I hope to write down all my thoughts from conference for you guys in a letter soon I am going to get to work on that.
This week has been a little difficult
but also rewarding we had almost ten investigators come to at least one session
of conference. But wow ha last monday and tuesday we probably made close to 75
contacts and did not get into a single house. Dutch people are all over this
island and they are atheists for the most part. Something kind of interesting is Elder Montgomery said is that he hadn't contacted more than three dutch people's
houses in his last transfer and we have easily found fifty. But, wednesday after
getting shut down all morning we found a dtuch family that is Christian and is
looking for a church to go to..that is very rare here. so that was uplifting.
kind of whitewashed the island because the three progressing investiagators from
last transfer all went for a month long vacation at the same time, but they get
back in two weeks so hopefully we can continue teaching them when they get back.
We have had some really great people that have lets us in the end of this week
so I know God is rewarding us for our work and we will keep contacting people
here until we have contacted all 15,000 natives on this island. I now truly
understand what it means to have a door shut in your face and have people that
yell at you to go away when you apporach their house, and the result is feeling
alot of sorrow for the person who does not want to accept the message of God. I
can't understand why people wouldn't want to be blessed by God in their lives. I
know they don't realize how much they can be blessed because of a little bit of
ignorance that has been taught to them by their parents. I feel like the main
way to show others how they can be blessed is by living as happily as we can and
serving others so they can feel the countenance that surrounds those who do the
work of God. In the priesthood session Dieter F. Utchdorf said we need to be
healers of men and minister among them by our examples.( somebody else said
something like that in priesthood session too that talked about a girl named
shai but can't remember kind of mixing them) We need to minister and heal others
spirits through how we live and act.
I love you all so much and miss you, but I
am very content to be here sharing with strangers pictures of my family and how
happpy we are and blessed we are by the gospel of Jesus Christ which has been
restored. Love you Family, Elder Bell