This week was a sick week for the Rotterdam zone! Everyone in the zone has been going hard and found 34 new investigators last week! That means nothing until you know that in the last year the next highest number of new investigators was only 22, so we got 150% of that! We need to find 14 this week to hit our goal for the "Easter Egg Hunt" If they do that then Elder Williams and I, along with 2 other elders, have to eat these peppers from Suriname called the Madame Jeanette, which is one of the hottest that you can find in the Netherlands, haha, I'm getting stoked!
Nancy was super busy this week and for the next couple weeks so all we could do was share a quick Mormon Message Video with her, but she is still positive. This week we got a part member family to church. The Guy is inactive and the wife isn't a member. Not only did they come with their 5 kids but they brought their cousin who is also a less active and she brought her boyfriend who isn't a member. We had the funniest investigators/gospel principles class ever. To give you some background the Islands of Aruba and Curacao are both dutch colonies so they grow up speaking dutch in school but they speak Spanish at home. So our investigators/returning members consisted of several people from Aruba, Curacao, Angola (Portuguese speaking Africa), Peru, Netherlands, and the missionaries from the states. The 4 elders taught the restoration in 4 different languages. Elder O'Campo would ask a question is Spanish and then someone would respond in Dutch and the next would make a comment in English or Portuguese, haha! So much fun!
Yesterday Elder Williams and I happened to walk into a Ghanaian party while knocking doors so we got invited in to eat! It was sick all the guys there were in these African toga type things, straight out of Ghana. I love Africans.
And that's all i got for you this week. This next week is going to be sick! Tomorrow we go to the Tulip gardens as a mission, Friday I go back to Leiden on exchanges with Elder Dearden, Friday night we get to go to a fireside with President Uchdorf who is coming to speak to the Rotterdam and Den Haag Stakes, and Saturday morning we are going to the temple for my last time in the Netherlands! Should fly by! I cant wait to see you guys especially Braylin! I miss you the most, baby girl!!
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry