after that then the two of us went to visit Magnus, a very strong convert to the church of about ten years. Wonderful to hear him express his testimony. 

Sunday was great, Elder Murri gave his first talk in Swedish to the branch, went wonderful, rest of the meetings were great. Nefi Iguaran came to church yesterday too, so I sat next to him in Sacrament meeting and we got to talk before the meeting started. It will be great once the rest of his family moves up here from Ö-vik this December. After church, Elder Murri and I swung by the Murphy family, a part-member family that we had swung by on Halloween. Got to know Jane and Mark a bit better and we hope to see them more soon. We had a member dinner with the Bussman family, but before that we had some extra time so the ZL's and Murri and I went on contacting splits and street contacted downtown; I was with Elder Dahle. The dinner at the Bussman's was great; super funny family! After that, Elder Murri and I went home and did some much needed weekly planning to end the day. 

I also have to mention today!! So Elder Murri and I and the ZL's decided to do some tracting splits this afternoon, so I went with Elder Bradshaw and he and I ended up getting in and teaching a guy named Jon! We gave a simple yet, packed Restoration lesson, gave a Mormons Bok, and Bada-Bing-Bada-Boom we have ourselves a new investigator just like that. Great experience, the Lord blesses us. First time that has happened on my mission! Definitely will be hearing more about Jon soon. 

I know that what matters most in this life is our journey to discipleship as we strive for celestial glory in the next. Recently gained a new insight on this scripture, 1 Nephi 11:17

"And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things."

Like Nephi, we can rely on the eternal truth that God our Father in Heaven loves us and will do all that he can to help us return to him. Though we don't always have all the answers or know why certain things happen the way they do, we can put our faith in God and know that everything he does is for our eternal salvation. 

Love you all very much!!
Puss och Kram!   

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Äldste Stefan Reed

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Enebybergsvägen 38
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Monday, November 2, 2015

SWEDEN WEEK 31: Taking Buses and Cozy Quarters

Hejsan käre vänner och syskon! 

I am now comfortably settled in the city of Umeå, known for the big University and Hospital! Elder Murri and I are chumming up and are getting along fine. So funny to think that I was the Elder who taught him how to say "Excuse me" in Swedish on his first day in Sweden. Who knew we would actually become comps! Things are going well and we are doing our best to help move the work along here. 

Of course, Monday, Tuesday, and part of Wednesday were still spent in Ö-vik. Not too much to report from last Monday, just the usual P-Day at the church. We did go back over to the Ås that night and did some tracting over there. On Tuesday, Elder Workman and I did some street contacting through the city and ended up teaching a full Restoration to a Swedish man named Andreas. He wasn't too interested in meeting again, but he politely listened us and even accepted a Book of Mormon at the end of our exchange. It really does feel good testifying of restored truths. Later that same night, we shared a message with the Bustamantes and answered their questions about the temple and patriarchal blessings, they were really curious about those things. It was temple week here in Sweden, so many branches and wards took pictures to the temple and did work. I was happy to hear that The Delgados took Edi and Besara there, Besara got her Endowment and patriarchal blessing, and Edi did proxy baptisms. Plus, Fumi got to go to the temple as well with the Pences and other Stockholm youth! Great news! 

Wednesday marked my departure from good ol' Örnsköldsvik. I finished final packing preparations and left around 4 to Umeå. I was picked up by Elder Murri and the Zone Leaders, Elder Bradshaw and Elder Dahle (also going him this next transfer). The ZL's dropped us at our home, a rather cozy abode (pictures will follow), and then Elder Murri and I went in the city and did some contacting. 

On my first full day in Umeå, we had district meeting at the Chapel, went pretty well, then Elder Murri and I did some swing-bys on old investigators and less-actives. We did get in with one lady named Miriam, who gladly let us and let us share a scripture with her. We really want to build up our teaching pool and have lots of investigators, new and old, to teach by the end of this transfer, so finding work is our main drive. Later that night, we had a member dinner with Sis. Nystedt, a member of the branch presidency, the other Elders, and a non-member friend of Sis. Nystedt. Very yummy dinner and a great time talking and getting to know each other. We also picked up a delivery of Books of Mormon (desperately needed here) afterwards with the ZL's help. 

Friday, we did some contacting in the city in the morning, then had a visit with a man named Leif, who had seen Elder Murri and Nelson (previous elder), and wanted to meet with them. He had lots of questions about our beliefs, how we can believe so strongly at a young age, and a bunch of other things. He happens to be atheist but has studied other religions and heard about Mormons in the past. We had prepared ourselves to teach him the first lesson, but his only intention was really getting an information dump and nothing else. We did leave him with a Book of Mormon which he is anxious to read, so maybe something will turn up. Besides that, weekly planning and some more swing-bys later in the evening. 

On Saturday we did some area book work and organized investigators and such, and then did some service with the ZL's at a less-active woman's house named Kaarina. We raked the leaves in her yard and with the combined effort were able to get the work done just before it got too dark. She thanked us by feeding us salmon and potatoe dinner. Nothing like raking on Halloween! Other than that, more swing-bys. We found an American-Swedish less active family actually, and though we didn't get in then, they said we can stop by again next week. Yeah! 

Sunday was very good. Fast and Testimony meeting was great in the branch. I definitely felt the Spirit from hearing the testimonies of the branch. Got to greet lots of members as they walked in, and had great lessons the other two areas. Everyone is very nice and welcoming! After church meetings, Elder Murri and I decided to tract some houses in the nearby neighborhood, and we found very nice people there! Got a few, "come back again another time"s so we'll see where that goes. Later, we went to another members house for dinner with the ZLs, this time with the Karlsson family. Very nice, great people, great humor! After that, did some more swing-bys and searched for the investigators. 

This place has great potential; all it takes is a little diligence and elbow-grease and the blessings will come. I am amazed by Elder Murri's example; though this is only his third transfer out, he has a good head about him with the area and has high expectations for himself. I have already learned a lot from watching him carry himself and the care that he takes for the responsibility he has been given. We planned some messages about faith and enduring to the end to share with the people we wanted to swing by, and the scripture at the end of Moroni we found is very powerful. Take a look at Moroni 10:32. Come unto Christ is our constant invitation to people everywhere. He is our Redeemer and exemplar. 

I hope you all have wonderful week! Stay warm!
Mycket Kärlek, 

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Äldste Stefan Reed

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Enebybergsvägen 38
182 46, Enebyberg

Sweden