Hello and Hoe gaat het everybody, this week was great, me and elder Van Den Herik work amazing together, it's only been a week but I can already say he's one of my favorite companions! We had 4 investigators in church yesterday and one of them has a baptismal date! Her name is 'S,' she's a daughter of one of the less actives in our branch we've recently re-activated. She's 18 and lives with her mom, who's not a member, but we've gotten her to come to church the past 3 sundays in a row and she's making awesome progress! With any luck she'll be baptized on her date or if not then close by at least. We're also working with a cool family named the 'V's,'
We're doing a lot of good in this area this transfer and I'm really looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish! Exciting things are happening! In other news the huge elections for Suriname's next president are today! There's a helicopter that keeps circling the city to make sure there aren't any parties or riots, and there's a decent amount of police on the street, pretty crazy stuff! A couple people have told us it might not be a bad idea to stay off the streets, but these are the same people who believe that when a drop of rain falls on your head you're down sick for the next week and that there are two foot tall devils with big eyes who roam the streets of suriname at night so i tend to take their advice with a grain of salt. Everybody thinks the biggest party, named "NDP" will win, and I agree, that's who is in power right now so I anticipate they'll stay there, elections are only every 5 years so it's a pretty cool opportunity to be here while they're happening! Also being district leader has been a blast, I like getting to call the other missionaries every night to see how they're doing and I've already scheduled exchanges with most of them so I'm excited to work with everybody in the coming weeks! I planned the next few pday activities with the zone leaders a few days ago and we have some fun things coming up, one of them is a huge lake in suriname named Broko Pondo, apparently it's a cool place to hike and take pictures, so that will be in a couple weeks probably! Anyways I think that's about it but I had a great week and I'm looking forward to a lot more with Elder Van Den Herik! I love and miss you guys! Elder Carpenter