So many great things happened this week!
.We had exchanges this week! While we were on exchanges, me and Zr. Cluff decided to go look up this recent convert (and sadly less active). She lives all the way out in Delft, so it took about an hour to get there. She hadn’t been answering her phone, so we were worried she wouldn’t be home. But we felt like we should still travel out there. Luckily, she was home!!! She even said it was lucky that we caught her with how busy she’s been! Wow! We were so glad that the Spirit had directed us there that day 🙂
.We were also able to meet with another less active and her children. It was really sweet. Her daughter is autistic and we spent most of the time looking through a book full of church pictures with her. She would point to something in the picture and ask “Wat is dat?” and we’d explain the story behind it. It was so cute! We really love them 🙂
.On Friday we stopped by a neighbor from one of the ward members to invite her to our game night after the baptism. She’s gone to a couple events at the church before, so we thought we’d stop by. She ended up letting us right in and asking us questions about the church! We ended up teaching the last half of the plan of salvation and committing her to church and the game night! She seems super positive and we’re hoping we can set up another appointment!
.We cleaned out all our area books this week! It looks sooo much better now and it’s way easier to work with 🙂 We also found a lot of lost potentials that we’re planning on looking up this week!
.On Saturday we went to a convert baptism in Den Haag with our investigator, her mom, and her twin sister! It was really good for them to see what her baptism will be like and meet some of the church members. Her sister also wants to come to Institute!! The Spirit was so strong at the baptism. It was really another testament to me of the importance and sacredness of baptism. We can’t wait for next week!!!
.Yesterday we had an AWESOME miracle! We were wandering in the hallway at church trying to decide if we wanted to go to the Wassenaar Relief Society or the Zoetermeer Sacrament Meeting (the hour overlaps so we switch off every week or so). While we were being indecisive, one of the youth comes around the corner with 2 of her non-member friends. She said they had questions that they wanted to ask us! So, we went into an empty classroom and ended up teaching part of the 1st lesson! They both accepted a book of mormon and we’re in the process of setting up another appointment! They are both dutch, but are attending the english ward because that’s where their friends are. They are so sweet and sincere with their questions! We are excited to help them learn more!
.We also gave the Young Woman lesson in the Zoetermeer ward yesterday. Man, it was a busy day for us! We talked about scripture study and the blessings that come from it. We gave each girl a decorated notebook as a kind of scripture study journal. I think the girls really liked that. Haha, most of them were kind of ‘tuned out’ most of the time on their phones. But, one girl was really into the lesson, which really made it worth it 🙂
.Last Monday we went skating in de Uithof in Den Haag with the district. It was really funny and people were falling all over the place! Haha, our investigator came with us too, which always adds to the fun!
.For English Conversation Class this week we played Jeopardy! The Elders came up with it and it was super funny! Lots of the questions were tailored to the students (ex. How many stomachs does a cow have? For Wouter, the man who owns the dairy farm we do service on). Most of the questions had them spelling words in english as well. Everyone loved it! Also, if anyone has any ideas for an english class, let me know!
.The wind this last thursday was crazy! It was officially “Code Orange” which is one less “code” than a full blown hurricane here! It was really fun to attempt to ride our bikes. We weren’t even moving a lot of the time! Haha, and Zr. Weber almost got blown into the dijk lol! Luckily, we had a dinner appointment that night, so we weren’t out in the worst of it 🙂
.We had zone p-day on Saturday! We all went to the Den Haag church and played dodgeball! It was pretty fun, and only one person got hurt 🙂 (Just some broken glasses. Don’t worry, wasn’t me mom 🙂
I love you all so much! I hope you all have a great week!
Liefs, Zuster Mangum
.Found some cute baby chicks at the Hema
.We went ice skating last Monday with the district. It was so much fun!