|The Robbins Family in Rotterdam with Elder Muller!!!!|
|Off to work they go...on their way to an appointment to teach about Christ|
Hallo... met de Elders van de Kerk van Jezus Christus... Wij zijn niet momenteel bereikbaar, maar je kunt toch een boodschap achterlaten. Dus, doe maar alstublieft, en wij zullen zeker naartoe luisteren. Alstublieft. Heb een goede dag. Even kijken...
Hello...you have reached the Elders from the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints... We are not available at the moment but you may please leave a message, and we will for sure listen to your message. Please! Have a great day. Until later....
Gosh dang I miss the Elders te (from) Capelle (City name). That was their voicemail. It´s really funny because just the way Elder Bean said it. That and "boodschap achterlaten" is also slang for something else.... (I do not know what the slang is Elder Muller is referring to so I cannot translate!)
No niks moet... alles mag. That´s something Elder Hills says all the time. It means nothing must... everything is allowed... very loosely translated I guess haha.
So this has been a loooong week for me. I got sick last Monday night with a cold, and I´m only just starting to get over it. Thankfully we´ve still been able to go out and work.
So here are some highlights from the week.
We were able to set a baptismal date with one of the Capelle Elders investigators named Jennifer. She and her daughter want to get baptized in August. We had a really good lesson with them about the Big 3; prayer, scripture study, and keeping the Sabbath holy. It went really well, and we taught it completely out of the Book of Mormon. Something we have been working on together is making lesson plans to teach as much as possible directly from the scriptures. It´s been going pretty well so far. She and her three kids also came to church and stayed the whole 3 hours. Rock solid! :)
We were able to use another one of those lesson plans with one of our new investigators that we found last week. Taught her the Plan of Salvation reading out of 2 Nephi 2 and Alma 40. It was really powerful to see just how much of difference it makes in our teaching. The words of the prophets are so much more spiritually powerful than anything we can do (besides maybe baring testimony) It´s really affected the way our lessons go, and the willingness that our investigators have had to keep their commitments. I feel like they are feeling the Spirit a lot stronger when we teach this way then perhaps before.
(If you would like to read these chapters Elder Muller is referring to, please just use the links below:)
Anyway, that lesson went really well, and at the end she asked US what she needed to read for next time out of the BoM. SHE GET´S IT! AHHHHHH! It´s so awesome when investigators understand that we are helping them take action, not just spewing information!
Another cool lesson we had was with a potential we found last week. His name is Dwight, and he just moved here from Jamaica! He´s a really chill Jamaican bro, and we taught him the Restoration. He is committed to reading and finding out for himself if it´s true or not. We have another lesson planned for this week, so we are hoping that he´s going to become a solid new investigator.
So this week we had a cool surprise... I got to see the Robbins family! wat leuk! (What fun!...The Robbins family are friends from ours here in Florida! They are vacationing in the Netherlands and Germany, and last Friday they delivered two care packages that I put together for Elder Muller!! I got to send him some favorite foods!!) We were able to arrange a meeting between two appointments that we had. It was really fun to see all of them, and it was also really funny because you could tell from a mile away that they were an American family. It´s funny, because we are just so used to European styles, and they were very American. It was a nice change haha. They took us out for a quick ice cream before we had to leave for our other appointment. It was pretty cool to see them.
Anyway, I´m about out of time. I wish I could write more, but so goes it.
I´ll talk to you guys next week!
(If you would like to understand more about the Restoration that Elder Muller is teaching, please watch this short video explaining how the gospel was restored.