I hope everyone had another great week. We were able to have an awesome week to end off the transfer.
It's been pretty hot here this past week. It's getting to that time of year here in Suriname where the weather dries up a little before the big rainy season sets in. We've had a fun time contacting this last week. Our contacting area we're focusing on reminds me a lot of Idaho actually. Commewijne in general reminds me of Idaho. Rexburg at least. There's a good amount of people, but everything is spread out. And the houses here are randomly scattered through out the bush, so we're exploring these jungly streets. The picture shows an example.
We had an absolute wonderful Sunday! We were able to see three investigator families come to church!!! It literally doubled the attendance of church here. Shawn and Veronica came with their little boy, Lorenzo and Nancy were able to come with their two children, and Sharissa was able to bring two of her children with her. It was so great to see everyone at church! For me it was a very sweet moment because we had worked and worked and WORKED to get investigators to church. Not a single investigator came to church the entire transfer, until yesterday! That was a testimony builder for me that the Lord does recognize the work we put in as missionaries to build up the area. He's also busy preparing other people so they are prepared to receive His blessings too.
Sharissa bore a powerful testimony during gospel principles about how she had been searching for the truth for so long, and now she's found it! She said she loves all the couples that come to church with their children, which encouraged her to involve her family more in church. As a missionary it's so great to hear an investigator say that! We're very excited to help her prepare for baptism.
Matthew 22: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. I hope you all have another wonderful week! I'll talk to you all next week!
Ik hou van jullie!!!