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Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 Last Week!!!

Kære Familie,

I can't wait to see you guys! I'll be on a plane next Tuesday so I don't know if I'll write next week! It will be so good to tell you about the end of my mission in person because it has been absolutely awesome! We are planning a baptism for this Saturday. Pray that it all goes to plan:) 

I'm so grateful for my mission! I look back on all the areas, companions, and days I've had and I'm just so thankful. It has been the best experience of my entire life. I have been a very very blessed missionary. I've developed such a stronger relationship with God and learned to rely on Jesus Christ. We can receive so much more from the Gospel than we often allow ourselves to. I love it!

See you next week! (Can you believe how fast two years is?) I love you guys!


Ældste McBride

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 Hey Sunshine!

Kære Familie,

Earlier this week we had a couple fantastic days of sunshine! Such beautiful days!! I'm claiming that we beat winter here because after the cold last week it warmed right up and got sunny until the weekend! 

I'm happy to hear everything is going well for you all back at home! Isaac is too young to have  a valentine!! Things here are going really great. We're seeing some great progress with some of our friends. Two of them especially. It is a pretty classic Mother in law, daughter in law relationship but somehow they're helping each other to live the Gospel. They came to church again yesterday! The mother in law was inactive for over 37 years following her baptism and now the daughter in law is preparing to be baptized! They're great! This week was a pretty normal missionary week. 

I'm looking so forward to seeing you guys again. I love you and I miss you. I'm really tired of writing emails, I just want to talk to you guys! See you soon!

Ældste McBride

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 What a Week!

Kære Familie,

We had snow!! This week was pretty cold for Denmark (so not actually that cold, but still). It snowed on Tuesday and Wednesday and then most of it has melted now. The best part is that the sun has been out the past couple days. I don't know how missionaries in New York could handle all that! Sammy has much tougher weather than I do. But we survived. 

Good things are happening here in Copenhagen! It is fun to be in the big city. We take subway like trains all the time they're called S-tog. We're always running back and forth to the middle of Copenhagen and out where we live on those things. 

I had a lot of crazy experiences this week, but I really have no idea how to explain them over email. I'll just summarize and say that I went on the craziest splits of my entire mission last Friday with one of the assistants. It was so funny! 

We got a lot of good things coming up in the next few weeks! :) On Saturday, Elder Erickson and I got called by the bishopric and asked to give talks, so yesterday, with one day of prep, we spoke in church. It went pretty well. My topic was "Jesus Christ, Savior of the World" and Elder Erickson's was "Jesus Christ, My Savior". Pretty cool topics if you ask me! I loosened up everybody at the start of my talk by explaining that when I prepare for talks, I get tons of good ideas and think of lots of good scriptures and then I try to write them down and realize that they don't all connect very well. Then I mentioned the second challenge is that even after I get something written down, it is really tough to read if you have bad handwriting! 

Mom and Dad you sure are lucky sitting in your hut tub in Mexico ;) just kidding, I honestly wouldn't trade places with you guys. We've been having such a great time! Thanks for signing me up for classes! That is so weird to say. I have to go back to college. Those trips sound so cool! It will be fun! :)

I love you!

Ældste McBride

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 Cruising!

Hey everybody!

I don't have a ton of time to write today but things are really good! I had my last zone training this week! I have been extraordinarily blessed on my mission. 

We had a few people make some huge progress this week! One woman came to church for the first time in 37 years!! That is such a long time. Our ward has 8 missionaries in it and we're really a stacked team. It is really cool to see how much is going on in this ward! It is the main ward in Copenhagen and the building is like a 30 second walk from the temple. It is really cool! I'll write more next time! :)

Love you guys!
Ældste McBride