This week was such an amazing one! Transfers are weird, but I made it here safe and sound. It was a good couple of hours on the train, but we made it alive.
A dear investigator met up with us on Tuesday to say goodbye and we talked a little about how she has been doing with prayer. She said she loves praying because it is a great release for her and she feels more comforted when she prays. That was super cool to hear. It was really hard to say goodbye. The ZHV (relief society) president, Zr Zwaan, had us over for dinner Tuesday night, and the whole time it just didn't feel real that I was leaving. She and her husband showed us a video that goes through the various dialects throughout the netherlands and Gronings was ridiculous! It sounded like grumbling and I could pick up a few words here and there, but it was mostly just funny. haha I haven't heard any yet, but I'm excited for this transfer.
We were in Ijburg on Tuesday to teach this girl, but the appointment fell through. She lives right around the corner from a family I love, and so I thought, what if we just pop by really quick to hug the Zuster and say goodbye? but they weren't home. So we were checking the maps to get to some other lookups in the area, when they suddenly walked up! It was such a blessing to be able to see all of them real quick. WE talked for about 5 minutes, took a picture and then left, and it felt like a part of my heart was being tugged... that sounds so cliche but really.
I miss them so much! They felt like my little cousins and I just love them so much!
We were knocking doors in an area and this guy answered the door in his underwear..... haha we died. He said he'd be willing to have us come back, but I think we're giving that one to the Elders....
It snowed on Saturday! And the canals are starting to freeze over! Zr Johansen that I'm almost going to be able to walk on the canals! (I got the ward Christmas package a while ago, but I keep forgetting to tell Zr Godwin, Lamoreaux, Brunsdale, Johansen, and Curtis thank you for your notes! It was super sweet and full of yummy things)
The ward here is super awesome! Everyone I talked to and told I was going here told me that it was their favorite area and that the ward is awesome, and I totally believe it!
One of my district leaders, Elder Strikwierda, went to Lone Peak, so it's been fun to talk about people from High School. In our ward we have, Elders Strikwierda, Schmidt, Losee, and Woltjen, and then we'll meet the rest of the district tomorrow at zone training.
Hope you all have a great week, and remember that I love you!
VEEEEEEL Liefs, Zuster Watts