Monday, June 27, 2016

June 6, 2016 NEW COMP

Hallo iedereen!! Goetjes vanuit Suriname!!
We've had a really cool this week. We've been able to meet some awesome new people and have seen a lot miracles this week (with more to come). I have a new comp, Elder Christiansen. He's from Spanish Fork, Utah and has been in Suriname for a year now. He's fun to serve with so it'll be a good transfer for sure.
We have been making progress with our investigators. Our most progressing right now is A, who came to church for the second time last week. He's almost completely stopped smoking which is awesome. He's been reading and praying and doing everything he's been needing to do.
We had a cool experience with K this last week. He was talking about how he wants his wife to sit in on the lessons. We were talking about the temple and how his family can be together forever. Then we talked about fasting and prayer and receiving answers to prayers. So for this last fast-Sunday we fasted together with K that his wife would sit in on the lessons. We're going back tonight to see what will happen, but me and Elder Christiansen are excited for that.
Church was awesome this last week. We got 109 last week and this week we got 119 people in church! That is an official Paramaribo branch record that was set! There were so many people that we started running out of chairs and hymn books (that is the best problem we've had here haha)!! Testimony was really cool. I love sitting and listening to Surinamer's testify of the restored gospel. That was a really cool to see.
I've been pondering a lot about hope this last week and why it is so important. When you hear faith, hope, charity, hope often gets overlooked. I love what Moroni says about it in Ether 12:4 "Wherefore, whoso believeth in Godmight with surety hope for better world, yea, even place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faithmaketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works,being led to glorify God." Having hope in the gospel is a trust in the promises Heavenly Father makes us, if we stay obedient to the things He asks us to do. These problems are important to us as missionaries but they're important to everyone. Hope creates motivation and enthusiasm, and gets rid of discouragement.
Have another great week! I'll talk to you all later,
Ik hou van jullie!!!
Elder Hunt

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