This will be a short letter, but hej på er! I’m in the Norrland wonderland of Sundsvall where the sun is always high in the sky and the nights never get dark and the terrain actually provides mountains and the blue baltic sea is around every corner and the mosquitoes are so many that they pick you up and drop you in the Baltic.
The branch (which is a small congregation) is my dream branch. I hope I stay here till the end of my mission for I already know this is the best branch I’ve had yet. We have a great youth programme (that goes out contacting with the missionaries) and the never darkening Norrland summer nights are filled with trampoline games with the children and barbecues and echoes across the thousands of lakes.
It is such a gift to be able to teach about the healing power of the atonement to those who have lost everything. Jesus Christ lives, and through us he is reaching out to heal his precious sheep. I don’t like thinking that I only have four more months of this.
I love this work. I love this gospel. I love the love Christ has for these people and I love that I am so blessed to give it to them through the message of the restored Gospel. Norrland has stolen my heart and probably will never give it back.
Äldste Erik Scott