We had an appointment with our Indonesian investigator, and he made us Bami soup and made us eat with chopsticks. Now you that know me are going to say, "but you could never use chopsticks!" or something, but I totally did it! I felt very accomplished. We taught him about covenants and how they bring us closer to God. His mother is a member, but is too old and frail to come to church, so that's a jammer. She's the most adorable Indonesian lady and whenever we come in she does the 3 kisses and tells us "oh wat ruikt je heerlijk!" (ooh you smell good!) and then when we leave she does the 3 kisses and says "I love you" in English. It makes my heart melt. They have two hairless cats that are pretty freaky looking, but to each his own :)
We were contacting in a park this week (the weather was heerlijk) and we talked to this man and we had a long conversation about the purpose of life. He was a little contentious at first but then it just turned into a very interesting, enthralling exchanging of opinions and testimonies. We had the cool opportunity to bear testimony about the plan of salvation and it was really cool. He didn't want to give us his number, but hopefully he'll call us. I hope so! It would be a miracle.
We talked to this other lady who loved nature. She was super funny. :) But not interested, sadly.
On the way home from a dinner appointment on Wednesday, we were sitting on the bus and it rolled up to the next stop and there was a girl saying goodbye to her grandma. When she got on the bus her grandma waved goodbye to her and before I knew what my arm was doing I waved back! Ach it was so embarrassing and I literally didn't do it on purpose, but it just happened and I've never felt more confused and embarrassed and we were just all laughing and hilariousness ah
Also that night Zr Hopkin sneezed while we were daily planning and then she said really quietly, "gezondheid" And I said, "wait... did you just... gezondheid yourself?" We had a good laugh again and just died.
Taking time to laugh is so important :)
Zr H had to go België to get her visum dinges on Vriday and so I got to go to Gouda with Zuster Harris for the day! We basically just did contacting that day in the rain and it was fun :) Although a bird pooped on my arm. haha
Saturday was going to be this awesome day with like 4 or 5 lessons (a rare blessing) and then all but one cancelled. We taught her the "Big Three": prayer, scripture study, and sabbath day. It was a good lesson.
So we just contacted by the markt for the rest of the day and just before going home to have dinner and weekly plan we were passing by this produce stand and we saw this freaky looking vegetable called a Romanesco or something and we bought one to eat for dinner. It's like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower and it's spiky. That was fun.
Sunday was just full of miracles: so our key got stuck in the front door and we couldn't pull it out and eventually we were just like "okay, we're going to be late we just need to go to church!" We left our house around 8:50 (church starts at 9:30) and just biked as fast as we could (it's a 45 min ride) AND WE GOT TO CHURCH AT 9:20. I'm convinced that Heavenly Father either stopped time or he just moved our bikes a little faster ;)
THEN we got there and who was at church? Our investigator friends, of course! as;dlkfjwpeorij We were just so happy I thought I was going to die! They all enjoyed it and then after the ward had put together this gezellig little lunch with broodjes (basically a roll with cheese of lunch meat) and soup. It was such a cute day. All these members came and fellowshipped them and it was a dream come true.
That night we went to look up this lady who a member had told us about, but we only knew her last name and the street she lived on, but we found her! She wasn't home, but we left a note and we were just grateful we could find her address.
I'm trying to finish the Book of Mormon by the end of March and I read basically all of Mormon and a little of Ether just on the train on the way back from Gouda on Friday night and it was an incredible experience. Mormon's lamentation for the Nephites is so full of emotion and it's just so good. I liked Mormon 5: 17 and 18 because it points out that God leads us and gives us direction, Christ is our shepherd! but Satan just leaves his followers to flounder. I want a way to steer myself! I love you and hope you all have a good week!
Love, Zuster Watts