Monday, October 5, 2015

Who we are is not who we can become :)

Lovelies <3
This week has definitely been an adjustment and probably will be for the rest of the transfer lol but it has been good. Transfers were last week and I received 2 new companions of which are fantastic missionaries. We are all polar opposites, but it works. I love them. 
Last week we visited a member sister who has 3 adorable kids and she doesn't come to church very often. we visit them every week with the elders. most of time I am trying to get Chi Chi (her son of age 6) off my lap hahah but they're so cute. we love going over there and doing fun gospel games or reading out of the children book of mormon together. and this past week the two boys actually listened and read along! it was wonderful. I love that family. The kids warmed right up to the new sisters. 

We also had a cool appointment with an old lady who was a referral from her member sister who is living in California. Her caretaker showed up and we got talkin with her and ended up teaching her the whole first lesson and dropped the baptism question. she was super cool and so sweet. she was pretty interested. we are hoping to meet with her again. 

We also had a lovely lesson with our investigator Ike at centraal station. it was a beautiful day so we sat outisde of the station which was pretty busy, but it was quieter than inside because people are playing the piano and singing and it echoes. so outside it was. so we are sitting on this bench, and this guy sitting next to me starts mumbling something to me. I couldn't understand him and tried to speak dutch to him and english but he wasn't understanding me and I couldn't understand him....I finally understood that he was speaking russian and was like...dude, I don't speak I can't help you and we're having a conversation with this guy (while trying to teach about tithing and fasting) but the guy keeps talking to me and I tried to understand him but couldn't so I tried to get more into our conversation with Ike the the Russian guy kept knudging me haha I felt so bad. Turns out he was trying to sell drugs to me, and then asked if I has a lighter (we understood him through his hand signals) and then eventually the police came up and escorted him away. He also tried to give me one of his knives...or we was motioning at cutting me hahah ohhhh Amsterdam, how I love you. But the lesson with Ike ended up being really good and he understood the law of tithing and the law of the fast. 

well, wasn't General Conference wonderful?!? I still have yet to watch the last session and hopefully we can do that with some of our investigators who weren't able to make it to the church to watch it. Last night for the Sunday morning session we went to a half-member house to watch it. They are a newly married couple, both from Great Britain, and both wonderfully hilarious. I love them hahaha. The wife is a member and her husband is an atheist. but they are so great, and he watched the beginning part with us. They fed us a delicious lasagna dinner with other lekker things. The spirit was strong. The wife has been becoming more and more activated just this year and I think she realizes just how important the gospel is. I can see it in her eyes. hopefully they will be at church this week. 

Well, I hope you all remember the things that stuck out to you during conference and apply it to your lives. read through your notes and read the conference talks and mark them up and make small goals for each day to apply the things you learned! I know I will be doing that :) Elder Holland's talk was amazing. Mom, I love you. Thank you for being so strong and courageous in your faith. I have definitely leaned on your faith to help me during hard times. I do not doubt, because I know you know this gospel is true and I have gained a testimony of my own that it is true. I love this gospel,  I love my mom, I love my Savior, and I love you all!!!! Dad, you have also helped me so much as well. Keep on keepin' on!!! 


Zuster Harris :)


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