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Hei igjen snik lesere :-)

 

Okey, denne uken har vrt bra. Det rare er at ukene gr bare raskere og raskere. N flyr de bare forbi, til tross for at vi ikke er s veldig travle med undervisninger og slikt. Den nye kompanjongen min Elder Clarke er kanon kul. Han er fra New Zealand og er faktisk en mned yngre enn meg! Er nesten litt rart ha en yngre enn meg etter ha hatt en del eldre kompanjonger. Vi gr kjempe godt overens, finner p mye gy og ser gledene i hverdagen, som er utrolig viktig. Han har ogs et godt og solid vitnesbyrd som har grodd gjennom hele livet hans.

 

Denne helgen hadde vi en dp, Tony! Jeg var med underviste ham fra begynnelsen. Tony hadde lenge sagt nei til mte med misjonrene til tross for at kona hans er medlem. Men til slutt sa han at det var greit. Etter en del undervisninger var han veldig bestemt for at dette ikke var noe for ham. Den kvelden han tok beslutningen fikk han ikke sove. Og etter en lang kamp med seg selv fikk han en veldig ndelig opplevelse. Han virkelig snudde og ble overbevist om at dette var alt han trengte i livet hans. Rett etter han fortalte oss at han ville bli dpt, ble jeg sent her til Limassol. Men siden det ikke er s langt fra Paphos fikk vi reise til Paphos for vre tilstede i dpen. Utenom Tony ble ei 8 r gammel jente ogs dpt. Det var helt utrolig se en som vi har vrt med p undervise bli dpt. Vi hadde dpsmtet ute p et spa hotell faktisk, hvor jeg holdt tale om Den Hellige nds Gave. Tony strlte, han var i 100. 



 

 

N holder vi p lre oss en sang p tagalog, (Filippinsk). For det er en del Filippinere, s jeg tenkte at dersom vi i det minste kan en sang p tagalog, er det nok mange som blir glade for det. Noen av de Filippinske medlemmene lrer oss denne sangen. Vi har ogs planer om lre en russisk sang fra noen av de russiske medlemmene vi har her ogs i lpet av denne uken. Jeg er veldig spent p f bruke disse sangene p gaten sammen med de vi allerede kjenner fra Filipinene og Russland.

 

 

 

Det er gy se forskjellene mellom misjonrene jeg kjenner til n. Alle er veldig forskjellige, har forskjellige bakgrunner, forskjellige utdannelser, forskjellige yrker i vente. Noen er konvertitter, andre har snudd helt om p livet for bli verdige, og andre har vrt standhaftige i evangeliet helt siden barndommen. Alle har sine sterke sider, og alle er her for gjre Herrens arbeide. Vi vet evangeliet er sant, vi vet det bringer mennesker store velsignelser. Vi ser dem tydelig hver dag.

 

Om jeg er mer ndelige n? Oh yes. Synes det er fortsatt vanskelig forst nden alltid. Men som Eldste Bednar sa: du har to lange r p lre sprket. Da snakker han ikke om Gresk, Sprket til den hellige nd.

 

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Hello again readers;-)


Okay, this week was good. The strange thing is that the weeks just goes by faster and faster. Now they are really flying past. Even though we are not that busy with lessons and such. My new companion Elder Clarke's is sooo cool. He is from New Zealand and is one month younger than me! Is almost a little strange to have a younger companion than me, since I have only had older companions. We go really good together, find a lot of fun to do and enjoy everyday, which is incredibly important. He also has a good and solid testimony that has grown throughout his life.

 

This weekend we had a baptism, Tony! I got to teach him from the beginning. Tony had long refused to meet with the missionaries even though his wife is a member. But finally he said it was okay. After some lessons, he was very determined that this was not for him. That night he made the decision he could not sleep. And after a long struggle with he had a very spiritual experience. He really turned around and became understood that this was all he needed in his life. Right after he told that he would get baptized, I was was told that I should move Limassol. But since it is not so far from Paphos, we travel to Paphos to be there in the baptism. Besides Tony there was also a 8 year old girl baptized. It was amazing to see one that we have helped to teach enter the water of baptism. We had the meeting at a spa hotel, where I gave a talk about the gidt of the Holy Ghost. Tony beamed, he was so happy.

Now we are trying to learn a song in Tagalog (Filipino). For there are a lot of Filipinos here, so I thought that if we can at least sing a song in Tagalog, it would be popular. Some of the Philippine members teaches us this song. We also have plans to learn a Russian song from some of the Russian members we have here also during this week. I am very excited to use these songs on the street together with the one we already know from the Philippines and Russia

 

It's fun to see the differences between the missionaries I got to know here on my Mission. All are very different, have different backgrounds, different educations, different professions to come. Some are converts, others have worked hard to be worthy for a mission, and others have been steadfast in the gospel since childhood. Everyone has their that they are good at, and everyone is here is to do the Lord's work. We know the gospel is true, we know it brings people great blessings. We see the blessings clearly every day.

Am I more spiritual now? Oh yes... Seems it's still hard to understand the spirit all the time though. But as Elder Bednar said, "you have two long years to learn the language." And he's not talking about the Greek language. He is talking about the language of the Holy Ghost.





 

 

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    Hei p dokker.

    Denne uken har vrt fantastisk. Forrige mandag kjpte jeg en gitar, og kompanjongen min kjpte ukulele. S vi har brukt musikk en del denne uken. Jeg hadde en id om spille sanger for folk p gaten, fordi kontakte folk p gaten er ikke veldig effektivt. I helgen gikk vi ned til stranden, masse folk som gr forbi hele tiden, og begynte spille. Alle oss fire misjonrer her i Limassol. Vi spilte Viva la vida, you are my sunshine, three little birds og s videre. Folk eeeelsket det. Alle som gikk forbi smilte, noen startet danse, andre stoppet for hre. Noen tok bilder, og noen filmet. Innimellom spilte vi og sang vi salmer og primrsanger. Noen snakket med oss imellom sangene. Definitivt en god ny mte kontakte og komme i snakk med folk. Jeg er ikke s vandt med spille og synge samtidig, men det gikk overraskende bra. 


    (Her spiller vi i et sykehjem for handikapede / Here we play in a nursing home for handicapped)

    Hahha, s denne erfaringen ledet til andre ideer. Kanskje banke p drer med gitar/ukulele, eller flge etter folk p gatene og improvisere sanger om dem i reneste Ylvis style, hahha. Neida? joda? ?Kanskje :)


    (Til og med i heisen spiller vi jeg er guds kjre barn / even in the elivetor we play Im a child of God)
     

    Vi har jobbet en del med medlemmene her, og jeg fler at det har fungert veldig bra. Vi har 4 nye underskere denne uken, som i dette omrdet er helt vilt. Og alle 4 virker veldig interessert, og det er alltid utrolig motiverende. Til helgen har vi en dp i Paphos. En fyr som vi underviste en del og jobbet mye med nr jeg var der, s vi reiser ned til Paphos p Lrdag. Jeg gleder meg. Yes! 

    En trist nyhet denne uken. Elder Shaner blir flyttet til Thessaloniki i Hellas, . Eller rettere sagt s blir han kastet ut. Myndighetene jobber stadig imot oss, og n fant de plutselig ut at de skal kaste ut alle amerikanske misjonrer. Det er veldig kjipt, for vi har kun tjent sammen i 2 uker, og vi har det beste forholdet. Jeg har lrt utrolig mye fra ham p s kort tid. P tirsdag flyr de ham ut, og Elder Clark fra New Zealand kommer i hans sted. Jeg har hrt mye bra om ham, s det blir nok bra det og. Haha, han fr bare lre seg synge (eller s fr han kjpe seg en tamburin).

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    This week has been amazing. Last Monday I bought a guitar and my companion purchased an ukulele. So we've used music during this week. I had an idea of ​​playing songs for people on the street, because contacting people on the street is not very effective. This weekend we went down to the beach where lots of people are passing by all the time. We started playing, all four of us missionaries here in Limassol. We played Viva la vida, you are my Sunshine, three little birds and so on. People loooove it. Everyone who walked by smiled, some started to dance, others stopped to listen. Some took pictures and some filmed. We played and we sang hymns and Primary songs inbetween. Some spoke with us between songs. Definitely a great new way to contact and get into a conversation with people. I'm not so used to play and sing at the same time, but it went surprisingly well.

    Hahha, so this experience led to other ideas. Maybe knocking on doors with guitar / ukulele, or follow people on the streets and improvise songs about them in real Ylvis style, hahha. No... yes or... Perhaps☺

    We have worked a bit with the members here, and I feel it goes very well. We got 4 new investigators this week, which in this area is truly amazing. And all four seems very interested, and it is always very motivating. This weekend we have a baptism in Paphos. One guy thatI taught and worked with when I was there, so we go down to Paphos on Saturday to take part in the event. I really look forward to this. Yes!

    The sad news this week is that Elder Shaner will move to Thessaloniki in Greece. Or rather he is beeing cast out. Thegoverment is constantly working against us, and now they found out that they are to throw out all American missionaries from Cypruss. It is really sucks, because we have only served together for two weeks and we have the best chemestry. I've learned a lot from him in such a short time. He will be fly out this week, and Elder Clark from New Zealand will release him. I've heard great things about him, so I guess it will be also cool to serve with him. Haha, he'll just have to learn how to sing (or perhaps he should buy a tambourine).

     





     

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    Hei.

    Her er den nye post adressen:

     

    Gortons

    (Elder Lundegård)

    4 lefkonikou 2 floor

    limassol

    cyprus 3071

     

    En travel uke. Masse erfaringer, har bare tid til å nevne noen få.

    Vi møtte med en undersøker i helgen, Satea. En rar fyr. Han har en del merkelige ideer om livet, hahha. Men fytt i grisen, han kan spille sjakk! Han er faktisk en profesjonell sjakktrener. Det tok han ikke mange sekunder etter jeg sa jeg var fra Norge før han begynte å snakke om Magnus Carlson. Han har visst truffet ham i flere anledninger. Så han inviterte meg til et sjakkspill. Det var helt sykt! Fordi jeg satt med brettet og bare ropte ut koordinatene. Og han, uten å se på brettet i det hele tatt, ropte koordinater tilbake, etter få sekunder! Og slik holdt vi på en stund. Han kunne se for seg hele brettet i hodet. Hadde jeg ikke vert der hadde jeg ikke trodd det. Helt sykt. Av og til når jeg ga ham koordinater sa han "ah, good move" og en gang "I like how you mormons think". Hahha, jeg holdt på å dø. Det var et ganske bra game faktisk, jeg var fornøyd med spillet mitt, men han slo meg til slutt. 

    Jeg hater små hissige hunder. Vi syklet på en sykkelsti og plutselig hoppet en liten kjøttklumt opp med båndet tvers over stien. Så jeg måtte bråbremse. Bak-bremsene var ikke nok, så jeg greip frem-bremsene og, og fløy over rattet. Det at underlaget så å si var sandpapir hjalp ikke akkurat for landingen. Mens jeg lå i bakken kom kjøttklumpen bort for å bite meg, men jeg bare knipset den bort. 

    Men wow, vi har hatt mange gode samtaler på gatene de siste dagene. Normalt sett er det litt stress å snakke med folk på gatene. Men vi har hatt mange skikkelige koselige samtaler. Mange interesserte, og det er alltid mye gøyere. Medlemmene her i Limassol er og dødsbra. Kjempebra folk. Andre søndag på rad nå har jeg hold 15 minutters tale, som har gått ganske bra. 

    Jeg kommer til å dø. Folk forteller om hvor varmt det blir om sommeren. Rett under 50 grader! Off.. Det er ikke bra for en nordmann som er vant med å gå i t-skjorte og shorts så lenge gradestokken måler to-sifrert, og tror at det er sommer. Men akkurat nå er det perfekt, noe og tjue grader og sol ^^ 

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    A really busy week. Lots of experiences. I have just time to mention a few.
    We met with an investigator this weekend. Satea. A bit loopy guy. He has some strange ideas about life, hahha. But wow, how he can play chess! He is actually a professional chess trainer. It took him only a few seconds after I said I was from Norway before he started to talk about Magnus Carlson. He have meet him several times. He invited me to play a chess game. It was totally sick! Because I sat with board and just cried out coordinates. He, without looking at the board at all, just shouted coordinates back, just after a few seconds! He knew the whole board game in his head without looking. I would not have believed it if I did not see it. Insane. Sometimes when I gave him the coordinates he said "ah, good move" and "I like how you Mormons think". Hahha, I was dying. It was a pretty good game actually, I was happy with my game, but he beat me in the end.

    I hate small irritating barking dogs. We rode our bikes and suddenly a little meat lump ran across the road just in front of me. I had to brake hard. It was not enough to use the back brakes, so I grabbed the forward-brakes, and flew over the handlebars. The fact that the ground was just like sandpaper did not help the landing. As I lay on the ground the meat lump came and tried to bite me, but I just flicked it away.

    But wow, we've had many good conversations on the streets the last couple of days. Normally it is a bit stressful to talk to people on the streets. But we have had many really interesting conversations. Many people have been interested, and it makes it so much more fun. The Members here in Limassol are so incredibly good. Awesome people. Second Sunday in a row now I have given a 15-minute speech. I feel that it did go well.

     

    I am going to die! People talk about how hot it gets in the summer. Just below 50 degrees! Ugh... It is not good for a Norwegian who is used to ware T-shirt and shorts when the thermometer measures two digits, and really thinks that now it is summer.

    Right now it's perfect, just above twenty degrees and always sunny ^^


    En tankefull nordmann



    Heller katter enn sure små kjøttere





     

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    Hei igjen!

    S n fikk vi nettopp vite om transferet. Og jeg blir sent til Limassol! Jeg har allerede vert der to ganger p exchanges, det er ikke s langt borte. S det blir spennende. Det omrdet blir oppgradert fra 2 til 4 eldster, s det blir veldig bra.

    I gr glemte vi nklene nr vi skulle inn i leiligheten vr for kvelden. Det var et problem. Vi bor i annen etasje i en blokk. Men vi har alltid et vindu litt pent for ha frisk luft. Jeg klatret opp bygningen og fikk pnet vinduet og kom meg inn. Yey! Det s sikkert spesielt ut. En fyr i full dress som klatrer opp en bygning og inn et vindu hahaha. Jaja, men det funket.

    Vi har ogs hatt en del undervisninger, og det blir litt trist forlate Paphos. Har blitt s godt kjent med medlemmene og underskerne. Og spesielt misjonr-ekteparet her (som er pensjonist misjonrer). Han har en p.hd i biokjemi. De gjr et utrolig bra arbeid. Med medlemmene, underskerne, og hjelper oss p s mange omrder. Men jeg kommer sikkert tilbake.

    Min nye kompanjong heter Elder Shaner, jeg kjenner han godt fra Athen og exchanges. Amerikaner, god til lage mad(wohoo!), profesjonell wrestler og surfer. S gleder meg til det. Han har en gitar, og han fant nettopp en billig gitar som jeg og kan kjpe. Det hadde vert kjempe kult, s jeg tror jeg gjr det. S kan vi bruke det i misjonr arbeidet og ^^ Det eneste problemet med Limassol er at vi har sster misjonr sykler. Skikkelig jente sykler. Stor sykkel med stort sete, svr kurv foran og et brett bak, og en fin regnbue bjelle... Gir ikke akkurat det beste inntrykket.

    Ha ein goe uga! :D

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    Hello again! So now we just got to know about the new transfer. And I will be transfered to Limassol! I have already been there twice on splits, it's not so far away from where Im living today. It will be exciting. The area will expand from 2 to 4 elders so I am really look forward to working with the 3 others.

    Yesterday we forgot the keys when we were going back to our apartment in the evening. That was a problem. We live in the second floor in a block. But we always have a winddow slightly open to get fresh air. I climbed the building and opened the window and manage to open the door from inside. Yey! It was probably a strange sight. A guy in a suit climbing up the wall and into a window hahaha. Well, it worked.

    We have taught some good lessons and had some progression, so it will be a bit sad to leave Paphos. I know all the members and the investigators very well. Especially the missionary couple here (who are retired ). He has a PhD- in biochemistry. They does an incredible lot of good work for the members, investigators, and they help us in so many ways. But I'll be back I hope. My new companion is Elder Shaner, I know him well from Athens and splits we had there. He is American, a very good cook (Wohoo!), Professional wrestler and surfer. So looking forward to work with him. He has a guitar, and he just found a cheap guitar that I might buy. That would be so cool, so I think I'll go for it. Then we can use it in missionary work and perhaps in P day :) The only problem with Limassol is that we have sister missionary bikes. REAL girly bikes. Large bike with large seat, big basket in front and a tray behind, and a nice rainbow bell ... Does not give the best impression.

    Have a great week you all :D



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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.

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