Monday, 8 December 2014

The Lord is Helping us

P-Day today, writing emails at a member's home
Hello everyone, 

This is super cool, I am sitting in a super comfortable chair at a member's home with a laptop! We got special permission to do this because elder Nelson and elder Lee are practicing a Piano Guys music piece called O come, O come Emmanuel.  

Tongan ward Christmas party

A few days ago they were asked to play a musical number at a zone conference that is being held tomorrow. We went to the chapel (Church) to practice on Saturday. We were there for a long time. After a little bit some other missionaries came in and they asked Elder Nelson if he could play the piano for them when they sang at the nativity for the Tongan ward Christmas party. They were actually looking for a piano player but no one could, so a little blessing that we were there. But it was a bigger blessing to us as we ate a ton of food at their Christmas party and took a week's food home. Plus the sisters made us these two cakes! YUM! :-)
Thank you cakes from the sister missionaries

We have been looking for some recurring service that we can do and we found some! We are helping play Bingo with some older people at a retirement health center. It is a ton of fun and it is nice to be able to sit down and help. Some of the people are super deaf so you have to shout a lot haha.


Some miracles. It rained a lot here, but one day we were on our bikes and we saw a car waiting at the front of the traffic lights, the window was down and they had a broken umbrella sticking out. I just thought the window was broken. Shortly after we noticed that we had taken the wrong turn! We turned around and saw that the car was still there! We left our bikes and walked up behind them, asked them if they needed a push. The car would not go in N! So we stood there. A few minutes later a fireman pulled over 
and it was a man we had talked to a few days before while street contacting! He called some cops over who helped. We got the car to the side of the road, but the tow truck never came until a lot later! But the miracle was that we get some help by just standing there and others knowing who we are.

Sinterklaaspakket from Holland

Another miracle. We were with a member who was giving us a ride to the church. We went up this steep hill and at the top of it there were two cars with their hazardous lights on. Being missionaries we stopped and asked if they needed help. The car that was broken was from a young women who we have been trying to contact for months! We originally met her at another religion's put luck which were were invited to because we talked to two women on the street. We did see her a few other times in our area since the pot luck was not in our area. But both those times we were too slow to react! This time though we have her number and have been in contact, soon we will invite her to listen to our unique message to the world. 

Contents of Sinterklaaspakket

I would like to leave you with my testimony. I know that this church is true. I know that God is hastening his work because I am able to see it. I know that God is with us and that he knows every single situation. He wants to bless us. I know that God blesses us when we act. I know this because I have applied it in my mission. 
Getting ready to share some mission stats with you, half way through my mission
I love you all! I hope that you will all have a great week!

- Love Elder Kloosterboer