Sunday, September 25, 2016

Changes going on September 19, 2016

Hello everyone and happy Monday! We've had a very exciting week this week, full of changes that will kind of lead to a crazy week this week.

First off, we had a transfer. I am staying here in Wanica, and I will be training! I'll be getting a new missionary who is currently in Guyana right now. I am very excited to train. It'll be fun being on the other end of the spectrum of getting a new missionary. I haven't decided if I'm just going to speak Dutch with him for the first day haha ;D.

These changes in companionship's are occurring because of some more visa problems the church has been having in Suriname. I've now learned it was a tender mercy that I visa waited for 3 months. Four missionaries in Suriname right now are being removed and being set in other countries on account of having no MKV's. The missionaries leaving are being flown out to places like Bonaire, Curacao, and Guyana. I'm glad I get to stay here in Suriname. Suriname is the best!

We're very excited for our investigators right now. Good things are happening in the area. Because of the appartment switch it's added an hour of travel time onto our daily schedule. Nevertheless, we've been able to see some awesome things happen. Chandra is doing really well. She enjoys reading the Book of Mormon and learning from it. It's so cool to see people change because of the Book of Mormon.

A little update about the S. The family is doing very well and have an awesome family scripture study. Broeder S was telling us about how for their family scripture study,(since reading the scriptures are new for them), they read the chapter they had read the day before, and then read a new chapter for that day. They are getting so good at scripture study. It's really something they've grown in. We got them scripture markers so they can mark their scriptures too. President Egbert gave a really cool lesson about how marking our scriptures is like leaving a history in our scriptures of what the spirit has taught us. Really cool stuff.

I read this morning in Alma chapter 26, where we learn an awesome lesson on gratitude. In verse 16 Ammon gives a beautiful synopsis on gratitude. He says:
16 Therefore, let us gloryyea, we will glory in the Lord;yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercyand of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, say unto you, cannot say the smallest part which feel.

It's really cool how here, is what Ammon teaches us about gratitude. When we're grateful, we take the time to search for the blessings the Lord has given us, which brings us happiness. When we learn a proper way of being grateful for everything, we take the time to make ourselves happy. Who knows how much joy Ammon felt from his mission that he served for the Lamanites, but he was grateful, and that was the source of his joy. It's a very good analysis of it.

Have another great week. I'll write to you all next week on how it is with my new companion. Wees netjes!!

Ik hou van jullie!!!

Elder Hunt

New apartment in Wanica

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