Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Denmark

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On Sunday we had the blessing of attending church in Denmark. What a moving and wonderful experience it was to attend church in one of the countries of our ancestors. We arrived in Denmark (Danmark here) early in the morning , and found our way –with the help of a taxi driver—to church.

We enjoyed the sacrament service there and meeting some of the members and missionaries. There are three chapels in Copenhagen and when deciding which to attend, Wes chose the easiest to get to. What we didn’t know at the time was that the Danish temple was not more than 100 feet away! What fun to be able to see that as well!

Following church we took a very long walking tour through the city (the walk was made longer by the fact that I did not have good walking shoes on!) and then a boat tour over to see the Little Mermaid Statue.
One interesting thing we learned about Copenhagen is a lot of people ride bikes here. But even more interesting is there doesn’t seem to be any fear of having a bike stolen. Everywhere we went bikes were lined against houses and propped against buildings.

We decided crime must be low and the people must be very trusting. What totally shocked us though was when we went to church and outside the church building during the meetings a sleeping baby in a stroller—all alone. But it was a fun and rewarding day.

13 comments:

GRAMEE said...

when we were in europe we never had a chance to attend church the sundays we had were very busy travel days. we didn't think abut how we planed the trip until we were doing it..

1 more Joy entry !!

P.S.
it has been so hot here !! it was 116 here in Waddell and Surprise according to my car thermostat over the weekend..
and my weather on google said 117

Becky said...

I had a mission companion from Copenhagen-loved her! Your pictures look beautiful. I have seen the Little Mermaid statue on PBS travel programs, but someday I hope to go in person.

Hope you are having a great day!

Lisa said...

Leaving sleeping babies and bikes unattended, wow that's amazing. The temple looks beautiful- different, but I bet in fits into the surrounding buildings well.

Momza said...

I loved attending church in Europe. What a different perspective it gave to my children.
How neat that you got to see the Temple there too.
Happy travelling!

Neil and Meredith Larson said...

How fun!!

Shannon said...

It looks so beautiful! I didn't realize there was a temple in Denmark. Have a great trip!

Jill said...

Hi Baby Troy!!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful, what fun!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Denmark is someplace I have always wanted to travel to. Many of my ancestors were from Denmark, and my mom is a full Dane, even though she was born here in the United States. They were mostly from the north of Denmark.

Have a wonderful time!

Kristin

Trina said...

The Frandsen name is from Denmark. Marc and I would love to go someday. Someday I will be like Lori Wagner. Someday. :) :) :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

My cousin's wife's brother used to be a bishop in Denmark, wonder if he still is. Some of my ancestors came from there, as well. I hope I get to visit one day!

Erin said...

Looks like you guys are having a great time! Did Michelle get her hair cut? It looks shorter than when I saw her last and it looks darling!

Da Bergs said...

What a wonderful opportunity you are having!!!! Glad you are enjoying every minute!!!