This blog is for family and friends who wish to following Trevan as he sacrifices his time and talents to go forth and teach the Gospel in the Belgium/Netherlands Mission for the next two years. Follow him as he grows through experience, challenges and triumphs throughout his mission. May our prayers provide him comfort and protection as he serves the people in his mission and may we all be inspired to be missionaries in our own lives.

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

I spy Elder Reese
Life in the mission field is so dynamic that every week has its own adventures and emotional roller coasters. As if you didn’t already know.

I was barely in Apeldoorn this week with conferences and exchanges and splits so time flew real quickly.

I was able to go on exchanges with Elder Cook hahaha, finally for the first time ever since the MTC and we had a BLAST in Deventer. It is soooo cool to see each other work out here after a year and talk to people so casually and address each and every concern with a Gospel answer in the Dutch language, all day every day. We were so nervous for the language a year ago and now we switch between Dutch, Flemish and Surinam’s on demand haha another priceless experience in the work of the Lord.

I was also in Hengelo with Elder Dewitt on exchanges who was also in the MTC with me. It is super cool to see these different areas and help support and find people for them to teach in each one. I love exchanges for that. Miracles happen.

We had zone conference and mission leader council in Zoetermeer with Elder Dyches from the area presidency this last week too. Crazy to go back to the Den Haag area again but I still love it so much. Great conference and great things to work on to regain our focus. 

We did splits in Zwolle also with another district meeting there after coming back and getting pranked hard core. We were doing service for a member and he had a friend there who told us she wasn’t a member. Then she told us all about temples and how she knows about missions from the internet and we thought there was no way she was a nonmember haha. after an hour of acting we got it out of her and she is a super cool member from Albania who served a mission in London haha


Church was good again but I must mention the organ playing hahah :

Walk into sacrament meeting with a member family and investigator and the visiting organist is digging into the organ playing something from Bach.

Alright that’s cool

Begin the meeting with a crazy Dutch hymn and wayyy too much embellishments on the organ that make singing along almost impossible.

Intermediate hymn goes the same way leaving us all in anticipation for Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel as the closing hymn moments later

The song begins and the roof is being blown off the building while everyone tries singing along under the direction of an exasperated chorister whose motions resemble more of landing a plane than directing a congregation.

Elder Abankie and I were dying hahaha classic Apeldoorn

We got tons of exchanges this week too with the zone. Should be fun. Adventures always come haha

Everyone going to school, missions, work, whatever, make it great!

Elder Trevan Scott Reese

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