Monday, March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016

Wij hadden een echt geweldig week deze laaste week! We had another great week so full of miracles! It's so awesome to witness this all happening. The best part is that there's still more to come! I'm very excited to see what will happen.
The dilemma we had been dealing with was that we were worried that our investigator pool was shrinking too much. Me and Elder Lewis had been talking about it and we came up with a few ideas to get things back up to full operation again. The first was that we felt like we needed to fast every week. It was cool because our zone decided that once a week we were going to fast (together as a zone) to find new investigators as well. Me and Elder Lewis fasted for that, and specifically that we'd be able to contact someone and have a sit down lesson with them there. We broke our fast on Tuesday and the very next day we did just that! We were able to contact this one man, and he invited us in for a lesson, Turns out he was a past investigator, but now wants to start meeting with the missionaries again! That was so cool to see that happen.
Another thing me and Elder Lewis felt like we needed to start doing was only speaking Dutch outside our apartment. We're still working on it but it's been helping us a lot. Not only helping us recognize what Dutch we need to learn, but it's also helped us stay a lot more focused as we work.
We've had some days this week where we had like 7 lessons lined up in one day and all but two of them would fall through. This was good though because we were able to meet and contact some really cool people. The Lord was honestly helping us find people that he had been preparing. This week we were able to hit our new investigator goal and were able to go over our contacted people goal! We've been able to meet some really cool people, have some really good lessons, and we're still meeting people which is awesome! I'm very excited to see how it all plays out.
Colif is absolutely on fire right now!!! He keeps reading the Book of Mormon and he came to church his 4th time in a row this last week. You can see the gospel just absolutely changing him which is awesome! He gave his testimony in Gospel Principles class of how the Elders found him and how the Book of Mormon has been changing his life. The members here are very good at fellow-shipping him and making him feel welcome at church. We were worried that he didn't really have a testimony of the Restoration, so we invited him to read Moroni 10 again and then to pray. He did just that and it happened as we wanted it to happen. In our last lesson with him he said "Ik voel als ik aan een andere wereld zijn! Ik ben op de juiste path want het Boek van Mormon heeft mijn leven geverandert." (I feel as though I'm in another world. I'm on the right path because the Book of Mormon has changed my life). We've been able to set a baptismal date for April 16th, and he is planning on coming to another baptism happening this Saturday to see what it is like. It's really exciting to see him change!
We've been able to see some awesome miracles this last week. We've felt like it's been through our fasting and commitment to speaking only Dutch that's helped us stay focused and in tune with the spirit.It truly is a privilege to be able to be a part of all of this. The Book of Mormon really does change lives. It can change us more if we allow it. There's always something more that we can learn from that book. I'm so grateful for this chance that I have to be out here in the most random mission call you can get on the planet! My Dutch is coming and we've been able to have some awesome lessons this last week with hopefully more to come. Thank you all for all of your support!
Ik hou van jullie!!!
Elder Hunt

His new Pet

Downtown Parabaribo

Dutch Store in downtown

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