Tuesday, November 15, 2016

October 11, 2016

Goedemorgen uit Suriname! Deze week was een beetje gek met alles dat was gegaan, maar ja, alles komt goed en wij hebben goede plannen voor deze volgende week gemaakt!

We've had a fun week this week. We moved apartments again this week. We've moved in with another set of missionaries for a week before we can return to our original apartment (the apartment that was two moves ago haha). Living with the other missionaries is fun but at the same time a bit crazy and disorienting because the apartment is not made to support 4 missionaries. It's comparable to living in a hotel room, that's what it feels like. Doing missionary work from a hotel room. We're moving back to our own apartment this week, and I am SOO excited.

We've had a lot of success finding new investigators this week. We had a cool miracle last Tuesday. We were going through our contacting area (equivalent of going door to door trackting in Suriname), and made sure we had covered every house on this street. Then for some reason we contacted this one house. We had already contacted it, and a girl came outside, telling us her family wasn't interested. But we contacted it again, and another lady walked out. We got in conversation with this lady. It turns out she is from the Netherlands, and hadn't been to church for 14 years. We started talking to her about our purpose as missionaries and the Restoration. Then we asked her if she'd ever wondered why there were so many different Christian churches. She thought for a bit, and then told us "yes, in fact that's why I haven't been back to church in 14 years". That was such an inspired question because it helped us transition into the Restoration. We're teaching her now and she's an awesome investigator. It's cool experiences like that missionaries have that make missionary service all worth it and so much fun. Chandra's doing well. She brought her sister to church last week which was cool. It's awesome to see the change that the Book of Mormon brings when people read it.

I read an awesome scripture this morning in Matthew 11:29 saying Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for am meek and lowly in heartand ye shall find rest unto your souls.
It's fun to think about what sort of yoke brings rest to the soul. That doesn't seem like that's what yokes would do. But when we follow the Saviour we learn and find peace to the soul, even in times of the worst trials. That sense comes because of hope that the gospel brings usEther 12:4 Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might 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 stead fast, always abounding in good worksbeing led to glorify God
I wish you all the best! Have another great week!

Ik hou van jullie!!!

Elder Hunt

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