Monday, April 13, 2009

Brazilians, Phillipinos, Ecuadorians, Columbians = Miracles + Elect people..

SOoooo Bruxelles... The most stinking amazing place ever... I love it sooo much here.. It is so great.. I Love Elder Hoskyns.. He is such a hard worker.. also a tiny thing I didn't tell you was that I'm a Zone Leader here in Brussels.. That is why I'm here with an older companion that works hard and that is why we see TONS of miracles... We love going out and working!  This week we needed to purge our teaching pool to get rid of all the boafy Africans.. and just all the crappy, non-progressing investigators.. So we just did like a week of straight finding.. and the Lord blessed us SOOOO much .. oh man.. 
Dad, here in this Ward there are so many Brazilians it's sweet.. half the ward speaks Portuguese.. and the Bishop and almost all the leaders are from Brazil.  The Ward is great, it is half Americans/International people that speak English... and French. We counted and I think there is something like 14 different languages spoken here in this Ward... English, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Romanian, Tagolog, Chinese Lingala, Tui, and Basa and some other African languages.. it's sooo great! 
This week we found some great new Africans.. but also we tapped into the Metro contacting and finding all the South Americans.. Elder Hoskyns can kinda speak Spanish.. I can understand it for the most part but.. can't speak it at all.. should have worked harder in High School huh?  But we are going to be teaching two people from Brazil and we have a bunch of members that will help us... Also we will be teaching Ecuadorians and Columbians.. and Peruvians..Romainians.. I love INTERNATIONAL BRUXELLES! 
As for that..ya.. well so there is just some crazy news from home..  I can't believe Treina is freaking home.. I swear she left like just a little before me..... I'm confused.. but I guess it makes sense.. still blows my mind!  That's crazy...
Well... I got a little news about Fatiha... this last week her daughter found out that she was meeting with us.. and everything kinda exploded.. her daughter left and was just mad and Fatiha didn't want to loose her sooooo.. She called me here in Brussels to see what she should do. I just told her that she needed to do what the Lord wants her to do.. and then the blessings would follow.. and that her daughter would come back... sooo good news is... her daughter came back... bad news is is that she stopped meeting with Elder Schmutz until the 21st after Easter holiday; so she won't be baptized on the 18th.. but she said she will still be baptized, but she wants ME to baptize her.... but i can't.. and it doesn't really matter who does it.. but.. oh well...
(This is a picture of Fatiha)
We are going to teach a Columbian family tonight. The daughter who is 20 is sooo awesome.. she is so elect.. we were over at their house and she left for a second and she told her mom, "Don't let them leave, I need to ask them some questions".. then we taught her forever and she was like, "When can you come back and give me a Book of Mormon in Spanish and explain more?" 
Then we just randomly called this guy and he is elect as well.  He has cancer and has been wondering about the resurection and stuff.. and we taught him this week and he was just like, ya... finally something! I just need this calm...I'm going to a Protestant church and it hurts my head.. I don't like it... then another guy just randomly shows up for church.. so we are teaching him this week as well.. There are SOOOO many more stories I should tell you, but I don't have much more time.. I love you and thank you.. Good luck everyone with all the new changes and moving and... stuff... I miss you all!
Elder Simonson 
(Here are some pictures of me in a park in Brussels today.)

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