Zuster Fox?

Zuster Fox?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Serving others is a pleasure

This past week marked the transition between transfers. For Sister Bradley and I, fortunately, we didn't need to move or change - but it was a chance to look back on the past six weeks at all the work we've done and consider how we can improve and go full steam ahead into the next transfer! Heavenly Father has blessed us to be able to find and teach a lot of people. We also have several people with scheduled baptismal dates, so we are looking forward to helping them be prepared and ready to make that important covenant with Heavenly Father.
Happy to have 6 more weeks together!

What actually happened this week? I will consult my daily planner and journal to try to figure it out. I hope in normal life I'll be able to recall better the events of the past week, but even a single day of missionary life feels like blur by the end of it! In the best way possible.

We had our last district meeting of the transfer, saying farewell to three missionaries from our group. We participated in ward council, which is always a cool opportunity to coordinate our missionary efforts with members in this area.

We did a lot of service this week, just for individual members, but it felt really good and like we made a big difference. We are here to serve however we can- and if that means cleaning and organizing and rearranging, we are happy to do it!

On Thursday I was on exchanges with Sister Riley. We had a lot of fun and saw some miracles! We taught the Restoration to a lady who was really prepared to hear it, and loved us- she loaded us up with frozen food before she let us leave the house! Later when contacting we taught a lesson on a doorstep- it's kind of a cool experience to have a gospel discussion with someone just at their door and end it with prayer.
Pics from last week's Kuekenhof adventure.

I'd say the craziesst day was Sunday. It should be a day of rest, right? Well, it is. But as a missionary, it can be kind of stressful! We had two of our new investigators who came to church for the first time, so we were concerned with making sure they understood the service and lessons, made connections with members, and overall felt comfortable. It worked out really well and they enjoyed it, but after ensuring that they had a good experience on top of doing our normal coordination with members, Sister Bradley and I were exhausted! Nevertheless, church is always spiritually refreshing and uplifting. I'm grateful for the chance every week to worship and partake of the sacrament.

This preparation day was really fun- there are free yoga classes held at the church building in Zoetermeer every Monday and Thursday, so we went to that - it makes me think of my Mom and her yoga prowess! Then we stayed in Zoetermeer and walked around the cute city center area, past the beautiful temple, shopping a bit with other missionaries, just having a relaxed, pleasant time. I'd say we are now ready for the next week!
Selfie with Elder Jardine and Conatti.
Eating at the surinamese restaurant in Zotermeer :)
Me at the temple today.
That was the week! Maybe not extremely exciting, but wonderful overall. I want to share my testimony of the Book of Mormon- I love reading from and studying it every day. I know it is the word of God! Het Boek van Mormon kan ons helpen of steeds dichter bij onze Verlosser jezus Christus te komen. Dit weet ik zeker. :)

Have a wonderful week! Love, McKinney

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