On Monday we went to an investigator's house and she taught me how to cross stitch. I felt super domestic. It was fun :)
Tuesday, we had a great lesson with our investigator, she wants to be baptized, but has family in Utah that are members. She wants to be baptized there with them, but won't be able to until August 2017. So we set that as a baptismal date! It's a little far away... so we'll see how things go, but I really think she's serious about it. She is so cute, she always gives us stroopwafels when we come over :)
Transfer day was fun. We got to Leiden to meet all the other missionaries with all of Zr Jones's stuff at 10 am, and then I just waited there with everybody for the next couple hours. Zr Young, my new companion, was just serving in Belgium, so she had a long way to travel. We got back to Lelystad around 4 pm. haha
But it was a good day. I got to see a lot of good old companions and friends. When Zr Bush headed out with her companion, we looked at each other and realized that we wouldn't be seeing each other at all for the next 6 weeks... when the unspeakable is going to happen... haha That was weird. But it's going to be a really really good transfer.
Zr Young is awesome! She is really good with the members and investigators. They all love her already. There's this one lady in the ward that loves Zr Young's eyebrows. It's so funny :) (she does have really nice eyebrows though)
That first night together, we were doing look ups of formers, and this one lady was really funny. She kept saying, "Wow, you are both just beautiful! And the sisters who used to come here were also just so beautiful. What is up with that?" and we were like, "...the light of christ?" haha
We were biking along and this scooter passed us, it was a mom and her (maybe 10 year old) daughter was sitting behind her. As they passed us the little girl made a funny face at me so I smiled really big at her, and then..... she flipped me off! Agh it was so funny! I was totally not expecting such a small girl to do that! haha I'm still dying about it! haha
Also some kids threw a firework at us as we were biking.... haha people love our helmets
We had another really good lesson with our investigators. They're so great! one came to church (the other was sick) with one of the sick lady's daughters. We had a special Christmas program and it was really good! There were 8 non members there! It was amazing! ah! :)
There are just a lot of little experiences that were so good this week like running into investigators in places we never would expect to see them, or street contacts that were positive, or delivering Christmas gifts with our RS presidente to less actives and investigators. So many good things and not enough time to tell. But I just love it here in Lelystad. :)
I'm rereading the conference talks from this last October and they are sooo good! I loved how these three talks that came one after another linked really nicely to eachother:
The Joy of Living a Christ-Centered LifeRichard J. Maynes
Yielding Our Hearts to GodNeill F. Marriott
What Lack I Yet?Larry R. Lawrence
Their messages together were just really powerful to me this week. Elder Maynes and Sister Marriott both related us to clay in their talks-- how we need to be centered in Christ, and also be clay that is yielded and still (ready to accept God's will of how He will shape us) Those connected well to the thoughts of Elder Lawrence about asking God what is keeping us from progressing. In that way we are yielded and still and centered in Christ.
Hope you catch what I mean, but I really enjoyed it.
Love you all, hope you have a merry Christmas!