Monday, April 13, 2015

Week 54 - E-mails from families in Zoetermeer


Dear sister Riley,

You don't know us, but we are members of the church in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. Your daughter has been coming to our home several times now and tonight she and Sister Fa'asavalu came over for dinner and FHE.

Thank you for raising such an awesome daughter!

Here are some pictures of her and her companion teaching the lesson at family home evening. (FYI: we have three boys 8, 6, and 3 years old)

To teach them to rely on God and not on men, they had this object lesson. Her companion asked if she trusted her enough not to break an egg on her head. Your daughter said that off course she trusted her. Than this happened (see pictures).

Sister Faasavalu asked if the boys would trust her not to break an egg on their heads, and, offcourse, all three yelled "no"!!!

Than she had them read 2 Nephi 4:34-35 and asked if they would trust God?
My wife finally said yes and she cracked an empty eggshell on her head.
All three boys were so amazed that nothing came out of the egg.

I don't think they will ever forget this lesson :)

Again thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter.
She is a hard working, fun filled, and sometimes hilarious missionary.

If there is anything we can do for you, don't hesitate to ask.

Best regards,
F and M R van E 


From our Dutch friends that we met in England in 2002; Eliza is now serving in their ward!
It was so wonderful to spent 2 days last week with missionaries, first going to the Temple. Thea and I were asked to be the session leaders on the first session those 2 days, then see around 80 missionaries each day eating pizza (Domino’s did good business with the Mission) and then visiting the Keukenhof. A lot of tourists were wondering who those guys and girls were, all really nice dressed. We heard 1 woman wispering “that are the Mormons”. So they know us and recognize us.
A day later Sister Riley and her companion came for dinner to our house. Your daughter is such a wonderful missionary. As one of the few missionaries she was handing out cards to people in the Keukenhof who asked what they were doing there.
Her dutch is great and she is so good as a senior training sister ( a sort of female ZL, she is responsible for all the Sisters in her Zone) We hope she will stay a little longer here in Zoetermeer.
Best wishes
Rolf & Thea van der Put

Vanderputs in Keukenhof

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