Zuster Young

Zuster Young
Zuster is Dutch for "sister", which is a title used for female missionaries.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

First Christmas in Belgium and she made it to the 2 month mark!

Last night on Christmas Eve, we received a text with a recording attachment. It ended up being a recording of Zuster Young and her companion singing "Oh Come All Ye Faithful". This morning we received a second email with pictures of how Zuster Young has spent Christmas Eve. What a sweet gift to hear her voice and see pictures of her.

We had the opportunity to Skype with Zuster Young this morning. Even though this was the first Christmas not having everyone all together, it made it very special to be "together" for a few precious moments on Christmas morning. We were told she would be Skyping in at 8a.m. yet we anxiously waited until 8:30a.m. when she finally called in. She explained that they were at a members house and had to wait until the Elders left.

She looks fantastic, healthy and happy. She is already full of excitement and love for the people and area she is in. She is loving all the food! She said she has not eaten "so much bread in all [her] life". She shared some funny stories, details about her daily schedule and made us all smile and laugh trying to describe people and experiences. It was heartwarming to hear how the members are watching out for them. A little scary to hear about how the Spirit is leading her and her companion away from danger and harm. So thankful for the angels that are watching over her. The most special moment was at the end, when we as a family knelt and she gave a prayer in Dutch. The Spirit was so very strong in that moment, testimonies were strengthened and love of family across the miles was felt.

Merry Christmas from our family!

Christmas morning Skype session with Zuster Young. She looks so very happy!

Zuster Young and Zuster Jones from Lindon, Utah. 

Christmas Eve dinner appointment was with an Indian family. These sweet zusters had a delicious "Indian feast", which Zuster Young said the naan  (seasoned flat bread) was her favorite part and she could have eaten that all night. 

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