We had another awesome week! There is a girl we will be teaching because her boyfriend and his parents are really good at being member missionaries and are just great examples to her. We're so excited. She had a lot of questions and is just so positive.
Last wednesday at the senior folks home, Zr F and I visited a lady. She is either 98 or 89... she wasn't sure ^_^ But she's really religious and we had a great time talking to her about Christ and just had a really cozy visit with her. The Elders were down in the lunch area and had a better opportunity to talk to lots of people. It sounded like they had a great time explaining some of the misconceptions of our church to some of the residents and workers. Super cool experience.
So it turns out that a lady we met last week was actually baptized when she met the missionaries years ago in France! It was such a happy moment when we discovered that! We're working on getting her records transferred here. She is just so friendly and her faith is so strong. She hasn't been to church yet because she was sick and it's a far bike ride from where she lives to this part of A'dam, but we're trying to get a member who lives close by to give her a ride. She's just such a lovely person.
Zr F and I are doing a new thing this transfer during daily planning called our "lesson learned". We do it along with our wonders and grapjes and it's already been really cool! It's so wonderful to look back on the day and acknowledge the miracles, funny experiences, and the lessons that you learned, and it really is helping me get more excited to write in my journal, because I'm really not the best at consistent journal writing.
My favorite one from this week was from Thursday. We had dinner with a member and our investigator. She brought a friend from her church. He was very curious about our church and was really confused about polygamy. haha that's always a funny one. But at one point we were talking about the second coming and they were talking about how they thought that Christ would come again as a little baby, like as in he'd be born, again. Zr F testified that with the doctrine of the resurrection, that wouldn't make sense. Anyway, the lesson learned was that the spirit TOTALLY always testifies of truth. The whole time that they were talking about how they thought He would be born again as a child, it just didn't feel right. I'm so grateful for the clarity of the gospel, and that everything just ties back to the simplest of doctrines. It's so cool. I think I'm going to write lessons learned for the rest of my mission. ^_^
The elders gave us blessings yesterday and it was just another sweet experience that totally confirmed to me that Heavenly Father is there and that he knows exactly what we need to hear. He is wonderful. Sometimes my heart just swells up and the words to "how great thou art" play in my mind. I love it.
I have a little cold and on saturday when we were biking home from a family’s home I got dizzy all of a sudden and veered off of the fiets pad and ran into a log..... haha it was so funny. My right knee is a little banged up, so I'm a gimp for now haha, but it's already doing a lot better. Definitely only bruised. Funny how many times I've run into things, you'd think I'm related to elder caden watts or something.... haha :)
My favorite scripture this week is Alma 34:40-41. We need to have patience in our afflictions and know that through Christ we will rest from our afflictions someday. If we truly believe (in) Christ, we need never EVER fear. I strongly suggest studying the Patience section under Christlike attributes in pmg! So many great scriptures. Also do the attribute activity. It's awesome.
ik hou van jullie!
zr what (bc wat is what in dutch, little kids and old people think my name is funny)