Monday, June 12, 2017

" When I´m Homeward Bound Again...."

Goedemorgen Everyone.

Well this is it. Unbelievable that has come to the point that I get to say I am coming home. But before I get to that part of the email, I would like to first share what has happened this week!

Needless to say your last week of your mission flies by, because you meet with all of your investigators, members and just everyone. So we were non stop busy this week! I want to share though one of my biggest miracles of my mission so far. And it takes me back to my greenie days in Leiden. There was an investigator and less active there named John & Tessa. And in order for Tessa to be baptized they needed to get married, so on Thursday I had the great privilege to take a train down to Leiden with Elder Stevenson who also served there, and we had the chance to be a part of that day. It was a beautiful. They were married in the City Hall of Leiden, and one of the greatest parts of the service was the bride and groom have the chance to give a speech to each other. Tessa gave hers and it was so good, she told John she was happy that through him she got to know the Church and that one day they will get to be sealed to each other for eternity and have a family together.. (yes, i cried) This is what missions are all about. Seeing others take the steps into the Gospel. Tessa was then Baptized on Saturday. So hey I did get that last baptism in.

It tears my heart apart saying goodbye to so many good friends, people that I have came in contact with while being here on my mission. They truly have become a part of me in who I am and they feel as if they are my family. It truly is going to be hard to leave a land that holds my heart. I am forever grateful for the experiences I have had and they will forever affect my life. I am happy that I made the decision to come on a mission. You will all get to hear the experiences I have had and how they mean so much to me.

I love you all and can´t wait to see you all soon, for the others that I won´t be seeing soon my email will be feel free to send me your weekly emails and also if you want to talk personally! SEE YOU SOON!!! TOT ZIENS!!!

"...and I´ll return to you somehow..."

Elder Noah Morey

Familie Loorbach, I will miss them!!
Fiyen and Yenny from China!
Brother Spangenberg
My Homie that cut my hair in Assen! He is from Iraq!
This is Joop Dohle, I love this man!!
John and Tessa's Wedding in Leiden!!!
She got baptized on Saturday :)
Leiden City Hall

Elder Stevenson
Saying Goodbyes!!!

Did He Eat IT ALL????  
Working Hard :)!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Last Full Week Of Being A Missionary..


Well It is crazy to think about that I only have one full week left of being a full time missionary, and needless to say it is going to go by super fast! But I am enjoying all the time that I have left! 

A lot of great things have happened since I sent last weeks email! Some really cool experiences as well! First off, I was on Exchanges with our District Leader Elder Thornton, he is from Kaysville and went to Davis. We had a lesson with one of our investigators named Grietje. We had a really good lesson about how she can have the love of Christ with her at all times and how she always doesn't have to feel overwhelmed with everything in her life. We ended up inviting her to be baptized and she said yes and we have a date planned now for her. That was a super cool miracle for us.

I would like to talk about the Preisthood. In the church we believe that the Preisthood was restored through Joesph Smith, and that we have the chance to hold this priesthood. The Lord has taught me something this week, that I will never forget. On Tuesday last week we had a lesson with some investigators that the Sisters are teaching. Jolanda, Celine, and Fabio. Hopefully I will have sent a picture. But we were there eating Dinner and also we had the chance to teach them about the Priesthood, because Fabio will be 12 in July. After teaching them about the presithood Jolanda asked us if we gave blessings of comfort. And we said yes of course. We then proceeded to give the 3 of them blessings of Comfort as they prepare to be baptized on June 17th, unfortunately I will not be able to attend because I will be home. But as we gave them blessings The Spirit was so strong.

On Saturday we had the opportunity to go to a baptism of two investigators that the Sisters taught. Elder Young and I had the chance to be the Witnesses during the baptism. One of them is Dutch and the other was a young man from China named Tim. Elder Young and I know Tim pretty well and had good relations with him. On Sunday as they were going to receive the Holy Ghost, our Ward Mission Leader came up to us and said one of us needs to confirm Tim, (because he only speaks English), a member of the church and also Give him the Holy Ghost. And I ended up having the chance to do that. It was an amazing experience, it was my first time ever doing that. I never have felt so unqualified to give someone the Holy Ghost, but as I got in the circle with the other Elders and confirmed Tim and gave him the Holy Ghost, I was filled with love and Confidence from my Heavenly Father. I am grateful that he can trust one of his Sons, to hold this Priesthood and be able to administer it to others. I know that the Priesthood is here upon this Earth and that it is God's Power. I am grateful that our Heavenly Father teaches us, and that he taught me a great lesson about the Priesthood.

I hope you all have a great week and I will email you all for the last time next week! I love you all! TOT ZIENS!

Elder Noah Morey

Exchanges with Elder Thornton
Service with Fam De Jonge!!

Br. De Jonge is like 80 and he is still funny as ever!

Blurry picture of Robert and Tim that got baptized!!

De Jonge Family