February 9, 2015
Hi Mom and Dad and familie and friends!
Wow sounds like you guys had a great week. I can't believe Caleb is home already! I'm happy you guys went to his coming home dinges (thingamajig) at the airport. Let Grandma and the familie know that I love them and say, “Hi” to every one for me! I'm really thankful for what you said about enjoying the mission and that there really is no other time like it in my life. It is a consecrated time and I was struggling with enjoying the work until about a few weeks ago. I really do love this work and I know the joy and peace that comes from living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A district goal of ours this transfer is to find meaningful scriptures out of the Book of Mormon and the Bible that are applicable to our lives. One I really like is Mosiah 2:41 “And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.”
This was a crazy sick week. I went on exchanges with the DL's on Thursday in Gent, and then on Friday I went straight to Antwerpen for exchanges with the ZL's. It was a really great experience and we talked to a guy who was from Oregon! We gave him a Book of Mormon and it was sweet! He was a really cool guy, and we shared the promise in the last chapter of Moroni with him. He said it was quite a promise and we exchanged numbers. That was in Gent, so I'll see if they ever follow up with him, or if he gives them a call. Jenny got baptized this week! She has been investigating the church for 15 years and she made the decision a few weeks ago. Lindstrom and I were the two witnesses and it was a really cool experience. She was a little scared about the water but she did it! The next day we stood in while she received the gift of the Holy Ghost and she cried afterwards and the Spirit was strong. Also, one of the new members received the Aaronic Priesthood! He is an awesome guy and set a great example for his dad, who wants to wait to find out more about the Priesthood before he gets it. Miracles are happening, and I'm so happy to be here doing Christ's work.
Lindstrom and I also had quite the experience yesterday with a member who fed us. We had some soup which was lekker (delicious) and then came out the main dish. He dished it up for us and put steaming hot cow tongue on our plates :) It was really nice of him to make it for us. He also made homemade chocolade mousse for us after, which was heel smak (very tasty). Love you guys!!! Have a great week!! Love you guys!!!!!!!