I am so thankful for the opportunity to be here in Nederland for the Holidays.
It was probably the most Christ centered Christmas I have ever had.
It was a gift for me to be able to share the
Gift of the Savior
with so many people that day.
On Christmas Eve we spent the day in Franeker
and all of these other little towns outside Leeuwarden.
Christmas Day was perfect. I am so happy to say that I talked with 21 nieces and nephews and all of my seven siblings and their spouses AND my parents. I'm a lucky missionary. After skyping with you crazy kids we ate a huge Christmas feast at the Geertsema's. A senior couple from Den Helder was also there, and we sang Christmas carols afterwards, and watched a few Mormon Messages. It was a gezellig- (I used that word for you Aaron)- night.
Also... we got Frysian slippers from the Geertsema's!
They have the logo of the Frysian flag on them.
The members here are so sweet to us and we felt so blessed.
Zuster Doxey, Zuster Kimmons and Zuster Bush
Also... I SAW SNOW this week. It was snowing in Zwolle the day after 2nd Christmas, and we were so excited because apparently Leeuwarden is not like the North Pole and it doesn't snow here in the North. It snows in the South. Whaaaaaat.
Oh... and.... Do you remember the story I told you about the lady who was asking me a ton of questions at the Library while I was trying to email, so I gave her a card, and she asked for another one because it was bent? Yeah. I was starting to get really annoyed with this lady, but I am thankful for her becauseeeeeee..... we have a new Investigator because of her! Sister Greenwell was sitting across from me and started helping me to answer these random questions. She was responding with how we were representatives for Jesus Christ.... and it got the lady sitting next to her really involved too. She said... "Wait.. Jesus Christ?!" - really loud, and was interested to know more. We met with her a few days later in the library cafe and she asked us many questions about how we found our faith, and what the Book of Mormon is. We have an appointment later this week to teach the Restoration to her. We are so excited, and thankful for the other lady who wouldn't take our bent Mormon.org card! Stay tuned for more of her story :)
Have a Happy New Year!
Gotta run! !