Hey guys, Í might be in freak out mode this week... Why? Well.. It´s almost hump day.
This Saturday to be exact.
In other news, this week has been pretty uneventful! We have had a lot of time with the members which is really nice. I really like the relationships we are building with these people. Last week, I forgot to mention a few things to add to the drama. Like that a member told me my hair looked like a rats nest the week before, and he is glad I finally did something about it.. .Ouch? And then my bag just fell apart as we were walking up the stairs. Sowe had an appointment with this super sweek old lady who is pretty alone, and we love her a lot. I mentioned how my bag had broken, and she conveniently had one she was planning on giving away! What?? So she let me have it. It was super sweet of her.
Tuesday I went on exchanges to Gouda and that was pretty interesting. But then we met up again the next day for Zone conference!
We have decided that in order to be called to the Belgium/Netherlands mission, you have to be weird. Why? Well, we are all just a little odd... But the space theme did make for a good time. There were "viruses" and everything! (Meaning videos of our Zone Leaders with mustaches doing strange things...) I like it a lot here :)
We had 2 appointments with M this week, because he likes to talk a lot and that´s how long it takes to get through simple concepts. He keeps saying he wants to come to church, but never actually does it... So this week that is what we will be attacking. He is on date though! Which is kind of exciting! We set a date so he can see the progress and have a legitimate goal. I think this might actually work!
Other random news, S got the priesthood this week! I wasn't there for it, but we talked to him right before and he seemed really excited! I love watching his testimony grow! It is pretty much one of the greatest blessings. Also, Br. D is right on track for quitting smoking! In fact, he is ahead of the schedule we set with him! I love it! P is having a pretty rough time right now, and could use some extra prayers. It´ll work out, the government just needs to cooperate and let him pay his darn bills off.
That´s about it for this week! I love hearing about the girls back home! And how everything is going so good! I´m praying all the time for you guys, so it better be working! Ik hou van jullie!
Have a wonderful week!
Liefs, Z Packer
Jan 20, 2014
So, you might be wondering as to why the subject this week is "A bunch of bad jokes." Well, you are about to find out.
This whole week was a joke.
We wanted to climb the Grote Kerk this week during one of our lunch times (or Big Church) and well apparently it's closed during the winter. Make sense? No, not at all. That same day our dinner and service appointment got cancelled. And it started to rain before the day was even half over... We made the mistake of wishing we could just randomly get sick and go in, because well...
Zr Aston was sick the next day. She had a really nasty cold so I made her sleep a lot. (thank heavens I worked in a pharmacy!) We did go to a few appointments that day. One with our favorite old man inactive... He planned an entire introductory sequence for the elders.. We didn´t really need to know the kind of women he was into.. (if you are wondering they are slim and educated women like Nicole Kidman...) Funny guy though, I think we are BFFs.
S is preparing to receive the Priesthood, so we talked with him a bit about that. And he is meeting regularly with the bishop! Woohoo!
The next day Zr. Aston was still pretty sick so we stayed in and did our weekly planning session. Pretty simple.. Every time she took a nap I felt the urge to cook. So, we have been eating pretty good lately.
We met with another inactive who likes to take us on crazy tangents about his volunteer work. This week it was about how people only steal the butter, Why the butter? Just wait, that part is important for later. The real joke came on Saturday... Be prepared to laugh.
So we were asked to prepare a little lesson for primary which involved cookies. So we bought some simple ingredients for cookies (flour, sugar, butter) And made our way to the church. We planned to just leave our bikes there because we needed to take a bus to our appointment. So we did that. The appointment was good, I learned there are movies like Ice Age 4? and Red 2? Anyway, we then had the most awkward car ride home of my life. 1 of the elders was squished in the back with us, and it is a pretty tiny car... So he was being super awkward the whole ride back... We get back and someone had raided Zr. Astons Fiets taas. ( bike bag..?) And stolen everything EXCEPT THE BUTTER.... You´re kidding right? Well. We hop on our bikes to find one last open store and find.... I have another flat tire.. Good gravy.
P fixed it for me yesterday, and it is flat again. Kill me.
On the bright side though, we do have heat finally! The guy came and fixed it today! Woo, and we are meeting with M again today! So hopefully all continues to go well! I love you all, and have a dandy week!
Liefs, Z Packer
Jan 13, 2014