Monday, November 16, 2015

Calm in the Storm

Hey Everybody!

Well this week has been another good one as far as the work goes.  Although my heart does go out to those effected by the Paris attacks and by similar things that happen in less well known places around the world.  Even with this going on though, I am continually redirected and drawn to the peace that I find by knowing of and trying to follow my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Maybe it sounds silly or delusional to believe in a man who lived more than two thousand years ago, and to think that I could find peace in this world through his teachings.  But those who would say these things have not experienced what I have. But as we learn in the scriptures: "Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened"  Those who are nay sayers have not sincerly asked, do not seek, and have not knocked to find peace or answers in their lives from Him that died and suffered for us, and they will continue to stay in darkness until they start to seek God and healing through his son Jesus Christ.  They are either unaware, or too prideful to seek him.  They may say that the answers we receive are fake in some way, made up in our minds, purely psychological or in some other way not true. Yet I know that what I have felt is true.  There is a difference, the same as between night and day, between something original and something that is not. Seek God our Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus Christ and you will find something that does not just patch up or cover up or keep you busy.  But something that truly heals and directs you to good and joy in your life.

A Sure Foundation
 Bishop Dean M. Davies
April 2013 General Conference

We had a good week especially with less actives.  Many of them opening up to us, and lots of them coming to church!  That was great to see.  No new investigators this week but we are seeing progress with the ones we have been working with.

I love you all so much!

-Elder Hayden Lott

Question of the Week:  Do you know if Sinterklaas will come to the smaller areas like Breda, or are the parades only for the bigger cities?

Answer: We spent most of this last Saturday traveling so we didn't see or know of any parades in Breda. I know there have been tons of parties though this weekend for kids and everyone

Sinterklaas with Zwarte Piet (picture from Google)

1 comment:

  1. Answer: Even every little village has a Sinterklaas parade, even when it's just a 5 minute horsback ride for Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet. :)