Monday, July 15, 2013

Week 9, 2 month Mark & a Baptismal Date

Looking at the park, down the street, from our apartment
The Biggest Church in Belgium

Elder Wilson and me

It's been another great week in Brussels.

Last Monday we went shopping and got our Father and Son ties.  My trainer is my Father (missionary lingo) and now we have matching ties from Celio.  We went to Fnac, which is like a Best Buy and Barnes and Noble in one, and then went to teach Adalbert.  It feel through so we called Boni to see if we could teach him.  The lesson didn't go well.  we found out he is a Jehovah's witness and a firm believer.  He wanted to Bible bash, which kills the spirit instantly and you accomplish nothing.

Tuesday we had District meeting and then our amis Andrew was supposed to meet us in the park but was a "no show".  We had a lesson with Mosa and Emerson that evening.  The spirit was strong as we taught.  We asked them both for baptismal dates but they wouldn't commit.  Mosa said he had to find a place for his family to live but said he would think about it.  We taught the Antonio Family - a husband, wife and 8 year old son.  It went well but they are on vacation till today.  We'll try to follow up again this week with them.  They were going to read the Book of Mormon that night.  On the way home we went a different way and ran into Andrew.  We were able to teach him right there!  It's amazing how the Lord puts people in your path!.

Wednesday we did tons of area book work and taught Kingsley and Marsella again.  We found out as we were asking about baptism that they aren't legally married.  They are planning that in a couple of years.  Maybe we will become wedding planners and help it happen sooner.

Thursday we had a few lessons fall through, which is frustrating, but we got to teach Mosa.  Our prayers were answered and he had found an apartment and so with the spirit very strong we asked if he'd accept a baptismal date.  HE DID!  July 28th!!  So exciting.   We were giddy and happy.

On Friday we met a man named Bogart who learned English and wanted to talk.  He invited us in and gave us energy drinks since he was out of Coke.  Elder Davis had never had one and he was pretty wired - pretty funny!

Saturday we cleaned out an old Elders apartment which was on the 5th floor.  We carried tons of stuff, even washers and dryers, down narrow European Stairs. Then we helped the Sisters move into their new apartment, which had an elevator - YAY!  We treated ourselves to McDonalds and it was the best Big Mac, Coke and Fries I've ever had!  We have a senior couple here and they are so awesome.  They help us a ton.  They are from Twinfalls and own a potato farm.  Sadly, they are leaving next week to go back home.

Sunday was great.  We had Mosa and his wife (who's 8 1/2 months pregnant) and their daughter come to church.  We picked up Marsella, who only speaks Spanish.  It was an interesting train ride with lot of "Si" and "Buenos".  Luckily a member translated for us at church and she loved it!

Hope you all have a great week.  Love you all!  Here is my quote for the week:  "We live at a time in the world's history when there are many challenges but also great opportunities and reasons for rejoicing.  There are, of course, those times when we experience disappointments, heartaches and even tragedies in our lives,  However, if we put our trust in the Lord, He will help us through our difficulties, whatever they may be."
President Thomas S. Monson
Waiting for the Metro

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