Mom, well it sounds like Danielle is staying busy with work and synchro etc and dad is definitely busy with his big bike trip, what are you doing to keep busy? Keep me posted on Dad's trip! I will definitely be prayerful about his trip :).
This week was a little crazy. We had fairly ''normal'' days Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday, and then Thursday we went out to Belgium to look up a referral. This was really tricky because, to begin with, the info we got for the referral was spelled wrong, but we eventually figured that out. We take a bus to the station and a train from the station to sittard station which is north east of Heerlen which brought us somewhat closer. From Sittard there is no transportation over the border into Belgium so we had to walk 30 minutes in a heavy rain lol to get over the border and then another bus towards Dilsen, where the referral lives. We ask the bus driver where to get out and he assures us the it is at a certain stop. We get out and ask directions again and find out that the street is some 3 miles from where we were.
Coincidently, the place we stopped to ask directions for was a taxi service so we asked him how much it would cost us to get there and it was some 5 Euros. We finally get there after about 3 hours of traveling etc and then have to wait till he got home cuz he was at the dentist. We have a good talk with him and walked in circles about opinions and interpretations of the bible and doctrine etc and finally tell him that that was exactly why we have so many churches today and that such confusion etc is cleared by the book of Mormon and we introduce the book to him and he is going to read and pray about it. We will see what comes of it. We make our way back to Heerlen the same way we came and get back at 7 pm after leaving at 1130 lol. We taught then Guido and had a solid lesson and that was our whole day.
The next day was much the same except we ended up doing service the whole day for our previous ward mission leader helping him and his family put in a kitchen.
Saturday was a ward picnic and we were able to bring Lillian along and I think she had a good time; we played sports and ate and ate more and played some more sports and I am simply kaput (dead!). At one point during our football playing (soccer) someone had the bright idea to play North America players vs. the Europeans. We were out numbered and playing their bread and butter sport and yet we were able to hold em off and put em away 6 to 5 us. I am SO sore! I can feel every muscle in my body...I am SO out of shape lol! Then Sunday we had good mtings and we were able to bring Guido to elder’s quorum and translate for him there and I think he really enjoyed it so that was great! After church we had a dinner appointment in Germany with the Woodburys whom I love! We came home did some planning etc and later that night we get THE CALL aka yesterday was transfer night. Elder Brown and I are both staying in Heerlen and are going to be District leader. I am nervous but I think it will work out just fine, however, I would appreciate any advice or words of wisdom and I take on the new calling :).
On the whole things are just peachy and we are continuously being blessed guided and strengthened. I hope things for yell are something similar! I love you lots and will talk to you next week!
Love Elder Leash