Hallo mijn geliefde familie! Well, you guessed it! Today is my last day in Zoetermeer! Man am I excited to go to Capelle aan de Ijssel! Oh I have to tell you something. So President and Zuster Robinson called me today and told me how proud they were of me and how they had full confidence in me doing really really well in my new city. That made me feel really great =) I have been working SO hard and now I finally have the chance to start over with a clean slate and continue progressing. So I will move to my new city tomorrow morning at like 9 with my new companion Zuster Woodbury. She's such a sweetie and I'm really excited to work with her. I'll be sure to tell you all about her and my new city next week once I know more haha. Oh also here is my new address. Jachthoorn 27, 2907 SE Capelle aan de Ijssel, Netherlands.
So saying goodbye to Zoetermeer is one of the hardest things ever! The only thing that's keeping me from bursting into tears is the excitement I have of going to my new city. So this last week I've spend making and writing personal letters to everyone in the ward and to some of my previous and new investigators. It was a lot of work, but I loved having the chance to say thanks to everyone. Yesterday at church was pretty hard too. It is SO hard to say goodbye to some of these people whom I love SO SO SO much! But one of the really amazing things, is how loved I have felt. I have felt so much love and appreciation from this ward it's amazing. I got a letter from Alexandra and Rens telling me that I changed their lives. Yesterday Zuster Tettero called me a bridge builder which is why they are sending me to Capelle. I feel so loved and I just have this enormous love for these people as well! Also the missionary work is just starting to bloom here in Zoetermeer. After a hard week last week, we have three golden investigators with quite a few other potentials. The ward is doing the 40 day fast and we are starting to see miracles! Oh it is soo hard to leave this city as I'm beginning to see it bloom, but I know I'm needed elsewhere.
So as for my week I'll just do it short since I'm running out of time.
Maandag- We went to FHE with Alexandra and her friend and it was great! They loved it and we taught her friend a lesson and got another lesson for the Den Haag Zusters. Also Alexandra was so cute, when she found out I was leaving she said she wanted to call the church and tell them I had to stay haha.
Dinsdag- Great District Meeting. It rained like CRAZY! We had some good lessons with Wanda and Daniel. Also it was crazy, the Den Haag Zusters left the keys on the inside of the door to their apartment and locked themselves out, so they ended up having to come and stay at our apartment. We pulled all of our mattresses off the beds and put them together on the floor and slept all together. It was like a slumber party haha.
Woensdag- We did some contacting and then Zuster Juchau came to work with me for the last part of the day. We had a lesson with Zuster Uljee, and then dinner with familie Gfeller Sr. They are all so wonderful! Then we looked up a previous investigator and met her dad who was with her from Peru who only speaks spanish. We asked him if he wanted a book of mormon and he said yes! So they are going to take him a book this week. Then Zuster Juchau and I were supposed to meet our companions at a tram halte but we didn't have a phone so we waited for an hour before we finally got home haha. It was super funny.
Donderdag- We had a lesson with an inactive Zuster Abaleta and then we went to Pijnacker where we met up with Zuster Snacker and then we came back and had dinner with Familie Vis senior. Then we went to Rens and watched Mormon Messages and just had a wonderful time with them. Veronica made us mormon pina coladas haha and it was just wonderful! I LOVE THEM!!!
Vrijdag- Zuster Juchau got really sick so I went to Den Haag to spend the day inside with her. I did get to go to a dinner with a member from Den Haag wijk though so that was fun.
Zaterdag- We finished up weekly planning then went over to Suzan to teach an English lesson. She was sad I was leaving and said she wanted us to come Sunday too but I told her only if she came to church which she did! haha. Hmm I don't remember what else happened this day haha.
Zondag- Church was great but hard to say goodbye to everyone. We had 2 investigators at church yay! Then we stopped by Elfride and I said goodbye. Then we went to familie Tettero for dinner. Man I love them! It was so much fun and I shared the red marble story with them that Grandma gave me. I also shared it with Rens and Veronica and Alexandra. Then we had an appointment with our new investigator Sharon and set a baptismal date with her for October 22. It wa a good day.
Well that's all the time I have. I love you all and will talk to you next week! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!!!