So it was transfer calls week this week, and like usual it brought changes. Elder Harrop will be heading out, going to Eindhoven. I will be staying here and getting........ Elder Reese as a companion! Haha super cool because Elder Reese is from my MTC group. It will be fun to serve with him, and he's actually already served here in Antwerpen, for 4-5 months when he was first here.
|MTC selfie of Elder Reese, August 2014|
Elder Cook, Elder Hirsch, Elder Lott and Elder Morrell at the desks
The last couple weeks have been super cool with finding new investigators, we have found quite a few and they are from all over the world. 3 of them are on the same street, with 2 guys from Lebanon and are here for work and school. The other in from Nigeria and is here from school. We are also teaching 2 other people from Nigeria, and of course some of the wonderful people of this country, Belgium. We have 2 people that have a baptismal date now. The first is Axx, she is one of the people from Nigeria and her sister is a member in France, so when she wanted to find a church for her she referred herself on mormon.org. The other is an older gentleman named Bxx, and he is also from Nigeria.
I won't tell everything about the week but I do want to testify about out Father in Heaven's love for us. He is so willing to provide us with help and support and everything we need to be successful in this life if we are willing to go to Him, desiring to be who he wants us to be. Change and refining can hurt, but we come out better for it. We become more like our Father in Heaven wants us to become if we trust in Him and don't shrink away. God lives, his son Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer. This is their true church, restored on the earth through a true and modern prophet, Joseph Smith. The book of Mormon is true, and is such a powerful influence for faith in Jesus Christ and for all else that is truly good.
Love you all!
-Elder Hayden Lott
Question of the Week: Back slapping is a common occurrence upon greeting someone in the United States, but I read that it is considered offensive by Belgians. Would you say that is true?
Answer: Yes, from what I've experienced it can be considered rude to walk up to someone and give them a slap on the back or to ruffle them up with a side hug. That's been something that been weird getting used to, because sometimes when you see someone having a bad day or whatever you can't just walk up and put your arm around them. I love these people, they've taught me so much :)
|Antwerpen Zone Training, January 2016|
Elder Hill on the left, Elder Lott on the right
picture from www.bunnellbelgiumnetherlandsmission.blogspot.com