Monday, April 24, 2017

Living Mosiah 2:17 in Assen

Goedemorgen Everyone!! Well this week was SUPER tiring! but also at the same time it was worthwhile! I Always have to tell myself that it is good to be tired all the time! But overall it was a good week for us here in Assen!

SO the reason why I have the subject of the email about Mosiah 2:17 is because we Served a lot this week.. 3 out of the 7 days we did service! The first day was on Wednesday. Since the Assen Church was closed there was a piano there that needed to be taken to the Groningen Church. And who do you think got the opportunity to do that? The Elders te Groningen en Assen!!! So this Piano was needless to say the heaviest thing I have ever lifted in my life. I had a strap around my body so that we could lift it upstairs to where it needed to go and we did it!!! It took us an hour, but we did it!! On Friday and Saturday we did Service for some investigators and that went really well, everytime we do service for our investigators I Always feel the love of God and I can see that it means a lot to our investigators and will go a long way for them!

One of our investigators ended up coming to Church, so that is Always a super exciting feeling when you see them walk into the church building! Church was really good, they had some recent converts give talks about the temple and how much it means to them. It was a very special meeting.

We have been doing much finding lately and have found quite a few people, they just need to fully become investigators, we have a lot of referalls from the Easter Campaign, so hopefully this next week we will have some stories to share! Konings Dag(Kings Day) is on Thursday, so that will be exciting. It is a day where the Dutch dress up in Orange and get super hyped about Nederland. It is going to be fun!

I hope you all have a great week and I love you all! I will talk to you soon! Tot Ziens!

"Remember that Jesus Christ overcame the world, so that you could as well."

Love Elder Noah Morey

Birthday Cake!!!!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Nederland weather is super bipolar..

Goedemiddag everyone!! So i have like no time at all to email.. so that is super sad, but I will tr to type as fast as I can to explain a little bit about how the week was!

So we have been receiving a ton of referrals from the campaign that our mission has been doing and that should be really nice and hopefully some of them will be interested in listening to our message! This week we ended up finding 4 new investigators!! So that was a miracle and two of which are neighbors, so that is pretty cool!

Keukenhof on Wednesday was pretty awesome, last year was better just because the sun was shining and it made the flowers pop more, but of course it is still amazing to go there and see all the tulips and it was super fun, i got to hang out with Elder Croft the whole time so that was super nice for me! The conference and training was super good as well!

Easter Sunday was very nice, all the missionaries ended up having to sing and it was really good, my tenor voice is getting better, Mom you would be impressed! I have loved being able to come to recognize the Savior in my life and how much the knowledge of that He lives and how his atonement applies to my life. I am grateful for that special day and that I have been able to tell the people of the Netherlands about that they have a Savior that loves them and cares for them.

Well I hope to send a bigger email next week, but I hope you all have a great week and that the weather where ever you are is not as Bi polar as it is here in the Netherlands! I love you all and will talk to you soon! Tot Ziens!! 

Elder Noah Morey


Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter Dames en Heren!

Goedemiddag everyone!! This week has been has been really good! I have been getting better from having a cold, and we just saw some good things happen this week! Also thank you to everyone that wished me a Happy Birthday, it means a lot!

This week we had a lot of things planned such as service and some lessons, and visiting some less actives and everyone to introduce the new Easter Campaign! Well I will begin talking about our really funny experience on Wednesday though. SO Elder Young and I had some time on Wednesday to go and knock some doors, because this was the only day that we had a chance to go find. And the level of wanting to knock doors that day was not so high. But as we were knocking, we had been just chatting about how knocking doors isn't the most effective way to find and were losing a little bit of faith. Well the very next door I told Elder Young. "Watch man, this next door is going to listen and be a potential." As a lady opens the door I tell her that we are missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ and that we are sharing a message and a book about Jesus Christ and it is called the Book of Mormon. She had never heard of the "Mormons" before and we had a nice talk about our religion and the Book of Mormon and gave her one and she was super positive and we were welcome to come back this week and talk to her a little more about the how and why of the Book of Mormon! all I have to say is God is real and has a sense of Humor.  We also ended up talking to a 9 year old about some religious subjects and he was a super smart and funny kid!

On Thursday we had Interviews with President Bunnell and that went well, He ended up talking about my last transfer and what I want to accomplish, so I think it is a possibility that I will stay in Assen! Friday and Saturday we had the chance to go do service with a part member family that we are involved with here in Assen, and we had to rip paint of the outside frames of there house, so that Eric could paint them a different color. It was a lot of work, but the weather was super nice. It was really nice to help them out, because they have two kids and are very busy and we ended up doing a lot for them. Gladys and Eric were super thankful that we came and did that for them and you never know! I just felt super good helping them out and I knew it meant a lot for them!

Sunday was super frustrating.. Our train to Church was late and that made us miss our bus and so we took a bus that I thought would get us there... but we ended up sitting on that bus for an 1 1.5 hours and yes if you guessed we missed the sacrament... so Elder Young and I are going without the sacrament for 2 weeks... Still trying to figure out what I am learning from this experience.. We still ended up having a great Sunday to say the least!

This week was good and hopefully this next week will be a good one as well! I love you all and hope you Enjoy Easter with your Families. I know that we have a Savior that loves us and most importantly that he lives. He is always there to offer peace to us in our lives. For that is the reason he was sent to this Earth. He is the Prince of Peace. I hope you all grow closer to him daily such as I do and try to do. I am thankful for him. And remember You never know how much good you can do.

I love you all and will talk to you soon! TOT ZIENS!!
P.s. We are going to Keukenhof this Wednesday!!
Love Elder Noah Morey

Groningen Centrum!
Name in the Sand :)
Service with Eric and Gladys!!!
Do you all like how I rolled up my sweats into shorts? haha

Monday, April 3, 2017

Elder Morey + Head Cold = Not Happy Elder Morey

Well Goedemiddag everyone! I hope everyone had a great week this week and also had a great Conference Weekend! I for sure did! I know for sure a lot of Questions were answered and the Spirit was felt! This week we also had Zone Training and we were shown the new Easter Initiative #PrinceofPeace!! It is super exciting, so get sharing!!

We had the ability to meet with some of our investigators and less actives this week and that went really well, we have quite a few potential investigators so hopefully they will turn into new investigators! Exciting things coming this next upcoming week!

Well to start off this email, I probably should explain a little about why I have my subject up there. Wednesday we had the chance to do some service for a Family named Family Gout. We were cleaning up the outside and inside of there parents house to prepare it to be sold. Elder Mostoller and I had the opportunity to work outside in the rain and rake leaves and clean up the outside of the house. And at the end of the day I began feeling sick and I will let you all know that I NEVER get sick, but this time I ended up getting a really bad head cold.. From Thursday to Saturday It was pretty bad and affected the work on those days, we still went to appointments and did what I could, but to be honest I was super negative about everything and was honestly having some doubts about my missionary work and just feeling down as to why I was sick and just having a super rough time... BUT!! Elder Morey was humbled through conference!!

I want you to all know that I have a testimony of our Heavenly Father and that he answers our prayers and KNOWS his Childrens needs. His Apostles and Prophets are inspired through the Spirit. They gave many talks that were meant for me to hear, and especially were for my needs and time that I was struggling with fear, doubt, and negativity. Through Conference many of my questions, fears and doubts were answered. 

Everyone, I learn a lot and continue to learn and trust me I have a lot to learn! But I am grateful for a Heavenly Father that has corrected me at this time to be a better servant of him and to be better, all he wants for us is to become closer to him and his Son. I know that this is a true gospel! I love you all and hope you all have a great week and I will talk to you soon! TOT ZIENS!!
Love Elder Noah Morey

PDay in Groningen!
Service for Familie Gout