Monday, March 16, 2015

Okay, Belgium

So, everyone thinks I'm from Holland here. That's just because I don't speak Vlaams yet, so they don't know what else to think of a girl that can speak decent Dutch haha. 

The work here is so different! It's fantastic though! We have been so busy, we have to pack dinners for on the go. Oh, I love it. The ward here is super enthused about missionary work, so that is also really fun. Sister Jones is a great "go-getter" and our companionship unity rocks Belgium's socks. Seriously, we are only going to be together for one transfer because this is just too easy. 

I don't know how to tell you about people, there is many and I am still new... I did see a baptism yesterday! The Elders in our ward baptized an amazing 15-year old, and several people in the ward came to support. It was incredible to see the strong testimony of this young man and his commitment to the Lord.

We are teaching some really great people! Some of them even come to church! Just getting them to water is a little tricky... But God's timing is always better than our timing.

Also, the weather has been amazing. Belgium, and especially my little Lokeren, is gorgeous. And surprisingly, the culture is really different here. Still getting used to it, but I like it. The change is exactly what I need. I miss my friends back in Haarlem, but a change of scenery is good for my teenage identity crisis. 

I realize that I sound just like every other sister missionary, but we just can't help it. We are excited to work, and we see great things, we try to downplay the hard times, and we really just can't express to you what we experience. I wish I could just show you what it's like to be here. :)

You are in my prayers, and I'm grateful that you keep me in yours. It does wonders. Much love from Europe!


Zuster Johanson