Monday, September 14, 2015

16th letter from Eindhoven, Netherlands -- Week 64

Our ghetto oven doesn't work well, but they still tasted great.  Thanks!!!! (I sent Ben a package with his favorite Betty Crocker cherry frosting and white cake mix.)
Elder Ben with Sister and Elder Butler (Taken today)
The Van Empel's and Elder Steenblik
This is in the city, Breda

Hey Peeps,

To start the week out, we had an awesome lunch with Jacky.  It was a huge Peruvian feast! Her son Jeffrey was super happy to have us over.

On Tuesday after our district meeting, I was on an exchange with Elder Bruno.  We met with Natalie and had a super good lesson with her.   She came to church on Sunday as well for the 2nd week in a row and even gave the lesson in one of the primary classes.

We were able to get contact with Umu again.  She has been in Belgium for a week and a half, so we couldn't meet with her.  We had a lesson and watched a talk by President Monson with her about serving others.  She is still praying and reading in the Book of Mormon every day.  At the end of the lesson she said an awesome prayer asking to know if President Monson was a true prophet of God.  She also thanked Heavenly Father for blessing us with patience for her and that we are always stopping by to check up on her.

We worked with the sisters in Tilburg this week as well.  Sister Cowles and Fredrickson.  They are both super cool sisters.  They just barely opened up their area 3 weeks ago and they started with nothing.  We had lunch with them and did some finding for a couple of hours to help them build the work up in their new area.

To be honest, it was a pretty rough week as missionary work goes.  We had lots of lessons planned that fell through and we got dropped and also had to drop quite a few people this week.  This is a good chance to find some fresh new investigators.  We will be doing quite a bit of finding this upcoming week. We hope and pray that we will be able to find some new people to teach.

We are also losing the Butlers this week.  They are a senior couple in Eindhoven and go home tomorrow. They have been so much fun to get to know.  They will sure be missed by us as well as the whole ward.

Have a great week everybody!

Enjoy college football.....

                                              -Elder Steenblik

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