Monday, October 26, 2015

Love me some Herring!

Well Goedemorgen!! This week was a up and down week! We got a call this week from random dude that told us that Broeder Van Heyst couldn't meet with us anymore because he isn't mentally stable.. So it really sucked to receive that call because He is such a great guy and was really happy when we taught him.. So we were pretty upset about that situation..

But we ended up finding two new investigators this past week, they are both named Sam. They were a referral from a blitz in the city from a while ago, we just weren't able to meet till this last Tuesday. They were both interested in wanting to know more about the Mormon Church and We taught them the Restoration and a little bit of the Plan Of Salvation because they had a ton of questions for us, but it was really cool to see that they were so willing to learn more. We can't wait to get a return appointment with them!

We had interviews with President this week during District meeting and it was so crazy to think that after this transfer I technically am not a Greenie anymore! and I don't have to do this program called 12 week anymore! It is crazy to see the growth that you have within just 12 weeks from being and learning how to be a better missionary!

I am grateful for the opportunity I get each day to teach those people that are being prepared! I hope this week will be a little better of a finding week and teaching week! I am super excited for this upcoming week and all the blessings that we will see from our work! I am grateful for this work and Gospel! I love the belssing it is and I love being able to share that with the people here in the Netherlands!

Thank you for all of your support and prayers! I am grateful for all of you back home and the love you have for me! Talk to you all here soon! Tot Ziens!

Love Elder Morey

Herring Anyone!!!!

Family De Nooijer

Monday, October 19, 2015

President pushing the expectations of the Work!

GoedeMorgen!! Well I don't even know where to start! This week was really awesome! It did have it's ups and downs, but still was a very good week of learning from Temple Conference and also getting flu shots.. and Teaching our investigators! And I will tell you how my Companion almost killed me with Samurai Sauce!

I am going to start with Temple Conference! This Conference so far has been my favorite one! Not only just because of going to the Temple but of what was taught to us at the actual Conference! The temple was an amazing experience! It is the smallest temple, but so dang powerful! I understood the whole thing in Dutch! I was super grateful for the Spirit that was there and the time I had to spend in the Celestial Room and just feel that Peace and Spirit and just have my prayers be answered! It truly was cool! So in the conference I will just sum it up of what the biggest things were! 

So to explain the title of my Email, President Bunnell has bumped up our Contacting hours to 23 hours! and it was originally at 20! So it was really cool to see how President knows that if we follow these new hours, that we will see success and the work grow! My favorite talk had to be one of the AP's Elder Bonner! He spoke to us on our capabilities and it was flat out amazing how he just laid down how we need to be as missionaries and what the Lord expects from us! Our Heavenly Father knows our capabilities and he knows that he can help us magnify our work! 

Then after all that greatness of Spiritual growth, President Bunnell hits us with a bomb.. He announces over the pulpit, ' Oh and by the way Elders and Sisters after the meeting you will all be receiving Flu Shots. No exceptions. Okay lets do it!! ' :( as you all know I hate flu shots... but hey I survived! and I told President I am not angry with him anymore! haha just kidding!

Our investigators are doing really good! We have 4 progressing Investigators now! The hard part about this week though was that we had a lot of our lessons fall through this week.. and when I mean a lot I mean 4 out of 6 dropped... But hey we got to keep trying and help our Investigators grow! We also have two new investigators! so that is awesome! I finally know the First Vision in Dutch! We taught this girl named Ashley and I shared the Vision with her and it was crazy to feel the Spirit like that! 

And mom all is good with the Samurai Sauce story, I had an allergic reaction to this stuff called Samurai Sauce this week, Elder Woltjen hid some in my food and he knows that I don't like spicy stuff that much and right as I ate a big bite of it, my throat closed up! and I could not breathe! I hurried and drank like a whole thing of juice to relax my throat! hahaha! It scared Elder Woltjen to Death! But I am okay I promise!

I am grateful for this Church and the opportunity I have to be a missionary for this Church! I know that it is true and that Joseph Smith Restored this church and he did see our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that Christ's Church is here on the earth today! I am forever grateful for the opportunity to wear Christ on my chest everyday! Thank you for all your support and prayers! Love you guys!

Love Elder Morey!

Dutch Pannenkoeken!! it is so good!!

Poffertjes!! Little pancakes in the 
Netherlands that are amazing!!

Beautiful morning ride to Temple Conference!

Selfie with Elder Woltjen at the Temple!

The Den Haag Temple! 
All the missionaries outside the temple!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Love Planting Seeds!

Hallo Iedereen! This week was a really good week and hard week! We did a whole lot of teaching and I was really busy all week with going on Exchanges! I will send pictures of the two Elders I was with! It truly is starting into Winter! It is getting so cold! The wind here just chills you to your bones! SO I am going to start wearing my good ole Thermal Garments, so I can save my life!!

This week did a whole lot of planting seeds! People aren't that interested in religion here period, So some days all we do is plant seeds, which is most days for sure! When I went to Haarlem me and Elder Troumbley didn't find a single person out of the Five hours of contacting we did, but what matters is that we planted those seeds! I had success in Den Haag with Elder Bishesar form Suriname! We ended up finding 2 potentials that day and it went really well! What was tough though was going on Exchanges two days in a row! that was really tiring! 

Our investigators are slowly making progress! We have recently working with this lady named Deborah! She is the sweetest lady and is really positive to what we teach! It is amazing to see such growth in the people we teach! It is truly cool to see the light of Christ in these peoples life! We are trying really hard to get them to come to church, because it truly is a huge difference when an Investigator comes to church to see the Sacrament and the Spirit that is felt there!

I am so excited to go to the Temple tomorrow! I have been so anxious to go to the Temple again since the MTC! The only hard part will be understanding the Endowment session in Dutch! But hey the Spirit will play a huge role! I would like to share a video with everyone! It talks about Faith and how we need to grow! It is called the Butterfly Circus, it is about 22 minutes long but I encourage you to look at this video! It truly was amazing! 

Thanks for all your support back home, I love you guys very much and wish everyone a good week! Talk to you all soon! Tot ziens! 

Love Elder Morey!

Waiting at the Bus Stop in the Rain

Exchanges in Haarlem with Elder Troumbley!
Greenie city Takeover!

Elder Troumbley in his Bear Wumsy!!!!

Elder Bishesar from Suriname!
On Exchanges with him in Den Haag!

Elder Bishesar made me some Suriname Eten!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Spiritually Fed with Conference!!

GoedeMorgen iedereen (Good Morning Everyone)! This week was an awesome and crazy one in Leiden! So grateful for the opportunity we had this weekend to hear from the Prophet and the Apostles! and to see the new called apostles Elders Rasband, Stevenson, and Runland! It will be cool to see how these Apostles grow with there new callings! 

Crazy week here in Leiden! Lots of chaotic people! So the 3rd of October in Leiden is practically like our Independence Day back home in a way! It is called Feest! and trust me Nederlanders are very serious about this day! It is like a huge Fair that everyone just drinks a whole lot and is just absolutely crazy! So it was very interesting walking through the Centrum late at night with all the crazy people drunk!

So we now have 3 progressing Investigators! our newest one is Deborah! She is super awesome and really into what we teach and she really feels like this is what she has wanted for herself! But there is a few complications, she isn't married and her Husband is Atheist. So we are going to be working with her a whole lot! Super Excited to see how she will grow in the Gospel! Maneer Van Heyst didn't get put on date, Elder Woltjen and I felt that we shouldn't put him on date because we did not want to push him, We will know when the right time will be! Hopefully he will increase his reading and praying about the Book of Mormon!

Now on to Conference! This Conference was flippin amazing to see and hear! There was so many great talks given! And many prayers for sure were answered on my part! But now it is time for us as members to do our part and act upon these messages that were given to us! I hope everyone will see the guidance that were in the messages of the Apostles and our Prophet! I know that this church is true and that we have a prophet here on this earth! I know as we follow the Commandments and the Lord's counsel, we will see the blessings that come from following and acting upon what we are taught! Review these talks and you will truly see the personal messages that are there for each one of us! 

Thank you for all your prayers and support! I feel your Love everyday out in the field! Keep being the amazing people you are! I will talk to you all soon! Love you all! Tot ziens!

Love Elder Morey!

Video Made by the Missionaries and President and Sister Bunnell for a Zone Conference: 
Elder Harrop's Awesome Drawing from District Meeting!!
I Am of Course Captain America!!!

Waiting for Investigators to come home with Elder Woltjen

Feest!!! Nederlands Octoberfest!

Conference at the Church with Elders Andrews, Cook & Evans