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Monday, October 24, 2016

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Greetings and salutations,

hello everyone, more Belgium news for you:

Monday: Had my birthday, thanks for all the birthday wishes I received! I went to Mechelen with a bunch of sisters who planned the p-day. We had a lunch at the senior couple's house and then climbed this massive tower which is the highest point in the city, and you can even see Brussels from the top, which was pretty impressive. I enjoyed myself.

Tuesday: Started the day off right by going and playing chess at the library with one of our investigators who thinks he's British, but in reality, he's Belgian through and through. I won :p We also had a dinner by a less active family and that was nice.

Wednesday: The day was spent in 
Wellen (dorp). It's really really small, and the setting I expect to be in the show Breaking Bad or something. Well, we had a lesson with an inactive lady, and it was pretty good. We ended up watching a talk from general conference with her. We ate a small lunch that we had brought with us just on the side of the road to save time, and then did a bit of knocking-finding a catholic who may have only listened to us because we weren't from ISIS. what a joy it is to be a missionary. Also had a dinner by our ward mission leader which was tasty and much better than our side of the road lunch.

Thursday: Zone Training where we were challenged to read the Book of Mormon finishing by December 31st or something around there... Yea. I paid attention! Anyway, it's like 6 or 7 pages a day... Maybe 7 or 8 now that i think about it. What I DO know for sure is that we're supposed to underline the name of Christ or anything referring to him. The word 'Lord' is really really popular.  Try it out yourselves during your daily scripture study.

Friday:Busy day. Started off with joint teach which went well. Answered some bible questions. Then, we went to our investigator to see how she's progressing toward her baptismal date. She's trying to stop smoking, but finding it difficult, so we're probably going to have to move her date from Oct. 29th to some other reachable date. I hope she makes it.

Saturday: We did some service for two inactive members and made some real progress with them by talking about why they're inactive and trying to work through it. The church isn't true, the gospel is true. The church is composed of people, and people aren't perfect, however, the Gospel is designed by God, who is perfect, and God uses imperfect people to help everyone progress.

Sunday: Really good day since I was able to see a lot of my best friends from Vlissingen again at Stake Conference! I also had a good time with the other missionaries. The talks were very good as well.  We drove home, ate some lunch, did some planning, and went to dinner with a member. The cool part is, we had one of the inactive members from yesterday join us for Sunday dinner. It was really good for her and the family! Coming back after 15 years is really difficult.

I also just barely found this out, but MY SISTER IS GOING TO SAMARA RUSSIA FOR HER MISSION!! How sick is that? I thought I was cool. Write her!

-Elder Meads

This week in Genk:

Monday: We went to Brussels for P-day, and it was good! I had some cupcakes and cookies, and we just hung out with everyone. We caught an early train home to make it to an appointment on time with a less active. Her daughter came unexpectedly, and I gave her a BoM and she committed to read it! I thought the less active was going to be mad with me, but she wasn't, she was really grateful, and it was a real miracle since I guess she's been exposed to a lot of anti-material.

Tuesday: We meant to do some referral work in Maastricht, Nederland, but we ran into many problems that seemed to just pop up. A disappointing day to be sure, but they happen. We ended the night by sleeping over at the ZL's apartment.

Wednesday: We had interviews, and I learned a lot from them! I am now really trying to contact everyone I see and keep really good work up along with increased obedience. Hoo-rah for goals. Next, came exchanges with the ZL's and so we worked really hard in Antwerpen getting a lot of potentials for them.

Thursday: We traveled home, had lunch, and went to a doctors appointment for my toe. We had 30 min to an hour before the appointment, so we knocked in the surrounding area, and we were let in by a man who had had the Elders by him 10 years earlier. He still has his BoM and says he believes in our church 100% and the only reason he's not baptized and a really strong member is because his family will make fun of him if he goes to church. We set an appointment up with him for Tuesday before heading to the doctor's office. We biked to our dinner appointment and got some good work in. Afterward, we biked home in the mist, and it was spectacular, although cold.

Friday: We had exchanges with Geel district leaders. We started out by enjoying some food, then we worked the day in a place called Hasselt looking up less-actives and contacting. We met a girl who invited us over for the next day, so that was exciting. The end of the day was played out at an investigators home where we taught the Word of Wisdom and we all felt the spirit.  Bonus.

Saturday: We went back to Hasselt to the address the girl had given us, but she wasn't home... I just left a card. That was frustrating. We did some major visiting of the less active today -staying busy the rest of the entire day in appointments with them.  There was a lot of eating, talking, and then eating more. It was a really good day.

Sunday: Church went well, we even had some food afterward which was nice. We set our weekly plans, and then did some referral work and ended at a member meal. Pretty relaxing Sunday as far as that goes.

That was my week! How was yours?  What are you gonna be for Halloween? I'm gonna be a missionary, nothing is more scary here than a missionary walking down the street. Trust me, people will divert their path.

Have a good week!

-Elder Meads

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