Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pick a Language at Sunday Dinner

Today was a great day in Nederland. We first went to church, where Elder S. taught the High Priest Quorum in Dutch, and also related an experience in English. He related to them Pres. Monson's Righteous Example talk from April Conference. Then we enjoyed the Sunday School lesson from Alma. In sacrament meeting Elder Helton, our new "golden" Spanish speaking elder spoke in Dutch. Zuster S. had translations done for her some of the time. She is amazing with her ability to understand some of what is said. After church we first went back to our apartment with an investigator and spoke English and Dutch. Then we went to a Chinese/Dutch family's home for dinner. Also invited were three members from Brazil (Portuguese). One is married to a Dutchman, one is a nanny here, and the other is a BYU student (who now lives in Florida). Are you lost yet? During dinner you could just about pick whichever language you wanted. Several of those present spoke Portuguese, Dutch, and English. We didn't hear any Chinese today. Last night we had dinner and a lesson with a family from Suriname (near Venezuela) and taught in Dutch and English, and she read passages from the Book of Mormon in Papumento. What an avontuur (Dutch for adventure)we are having.

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