|Getting Elder Isaksen on the train for transfers, with Elder Eli Andrew|
Monday, June 6, 2016
Hey everybody, it's Monday again!
It is also June, which is pretty scary to think about. It's beautiful weather here in "de mooie stad achter de duinen"(aka Den Haag). (the beautiful city behind the dunes) I just really want to go to the beach... -__-
Maar goed. (But good) So transfers happened. Elder Richards is now in Den Haag. We had quite the good first week together. We helped some people paint, helped some people move, taught some great lessons, found some new investigators, went to lots of meetings; normal missionary stuff.
So today I wanted to talk about more spiritual things rather than just give you a run down of my week. I don't have that many group emails left, so I want to make the most of them. :)
I was thinking a lot about the Savior this week. More than usual, at least. I was pondering my relationship with Him.
A question that we ask a lot of people when we are street contacting is "Waar vind u geluk in het leven?" or in other words, "What makes you happy?" We were talking to a less active Brother about the Plan of Salvation. We got to the point about our life here on Earth, and I asked him, "Brother B---, what makes you happy? I believe the purpose of life is to be happy, so what makes you happy?" He then bore his testimony of the gospel and how thankful he is for his loving Heavenly Father.
As he was sharing his testimony I had a realization about just how important gratitude is when it comes to our relationship with the Savior. Mostly because I don't think we will ever fully understand the magnitude of what He did, of what He's given us. I took a look at myself, at everything that I enjoy doing. Almost everything I enjoy doing stems from a talent that I was given.
On Sunday I was making a new planner. The theme that I used was, Het Licht. (The Light) On the back I put a picture of the sepluchre with the stone rolling away. As I was putting the planner together, I was thinking about that moment where the stone was rolled away, and just how much hope that moment gives us. It is the defining moment in human history. The moment when we all won. Because of Christ. Isn't that awesome? We all win!
|Front of this new six week planner|
|The back of this new six week planner with the stone rolling away from the sepluchre|
So where do I want to go with this. Honestly I have no idea, but this was on my mind this week. I think the biggest thing is that life is what you make of it. We've been blessed with so many things, we've already "won", so why worry about life? Why not just go out and grab it by the horns. Go do it! Go live your dream!
Love you! Bye,
|The Vision Board - (L-R, top to bottom) Physical, Spiritual, Mission and Future Goals! 1. Ask 2. Believe 3. Visualize 4. Grateful 5. Just Do!|
|Good-bye, Elder Isaksen!|
|Last dinner of the transfer! Check out the four matching ties!|