Sorry you didnt’ get an email from me on Monday! I was at a doctor’s appointment in Gent and it ended up taking half the day. So, we moved our email time to today 🙂 Dont’ worry though, all is well! I’ve got some medicine now and should be rid of my cough lung thing soon!
These last couple of weeks we’ve had a chance to work with [name withheld] (a less active) stop smoking. We’ve recently started the 12 step program with her that the church offers. It is INCREDIBLE! The videos associated with each step are sooo powerful! The Spirit you feel from these people’s recovery story’s is just unreal. I recommend you all watch them! It really does show the power of Christ’s atonement! He really can change our very natures and help us to reach the godly potential our heavenly father sees in all of us. It really is never too late to repent and come back to him. And if these people can come back from these crazy addictions, completely healed, how much more can we repent from our daily mistakes and bad habits! Christ’s atonement is incredible, and I’m so grateful for the power I’ve been able to access from it in my own life. She is doing incredible as well! She has gone the last 4 or so days without smoking! Now she’s just worried about trying to get the smoke smell out of her house! She says people don’t believe her when she says she’s trying to stop, because her whole house still smells like it! She has found a lot of peace and rest from not smoking and is determined to make it back to the temple so she can see her father’s work be done. She is an incredible example to me of strength! We are so happy to see that light and hope flooding back into her life!
[Name withheld] and her family came to church again last week! This week they were able to get a ride with a member who lives close by, which was really nice! That saved them an hour of biking! They are doing great and are just being flooded with love from the ward! We had a dinner appointment last week with the bishop and his wife and her family, which was incredible! She was talking about ‘being reborn’ and how she really felt like that’s what she needs in her life. We’ve really seen a lot of progression with her and her family. It’s so wonderful to see the happiness that’s coming in their life from the gospel! Also the 9 year old daughter has totally been reading in the book of mormon on her own! I don’t know if she really understands it at all, but she’s doing it! What an act of faith and a good example to her family!
Overal this week has been really good! We had zone conference yesterday, which is always a spiritual boost for the week! We also got to watch the woman’s session of conference Monday night with a member and investigator and her daughter who was recently baptized. She was really touched by the talks! We all can’t wait for this weekend to hear more words from our leaders and prophet!
I hope you all have a good week! Enjoy conference weekend!!!
Liefs, Zuster Mangum
. Spent the rest of monday ‘trunky clothes shopping’ with zrs weber, acheson, and olsen and got some good buys at the primark!
.Me and zr olsen riding an NS TREIN!!!! We got to go on a fun adventure to Den Haag to pick up her residency! Oh how I love and miss Nederland! It’s definitely my second home 🙂
.I made homemade pizza this week and it was a success!
.We saw a HEDGEHOG this week at a member’s house! Apparently this little guy comes by every night and eats the cat food they leave out! Super cute!