Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hey there!!! :) I'm glad that you are doing good! Sorry again that I made you wait another day. There are sometimes just so many things that come up, but I always feel bad when I'm not able to email you on Monday.
Yesterday was a crazy day. We were helping Inge and her sister with some work. We have spent a lot of time over there helping them because they have a huge project going on in there backyard. They are laying bricks over the yard, so we have been helping with removing the old ones, laying a ton of sand, leveling out the sand, and now finally laying the bricks in. It has come a long ways and it is looking really good. I'm excited to see the final result. Inge is always nice to reward us with a good meal.
Well this has been another good week for the most part. Last Pday we went to the city mall and looked around and explored. I didn't get anything that time. Then we went back to that Gymnastic Hall that I told you about and we went to the gym planning on playing some basketball, but they had all this gymnastic stuff set up in the gym. It was cool, they had trampolines and pads and a huge foam pit, so we did some flips off of the trampoline. That was way fun. But I did so many flips that by the end I was starting to feel nauseous. Tuesday was a Silkeborg day and those days are always some of the best. We had 3 appointments there that day and they went well. The last appointment was with Omar and Malin. It was so awesome because this time there 2 kids were awake and we were playing with them a bit. They have a 3 year old boy named Lukas, and a little 1 year old girl named Melissa. I told you about her. She is the little cutie with thick long brown hair. It was funny, she was so shy at first and would just hide behind her mom, but by the end she was so active and playful. They had a play doctor set and were doing check ups on us. Omar and Malin are doing so good though. They came to church this week and really enjoy when they come. We are going over there tomorrow. :) Alright I need to tell you about our new investigator, she is so awesome! A couple weeks ago we knocked on this girls door and she let us in. Her name is Ausra and she is in her mid 20s and from Lithuania. She had met the missionaries before and she was excited to see us. She is believing in God, but not so much into organized religion. But she has a lot of curiosity and wants to learn more about out church. We came a second time, last Wednesday and talked about the book of mormon and Joseph Smith. We gave her a BOM in Lithuanian and marked 3 chapters that she could read, and she said she would. Then we came again yesterday, and she had read all 3 chapters that we suggested. She said she liked it but it was kinda confusing and she wants to start from the beginning so she can follow along with the story, so she is going to start on that. We also taught her the plan of salvation and she was really interested in that. So she is doing way good and we have high hopes for her, but you wanna hear the down side? She is moving back to Lithuania in 2 weeks.. :/ We are trying to get a foundation planted in her and hopefully there will be some missionaries in Lithuania that can take over. Thursday was interesting. We got on the train with our bikes to go into town like we had done many times before, but for the first time someone came by to check our tickets. So we showed them our passes and she said, ok that's good but where are your bike tickets? We were like, uh what?... Anyway, apparently ya have to have bike tickets to have bikes with, and so she gave us a ticket. She was nice enough to only give us one ticket and told us not to do it again. So we called into the office and told them the story, and he was nice, he said to send it in and he would take care of it. So now we had to add another expense to our area to buy some bike tickets, and we are thinking that all of this might change presidents mind about taking our car away. Friday we helped a member in the ward move. His name is Thomas S√łgaard and I was actually at his baptism over a year ago. Crazy. Anyway he was moving closer into the town and needed some help. Then Saturday was an even bigger service day. We had our district leader and his comp come over for splits and we all 4 went over to Inge's to lay the sand. It was nice having so many there, Inge's son Patrik was also there. It was nice because it was Elder Hardy's (District Leader) birthday the next day so Inge had a big dinner with some way good cake. It was fun, in the evening while they were with us we played a couple games of Settlers of Catan. That is always a fun one. And finally, Sunday. Sunday was another fast Sunday. I was surprised that the ward was actually able to fill up the entire hour with their testimonies. There were only like 15 people there, but they took up all the time. I was just waiting for a pause so I could go up there but it never came. Oh yeah also on Saturday morning, we had a surprise come knocking on the door. It was Elder Christensen and his brother Erik! It was kinda weird seeing Christensen not as a missionary. It was cool though. They couldn't stay long because they were on their way to Copenhagen, but they wanted to stop by and say hi and leave behind a bag of reese's. :) Well that is what happened with me this week. I'm glad you had a fun week too. :) Thats cool that Jansen went to EFY. That's good that he had a fun time. Did he come back with a girlfriend? It sounds like you have had a lot of fun St George time! You are making good use of those condos. I'm excited to get to spend a little time there as well. That's cool that you were able to go to the stadium of fire. I remember that one year we went and it was fun, even though it was a lame country band that performed. It really is ridiculous trying to get out of that place. Haha I assumed that you would want to hear my release date. :) Isn't that just crazy?!? I have like 4 and a half months left! At some points it seemed like it would never get here and I would always be a missionary, but now having a date makes it seem more real. And it is not very far away at all! I'll be going home at the same time as the other 3 elders in my group but we all live in different states so we will get split up on the way. I am so excited to see you all! :D haha I'm glad you liked my planking pictures. I think that is pretty funny. It's so pointless and stupid, but it's funny. I have some pictures for you too! First of all it is me and Christensen when he came by. Then there is my VDR ring. I customized it for the 4th of July. It looks better in person, the picture didn't work too well. The 3rd picture is one of me when McCleary stole my camera. And then I have 2 videos of me flipping. That's all for today. Have a fantastic week! Love Elder Tyler Lee Oh yeah, that you for sharing the story from Scotty's email. That is crazy! I have had some crazy stuff happen to me, but I think he has me beat on that one. I'll have to write him sometime and ask him about that.

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