Monday, April 27, 2009

Ah, de mooi bloemen!‏

From e-mail dated 27 April, 2009

Well, it's been another great week in Haarlem! ...
Tuesday we went to a dorpje (small city) outside of Haarlem to visit a member and do some langs de deuren. On our way back, we accidentally took the wrong bus-- but it's amazing how Heavenly Father works--the girl we talked to on the bus was going to see her friend in the hospital. We talked with this girl for a while about the gospel and she gave us her number and is interested in hearing more. As we continued talking, we found out that the friend she was going to visit was a girl we talked with on the train only a couple of weeks ago. Zr. Baxter and I both had a really good feeling about the girl from a couple of weeks ago and were really sad when she didn't call us for an appointment--and now here were are talking with her friend who is on her way to visit her in the hospital. Wow. Anyway, we will hopefully meet with both of them soon. Heavenly Father works miracles--helping you take the wrong bus so you can be in the right place at the right time to talk to the right person.
Another miracle this week happened with one of our fabulous investigators named Azelea. We have been teaching her for a while, and it just hasn't really been going anywhere-- but this week she received a priesthood blessing for her health. When we met with her the next time, she said she really felt the power of the priesthood and she was super excited about the gospel. She told us she has asked for work off on Sundays so that she can come to church and she has decided to quite smoking and drinking coffee. Whoa! The power of the priesthood is REAL!
Another kind of crazy miracle happened on Friday. We got a call from the Elders in Amsterdam on Friday during lunch. Elder Nelson and Elder Adams (Elder Adams is from my MTC group) were on the tram and they were talking with a gentleman who really wasn't super interested. However, they noticed that this other lady kept looking at them. Eventually the lady just walked over to them and asked them if they were from a church or something. They started talking to her instead of the man and talked about prophets and baptism. She was extremely interested and said she felt it was true. They set a baptismal date with her in the tram. Well-- turns out that she is from Haarlem! So, we will be meeting with her this week and finding out what is really going on, but we've talked with her on the phone and she is this really sweet lady from Suriname who is extremely excited to learn more about the gospel. I'm excited to meet her!
Other than that-- Zr. Baxter's pedal fell of her bike-- so we're back to achtering op for a few days until it can hopefully get fixed.
Oh, and today we went to Keukenhof! It was SO beautiful! I have some awesome pictures that I'll try to send on. I will definitely be going back there after my mission someday. I got to see Elder Adams and Conder there, which was great--I really miss my MTC Elders--they became like family to me.
Anyway, I have to get going! But know that I love you. I love the gospel! and I love life!

Met al mijn liefde
Zuster Chantelle Fowler

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