Thursday, March 10, 2016

Leap Day 2/29/2016

Hallo iedereen!!! Groetjes van Suriname!
It's been another great! Lots of cool stuff has happened and there will certainly be a lot more after this week! To start off the week, Uitkijk has a new Branch President! He'll be really good for the branch. We're very excited to start working with him. President Librettoe is from Wanica branch but will be working as Branch President here in Uitkijk.
Last P-day all of the Suriname missionaries went to a resort called Overbrug, about an hour drive south of the city. It was a really fun activity. It's reminded me how much I miss playing beach volleyball. It was a bit rainy but still really fun. It was pretty great to play when it's just down pouring rain haha.
J has been doing awesome! She finished reading the Book of Mormon all the way through since our last appointment which is crazy! She reads so much and is so excited to talk to us about what she's learned. She's doing awesome. She and her husband Steve made dinner for us on Sunday which was the most American meal I've had since leaving the states. I was pretty culture shocked haha.
We had an awesome lesson with M and J this last week. We were able to teach them about the first part of the Plan of Salvation. We ended the lesson by talking about the Atonement and Gospel of Jesus Christ. After explaining what the 5 steps of the Gospel were Jeanette asked if her family could be baptized which is very exciting! We're working on getting them a date right now.
Continue praying for M. We haven't been able to teach her husband at all. But M is still doing great! She always reads and is ready to talk about whatever she's read. We had a really fun lesson teaching her the 10 commandments.
We've also had some really cool contacts this last week. A lot of very promising investigators. We'll be following up on a lot of people this week for sure. The best kind of people to teach are people who were Hindu who then converted to Christianity, because they want to believe in Christ but they don't know too much about him. It's a perfect introduction to the Book of Mormon.
I've learned a lot about the Atonement this last week. Me and Elder James taught District meeting this last week. We talked about how it is through Christ that we can be cleansed from sin. There's a perfect scripture that sums everything up in Alma 7:11&12, saying that Christ "[suffered our] pains and afflictions... that his bowels may be filled with mercy... [and that] he may know how to succor his people". The atonement is very simple, in that if we accept and follow Christ, we obtain a remission of our sins (we're forgiven). Yet at the same time the Atonement is so powerful that it can literally help anyone at anytime with any trial.
Ik hou van dit zendelings ervaring! I'll be back next week with more to come!
Ik hou van jullie!!!
Elder Hunt

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