Wowwww so many things happening for you all this week. Little bit crazy. It seems like I've been gone for a year but then I have to remember it's only been 7 months. Gek. That means crazy in Dutch.
We received 3 new investigators this week.
S. comes from Curacao and he met with the sisters in October but randomly stopped for no particular reason. We called him up one day and set up an appointment for the same day. The Apeldoorn sisters were on splits with us so we all went and taught the Restoration. It was so cool to be teaching a lesson with other sisters who are in different points of their missions. I love learning from other sisters and seeing how they explain a certain principle. S. was pretty positive in the fact that he knows he wants to be on the path to follow the Savior. A bit nervous though when we talked about Joseph Smith. He thought The Book of Mormon was just about Joseph Smith, but I think we helped him understand that it truly is Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
The other 2 investigators were found on the same day. Saturday was a power day for us. We finished studies and went to our neighbors upstairs to deliver a little pot of flowers we had meant to deliver last week. The man and his wife were very appreciative of the flowers and card and had so many questions for us about what we are doing. They're not interested in the message we have to share right now, but maybe they will someday :)
We were walking back into our apartment to go eat lunch and we saw our darling neighbor H. soaking in the sun on her porch below us. We ran inside and quickly chose a power scripture to share with her and ran downstairs. She was already inside by the time we got there, but she let us come right in. She saw that we had brought our "bible" so she immediately let us share our scripture. We shared a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants about how our trials are just a small moment. That really spoke to her and she began talking about how she knows that she needs to follow the Savior and she knows he is important but she doesn't feel it in her heart yet. She straight up asked if she could learn how to pray, and we were so excited. We carefully explained each step of prayer and why it was even important that we prayed. We then prayed with her to give her an example of what prayer could be like, and invited her to take a turn.
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After that experience we hopped on our bikes to deliver a birthday note to a less active. Turns out he doesn't live there anymore but we had a really enjoyable day contacting people on our bikes and knocking the houses we felt the impression to knock. We looked up several former investigators in Leeuwarden and we came across a lady from Morocco name K. She was in the middle of cooking food so she invited us ot sit on a chair and a tree stump right outside her door. We waited for a good 15 min when she came back and we talked for a good half hour about her previous experience with the sisters. She even let us sample some of her Moroccan food, all while sitting outside her house :) She's interested in us coming back and wants to already begin studying the Book of Mormon together kind of like a bible study approach. We are interested to see how this next appointment with her will go.
The Geertsema Family and Da Bomney
Sister Geerstema gave us a children's Dutch book!
We meet again... 4 of my MTC District at Zone Conference.
Flowers for Us and Our Neighbors!
Have a lovely weeeeeeeeeeeeeek. Spring is a comin' and so is General Conference. Don't forget to pay attention to the little blessings this week :)