Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 15, 2016

Hallo iedereen!! Ik ben zo blif met alles dat heeft hier in Uitkijk gegaan!! Het is wel een leuk ervaring om hier te zijn! Suriname de leukste land is en de lidden hier zijn geweldig!!
This week has been a very exhausting week as every week turns out to be here in Uitkijk haha. But this week we had a lot of cool miracles happen and it is so cool to see the area and people here ripen for receiving more of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Tuesday was fun but exhausting. We biked the hour ride from Koerasaan to Leiding which was all going slightly up hill, and we were traveling north. Traveling north is always bad news because there's always a wind coming from the north that we have to bike against. We were able to go teach Broeder B, a recent convert here about the temple and family history work which are two topics that get me very excited. Broeder B will hit his year mark in August and is planning on going with the Paramaribo District to the Manaus, Brazil temple this September which is awesome to hear. That is going to be something that we're going to push with a lot of members here, is getting them ready to go to the temple with the district this September, AND being able to take family names with them when they go.
Wednesday is when a lot of the miracles happened this week. We were able to see a referral we received named E. E is an older lady from Guyana who now lives in Suriname. She's a very nice lady and very intelligent when it comes to religion and the Bible. We were able to teach her the Restoration and the lesson went awesome! She literally agreed with us on every point of doctrine we taught her, and she was very excited to receive and read the Book of Mormon. It'll be very cool to see what she's learned from it.
We had a very cool experience with Z this week. We were able to get his wife, J, and his daughter C, to sit in on the lesson. We taught them about the Book of Mormon and gave them an assignment to it together. It is very cool to be able to finally teach them as a family since that is what the gospel is all about.
We were only able to go see M once this week but we had a very good lesson with her. There were a number of hurtles that we have had to clear to get M ready for baptism and we were able to clear most of those in this lesson which was very good. We taught her a little bit about the temple and eternal marriage, and then challenged her to talk to her husband about having him sit in on the lessons with us. We will be going by soon to see how things turn out. If he does sit in that will be two new families that we've found that we can teach which is always AWESOME to have.
We have had the chance of being able to visit a lot of less actives this week. Church attendance is always something that has been a challenge for Uitkijk. But as we've been meeting with less actives, we've been pushing Book of Mormon A LOT. We've been hoping that this would get the members excited again about the gospel and it's been working. It's reminded a lot of people about the blessings they've received from the gospel, and how they can have those blessings again. It's helping them recognize what they need to change. We have also been asking for referrals which was awesome because we were able to receive a good number from them this week.
The Book of Mormon is absolutely key in the church. Zonder het Boek van Mormon, het gaat niet. The Book of Mormon is absolutely fundamental and foundation for helping us build and strengthen our testimonies in Christ. As I've explained so many times now, "Het Boek van Mormon is het sluitsteen in de kerk". The Book of Mormon is the keystone because of it's teachings of Christ. And that's what this church is all about.
Thank you all for all of your support in helping me get and stay out here! I'll be back with more to come!
Ik hou van jullie!!!
Elder Hunt

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