These last two weeks have been some of the busiest for me. At the beginning of the week, we ran by someone whose name we found in missionary records. He lives right near our apartment and so we decided to go by instead of going home early for dinner. We didn't know why missionaries stopped meeting with him and neither did he. We met with him and began talking about what he had learned before from the missionaries. We found out very shortly that he believes in the Book of Mormon and in the Church. As a matter of fact, baptism is something he has always wanted to do. At the time though it was a little too hard for him. After meeting with him we set a goal and hopefully hell be baptized in December.
On Sunday November third we saw two people we had been teaching be baptized. They are so solid. Such strong testimonies, and both had only been in contact with the church for four weeks. One was the son to a very strong member family we have here in Södertälje. There is not much that could bring more joy then seeing Boakai Sandy Sr. baptize Boakai Sandy Jr. That's what its all about, eternal families.
We did very well together but sadly Äldste Tomlinson is transferring out from Södertälje. He is needed elsewhere. My new companion will be Äldste Jones from Utah.
Just a couple of days ago we had the opportunity to go to the temple in Västerhaninge with some long time and some newly baptized members It was really cool seeing them go to the temple for the first time. There is a special spirit in the temple that only exists there. It is where heaven and earth meet.
I am privileged to be serving in Sweden during a very exciting time. This last week a branch which normally has 20 people in church had 52. Prayers are being answered and through faith miracles are happening. We have met a few people who would like to get baptized here in Södertälje. The members here are among the best in the world I am sure. They support our missionary work and seek out their own opportunities to do missionary work.