Monday, November 23, 2015

Miracles and Heartbreak

Hey Everybody!

So this week we saw many miracles, but unfortunately it ended with us getting dropped by one of our most positive investigators in a heartbreaking way. We'll start with the miracles.  First of all, it totally paid off getting tight with one of the less actives we are working with. We got a member referral this week to teach one of his friends and she is pretty positive.  So that was one miracle.  Another would be that one of the people we were about to drop because we were feeling like her interest was just kindness rather than true interest came to church, and thanks to our amazing ward loving her up, she actually has legitimate interest now, lots of questions, and that is a great platform to teach from.  The sad new though would be that on Sunday evening we went by to a super positive investigator's house and she ended up not even letting us in the door.  She and her husband had looked into the church more and from our feeling had gotton into some anti-mormon material.  After all that though she still said she thinks that our church in true and good, but that if she went further she knows that she would want to join and get baptized and that would tear her family apart with her husband being strongly against missionary work.  So she said, thank you for all the love and comfort and things that I've felt.  I'll get in contact with the church if anything looks like it will work out, it will just take time.  We may come to a church service one time so my husband can have one last chance, but.... ahhhhhhhhhh!  I almost cried.  Agency.... is so good. 

What the Church Teaches About Agency

I also got to go on exchanges this week with Elder Prickett.  He has a pretty rough life story but a wonderful, wonderful testimony.  I'm glad I got to work with him.

I love you all so much!

-Elder Hayden Lott

Question of the Week: I was surprised to see how many international companies have company offices in Breda.  Are you aware of any of these, or are other industries more visible to the public in Breda?

Answer: I wasn't aware of international companies here in Breda, although it makes sense.  There are whole sections of the city here that are just giant work buildings that we never really go through.  So yes they are public, but I haven't seen them.

So these are what are called 'Bossy Bolen' (bow-see-bowl-ah) 
Originally from a city called ´s-Hertogenbosch, or Den Bosch.  
But we found these coming back from exchanges on Saturday.  
Basically it is a giant oliebol (oh-lie-bowl) [deep fried pastry] filled with
a heck of a lot of whipped cream and covered in chocolate.  
Needless to say it is a heart attack and a half and really good.

Also, coconut bread is delicious!

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