(Cole didn't take this pic. This is just a pic I found online of the bridge.
It shows the height a little more clearer.)
A view before they headed out for the torturous ride.
Cole's view from the bridge.
I had an amazing spiritual experience last Monday that I wanted to share with you guys. Because last week was a difficult one I was trying to think of what to study last Monday. I felt prompted to look up patience in PMG. It led me to an inspiring scripture in Alma 17. For the background of this scripture it is talking about how when the sons of Mosiah first went on their fourteen year missions they were praying to the Lord for success in converting the Lamanites and that the Lord would grant them his Spirit. What is interesting to note is the first thing the Lord said in answer to their prayers was "Be Comforted." When I had read those words I felt a wave of spiritual comfort. I know it is what the Lord would have said to me if he could've been sitting across from me.
The next thing he told them, was to be patient and long-suffering in their afflictions. I'm sure that would have been a tough pill for them to swallow but they did it. They were then blessed so much for their efforts.
I know that the Lord will comfort us in our trials and afflictions if we can be patient and accept the Lord's timing. Which is often times so hard, but the effort is well worth it.
As for this past week it went a lot better. We have an appointment with a cool couple we met this past weekend who have heard a lot about the church and are not afraid to ask questions. They also studied English and are English teachers so that's nice.
Other than that, it's just working hard to show the Lord we love Him.
Cool thing we did today was found the I heart Su sign. As well as biking up to the top of the tallest structure in Suriname---The Commewijne Bridge. It was pretty fun, but also tough surprisingly. We were both breathing pretty hard when we got to the top. Took some pictures. Some people called us crazy which was funny. We did not dare bike down, it's way too steep. We just walked.
Anyways, you guys all have an awesome week.
Love you guys!
Elder Cole Cooper