Just a forewarning, this week's email probably won't be very long. Not because there has been a lack of experiences, but some are just better described with pictures.
|Alley in Gouda|
|Stroop Waffle Crumbs - You can get a bag for a euro|
and then when you put it in yogurt, it is so good!
|Pretty Dike in Gouda|
|Main Square in Gouda|
|Church in Woerden|
|Cool Sunrise From Our Balcony|
This week we had mission temple conference.(Click here for more information on the Hague Netherlands Temple.) What a cool experience! The spirit you feel in the temple is always so soothing, calming, and invigorating. It was cool to see that the temple has no different feel from that of other temples. It truly is the house of the Lord, and it is the Sacred spirit that is there that makes the temple so special, and is what you truly remember. Other than the fact that everything was in Dutch and everyone speaking in Dutch, I could have been at home, because I truly felt at home.
|Temple with Elder Chantry|
This week was also our MTC group's trip down to Belgium to get our residency cards. It was so good to see all of those people again; getting to hear about how they are doing, and about their areas. We got to see many of the sights, including Brussels Main Square (Click here for more information on the Main Square) and Manneken Pis (Click here for more information on Manneken Pis), and eat Belgium waffles and frites.
|Selfie in Brussels Main Square|
|Brussels Main Square|
|Selfie with Manneken Pis|
|Belgian Waffels with MTC Buds|
[Elder Lott, Elder Reese, Elder Morrell, Elder Hirsch,
Elder DeWitt must be taking the picture,
and Elder Cook should arrive next transfer.]
|Statue in Brussels|
Ha ha! Well, it was a good bonding experience for the Elders anyways
This week has been a bit of a transition week. Most all of our investigators have either dropped us, or we dropped them, or they have told us to come back in a month or two. (So pretty much hoping we'll forget about them. Haha but we won't ;) ) So we have been doing a lot of finding, talking to people trying to get some new investigators, and a lot of inactive member look ups. Even though I would think this is slower work, it seems to be going by just as fast or faster than usual. Something about this work makes it impossible to be down!
I know that God is real, and that He is our Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ is His only begotten son, and that he is our savior and redeemer. They both love us more than we can imagine, and are so patient and loving with us because they know who we can become. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ restored to the earth in its fullness. Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and is was through him this gospel was restored. It remains the true gospel today and Thomas S. Monson is the prophet on the earth today. By learning of these things and so much more, and by living the gospel of Jesus Christ we can be happier than we could be any other way, and for longer than we could be any other way - even for eternity. This is my testimony, and I know that everyone else, through faith and prayer, can know the same. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Love all of you!