We had a pretty good week again this past week with some really good experiences! Chiral is a highlight for sure since he's awesome and is already in Alma in the Book of Mormon and knows it's true which is so cool! We had a super good lesson with him on Prayer, Scripture Study and Obedience and he was loving it. The Spirit was definitely there and he is just pumped to do everything. Sadly he wasn't able to come to church but he'll come next week I'm sure. Mikel was also cool since he told us how he's had a super rough past and is in some trouble right now but really just wants to change his life because he doesn't want to live like he is forever. Very cool and he knows that the Book of Mormon is true because he got an answer to his prayer. He wants to get baptized so now it's just helping him change his life which is going to be so cool to see! Very very awesome! Astrid is also doing great and is progressing great towards baptism which is super exciting as well. We went as the North Zone on Saturday to do a combined service activity for an investigator of the sisters so we drove an hour and a half or so to Saramacca to basically did a trench system and it was super fun! We all got blisters but it was fun using cutlasses, shovel and getting in the mud. I don't know if I've ever been so muddy in my life. Elder Dibb and I decided to paint our faces in the mud as well (pictures coming). Was super fun though and it was great to be with the missionaries doing service. Church was also great because one of our less actives, Sister Ramlal got reactivated which was awesome and Cheyenne, a less active, came for the first time in almost a year! I've been trying to get her to go to church for the whole time that I've been here and it was so so awesome to see her there! So that was awesome! Overall we had a great week!
I also gained a stronger testimony on the power of the Priesthood this past week as I was able to give my companion a blessing to help him through a hard time that he was going through. I can testify that the words did not come from me but they truly came from God. The Priesthood Power is real and is amazing and gaining more priesthood power is so important in this life. As we remain worthy and are exercising our faith, we increase our priesthood power! Super cool! Also learned a lot about faith as well. Faith is going to the edge of the light and then taking a few steps into the darkness, expecting that the light will come to show us the way. Sometimes it is hard to exercise our faith in this life and we don't know how the solution will come but I can testify that as we exercise that faith and keep the commandments that our Heavenly Father will greatly bless us for it! Pretty awesome stuff.
I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week this upcoming week! You all are amazing and make sure to keep on reading from the Book of Mormon! Lobi!
Us with President and Sister Egbert.
The Service Project!
Elder Burr, Elder Dibb, Elder Lewis & Elder ?