This week will be very short because my last email was on Wednesday, and not a whole ton has happened since then. The miracle of the week actually piggy backs off of last week's letter. The lady that we met with the struggle of wanting to be a christian, but it is dangerous for her, well we had met her last Tuesday while knocking doors and she came to church on Sunday! And stayed all 3 hours! That's the first time on my mission that anyone has ever been found and come to church all on the same week. She liked it, but it was also a ton of information. She basically tried drinking out of a fire-hose. She wants to come next week and we should hopefully be able to meet with her sometime this week! What a tender mercy!
I also had to give a talk yesterday. I was going to give a talk last month but then I told the guy that it was one of the other elder's last Sunday, so I got out of it! But as soon as Bishop heard about that, he made sure to schedule me before I left. It was great, except the bishop told me I'd be the last speaker and would speak for about 15 minutes but then I showed up and there was miscommunication and I only had to talk for 5 minutes, so I cut almost everything out of my talk. What I ended up with was 2 quick things I learned on my mission. 1. That through trials we grow closer to our heavenly father and 2. Life is a marathon not a sprint. We only need to get a bit better everyday. It goes back to my email about a month ago with the bridge. While I still need to improve at having meaningful prayers daily or studying the scriptures daily, if I look back to where I came from 2 years ago I've grown so much. Slow progression will always trump no Progression.
Speaking of Trump, it sounds like something happened with him again? The Dutch people have been acting like the world is already over. We shared the Book of Mormon with someone the other day and they said "This is great, but World War 3 will have started before I can finish reading this book, so I think it isn't a good use of my time". People here go crazy about him, its honestly hilarious.
That's it. Stay tuned for my last email ever, next week!
Love you guys!
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry