Monday, June 13, 2016

May 16, 2016

Hallo iedereen! Groetjes vanuit Suriname!!

So this week has been different. We've had a bit too many struggles this week than we'd prefer. We haven't been able to teach as many lessons as we wanted this week. BUT, the lessons that we have had are awesome! And we've had some awesome miracles happen this last week.

First with the struggles. We've been having a lot of bike trouble this last week. Elder Lewis' back tire went out as we were biking to Gijersflijt. It's 30 minutes to get there from our apartment, and it took us an hour and a half to walk back to the apartment. We thought we fixed the problem but we ended up finding out that Elder Lewis' tire needed a new rim. So we fixed that too. Then my gears were going out, so we fixed that. AND then, the new rim for Elder Lewis' bike was having problems. A day and a half later we fixed all of our bike problems. Hopefully we won't have any more for the next few months.

President and Sister Egbert are in Suriname again. We had zone Conference on the temple! And it was awesome! But it did take a lot of time out of our proselyting time. We had interviews, Zone Conference, and then the missionaries were asked to sing at a Fireside that President Egbert was doing. It was really fun as I was the official accompanist.

As there was a lot of this stuff going on we didn't have as many chances to go visit investigators. K, C, and A all came to church again. They're all doing awesome! C and A will be baptized in two weeks, and we're working on getting a baptismal date for K in June.

Miracle for this week. A couple of weeks ago, maybe a month, I was talking about our  investigator A. He wanted a change in his life and decided to meet with us. He wasn't making much progress so me and Elder Lewis were thinking about dropping him. We wanted to bring a member by before we officially dropped him though. There were a couple of weeks where it was hard to meet with him. We were finally able to make contact this last week and brought by some members, and the lesson was awesome! Al asked when was the soonest he could be baptized. We're still working on getting him to church but he's making a lot of progress right now. We heard him pray for the first time this week which was awesome.

President Egbert gave a really cool Zone Conference this last week on temples and he as another awesome quote. He said "You go to the temple to receive a fullness of the Holy Ghost. If you go to the Lord and seek to confirm something, if you feel the same way you do in the temple  it's right. We go to the temple to learn how the Holy Ghost feels". It reminded me of a scripture I read this morning  in 3 Nephi 11:3 "for they understood not the voice which they heard; and it was not harsh voice, neither was it loud voice;nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the center"

The spirit is one that is felt through our feelings, not necessarily our minds or our brains. The spirit can do that, and we can receive spiritual impressions, but the spirit talked about in this verse is more of a feely thing. Often times spiritual guidance doesn't come from a thought of the mind, but a feeling from the heart. Cool thing to ponder about.

Love you all! Have another great week.

Ik hou van jullie!!!

Elder Hunt

basketball court- swimming pool

Elder Burr, Elder Lewis, and Elder Josh

Lots of Rain in Suriname

"White rain" in Suriname

sunset at the Chapel

Branch meets in the building by the two cars

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