Monday, January 18, 2016

16th letter from Den Haag, Netherlands -- Week 82

Goeiemiddag Mensen!

Well, it has been an outstanding week! We had a lot of appointments and they all went well.

We met with Ferdinand twice this week.  He still didn't understand why he needs to be baptized again because he was baptized Catholic as a baby.  It was pointless to move onto the next lesson if he didn’t even understand the Restoration, so we taught the Restoration as simply and clearly as we could.  He now understands it and he has a testimony of the Book of Mormon, but he is scared to accept it because it is something new.  It will just take time.  He came to church on Sunday again and he went to the English class with one of his friends in the ward, so I decided to join them.  The English class is awesome! It is a group of like 7 African soul brothers haha.  Every now and then someone would yell out a “Hallelujah” or an “Amen.”   I felt like I was in a Baptist church, It was hilarious!

We had a greenie this week for 2 days! There is a priest in the ward named Ian who came on splits with us for 2 days.  He came to all of our lessons and even came to our Zone meeting.

We met with Joyce and taught her about the Book of Mormon.  She is really excited to read it and learn more.  She gave us tons of food again haha.  I love people from Suriname!

The ward here in Den Haag is just awesome! We are doing a 40 day fast with the ward.  Basically for 40 days we have invited a family or person to fast on that day for our investigators.  The ward has been super happy and willing to do it.  It is a very missionary oriented ward.

We are also meeting with quite a few less active members and they are all doing great.  I probably had more lessons this week than any other week of my mission! The work is going great and the Lord is blessing us with success.

Have a great week!

                                       -Elder Steenblik

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