"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring glad tidings of good things, and that say unto Zion: Behold, thy God reigneth! As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them!" ---D&C 128:19

Monday, August 3, 2015

Over Bridge River Resort

Over Bridge River Resort

 Lunch with The Bakers

Hey family what's up? Sounds like it was an awesome week!
Mom, to answer your question transfer calls are this coming Friday/Saturday and the next transfer starts next Wednesday. By next week I will know what happens.
As far as this week goes it was a good one. We had a rough day Wednesday. Everything had fallen through and the only solace was a member lesson at the end of the day. We were feeling pretty down in the dumps and it had kinda carried over to the next couple of days. Friday the Baker's had invited us to lunch. But it wasn't as easy as just going to lunch. We had a couple of appointments scheduled at around the same time and so we decided that we would skip out on lunch and try to teach. Well, it all started Thursday night when my inner tube went flat. So we went and bought a new one right before we went to the apartment. The next morning I was trying to fix it and realized the rubber part of the tire had a split in it and the inner-tube was too big. Which meant that the tube was bulging out of the tire. Plus, I had set the tire up wrong and so the chain was barely working. We decided that we would still try to get to the appointment but when we got there, he was not home. So we thought we would go and try and fix my bike. Then my chain fell off which was kinda the straw that broke the camel's back. Finally, we called the zone leaders and they took us to lunch which explains the picture of Pizza Hut you guys saw.
The Bakers wanted to come back to our apartment with us to help fix the bike. Which we were just fine with. After the bike was fixed we talked for a little bit and it was just hilarious. They are both really funny. Looking back on what happened and how I was feeling before they came with us. I realized what the main reason probably was for them coming with us is so that I could have my spirits lifted. The rest of the week went great after that.
In other news, the sisters who took over my area when I left told me that "S" went on a mini mission with them for the weekend. She also graduated from the Suriname equivalent of Junior High and is moving on to High school. They said she loved doing a mini mission.
Highlight of the week as far as people go, a less-active who we have been trying for so long to find the past two transfers has finally come back. She gave her testimony in sacrament meeting and basically explained that the Spirit had led her to come back to church after a long time. We have considered her reactivated, which is awesome!
Today we went to a place called the "Over Bridge River Resort." It's basically a cool beach place about an 1 and a half away from the closest set of missionaries. There is a place to play volleyball so we did that. Me and Elder Dibb also got to play catch. It felt awesome to throw a baseball after not having thrown one for two or three years. We also played a game called Joule. It's a local Suriname game that would take forever to explain, just know that I'll bring it home.
Anyways, that's all I got. Have an amazing week!
Elder Cole Cooper

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