Monday, February 15, 2016

3rd letter from Almere, Netherlands -- Week 86

Me and my Valentine.  (Elder Smith and Elder Steenblik)  We made doughnuts with a member for a V-Day party at the church

Yo Peeps,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you all had a great V-Day.  It has been a fantastic week for us here in Almere.

This week we went on an exchange in Amsterdam.  There is an awesome American member in their ward that took us out to eat.  We went to some super awesome pub in the city and got ribs.  Oh dang, they were good! It was cool to get a little taste of the Amsterdam nightlife because we don’t get much of that as missionaries.  If you guys ever want to make the missionaries in your ward happy, just take them out to get ribs!

We saw a lot of cool miracles this week.  There is a less active woman that we are working with and she has a 13 year old son who is not a member.  We invited him to go to the young men’s activity this week to play laser tag.  He attended that and also came to church on Sunday! We are going back this week to meet with them again.

We also had a lesson with the Steenblik’s this week! We stopped by and gave them a Book of Mormon and shared an explanation about what it is and where it came from.  They were very grateful that we shared it with them.

We got a couple of new investigators this week which we are pretty pumped about.

We had another week with lots of appointments with less active members.  It is always really interesting to see what the reason is that people don't come to church anymore.  This week we met with a woman who used to be a fully active member.  She told us that this can't be the true church because if it was, there would be more black apostles and prophets.  She also told us that the picture we use to represent Jesus is white, and that is racist.  I was just thinking, so if the prophet was black then you would know that the Book of Mormon would be true? If our picture of Jesus Christ had a different skin color then that, you would believe that Christ restored His church to the earth? People just worry about the little silly things and let it destroy everything that they know and believe in.  Just focus on the important things! And don't let those types of things ruin your faith.  Christ is our Savior and Redeemer no matter what His skin color is.  That is my rant for the week.

Have a great week folks! Love you guys!

                                             -Elder Steenblik

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