Monday, October 26, 2015

4th letter from Den Haag, Netherlands -- Week 70

Selfie with Erfan
A beautiful fall day in the Netherlands

Hey Homies,

It has been an incredible week here in Den Haag! We saw a lot of progress in our investigators.

On Tuesday we had an Iron Chef activity at the church.  One of the members here is a really good chef, so she planned an Iron Chef activity that we could invite all of our investigators and less actives too. Everyone just brought whatever food they wanted and then we made it into what we could.  The food turned out awesome! There were a ton of investigators and less actives that came and they really enjoyed it.

Last week after church, a woman named Kulmina stopped on her bike and started asking me questions about our church.  We made an appointment with her and had it this week.  We taught her about the Restoration and it went super well.  She is from Indonesia but has been living here for 15 years, so speaks almost perfect Dutch.  She is super funny and outgoing and loves meeting with us.

We met with Erfan this week again and had a really good lesson with her.  She just moved in to her new apartment and so she is still working on painting and getting settled.  Every time we go she says "My tall Elder S, I have work for you!" and she has a whole list of things she needs me to do because she is too short.  I hung up all of the curtains, changed the lightbulbs, stocked the top half of the bookshelves and hung up some lights haha.  She is very grateful to have a tall friend!

On Saturday our ward had a fall partaaaay.  It turned out awesome and there were so many people there.  We ate dinner together and then afterwards there was a dance.  Both Kulmina and Erfan came. We gave them tours of the church and they both said they could feel the spirit super strongly in the chapel.  Kulmina came to church on Sunday and made a ton of new friends in the ward.  Erfan gives lectures every Sunday for the next month, so we still have to wait on getting her to church.

Daylight savings is the worst! It makes missionary work a lot harder.  Now, at 6 o’clock at night it’s pitch black outside.  People get scared when 2 dudes wearing black try to talk to them in the nighttime.

The work is going well in Den Haag and is steadily increasing.  Thank you all for all of your prayers and support!

Have a sick week.
                                          -Elder Steenblik    

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