Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Can Begin!!

Goedemorgen everyone!! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and ate a whole bunch of food and had a great time with family! and also shout out to Bishop, Happy Birthday! Nothing to much happened this week, but it for sure was a solid week of missionary work, and of course Thanksgiving was this week!!

Elder De Witt and I went on a finding and teaching spree this week! We have found a bunch of potentials so we are so stoked to see how it goes with all of them! We ended up teaching a Restoration lesson on the door and it was hilarious because when the lady said yes that we could teach a quick message, we were both just stunned. So we taught her on the door and it was super cool!

Our investigators are doing well, we didn't get the chance to meet with Frits or Deborah this week, they were both very busy with work and other family things. But this week we got a new investigator named Tom, he is an Atheist but he is very open to always learn more, and we had a nice little conversation with him and taught him the Restoration, so it was an awesome teaching week for us in Leiden!

Our Thanksgiving Dinner was with a nice old Dutch couple named Familie Prins, we had some soup and bread and had to finish the night off with some fla for dessert(which is dutch pudding) It was nice and simple, I truly was thankful for all my blessings that I have received since being on my mission, it is crazy how if you just look for the small and simple blessings, they can just have a huge impact on you!

Well hopefully here in Leiden we have another great week, I love being in this area so much! I can't wait to see how all of our potentials turn out. Well now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas season, can now officially begin!! I am so excited for this upcoming Christmas! It for sure will be a different one, but will also be a memorable one! I hope all is well back home and that everyone will have a great week! 

I love you all!

Elder Noah Morey

Thanks Mom & Britton!!!!!

The beach in Katwijk!

Me and Elder De Witt

Old Protestant Kerk (Church) in Katwijk

Exchanges with Elder Groesbeck in Haarlem

Monday, November 23, 2015


Goedemiddag everyone!! Well this week was for sure a great one and a crazy one also!! First an update on what is all going on in Belgium with Terrorism, I and the other missionaries are all safe and still progressing in the work! The work in Leiden is going great! It truly is starting pickup!

Well this week was also the Turkey Bowl for the Amsterdam, Den Haag, and Rotterdam Zones. There was about 70 missionaries that went to this event, and let me say it was super cold and windy and we missionaries had a blast! I wish I had taken a picture of my hand that was super bloody, I caught a touchdown and when I landed on the ground, I landed on a cone and it cut my hand pretty good! SO blood is always good! and I also sprained my left shoulder, so it was a successful year!! 

Well I would like to talk about how we did this week with our investigators and with finding a lot of potential investigators! Elder De Witt and I had the chance to teach Frits a lesson this week and it went really well and we got talking with him and he said he really wants to become baptized, but he feels that he needs to get his life more financially set, so that he can feel better about becoming baptized! So hopefully here soon he will find a better job and feel more set. I went on Exchanges with an Elder this week named Elder Clukey. Me and Elder Clukey went to this area in Leiden called Oegstgeest and contacted there for about 40 minutes and found two potentials!! Then we had to go to the office because Elder Andrew was alone and we had to be his companion.  Elder Clukey and I just thought how crazy it was that we were there for such a short of a time and were able to find two people! Crazy how the Lord works in just short of a time! 

This week in Church was the Primary Program for the Leiden Wijk (District)! and I loved it so much! It was such a simple program but was so powerful! There isn't that many kids in the ward, but having them sing all those primary songs was a really a testimony builder for me and also for all those in the Ward! You saw how it all touched there hearts and how much it meant to the ward members and too the kids also! Crazy how sometimes we are being taught by the little kids!

Well Thanksgiving is this week!! So Happy Thanksgiving to everyone back home!! I hope you all stuff your faces with lekker (good) food and het smaak so veel (it tastes so wonderful)! and also to reflect on truly how we are blessed with so many things in this life and that THANKSGIVING has such a great meaning, and that we will come to truly know the meaning of Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a Great and Happy Thanksgiving! 

I Love you all!

Elder Noah Morey

Exchanges with Elder Bishesar in Voorhout

In the office with Elders Andrew and Clukey
Den Haag Zone Conference

Bloody Shorts from the Turkey Bowl!!!!
Making Bishop Hansen Proud!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lord works in crazy ways!

Goedemiddag (Good Afternoon)!! It was a crazy week with Transfers going on, and getting my new companion Elder De Witt! Crazy that I have to teach Elder De Witt the area! It is weird that I am not a greenie anymore! Had the chance to speak in church this Sunday! and also had a truly amazing experience!

First off about Elder De Witt and I! We get along so well, he is from Connecticut and has been on his mission for a little over a year almost a year and a half! So he is pretty experienced and that is always nice to have when you are young in the mission! But things are going well with the work in Leiden and with all of our Investigators!

We have a ton of potentials that we have to look up, and hopefully they will have some interest in learning more about our church. So about my amazing experience, Elder De Witt and I were on a bus to go contact in an area and this girl gets on the bus and she looks about 17 years old and she has a child that she brought on the bus in a carriage. She forgot to put the carriage break on the carriage for her child, so when the bus driver hit his breaks the carriage fell over.. and I hurry and got off my seat and lifted the carriage up and the baby's eyes weren't opening his eyes, the girl was screaming 'mij kind (My Child), mij kind, mij kind' I put my hands on this baby, closed my eyes and in my head I said Heavenly Father Please, and right as I did that I opened my eyes and so did the baby. After that I made sure the baby was okay and that the girl was okay also, I shared a card with the girl and told her that this was a website that could help you and with your family.

It was an eye opener experience, our Heavenly Father put me and Elder De Witt in that situation for a reason. I don't know if that girl will call us or not, but I do know that she felt Heavenly Fathers love at that time when she knew that her baby was okay. The power of the priesthood is amazing, and I am glad that I acted when this happened.

I had the opportunity to speak in church this Sunday, and let me tell you I was so scared out of my mind! my topic was on how I have received my testimony and how I continue to share it on my mission! It went really well, I am truly grateful for the gift of tongues! I am also glad that the most important part of my talk was with the Spirit there! and that is what is most important! I am grateful to be called here on such an amazing mission! I love my mission so much and am grateful to be a missionary each and every day!

Love you all back home! I will hear from all of you soon! Have a great week! 

Love Elder Morey!

Nice picture in Leiden!

First day with Elder De Witt!

Me and Elder De Witt working out in Hoge Mors!

SO grateful when members send us food home from church!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Transfer #3 in Leiden!

Goededmiddag!! Well this week was just another really good week! We really pushed ourselves this week and got 31 hours of proselyting! SO we were pretty stoked about that! This is Elder Woltjens last week in the Netherlands! It is crazy that he is already going home! Oh and by the way I am staying in Leiden for another transfer and my new comp is Elder De Witt! I heard he is a really cool Elder and that we are going to have a great time! SO we will see!

 Well our Investigators that we have are doing well, we are really progressing with Frits and he is always at church, we just continue to work with him to get him to baptism. We have been struggling with meeting with one of our investigators named Deborah, she has cancelled on us so many times so we just need to talk to her is she still wants to meet with us or not. So we are trying really hard to keep her!

We haven't seen Tom since are last appointment with him, we think he has been visiting the lady who he had talked about that had to get surgery, so we really hope she and him are doing well! Hopefully we will contact him here this week! We really need to get finding and find those in search of the gospel! SO hopefully we will have a successful and better week this week!

I am grateful for the chance to serve another transfer in Leiden! I hope me and Elder De Witt can hit the city hard and see some more success! I am grateful for the chance to be a missionary in such a great place! You truly see and find the reasons why you are called to your mission! It is amazing to see how much the Lord helps me grow each and every day! I truly see the blessings from being obedient and working hard!

Thank you all for your support and prayers! next week I will tell you how transfers went and how my new comp is and I will talk to you all next week! I love you all!! Tot Ziens!

Love Elder Morey

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Goedemorgen Everyone!!! and also Happy Late Halloween! I hope Everyone enjoyed a great Halloween and ate a lot of candy!! This week was a really good one and really exciting! Went to Belgium this week for my Residency Permit, Caught a hedgehog with Elder Steenblik, Taught a guy named Tom and had a great experience with him! and had a great Halloween dinner at a members home! SO really fun and awesome week!

Well first off I will talk about how the work is going here in Leiden! The work is slow right now.. We haven't found anyone new except for the this man named Tom who I talked about, I will talk about the experience soon! But we just need to start finding more people to teach! We are going to be hitting the doors and contacting hard this last week or so with Elder Woltjen!

Now to talk about our investigator Tom! We found him about Two weeks ago when we were knocking doors around our apartment, and I asked him if we could come back to see what he thought about the website and if we could share a quick message with him. He said yes and we made an appointment for Thursday! So we went over that day and he had made a little paper with 10 questions that he had about the church and what we do as missionaries, we answered all his questions and taught him the Restoration. 

Later towards the end of the Lesson he told us why he invited us back over was because he had a friend that had a tumor develop in her brain and he wanted us to pray for her, he got very emotional and we then taught him how to pray. He didn't offer the prayer but Elder Woltjen did, and it was amazing how strong the Spirit was there and we know that Tom felt it. He said he would invite us back over when he had time! It was such a cool experience and to know that our Heavenly Father puts us in situations for a purpose!

It was a truly a great Halloween week and was a really great week for us as missionaries! The Lord's hand is in everything and there is always a purpose for everything! I was so grateful for that experience with Tom and that I was an Instrument of the Lord! I am grateful for all the blessings that the Gospel provides and I know that this Church is true, and I am super grateful to be a missionary in this specific Mission!

I am grateful for all the support that I have and feel back home! I love all of you! I hope everyone has a great week! and especially stay warm as it gets colder! Continue to pray in faith and read in the Scriptures! Love you all! 

Love Elder Morey!  
Elder Steenblik and I on exchanges after we caught a
hedgehog and named him Sammy, don't worry we let him go!

Driving to Belgium

Elder Cook our Driver!

Archway into Brussel's Belgium

Halloween Dinner with Van Eedens!!