Sunday, February 8, 2009

Let's Play International UNO

We are continuing our experiences with the Young Adults at the Center. We had some more good times this past week. We had another great family night lesson on Monday taught by Yeagi, a Korean member who speaks excellent English. Then on Thursday we had our dinner of chili and bread. Institute class was taught by an American brother who is the High Council rep. for YA. He taught it in English. Friday night was activity night. Zuster Servoss and I greeted four Young Adults, who joined us for some games of the card game, UNO. There were three young ladies from Peru (only Natale was a member), and one Dutch brother. So, we had a rousing series of games mixing Spanish, English, and Dutch words into the game. We were saying numbers, and colors in those languages. It had become truly an international game. The other two Peruvian young women have attended our church before and are just starting to take some lessons.

We also want to share a quick story about Scott. He is an American who works at the Burger King that is located inside a US Military building in Brussels. We went to Brussels one day for a dental problem that I had. After getting help from the US Army dentist, we went to the BK for lunch. The man behind the counter saw our name tags and asked if we were missionaries. He said, "This is a strange question, but could you possibly get me an English copy of the Book of Mormon?" We were very surprised and pleased. We were happy to comply. He then told us that his sister and husband are members and live in Provo. He had done some Internet research and knew a little about the church. We got his phone number and soon departed. Weeks later we passed his name and number on to the mission office, and then waited. Last Monday, I was speaking with a Elder Wortham, who works in the office with his wife. I asked him if he had contacted Scott. He said, "No, I was going to do that and lost his information. Would you please give it to me again?" I was happy to give it to him. Several hours later he called me back and said that he had taken one of the Assistants to the President with him and had visited Scott. They arranged a time to teach him after he got off work. They had just completed a great lesson with him and will be going back to teach him on a regular basis. Scott had been reading in the Book of Mormon and had a few questions. We are all excited that we were able to help Scott learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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