Wednesday, July 26, 2017

May 8,2017

Goedemorgen en groetjes uit Suriname!

We've had a great week. One of the best we've seen in Commewijne. It's been raining a tone this past week! Many Surinamers are saying it's the big rainy season now. That means it rains everyday, and it dumps when it does! It's been making the dirt roads here very muddy, and that's not fun to bike in. My shoes are getting destroyed too...

We are seeing great success and progress in our investigator Rosieta and her daughter Somalie. They were so excited to go to church! We agreed that we would meet them at their house and walk with them to church. Not only was Rosieta ready, but she had two of her daughters with her, and 4 grandchildren! We walked with our little brigade to church, where the members gladly welcomed them. Commewijne finally got a piano! Keep in mind that church is still held at someone's house. They were all very happy to have accompaniment for sacrament. It'd been weird because the weeks before was the first time I did not accompany in nearly 15 months.

my scripture I'm sharing this week is in D&C 19:23
Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.
It's interesting to think about what it means to walk in the meekness of [the Lord's] spirit. What does that mean? According to a church source meekness is defined as "Godfearing, righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering. The meek are willing to follow gospel teachings". So we should walk godfearingly, righteously, humbly, teachably, and patiently. Only then do we find the peace of Godliness that the gospel brings. It's an interesting concept to ponder about...

Have a great week! Sorry this week is a short letter, I'm short on time today.

Ik hou van jullie!!!

Elder Hunt

Pink Skies

Muddy roads of Voorburg

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