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Theodore ble dpt p lrdag! Det var helt fantastisk. 

Det har vrt en re f jobbe med og undervist ham. En kanon kul type. Leksjonene med ham er helt utrolige. Han er alltid klar for vite mer. I begynnelsen av hver leksjon har han bokstavelig talt en liste med sprsml som han brenner for g gjennom. Hver gang vi er ferdig med en leksjon og vi er p vei ut dra, kribler det i magen. Hver gang vi lukker dra bak oss og er p vei hjem igjen klarer jeg ikke slutte smile. De fleste gangene m jeg le, grunnet en varm flelse som starter i brystet og vokser, gror, sprer seg ut i hele kroppen til jeg rister som en a-sentrert vaskemaskin. 

Selve dpen gikk fint. Det eneste var at varmtvannsberederen ikke fungerte. Haha standard... S det ble en kald dp kan du si! Etter dpen spurte jeg om hvordan vannet var. Han svarte: Temperaturen p vannet var det siste jeg tenkte p, jeg hadde mye viktigere ting i tankene. Hahha, han er bare best. Det var Eldste Scharff som utfrte dpen, s det var bra. 

P sndag fullfrte han dpen ved motta den Hellige nds Gave. Han ba meg om gjre det p forhnd. Jeg m si jeg var litt nervs for det. Det snakke gresk gr helt fint. Men det gi en velsignelse, som man ikke planlegger p forhnd, foran masse grekere, p deres morsml. Pluss det skal jo vre en fantastisk ndelig opplevelse i tillegg. Men det gikk kjempe fint. 

Vi gav ogs en trippel p gresk til Theodore fr dpen hans, hvor vi hadde skrevet vitnesbyrdene vre. Elder Scheltingas, Elder Scharffs og mitt. Trippelen finnes ikke p gresk, men vi tok alle de separate bkene og fikk den bundet hos en bokbinder. Theodore var i trer. 

Oh yes. Denne uken satt jeg opp et treningsrom i leiligheten vr. Da jeg frst kom til Athen hadde vi ingen vekter. N derimot har vi en hel del. Vi samlet vekter fra misjonrer som ikke bruker dem og tok alt hjem til leiligheten, med hjelp fra Allens. Vi har et par manualer i vektene 20kg, 17,5kg, 15kg, 12,5kg, 7,5kg og 5kg. Pluss en benk med stang og vekter. Dette er jo bedre enn julaften! Jeg hang opp en Superman plakat p dren med et konge quote. 

Vi hadde Zone Conference p fredag her i Hellas. Dagen fr var vi ikke forberedt i det hele tatt. Vi brukte hele den foregende dagen til hjelpe Sister Training Leaders med deres presentasjon. Vi hadde noen ideer og snt, men vi hadde jo en hel time fylle. Men det gikk som p skinner. Det eneste var at mot slutten fikk jeg et skikkelig migrene anfall. Det er veldig vanskelig st foran masse mennesker og undervise dem mens man prver smile og vre entusiastisk nr det fles ut som om man dr. I en liten pause sa jeg en liten bnn om Gud ikke kunne ta bort migrenen. S tenkte jeg at Gud sjeldent lar vre kopper g oss forbi dersom vi kan klare det. S jeg ba heller om styrke til undervise p en bra mte, og at budskapet ikke mtte g fortapt, grunnet kommunikasjonsproblemer p grunn av migrenen. Rett fr jeg reiste meg for fortsette presentasjonen trodde jeg at ynene mine skulle poppe ut av alt presset inni hodet. Men da jeg startet snakke ble alt plutselig mye bedre og jeg klarte formidle det jeg nsket. Rett fr jeg satt meg igjen kom alt tilbake. Det var et lite mirakel for meg. 

Denne uken skal vi gjre det samme p Kypros, men denne gangen har vi vrt gjennom alt allerede. Neste uke blir utrolig travel fra mandagen av allerede. Tviler p at det blir noen blogg da. Eldste Scharff reiser hjem og en ny skal inn p kontoret, s det masse p en gang.



 

Ha ein kanon uga! Snakkes!

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Theodore was baptized this Saturday! That was amazing.
It has been an honor to work with and teach him. An really cool guy. The lessons with him are absolutely incredible. He is always ready to learn more. At the beginning of each lesson, he literally has a list of questions that he can not wait to go through. Every time we finish a lesson and we're on our way out the door, I feel a special feeling in my stomach. Every time we close the door behind us and are on my way home, I can not stop smiling. Most times I have to smile because of a warm feeling that starts in my chest and that grows and grows to spread out throughout my body until I shake like an a-centered washing machine.


The baptism itself went well. The only thing was that the water heater did not work. Haha standard ... So it became a cold baptism! After the baptism, I asked about how the water was. He replied: The temperature of the water was the last thing I had on my mind. I had much more important things on mind. Hahha, he's just the best. It was Elder Scharff who performed the baptism, so that was good.

On Sunday, he completed the baptism by receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. He asked me to do it. I have to say I was a little nervous about it. Talking Greek is ok. But to give a blessing, that you do not plan what to say in advance, in front of a lot of Greeks, in their native language. Pluss it should be a wonderful spiritual experience as well. But it went very well.


We also gave a triple in Greek to Theodore before his baptism, where we had written our testimonies. Elder Scheltingas, Elder Scharffs and mine. The triple does not exist in Greek, but we took all the separate books and bound it at a bookbinder. Theodore was in tears.

Oh yes This week I set up a gym in our apartment. When I first arrived in Athens we had no weights, but now we have a lot. We collected weights from missionaries who did not use them and we brought everything home to the apartment, with help from Allens. We have a couple of manuals weighing 20kg, 17.5kg, 15kg, 12.5kg, 7.5kg and 5kg. Plus a bench with pole and weights. This is better than Christmas Eve! I hung up a Superman poster on the door with a great quote.



We had the Zone Conference on Friday here in Greece. The day before we were not prepared at all. We spent the whole of the previous day helping the Sister Training Leaders with their presentation. We had some ideas and such for our own presentation, but we had a whole hour to fill. But it worked out really good. The only thing was that by the end I got a migraine attack. It's very hard to stand in front of lots of people and teach them while trying to smile and being enthusiastic when feeling like dying. In a short break, I said a small prayer and asked is God could take away the migraines. Than I thought that God rarely lets our cups pass us if we can cope. So I asked instead for strength to teach in a good way and that the message should not be lost in communication problems due to migraines. Just before I got up to continue the presentation, I thought my eyes would pop out of all the pressure inside my head. But when I started talking everything suddenly it became much better and I managed to convey what I wanted. Just before I sat down, everything came back. It was actually a little miracle for me.


This week we will do the same conference in Cyprus, but this time we've been through everything already. So really looking forward to it. Next week will be incredibly busy from Monday of. SO doubt that there will be any blog then. Elder Scharff is going home and a new assistant will be coming into the office, so much happening.

Have a wonderful week! See ya!



 

 






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    Jeg heter Jrgen Lundegrd er 19 r og er kalt til tjene en LDS misjon i Hellas. S her kommer jeg til skrive og poste bilder fra min misjon i Hellas Athen Misjon Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2017. Send meg gjerne en e-mail. S lover jeg svare ilpet av ei uke :) jlundegard@myldsmail.net

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