Friday, April 15, 2011

A letter in the mission banner written by Tyler to the Mission President.

Vi har en rigtig possitiv undersøger der hedder Mogens. Jeg kan lige fortælle dig en lille historie angående ham. Vi kontaktede ham for ca 3 uger siden og han fik en Mormons Bog. Han sagde han vil begynde at læse i den. Vi kom forbi nogle gange i løbet af de næste par uger, og spurgte ham om han har læst. Han svarede, jo, men jeg ikke har nået ret langt. Vi var bare begejstret over at han har læst noget som helst! Vi spurgte ham så hvor langt det egenlig er han var kommet. Han sagde; Jamen kun de første 113 sider. :) Han læst hele vejen igennem først og anden Nefi på kun 2 uger. Og han bliver ved med at læse. Nu er han næsten kommet til Almas Bog. -Ældste Lee

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

Hi everyone! Sounds like you are already having a fun time on your vacation! That's nice of Steve and Susan to let you in and be so nice. Redlands is a good place. It was fun going over there and staying with them for awhile. Tell everyone hi for me. So do you have other plans than Disneyland for while you are in Cali? It's going good as District Leader. I can tell you a little bit more about what it is I do. My district is 3 different areas that I'm over, and so I'll go on splits with them every once in awhile and teach them at district meetings, and it is also my job to interview the baptismal candidates if there is someone getting baptized. That would be way cool! So far I haven't done too much. Just called to the areas to get numbers for the week yesterday. Ældste Tolman and I bought a coconut this week. We were shopping and I saw some coconuts and I had to buy it. Man, it was soo hard opening that thing! We were banging on it with a hammer forever! It was way worth the work though because it tasted so good! It was the first time I've tried a real coconut. Oh I have to tell you about the train ride to Copenhagen for transfers... So we happened to sit next to the bathroom, and we ended up having to help 5 old ladies figure it out during the ride. They would always push the light for some reason instead of the open button, so we had to point to the button they are supposed to push. Well on the last one, the lady goes in and shuts the door, but I guess she did something wrong becuase after a minute the door just opened up completly on its own and the old lady was just sitting on the toilet with a horrified look on her face. So Elder Poulsen just stood up and walked over and pushed the button. That is not what I wanted to see. haha This week we borrowed the Emma Smith movie from someone in the ward and watched it again. I'm glad that I was able to see the ending. That movie was so awesome! So there is this lady in the ward, Lisa. The one that had us pick up the milk for her. Well she saw our missionary planners and said that she wanted something like that, and she gave us a little bit of money to find her a planner. Well we bought one and gave it to her, and she just yelled at us because it wasn't the one she wanted. What the heck? And then she had us carry a big bag of clothes to the church. This is a weird place. We went to visit Jesper the other day, and he gave us an excuse that I have never heard before. He said, sorry I can't meet with you today, one of my cats is giving birth. Haha. I guess that probably happens with him a lot seeing as he has a billion cats. Today we are going bowling! Woohoo. I'll let you know how I do. And then later tonight we are heading to Copenhagen because tomorrow is specialized training. I have some pictures for you. The first two are Tolman. And then there are some coconut pictures! That's all for today. Have fun at Disneyland!! Love Elder Tyler Lee

April 5, 2011

Hey again!!! Sorry about the stubby email yesterday, I'm just going to get right back into telling you what was going on with my week. Where did I get to last time? Oh yeah, I had just told you about interviews and what is happening with transfers. I just remembered, there is one more thing that President Andersen told me about. He brought up my release date. :O That is so weird that it is getting so close. The date isn't set, but this is how the conversation went. He said, Lets see when you are going home, and then he pulled out a paper and it said me and two of the others go home on Dec 13... What the heck. I told him that it said Nov 17 on the calender he gave us, so he looked at that and was like, oh that's right. Anyway, he basically just said that he wasn't sure and that we would figure it out later. So I could come home on one of those two dates most likely. I think it would be a bummer to miss a third thanksgiving if I had to stay an extra month. That would be a good time to see all of the extended family again. The next couple days were the only days that we were able to work like usual and so we went and visited our investigators so Elder Poulsen could say goodbye. He also had to start packing because we were out of town for the weekend. On saturday afternoon we left for copenhagen. We got some food at burger king and then went to the young adult center to see the first session. The elders that drove us from the station got kind of lost on the way to pick us up, so we came like 15 minutes late. The weekend was way fun, because for one thing we saw conference, but also we got to see a bunch of other missionaries and members that I know from Ballerup. And we also stayed in the Ballerup house with 8 missionaries, so it was a party. (Missionary appropriate party of course). On sunday we went to the stake center and saw the priesthood session, and then later on we saw the saturday afternoon, and sunday morning sessions. We don't get a chance to see the final session, so I'll just have to watch it online sometime or just read it when it comes out. Oh I wanted to tell you. I'm sure I have told you about Maria before. She is the girl from Denmark that I met at EFY before my mission. She was in my group. Well, it had never worked out for me to see her, I was either on the opposite side of the country, or when I was closer, she was living in America. Well I finally saw her at Conference! It was cool seeing her and catching up with her a bit. I also met her parents and talked with them for a bit, they just got home from a mission in Poland. I was also able to see Jennifer and her mom again! They are so fun! I don't think I've told you, Jennifer's mom is investigating the church now pretty seriously. She has stopped drinking coffee and everything. :) I've got some pictures from all that.. It's so great that we are able to hear from the prophet and apostles every 6 months! I think one of my favorites was from Neil L Andersen in the priesthood session. His talk was all about missionaries and missionary work. Haha and then the President Monson one just made me want to get married way bad. ha ha. :/ Ok and then after conference was over we went back to ballerup for one more night, and the next day (yesterday) we spent p day with them. It was kind of lame, we had planned on going bowling together and were all excited for that, but we went to the bowling alley and it was closed down! And there wasn't another one close. But it's ok we still had a fun pday. We ended up going to a cool church that had a bunch of huge coffin things. And then afterwords we got a soccer ball and played a couple games. It was really fun. Well we are back home in Nykøbing but we are making another trip up to Copenhagen tomorrow for transfers! Anyway, thanks for your email. And thanks for the awesome pictures. Utah weather is so weird! It has actually been pretty sunny around here lately! It sounds like you have had a good conference weekend. Thats great that you have been able to get together with some family. I bet the kids are getting way excited for the california trip! Say hi to the lees for me! That vacation got here pretty quick! Time moves too fast.. You asked about Elder Christensen. Well he goes home in 2 months! I remember when I was with him he hit his year mark and now he is basically done! That would be cool if you could go to that, I'm not sure exactly when it is. Did you ever end up doing anything with his mom? Hahaha That April Fools dinner looks awesome! Did you come up with that?! I think that is so funny. It looks so much like a cake. Umm, well I think I'll wrap this up. I sent you a ton of pictures. The first few are from Conference. The first girl I'm with is Maria, and then there is Jennifer and her mom. There are also some random stuff of Me, Willy, and Klc. Then after those there are some pictures from our trip to the Church. :) Thank you for everything!!! See ya! Love Elder Tyler Lee

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

Hey sorry to keep you waiting, and sorry to tell you that I will have to do it again. The library closes soon and there isn't time to write about all that has happened.

But, I will tell you a bit about interviews! It was the first time I have had interviews with president in 4 and a half months! Because when I had that emergency transfer it was right in the middle of interviews. (Nykøbing interviews were just before and Aalborgs were right after) So I missed out. It was good talking to President Andersen one on one again. He told me some really big news! So transfers are coming up, and he told me what would be happening with me! Are you ready? Well first of all, I'll be staying in Nykøbing longer, and I'll be getting Elder Tolman. AND I'm becoming District Leader! :) So that will be really exciting! It will be some extra responsibilities, but I think it'll be fun! And one of the coolest things is the other bit of news that he told me. In my district it includes the Bornholm Elders, and President told me that it is time for another splits over there, so I get to go visit Bornholm! I don't know if you know anything about Bornholm. It is a little island way way way to the east of Denmark. They speak a language that is a mixture of Danish and Swedish there. It has a reputation for being a beautiful place, especially in the summer. All missionaries want to go there but no missionaries want to serve there, because they are so far away from everything and they usually stay there together for several months. So going on splits there is a big desire for all missionaires. I would also have to travel through Sweden to get there, and then take a boat for part of the trip. How cool is that?! President told me that me and him would go there together for probably 3 days sometime in June probably.

Anyway, transfers happen on wednesday. I don't really know Elder Tolman. He has been here for only 4 months and all I know about him is that he broke a chair at his first zone conference. Haha, he was so embarassed.

Oh dang, this library closes in 5 minutes! So I'm going to have to cut this email short and you can get the rest tomorrow, because there is still a bunch to tell you and I have a lot of pictures too. Sorry to keep you waiting again! Bye for now! Love Elder Tyler Lee Ps I attached a pic of Denmark so you can see where bornholm is. That little island clear over to the right!