-I went outside with cloth shoes on a really rainy night. The minute we walked outside I realized, and it was hilarious.-You know in movies where it suddenly starts raining really hard out of nowhere and you can't help but snicker to yourself that that would never happen in real life? Maybe once every day the rain would just come hard like that and we just laughed. (Tip: Nederlanders love to talk about the weather, it's a good way to start a conversation haha)
-What man in the bible had no parents? Joshua the son of nun. hahahaha
- if you speak Dutch this is hilarious: "Wat is de verleden tijd van komkomer?.... kwamkwamer!" hahahaha (zr maughan told me this one night as we were going to bed and I just died.)
-Ether 2:16 "And the Lord said: Go to work"
-The sisters in Tilburg are opening the city this transfer, and we went on splits with them this week. They are so awesome! Zr Maughan and I went contacting while they had their first lesson together and we got let in at one of the first doors and taught a solid restoration lesson with a baptismal invitation. This girl, was super cool and we just had such an amazing lesson together. When we told her that we weren't actually the normal sisters serving in Tilburg, we are in Arnhem, we came to find out that she got accepted to school in Arnhem and will be moving here soon! So crazy. God regelt alles.
-An investigator of ours is awesome. We had a great lesson with him and Zr Sifontes was an incredible joint teach. It's a bit of a jammer because he's going on vacation for almost the whole month of September, but he's taking the Book of Mormon with him! He is friends with the cousin of a member in our ward too. Small world.
-We were able to find the apartment of this less active/recently baptized guy that lives way out in a Dorpje without maps. God regelt alles. Also on the bus ride to and from his house we had some great conversations with these two guys that basically contacted us. Both from India. Separate conversations. Super cool.
-We were working, and our plans ended up being 100% different, because the lady we were going to go see wasn't home. While we were waiting for the bus, I had a feeling that we needed to go visit a less active. When we got there, it turned out that it was her birthday! I happened to have my hymnbook with me, and we sang her a hymn. It was super cool. God regelt alles.
-Also, that same day, we had picked an area during our weekly planning last week to go knocking, and after doing a street, and feeling pretty rained on and dejected, we took a swing break (swings seem to appear right when I need them) and as we were swinging, we both felt like we should go to the park. As we entered the park, I jokingly said, "we'll contact our first person around this corner" or something like that, and an older gentleman walked around the corner! Zr Maughan contacted him and we had a cool conversation. He knew a lot already about "the mormons" and Joseph Smith, and we ended up singing "I Stand All Amazed" ('k sta spraakloos) for him. He accepted a Book of Mormon. God regelt alles.
-Stake Conference this weekend and guess who was there?!!?!?! Koen and Marjan! Marjan gave an amazing talk (SHE GAVE A TALK!) my life is just really great right now. :D God. Regelt. Alles. They are both two of the most amazing converts I've met. They're awesome.
Sorry that was long, but I just really love sharing what I learned and saw. :) Zr Maughan is a great companion and I'm just loving her so much and learning a lot from her. We're so lucky to be able to be teaching very unified and it's just really energizing right now. I love it!
I love you all! Don't forget that God truly is in the details of our lives. He is aware of you and your situation. And He's busy right now to help you.
"When you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, sleep in peace. God is awake"-Victor Hugo