Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Week 2 from the MTC! "Boy Did It Fly By!"

Elder Muller and his District at the Provo Temple (check out Elder Muller's has pigs on it....a special memento from Brother Bair in Wadsworth, Ohio!) 

Another beautiful day at the Provo Temple
Elder Muller with his two companions on the grounds of the Provo Temple

What a beautiful sky.  Again, Provo Temple Grounds

Elders Hunter, Silva, Matos, da Silva and Muller.  Elders Matos and da Silva are Elder Muller's companions, and Elders Hunter and Silva are the Zone Leaders.

Elder Muller's desk and study materials.  So awesome to see him writing in Dutch!  And even more awesome is that I can read and understand most of it!!!

  • Piception! A picture of Elder da Silva taking a picture of Sister Hanson taking a picture of me taking a picture of... you get the idea

Hallo van de MTC! 

Week two is done, and boy did it fly by! 

My Collegas (companions) and I now have two investigators (this is the term used for those people they are teaching), "John", and "William". We are teaching "John" about God and Jesus Christ. His father is Islamic, and his mother was Christian, so they didn't talk religion very much. "William" has had some trouble with the law and substance abuse, so we are helping him turn his life around. Very fun.

Last night we had a ton of fun, we try to have a good time because it's P-Day eve. We got a big group of Elders together and sang some good old fashioned gospel music. 'Tomorrow is P-Day, Oh Happy Day!'. We have too much fun :).

So the other Dutchie Elders are just amazing. Elder Hunter (the Scottish one) is just amazing. We found out that he actually helped write the song 'Come unto Christ'. If you watch the music video, he's the guy playing the piano. You can see his face for like two seconds. Pretty cool. 

Elder Silva is just super funny. Every night he tells us a bedtime story before we go to bed. They are all true experiences that he's had that are just crazy funny. 

Elder Matos and Elder da Silva are great. They both speak English, Spanish and French. The other day we ran into some international Sisters/Elders, and within 30 seconds we had 3 different languages going at once. 

As a companionship, we have been focusing more on teaching/relying on the Spirit. We've really seen an improvement in our lessons, and our investigators are moving a lot faster. 

The Sisters in my district are awesome as well. You can see the Lord's hand in putting them together, because each companionship is just perfect. We have some great district goals, and are working together really well. 

So about the choir. (This is the choir Elder Muller will be singing in this Saturday night, October 4, 2014.  It will be during the Priesthood session of our semi-annual General Conference...the best two weekends of the year! It is held in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. You can watch on some cable TV outlets, or stream it on  )   It's been amazing! We are going to be doing something special which has never been done before in conference. I can't say what it is, but it is so good. Apparently they are going to record us singing it, and use it in Church other church media. Pretty unique experience. 

In closing, 

Ik weet dat Jezus Christus mijn Verlosser is. (I know that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer)
Ik weet dat God onze Hemelse Vader is. (I know that God is our Heavenly Father) 
Ik weet dat de verzoening echt is. (I know that the Atonement is real)

and I don't have time to type out the rest. 

Till next week!

Elder Muller

I think I have this translated correctly!  --Amy

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