Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MAY 15,2017

Goedemorgen iedereen! It's been a great week in Commewijne. We've been able to see great success in the group this week, and it's exciting to see everything coming together.

We had a great time at church. There were 25 people that came! That's the highest I've ever seen it here. One of my most favorite parts of the Sabbath is playing prelude before Sacrament meeting and watching everyone come in. It was great to see the room so full with members who were coming from all parts of Commewijne. That was a very special feeling to have.

Rosieta and Somalie were also able to come to church yesterday. They enjoyed the company of the other members. Somalie actually a very good friend with one of the young women here in the church, so that helped her feel much comfortable in what might seem like a small and different group. They're reading in the Book of Mormon and are excited about their baptismal date. Rosieta learned about the idea of the temple and service in the church this past week, and learned about how there's so much more after baptism, which made her really excited.

We've met some really cool people. Do you remember Elder DeSeil, one of the missionaries I trained? We contacted his uncle this week. He told us about how he was happy his nephew was in Holland preaching the gospel. He told us he'd be very interested in learning more about the church's belief's. Unfortunately, he doesn't live in our area, but he'll be great to teach. We had another fun experience this week when we pasted a man cutting grass out in his lawn. We offered to help, and he gave us two matchless and we helped him cut grass for about 15-20ish while he rested. We got talking with him about the gospel and was interested to learn more. He was probably wondering why two Americans dressed up in a white shirt, time, and slacks were coming to help him cut grass. He was interested though and we past off his info to some other missionaries.

Other then that, it's been about the normal grind. Biking everywhere... talking with people... dealing with the rain. It's been a good time.

President Egbert had encouraged me to study more about the Gathering of Israel, to learn more about my role in it. One day during personal study I stumbled upon the dream of Kind Nebuchadnezzar, where it was prophesied that the gospel would go throughout the world. In Daniel 2:44-45 it says "And in the days of these kings (i.e. the European kingdoms going throughout the world) shall the God of heaven set up kingdomwhich shall never be destroyedand the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it (the kingdom) shall stand for ever.
It's awesome to be able to witness that. This gospel really is an ensign and light that is going throughout the world... "and it shall stand forever".

Have a great week!

Ik hou van jullie!!!

Elder Hunt

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