We have been all over the place this week and we've had some amazing miracles happen.
First off this week Monday was a Holiday. Second we had to switch apartments. Long story short, because of the rules of the mission we're not able to move into our old apartment until mid October. We now live 30 minutes south (by bike) of where we used to live which has added a lot more travel time onto our schedule. But, even with that setback, we were able to see a couple of really awesome miracles.
Chandra is doing well. She came to church again and is growing friendships with the members. She's in the process of gaining her own testimony of the Book of Mormon and continues reading it. We had a really good lesson with her about the Book of Mormon after which we invited her to pray. Next to seeing people get baptized, hearing people pray for the first time has to be one of my most favorite parts of the mission.
We have a couple of brand new investigators that we're really excited about. The majority of them are member referrrals, so we're excited to take them out teaching with us. They all take the Book of Mormon seriously, which is very good since that's how they'll gain a testimony. We were also able to contact into some lessons with people this week. We even had a lesson where we contacted a lady, asked if we could share a lesson with her, and in the lesson asked her to be baptized, and we set a date for her! Never done that one before... It when really well though.
Other then that, it's been a typical, busy week in Suriname. I like the feeling of being rushed though. Not necessarily stressed, but always having something to do on my agenda. It makes the time go by so much faster.
I found a wonderful scripture that talks about charity and doing good in 1 Peter 3:8-10,12:
I love this scripture, talking about how we are called to bless others. The beautiful principle of charity that God is trying to teach us is to look for the good in the world. As it says be a blessing, knowing full well that the Lord is watching over us and will help us as we strive to do what he has called us to do. As a lady we contacted told us, "God is mijn alles, mijn ochtend en mijn avond, mijn wandel en mijn handel".
Have another wonderful week!
Ik hou van jullie!!!
|A typical Surinamese meal, with rijs (rice), kip (chicken), aardappel (potatoes), met groenten (veggies).|
|Nederlandse pannenkoeken (Dutch crepes)|