This week has been a good one in the office, unfortunately I don't have much time this week to email so I will keep this short and give you a review. This week we had 2 new senior couples come in. The Reeves and the Christensens. And you know what that means? Pannekoeken Lunch with Pres and Sister Bunnell and the other office couple! We had two amazing and delicious lunches of that.
The Reeves will be working here in the office and will probably make my life way easier because they will take over a few jobs from me. Unfortunately because they don't speak dutch they can't take over any jobs from Elder McConkie (financial) so he will be the busier of the two of us. I guess I will be finding new projects to work on during those slow moments. Like this week we figured out how to cut like 20% off our Belgian phone bill, so that was cool...
Highlight of the week: I have to collect about 30 copies of people's residency permits, so to make it more interesting I turned it into a competition to see who can write the best joke on it. winner gets stroopwaffels. I'll include some good ones in the next couple weeks! Its the little things that make the office job fun.
Spiritual thought: This last week I learned a lot about the repentance process. No, I didn't do anything bad! haha I have always asked for forgiveness and felt like that was enough. I never felt like I needed to make it right with the person I've hurt, thinking that I could avoid that step and still call it good because I had asked God to forgive me. But this week I was talking to Solomon and told a story about one of my companions and oddly enough I felt really bad for it. So I asked for forgiveness, but I didn't feel the weight off my shoulders afterwards. Several times I got this feeling that I should call that elder up and apologize for slipping his story. After pushing several impressions away I finally "gave in" and followed the prompting. Luckily the Elder was cool about it, and it wasn't until after talking with the Elder that I felt like I was fully forgiven. It was a really nice feeling and I learned how important it is that we make it right with those around us! So if you feel like something is still nagging you, then give it a try as well!
Love you guys!
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry