ABOUT ZUSTER WATTS
My name is Aubrey Watts. I'm a 20 year old girl from Utah who is currently serving a mission for the LDS church in the Belgium/Netherlands mission.
I have four brothers and one sister, as well as two pretty cool parents. My older brother is serving his mission in the Korea Seoul South mission. I absolutely adore anything to do with the mountains: hiking, rafting, canyon drives, etc. I love to ski, read, eat Nutella by the spoonful, draw, play piano, and pretend I know how to dance.
I'm on a mission because the gospel gives me so much joy & I want to share that with other people. Knowing I can be with my family FOREVER, even after death, is something that gives me hope and comfort in the face of losing loved ones.
I love the gospel of Jesus Christ because of the happiness, peace, & especially the hope it brings to my life. I know I can always repent of my sins, which is amazing because I am not a perfect person. Not even close. I am a Mormon because it allows me to be a better person than I could ever be on my own. Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can become better.
Thanks for joining me on this crazy adventure as I attempt to learn Dutch, adjust to life in a different country, & learn to love weird companions. ;)
ABOUT THE BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS MISSION
"In 1841, when Church Apostle Elder Orson Hyde was traveling on a missionary journey to Jerusalem, he stopped in Rotterdam and Amsterdam for more than a week and explained the gospel to several rabbis. The first missionaries assigned to the country arrived in August 1861. By May 1862, they had baptized 14 people in Amsterdam and organized the first congregation of the Church there.
During the Church's first century in the country, some 4,500 missionaries served there and more than 14,000 people were baptized. Many of these converts emigrated to the United States. In recent years, however, few members have emigrated and today there are many second, third, and even fourth-generation Church members in the Netherlands."
(Information taken from LDS Newsroom).
You can find a map of my mission HERE
People often call the Netherlands "Holland" which isn't exactly correct. Watch this video to learn the difference between Holland and The Netherlands.
My mission president's wife, President & Sister Robinson, kept a blog.
My current mission president's wife, President Bunnell, keeps a blog.