Monday, April 3, 2017

February 20, 2017

Goededag familie en vrienden en groetjes uit Suriname!

Wow, it's been quite a crazy week. We barely had any investigators at the beginning of this transfer, and so this week e've been doing a lot of contacting. Commewijne is great! It's actually not even a branch, it's a group. There's about 2 active families and a handful of other members. But the members here are amazing. They're so awesome that they bought enough materials to build their own church! We're waiting for the group to get 5 active Melchizedek priesthood holders to build a church, and then we've got one! We got so close this last Sunday, we had four priesthood holders in church. We just need to reactive some more and then we've got our own church building!

We've been able to find some awesome investigators. One is Dorothy, who understands everything that we teach her. She is very friendly, very open, and willing to learn more. We had an awesome Restoration lesson with her and she agreed to be baptized, so I'll keep you posted on her progress.

We were also able to find an awesome family to teach. We were going house to house contacting and we found this man named Rowel. He is such a friendly man and when we met him, immediately he stopped what he was doing and let us into his house. He started explaining all of these problems that he's been having, and is very willing to learn more. He is such a humble man. His wife, Florence, also came and sat in on the lesson. I remember sitting in that lesson, and taking a picture in my mind, of how that moment just felt like the perfect missionary moment. The kind of moment you can look back at and think "This is it, I'm doing my job". More about them to come though.

I'm sorry I which I had more time but I have to email President Egbert. Here's a quick scripture:  41 But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patiencelooking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be tree springing up unto everlasting life.
 42 And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
Through diligence, faith, and patience, we can receive some of the Lord's greatest blessings. In fact, all of those blessings come through those qualities. By constantly repenting everyday, we'll be able to see the progression of our lives as we strive to have the Lord as our light.

Love you all! Have another great week!

Ik hou van jullie!!!

Elder Hunt


With New Companion Elder Ricks

At a fort 

Sunset in Commewijne

main roads in  Commewijne

working hard in the field

roads in the jungle

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