Monday, March 27, 2017

Because I'm happy!

Hello!! Spring has sprung! Wow, this week was so busy and full of sunshine. We had a blast with Suzie and Pontus this last P-day. They took us sightseeing and we went up this huge tower and saw all of Stockholm. We got some korv and icecream together for lunch and they were giving us all the updates on all our old missionary friends and their love lives lol.

We had a full week of meetings and conferences this week! We had MLC on tuesday and the cute Malmö systers stayed with us for the night. Syster McClatchie and Syster Hansen, love them. We arrived to the mission home and had a yummy lunch made by Syster Beckstrand. We had a great meeting home about the new easter initiative! Woot woot! We got a sneakpeak of it. The theme is 'The Prince of Peace.' It's a video of how the Savior is there for us to give us peace in our lives if we follow Him. Super great film. It was a very spiritual day. :) Me and Syster Gill went home without our jackets and scarves because the weather was sooo nice! Hallelujah!

We did some service this week and helped our friend Sofie move into her new beauty salon. We cleaned some of the machines and windows and just had a nice time together. She is so sweet. Weather was great yet again. ;)

The next day we had zone training in Gubbängen! We met there early with the Uppsala STLs and the zone leaders and went through our presentation. Me and Syster Gill had the 'Introducing the Easter Initiative' section. :) We talked about trials and how it was the Savior who gave us peace during those times. We really wanted everyone to think about in what ways the Savior was their source of peace during their personal trials. It was a wonderful meeting and the ZLs taught more and got everyone pumped for the new video! Great great day.

The next day we got to go to the temple with sweet Jasmine. :) She got baptized about a year ago and was so excited to be able to do some of her grandma and grandpas work. :) I can't tell you how powerful it was to see her get baptized for her grandma who passed. The spirit was so strong. Some of the Göteborg YSA was there too so it was fun seeing them again. Felix was there and the one who baptized Jasmine last year so she was excited that he could help with her grandparents sealing as well. So precious, and such a nice day! :)

The next day we had a full white day planned which actually was kinda refreshing due to all the running around we've been doing the past couple of days. The weather was sunny and breezy so we spent the entire day outside talking to everyone who crossed our path. ;) It was so rejuvenating. Everyone was so happy to talk to us.😊 Thank you solen!!

Sunday was just beautiful as well. It happened to be my last normal sunday as a missionary (since we have general conference, fast meeting, and easter program!) so they had me give my goodbye testimony now haha! Was so not ready for that lol. Crazy how the time is slowly winding down. Cute Veronica came as well (the lady we just invited on the street to come to church with us one day, and now she comes every Sunday!) We love her.

Well, det var en underbar vecka denna vecka. :) Jag kan inte uttrycka hur tacksam jag är! Jag älskar mitt liv. Jag älskar evangeliet. Jag älskar friden som kommer från det! Det är så riktigt. Det är så stark. Kristus lever. Och det gör mig lite ledsen att min tid som missionär är nästan färdig men så måste jag njuta varje dag jag har kvar. Hoppas ni har haft en härlig vecka. :) Ha det gott! Till next week.

Med kärlek,
Syster Davis

Found a friend.

My cute comp.

Temple trip with Jasemin. :)

​Sweet veronica.

rock friend.

​It's true.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Våren kommer! I love syster Gill. :)

Hejsan. :) Det är helt otroligt hur fort veckan har gått! It started with a fun P-day with our good ol assisstant friends! We went to Vaxholm but sadly it was closed so made our way back to Stockholm and met up with some other syster friends.

The next day we got to go greenie contakting! :) We got to meet the three new missionaries who just arrived. We all got some Vapianos and got to know them. Me and Syster May got to take the two systers out talking to people for their first time ever! (Syster DeMourdant and Syster Hall) sweetest girls ever. :) One of them was destined to be my granddaughter because Syster Matwaychuk will be training one of them!! So exciting! :)

Transfer Day came and syster May got all her stuff packed up and we headed to Tcentral! Crazy how fast this transfer went. Told syster May see her in a few weeks. ;) Love that girl and she is going to love Örebro! I waited with the stockholm systers for a few hours and then my new comp syster Gill came!! Woohoo! I have always dreamed of being with syster Gill and it seriously has been soo fun with her. :) Both our trainees are training so both me and syster Gill are grandmas now woot woot! :) We got to see them at the station and take a family picture together. So great. They are doubling into Lund! What an adventure. Love them.

It has been the absolut best showing syster Gill around Täby. :) we already laugh so much together and have had so much going on these past few days it's been crazy! We had distrkt meeting with our new distrikt so that was fun. We had so many members invite us over this week so that was a blast. The members here are the BEST! One of them sewed a dress and gave it syster Gill. :) Life is good here. Time is going too quick.

Me and Syster Gill taught sunday school and hjälpföreningen so that was fun!

Any who, So much more happened but I don't have too much more time here. Hope to give more details next week. ;) Att vara en missionär är den bästa saken som finns! Jag älskar evangeliet och välsignelserna som kommer från det. God is good!

Med kärlek,
Syster Davis

​My daughter and grand-daughter! Syster DeMourdant! :)

​Greenie contakting with Syster Hall! :)

​Me and Syster Gill!

Korv with Pontus. ;)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Day 500 på mission!


This week was a very bipolar one with the weather. We woke up to a pretty normal pretty Monday. We headed down to Stockholm for P-Day with the Jakobsberg systers and went to classic Gamla Stan and me, Syster May, and Syster Wilson all bought the same pair of shoes on sale. woot woot. ;) We went out to the Stockholm lookout point and just had a nice girls day together. Later in the evening we went to swingby a member to give her choklad but she wasn't home so we just tracted instead.

The next day we woke up and there was snow everywhere! We thought spring was on it's way but yeah right lol. We trudged in the snow and went kontakting a lot but no one really wanted to talk.Typical. Me and Syster May just had fun walking around in the snow making it a good time trying to make people happy.

We met with a lot of postive people this week as well so that was a plus! It's nice having people to teach. :)

Later in the week, me and Syster May bought a poster and made a 'Jag är Guds lilla barn' (I am a child of God) song poster for Marimba, Suzanna, and Angela! :) We went over and showed it to them and they were so excited! We colored it together and gave them CTR rings and took pictures and sang together. It was a fun night with them.😊

We had a our last district meeting for the transfer this week as well! Det var kul. Still blows my mind how quick these transfers go. We all went around and showed pictures of our family and gave a little background of our life. Always one of my favorite things, to see everyones families and hear their backstories. Great meeting, and then we had a nice lunch at Pizza Hut lol.

We got to go to the temple this week with Emiliano too so that was a blast! We did baptisms the same time as Norrland so I saw a few friends from Sundsvall! So great. :) We then visited Syster May's släkt again and they made us waffles and we talked about our beliefs with them so that was cool.

Täby ward threw a surprise party for Jereme at the bishops house so that was fun too! We had soup and dessert and Jereme promised he would make us fufu some day. ;) It was a great night. We were happy we could celebrate for him! We had a snowball fight afterwards haha.

Church was good too! We invited everyone we ran into on the way to come with us if they wanted to. This lady with her little nephew was like, 'Why not!' and she came with us. :) So great!

All in all it was another good week! Me and Syster May celebrated our 500 day mark together this week! Ojdå. We can't even grasp how it has been 500 days. Only 40 left now..So weird! Timeisaflying!

OH ALSO! We got transfer calls and Syster May will be moving to ÖREBRO! We had a feeling she was going there for her last transfer. :) I told her all about it and how wonderful it is. She is going to love it! I am going to miss her though. I will be staying in Täby woohoo!! Finally staying in an area for once. ;) I will be getting Syster Amy Gill!!😆 I am so excited. I have always wanted to be companions with Syster Gill. So weird she'll be my last companion. I know it's gonna be so good and I can not wait for what these next 5 weeks have in store.) Till next week! Hejdå!

Syster Davis

​Stockholm girls day

​CTR rings

​The district på pizza hut

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mission Tour with President Kearon!

Hey everyone! We had a fun week this week because it was Mission Tour. :) So excited we got to have another one! President Kearon came to visit.

To start the week, me and Syster May had a nice relaxing P-Day at home. We bought our usually naturegodis, explored a little Täby-C and chilled at home for a bit. Talked about life and such. 😊 Decided to attempt a diet for the rest of the transfer so we will see how that goes. Later in the evening we went on splits with the Jakobsberg sisters! I went with sweet Syster Shin and Syster May went to Jakobsberg with Syster Wilson!

It was a good time and fun to be with Syster Shin! We met some nice people and taught some solid lessons together. Her swedish is phenomenal as well! :) We also have a mutual friend! Christin Hickman! Shoutout to Chrisitin. :) I have a picture of a group of my friends from high school and Syster Shin recognized her went we showed eachother our family albums. What a small world!

We switched back the next day and sweet Pontus and Suzie invited us over for some Salmon and pudding! So yummy. :)

We visited a lot of sweet members this week and have been helping a lot of them with spring cleaning! Always feels good to help people clean out their houses haha! They always thank us with all this food which has not been a help to me and Syster May's diet lol.

Finally mission tour came! Norland, Stockholm, Stockholm South, And Södertälje zone met in the Handen chapel. So fun to see so many old friends and companions. :) The special guest was President Kearon who is in the European 70 presidency. He is from Great Britain so he had a fun bristish accent and was just such a nice guy. The things he talked to us about were so inspired. I could feel the spirit so strongly from his talks. Everything just connected to everything going on in this mission. He talked about how the Lord has infinite patience with us, and that we shouldn't be too hard on ourselfs. 'Stop worrying and work hard. The Lord adores you.' It was a wonderful day filled with inspiration.

The next day we have a Missionary Leader Counsil with everyone too. President Kearon came again and talked to us all and we all went around and shared our thoughts and feelings from Mission Tour. The Malmö and Uppsala systers stayed with us so that was fun. :)

We taught a lot of new people the rest of the week and then had church in Gubbängen for this northern europe broadcast! Jakobsberg ward was there so it was fun to see so many of them again! They were happy me and Syster May were together. :) After church the Beckstrands invited us over for lunch so that they could give me and Syster May interviews. It was fun being with them and catching up on life. It was a great week!
Things are going well here in Täby. :) Transfers are coming fast! Next week I will be getting a new companion so it will be fun to see who it is. :) Hope you all had a nice week!

Med Kärlek,
Syster Davis

​Me and my daughter (trainee) Syster Matwaychuk. :)

​Tripan reunited!

​​MTC district reunion! Look how far we've come. :)

Classic Äldste Banks and my MTC systers