I got to go on exchanges in AMSTERDAM with Zr Ramirez!!! (we served together in Arnhem, and I was "born" in a'dam) We went to Familie Tavares and it was so cool to see how they've grown and changed in the past year! We also had dinner with a sweet older lady in the ward. It was just so good to be with Zr Ramirez and to go contacting and looking old formers up. She's the best. :)
I tried real sushi from a real restaurant for the first time. It was really good! It was this massive plate of all different types of sushi. These investigators ordered it for us for a dinner + lesson appointment. They are super sweet. We watched the restoration dvd and they really liked it.
Zone Training in Amsterdam! I've worked with our zone leaders and our STL (zr hopkin) before in other cities, and they're all amazing missionaries! They handed out leaves that they'd written the zone vision on and then laminated. Like real leaves. :D
It was just really good and they talked about chapter 9 of PMG, which is about finding people.
I really liked Zr Hopkin's presentation. She talked about how Jesus Christ was (and is) a master finder. It was super cool. I wish I had more time to tell you about it! Her main example was from John chapter 5. Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, but went a bit out of His way because He new that the woman at the well, and the man at the pool of Bethesda needed to have their interactions with Him.
It was a really opbouwende conference :)
(mom I got the package! thanks so much! the recipe looks delicious, we're excited to try it!)
Friday, we drove with our branch president and his non-member co worker to Enkhuizen. She is interested in the church and it was cool to finally meet her and talk with her. She is super cool and open. It's awesome to see members here in Lelystad just being amazing member missionaries.
Along with that, a lot of our young women have been inviting a lot of friends to activities, and for the past couple weeks they've also been coming to church! The friends asked us for a Book of Mormon for each of them, so after church we went by their house to bring them over. It's just really exciting!
Whenever we go to Enkhuizen, we end up eating out because it's just really far from home, and we realized that we get paninis every time haha Also Hot chocolate. It's delicious.
We played Turkey Bowl on Saturday with two other zones and it was really really really cold and rainy. haha But it was really fun. I remember last year how president Robinson was tackling everyone, and this year, President Bunnell and zr Bunnell were getting into it as well :) So fun!
That night we went by Debbie, the cute south african lady. She and her mother are so adorable and proper and I love the way they say "yes" in their south african accent :) The miracle was that we were there when we were. Vickie, Debbie's mother (she's 85ish) got up to go to the bathroom, and when she was on her way back we heard a sound, and when we looked we saw that she had fallen! Debbie has a lot of health problems and wasn't able to lift her up. It was a wonder that we were there to help! That was a bit scary for Debbie too, so it was great to be there for her as well.
We finally got Miqueline to church! It was kind of stressful because we went to pick her up with the bikes and then we ended up being a little late to church because her kids didn't want to come. haha But she was there! And she liked it!
It really is turning into winter here. It rained 6 days out of the 7 this past week. haha
I love you guys. Birthday shout out to Mason! I can't believe you're 15 already!