July 28, 2014
Well, well well, another week GONE. That means I have only one full week left with Zr A. We have no idea who will be leaving, but the APs have told us one of us is leaving. It's cool, we are preparing emotionally. It's gonna be hard, but we have to do hard things in life. We are thinking of telling the APs when they call us that we will only accept the transfer calls on some conditions: that we can call each other every week and sleep in the same city the night before temple conference. We'll see how it goes down.
This week was actually quite eventful. I can't say much, but I'm sure you heard about what happened with Russia shooting down that plane. We had a national day of mourning on Wednesday because of it. And the day before, a little boy from the den Bosch ward drowned at an LDS camp for families. Just a lot of depressing things. We've heard of a lot of people dying and it's just really good to know that there's more to life than this life.
We had Zone Training this week. Yes, Mom, I should be on the mission blog from a MLC the week before. Anyway, Elder Bitters (who was in my MTC group) talked about our calling, I talked about change and how the Lord chastens us so that we can grow into what He knows we can become, and Elder Sumter talked about the Book of Mormon and how we can always have a spiritual experience when we read. I was SO impressed with Elder Bitters. He planned so much for it. This was his first Zone Training, and he did so well. It's been so cool to see him grow throughout his mission. I'm so glad we get to come on missions. Just getting to interact with Elder Bitters (Remember, I spent six weeks in a room with him and 8 other people...we know each other pretty well) lets me see how much we change and become what Heavenly Father wants us to become.
So, last Sunday, we were just biking to look somebody up, and as we were turning a corner, we saw a lady. Mid-sentence, I was like, "Stop, we gotta contact her," so we did and we shared a little bit about the Book of Mormon and got her information. So we looked her up a few nights ago, and she was home! We asked if she had a little bit of time to hear more about it, and she took us to a bench outside so we could talk in peace (she has four kids, so I could totally sympathize with how noisy her house was haha) we shared a great lesson with her and she's now a new investigator! We were so happy. It was exactly what we needed.
Zuster Aston is wonderful. She's exactly what I needed at this point on my mission. She got a blessing that said that we're gonna be eternal friends, so that was pretty sweet.
IK HOU VAN JULLIE. Seriously, a lot.