This past week was a good one. Our investigators are finally making some decent progress. It has been so cool witnessing the small, miracles that the Lord provides for his children. The family we found a few weeks ago langs de deur are amazing. we taught them teh restoration last week and invited them to be baptized and they said they would definitely be baptized if the Holy Ghost prompted them to do so. They are basically already missionaries...they keep extra bibles in their car and if they ever need to hand them out for any reason, they do. They really believe in the bible and when we introduced the Book of Mormon they thought it was also great...we Moroni's promise in Moroni 10:3-5 and they just kept saying "amen" haha it was sweet. We have another lesson with them this Friday. Things are looking up in Assen! We are working hard finding, teaching, and finding some more, and teaching some more. It's crazy....I got the idea from my good friend Kale Smith (who is serving in South Korea) to pray for a family to find teach and baptize so that's what we did, we prayed to find a family to teach (Another strong family is just what Assen needs in it's little branch) and a week later we found Patrick and Melony while knocking doors. It's the little miracles that give strength and courage to keep going!!!!
Also last week we had a lesson with our investigator Charlene who is so great but hasn't come to church for the longest time and is so busy...but we had family home evening with her and her two kids. The lesson went great...and at the end, Charlene said the closing prayer and got a little teary eyed because she said she felt the spirit so strongly...We are praying that she and her 9 year old daught Telysha get baptized soon. Charelene just had to get married haha...but it'll happen :) That's what prayer is for, right?!?
Transfers are this week. Sister Jensen is getting transfered to Ijmuiden and I am staying here in Assen and getting Sister Johanson, who has been in Belgium for the past 2 transfers or so. I have met her once and she is adorable and so sweet! I am excited. I have learned a lot from Sister Jensen this past transfer. I will miss her! But I know she will do great things in her next city.
Well, thank you all for your wonderful emails! Mom, I hope you had a great birthday. Also hope y'all enjoyed the package :) That's about all the time I've got! Have a great week everybody and see some miracles. Here's a great quote by President Monson "Hope is taking action when doubting would be easier" don't be afraid to act on those spiritual promptings! Some of you may have some decisions in your life to make. Don't afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Just do what the Lord wants for you to do and step back and watch the blessings come! He loves us so much and wants to bless us and see us make progress. I love you all! :)
and of course...pictures :)