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Monday, January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 Brainwashed! All of ya, completely brainwashed!

Kære Familie,
Ok ok ok. I thought actually a bunch about what I wanted to share this week. The main story was going to be about this funny bus ride where while I was chatting with a friendly Danish girl, Ældste Bishopp was preaching, Book of Mormon in hand, to a group of Muslim guys on the other side of the bus about prophets. Just know that happened haha.

Instead what I think I'll tell is a story about why the church is a blessing and how it doesn't matter what anyone thinks or says because it is a blessing, no matter what.

Church yesterday was fantastic! It was ward conference and I got to see a bunch of great families that I knew from Aalborg who came down for their stake duties. Then after the meetings everyone had lunch together and just had an awesome time. While I was sitting eating food, an adorable 3 year old girl came up to me and started throwing a ball back and forth with me and then ran off to get more of her toys to play with me. It was so cute and sweet! So just a day of smiles, great talks, tons of fun. I love going to church now, I look forward to it a lot!


While going home from church, not even five minutes after we left the building, we had this guy shout at us from his doorstep, basically just spitting out his words, "Brainwashed, you're completely brainwashed all of you!" Unfortunately, I heard him loud and clear and turned around and said, "What?" Where he then blurted out the same thing. I was fuming, but I held it in and just said, "Ok, good day" and kept walking. That's what he thought about our church and that's not the first time a drunk Danish guy has said I'm brainwashed. Ridiculous right? Brainwashed to do what?
So the lesson is basically this, maybe we are brainwashed, I don't know, everybody is brainwashed in a way to believe something even if that belief is to believe in nothing.  At least, the very least, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we are "brainwashed" to love our families, love our friends, love God and Jesus Christ, and show up on Sundays with our family and friends on to feel that love and learn how to increase that. I don't think that is so bad. We are so blessed in the church to have the relationships we have with so many other human beings around us! We are so blessed to learn how we should treat the people we care about whether or not they're in the church! In conclusion, go to church, love the people there, and don't care what anybody thinks!

I love you guys so much, I hope you know that :) I thinks it's awesome hearing about your adventures back at home, makes me smile. Cole and Ike going to a salon like a couple sissies haha ;)

Ældste McBride

P.S. I'll try and get a couple copies of the magazine home to y'all! I also have to buy some shoes soon so just know that if you see some money come out of the account! Love ya!

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