It's a Girl!!
So you remember my friend Sara right (she was baptized in September)? Well, she just had a baby early in the morning November 11! Haha Zuster Jones and I were/still are super excited about little Sam. In the past several months we've been through a lot together with Sara and now we feel as if Sam is our own. Ok, maybe not our own own, but definitely like a niece. All day Sunday we were walking on air we were so excited to meet her, and finally after a reeeaaalllyyy long correlation meeting at church we had time to go to the hospital to meet her!! On our way we called President Robinson to let him know we were tantes and to ask permission to hold our niece, he said yes!! Best day of my life. That little girl is straight from heaven and I got to hold her in my arms. I'll be sending pictures soon.
In addition to this most glorious event, our Sunday meetings themselves were fantastic! Not only were all the teachers and speakers incredibly inspired, but we had two new investigators roll up into sacrament meeting!
Ludo is an older Belgian man who called the church Friday afternoon asking for a copy of the Book of Mormon. He said he'd been trying to find one everywhere and desperately wanted one. We let him know we could help him with that :) After getting his address and telephone number we invited him to church and he came! We now have an appointment for Tuesday afternoon. It's a miracle too that we were at the church for that phone call. We had just finished having a zone training at the church and Zuster Jones and I were the last ones in the building locking everything up when the phone rang. That's some divine planning.
The other man in church Sunday is Pepe. He's from Spain but has been living here for a while because he speaks some awesome Dutch. We met him and his son a few days ago at a tram halte. His son saw our nametags and asked if we were Jehovah's Witnesses. NO! People need to stop thinking that. We kindly let him know we were missionaries from another church (in fact the church with a fullness of the truth restored to the earth) and started up a conversation. A few sentences into it Pepe joined and before we got off the tram he had a Book of Mormon in hand. After sacrament meeting Sunday he set-up an appointment with us for Thursday and said that he had some friends that needed to hear our message so they'd be there too. Sounds good to me!
And that was all just yesterday! This last week has been incredible, we've been seeing some miracles here in Antwerpen!
I love being a missionary.
Love, Zuster Becky Hinchcliff