Monday, June 27, 2016

June 13,2016 Miracles

Hallo en groetjes vanuit Suriname!
We've had some ups and downs this week but we have been able to see some cool miracles. It's also been a very hot/rainy week. We've had some days where it feels so hot here and then the next day it's down-poring rain. We also woke up to a crazy thunder storm this morning. Typical Suriname ;)
First the bad news this week. K dropped us. It wasn't anything like he was doubting his testimony or the truthfulness of the church. What happened is he realized how important the family is in the church, to be sealed in the temple, and be unified as a family. He also really wanted his wife and children to come to church. So we fasted together that that would happen. He then invited both his wife and daughter to come to church and neither of them did. So he feels like he needs to give it some time to allow his wife and his daughter's family to accept the missionary lessons. So he said in a couple of months he'll get back in contact with the missionaries. So not completely terrible.
On the flip-side of things, A is doing awesome! He has been liking church a lot and he keeps reading. We had a cool experience where we fasted together with him so that he could overcome his Word of Wisdom problem. He said that it's really helped him and strengthened him to break his habit. So that's been really cool to see. It's been so cool because he's always so happy to see us and is excited to tell us about the things he's learned in the Book of Mormon. A is doing awesome!
We've been focusing a lot more on getting member referrals this week. Preach My Gospel talks about how we need to do our best to receive member referrals, because those people often turn into the best progressing investigators. So we've been focusing a lot on that.
I was studying about gratitude this morning, and why it's important to have a grateful heart. I was also thinking about how gratitude and humility are related. A scripture I love is in Alma 7:2323 "And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.When we're grateful, we recognize the things we have in our lives, and we're happy because we have them. On a more spiritual note, we recognize that these things we have came from God. We realize God's had in our lives. That fact, the fact that we recognize God's hand (His help) in our lives, allows us to recognize how much we truly rely on Him. We give Him the credit, and that is humility.
Love you all so much. Two Saturdays from now A will be baptized so we're really excited for that. We'll let you know on how that all plays out. Have a great week!
Ik hou van jullie!!!
Elder Hunt
Flooding in Munder 

more flooding

Missionary Apartment in Munder

Another view of Kitchen

Munder area

Munder Street


Study area

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