Hiya Pals :)
Almost got eaten by a dog this week! Really, it was terrifying! Check that off my missionary to-do list. Sister Clement saved me. Ah, the shame. I swear, next time a dog charges, I will save my companion.
It was Sinterklaas on Friday, and that was fun times. We ate with the elders at the Scholten's (he's the bishop) and we ate gourmet, which is super cool. There's just a big long frying pan in the middle, and plates of raw meat and vegetables and fruit and you pick what you want and cook it up for yourself right there at the table. Ah, super lekker. Haha and then we played Jenga and the wood pieces had truths and dares on them. It was really funny, but such a lovely evening. It reminded me that I do have a family back home and we do fun things like that together. Miss you guys.
Everyone is dropped or dropped us, so that's that. Familie G. had us over for dinner again, but they don't seem too keen on coming to church any time soon. Jammer. Hopefully she'll want to meet with me and my new companion, even though Sis. Clement will be gone. And! Actually we have this incredible little..group? of investigators! Haha we just seem to keep acquiring them at this house. Oh oh, I love them. Jill and her daughter, Jamie, and now their friend, Sally. Jill is the one whom we went to her birthday party accidentally. She loves the gospel and feeling the Spirit and she Always thanks God for us when she prays. We met Sally at the b-day party, but now she is living with Jill. Oh, my heart breaks for her. She really needs the gospel right now and is very interested and is a strong progressor. I love these people so much. They don't have very much, but they share everything with us and are so kind and open to us. These are my favorite kind of people. I really hope we can get them on date this week...
It's Sister Clement's last week! True to my setting-apart blessing, I love her. She has been the most wonderful trainer (not all trainers are wonderful, I am very blessed) and has become a very dear friend to me. I am really going to miss her. But, I am exctied for her to go home and have awkward RM experiences. :) Luckily, I have learned much from her, and I will sorely need it. I am staying in IJmuiden, which I just knew, because it feels so right to be here (despite the lack of teaching appointments haha) but I don't know my new companion yet because she gets to the Netherlands on Wednesday. They're giving me a greenie. This looks impossible from here. But, ïf the Lord commanded me to do all things, I could do them." Nephi had never built a ship before, but God asked him to, and he said okay. 1 Nephi 17. And that was that.
Thank you for your prayers. They bless me and the work here and will certainly bless you as well. I love and pray for you. Merry Christmas season week!