(Remember, I love A’dam too.)
This week was just a dream!
We were running to catch a bus and we barely made it (like he had started to drive away but the stoplight was red right after he pulled away) and the driver gave us the dirtiest look as we stood at the door in the misty rain, but he let us on! So that was nice :)
We had a referral that we looked up last week, and we had an appointment with her. She's from Germany, so we speak english with her. We went in planning to teach her about the restoration, but then she pulled out this notebook with a ton of questions. Apparently she'd read a lot on mormon.org and even read the 13 Articles of Faith!!!!! So cool! So we went through and answered her questions. She told us that her parents raised her christian, but that with their church, they only go once a year, and "that just wasn't doing it for [her]" We got home a little late, but it. was. worth. it! As we were walking out the door, she told us that she thinks the dutch word for butterfly ("vlinder") is funny because her grandpa would say "oops that was a bad vlinder" whenever he farted.... hahahaha we died!
She is basically our favorite person now because she also came to instituut on Thursday, and participated and is just overall a super sweet, amazing person.
(I wrote "BEST DAY EVER" on the top of my planner page in red marker, so you know it's really a good day)
We had our second appointment this week with our other referral, and she is also a dream! She loved the Plan of Salvation and when we shared a scripture at one point from Alma, she pulled out her notebook, WHERE SHE HAD WRITTEN DOWN HER FAVORITE SCRIPTURE FROM ALMA. Last time she told us that she liked the index in the scriptures a lot, so she said this time that she'd used it and found a super motivational scripture in Alma 36. We waren verbaasd :D
We were supposed to have an appointment with a pasgedoopt girl, but when we got there she wasn't home. So thinking we had gotten stood up, we went back to the bikes and pulled out our map to find out where this referral lived. We figured out the route we wanted to take, and got going. Like a minute later as we had just entered the park, I saw her walking toward her house! We pulled over and she apologized that she was running late, and we had a super great appointment with her! Love when things work out.
The weather was super nice that day, but suddenly, as we were knocking doors at 8 pm, Nederland decided to be like BAM SNOW. Super fun! We took lots of selfies because we got plastered with snow as we biked home and of course we made snow angels in the road out front! Such a blessed day!
Exchanges in Apeldoorn again :) I got to be with our Zr training leader, Zr Verdegem, who is a 28 year old from Gent, Belgium. She's super cool and her dutch (actually Flemish, which is actually beginning to be recognized as a different language. Frozen has a Dutch AND a Flemish vertaling, apparently) is awesome to listen to. Love working with her.
We made ourselves french toast and bacon for dinner and it was awesome.
Our referral friend came to the baptism! The zusters te Assen had a doopdienst for their investigator, and there's no font in Assen, so they came up to use our church building. It was cool to have one of our investigators there. She liked it from what we could tell, and she came to church yesterday so that's also a good sign ^_^
Remember our pantsless contact? So the elders had a lesson with him and his girlfriend, and it sounds like he's turned into an incredibly cool investigator! So funny. I hope he comes to church sometime so we can have an awkward/funny encounter. Prolly not good to be wishing myself awkward experiences, but oh well.
We had another lesson about the word of wisdom because someone was confused about that, and we shared 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 where it talks about how our bodies are a gift. Remind me to tell you more next week because it's hilarious but I have to go to a dinner appointment now and a;lkwejfpaoijdffas
Hope you had a good week!
liefs, Zuster Watts