|In the street in the warmth|
While we were at the Samaritan house, putting cans of food into bags, our phone broke! This is very interesting as it is the only way we can communicate since we don't have computers or anything else. So for a few hours we were not reachable. But luckily for us some other missionaries came to service and we used their phone to call the elder who is in charge of the phones. We went all the way to Oakland (50 minute drive) to try to fix it. Nothing worked and so we decided to send a few emails and call a few people. We had to call a guy in Salt Lake City, but because of the time difference we could only leave a voice message. It felt so weird being completely disconnected from the world - well we are already but this was even more so! The next day we went back and then we were given a replacement phone. But because our other phone didn't turn on we now have to rebuild our contact list! So it is fun figuring out this new phone and we got it to say, "New message from [name of contact]"! It is super cool!
We have been going through a list of members that we have been asked to visit. Some people have moved but others are there and some are members that have just started coming back! It is awesome to see!
On Friday one of the seventy came, Elder Lawrence came and talked to us. We were seated at 8:30AM and then we didn't leave until about 5:00PM! It was super cool! We talked about the House of Israel and how we are helping the gather those people. We also talked a lot about how we can be better missionaries along with a question and answer with his wife while every missionary companionship was interviews by him! Amazing!
It is so nice to be able to talk about the basics of the gospel because they are the most important to our salvation. The gospel is so basic that a child can understand it but so complex that it will take an eternity to completely understand it.
love Elder Kloosterboer
|A bridge to Hayward|
|It's a boy|
|Christmas lights in the street|
|Our goal for next year|
|Helping with the Christmas lights|