We also saw a lot of miracles! We have found some really cool people! Chandenie, Mary, Samaria, and Seinoer are all doing great! Chandenie is getting baptized next week! My first baptism. Wow! Now that I think of it I don’t know if I told you about Mary. She is the sweetest girl you will ever meet. She is 13 and her grandma is a super funny member in the church. Mary also wants to be baptized! Woohoo! I am excited for her. I love her grandma, she always just tells us to contact people. We will be talking to her and a friend will come over and immediately she will say “When are you going to get baptized? These girls right here can teach you, and you will be able to see me in heaven! Right now you won’t be seeing me in heaven because you won’t be there!” Ahh! Sister Salik! Don’t scare them away! Haha. She is pretty great.
One miracle we saw was actually last Saturday. We were getting money out of the ATM and this guy walks up to me and asks if I’m from a church. He was speaking english, but I didn’t notice, so I kept responding to him in Dutch. Let’s just say that he speaks Spanish and English because he is from Peru. We talked to him and he really wanted to learn more. He had even heard of Mormons before! That never happens. We tried to get his info, but he didn’t have a phone card. (Random fact about Suriname, there are no phone plans. You just buy a card with minutes on it. People have like 3 phones, and they get new numbers constantly) He didn’t know what his number was. We gave him ours because he said he would call. You know how that goes. They never call when they say they will. Then, Monday after our failed contacting adventure we get a text. It was him! It was Daniel! We were literally jumping around the kitchen! It was like in the Best 2 Years when the investigator calls. Man! I really am a missionary! I didn’t understand a lot of mission jokes before.
We did a lot of service on Saturday. We repainted the playground at Palmentuin. It looked ghetto before, and now it is painted all these cute colors! I would actually let my kids play on that playground now! For some reason I always become the canvas though. People must just love painting me! By the end of the day My whole body was covered in paint! They would say “Sister Jorgensen, look!” I would look and bam! Paint on my face. Sister Christiansen and Elder Hood got me more times than I would like to admit. Paint here is way different! It does not come off! My hair may be partially green right now. Haha a lot of random people on the street asked me what happened!
This week was another goodie! I can’t wait to hear from you all next week! Met liefde,