Monday, January 23, 2017

Waarom had de kip over de straat gestoken? Omdat iedereen wilde hem dat doen.

Good afternoon everyone! I'm going to start this email by talking about last week, so bear with me.

So this past week (the week before this one) was pretty cool, we were able to find a middle-aged couple. Lately, we've been focusing on smaller areas so that way we can talk with EVERYONE in the area. We were about to head to a new area to begin since we had tried to talk with everyone in the area about 3 or 4 times already, unless they were home of course. But we felt like we needed to go back and we found Adi & Irene! They'd been visited by Elders in the past and Adi had even received a priesthood blessing for a sickness he used to have! We explained how we were lead there and Adi agreed with us wholeheartedly! He even said, "Ik geloof in toevallige dingen niet." or "I don't believe in accidents"

Now this past week were contacting and we met a woman named Sandra; her parents are American, but she's lived all over the place because her dad's a pastor for a radio station that broadcasts everywhere. She invited us to sit on her porch with her and we asked her about her belief in God and we were able to have a wonderful conversation and then her husband biked up and he joined in! They said we could come back later so we came on Saturday and they had read the pamphlet we had left with them. We taught about the Restoration and focused a lot on prophets and dispensations and how the priesthood works. As we shared the first vision I got a bit emotional but I felt the spirit very strongly and I took confidence that they were feeling it as well. The spirit was so powerful there, it felt as if I were floating in my seat a bit! We gave them a Book of Mormon and they said they would read the chapter we gave them (3 Nephi 11).

As we were walking away, I remarked to Elder Lewis how we were Nephi; I could see that they wanted to tell us that what we were saying wasn't true but they just couldn't, the words stopped in their mouths, I haven't had an experience like that before.

Well, my week was awesome and I can only hope that you are all having a fantastic week as well! Love you all, take care, and live long and prosper!

Elder Hardy

attached: cool mural on the wall and Kevin, funny little kid of one of our members from the Netherlands.

Title Translation: Waarom had de kip over de straat gestoken? Omdat iedereen wilde hem dat doen. (Why did the chicken crossed the road? Because everyone wanted him to do that.)

Sunsets NEVER get old! 

Better late than never!

Thanks Nana for the MOST needed gift of all! 

Thank Uncle Doug, Aunt Dawn, MaKenna, Kate & Alexa

Pictures are a little bit blury, but his stocking hats are Star Wars.

Christmas gift from cousin Kara

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