Monday, November 26, 2012

A Good Thanksgiving...

No turducken this year?? hmmm tisk tisk. 

        Our turkey bowl thing went well; and the meal, owned the noobs as usual ha; Elder Burgess brought a rugby ball; me and him threw it around a bit afterwards; oh joobies; clearly it has been a year since i have passed a rugby ball; my accuracy was pretty shaky haha.
       What else; we had dinner with a guy from the french foreign legion this week, him and his family, he is a great guy, of course no longer in the FFL, he did his 5 years and now he is out.
       Our zone is doing soo much better now; after we started calling the DLS more and they call their missionaries everyday; people are starting to be more accountable; good stuff; good stuff indeed.
       We did some bat porting last night; somebody didnt like us at all, on our way out of the building my comp and i both got pretty soaked; some guy chucked a bucket of water on us from one of the stories above, i sure hope it was water; i tried to find which window it came out of, but he hid himself well; well played well played indeed; i cant hate because i would have done the exact same thing haha either that or i would let us in, feed us, and be baptized!!
       About what i want to do after the mission; to be honest i am not too sure, all i do know at this point is i am going to go to University of Utah and probably try out for the diving team, i think that will be something that could really interest me..... nah i kid.  I know i want to go back to BYU and keep playing rugby, thats for sure; which major and when?? i am not too sure, i like business and geology, and burritos; so i will see where that can lead.  Its true i need to give it some serious thought; so i will let you know what happens
       Everything else is going well, we continue to help our two baptismal dates move toward baptism; it's a battle; slowly but surely they will get there.  

       We meet amazing people everyday, great stuff

much love

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Great Conference...

The Elder Andersen conference was this last weekend; it was reaallly good.  it was good to go up and see paris for a bit too.  we got there a bit early; we got a bit lost looking for the chapel in versailles; there was fog up in that joint like it was nobodies business.  before the actual conference started we took a mission photo with elder andersen; elder teixiera; elder boutielle; president and his two councilors and all their wives, so that was cool; afterward we all lined up to shake all their hands; elder teixiera remembered me from bruxelles; so that was pretty cool, he asked me how i was doing.  conference was great; i wont go into details but it was good; andersen pretty much saying; hey its not easy here; probably the hardest; and we dont know why to be honest; buuut there will be a righeous people in every nation when the Savior comes, it was good stuff; he cracked plenty of jokes. they were all also at our stake conference yesterday in angers

That's crazy to hear about all those mission calls; that blows my mind that london and nate are leaving already; give them my congrats

This past week was hard; we had 5 bap dates at one point and between the periods of Wednesday to Thursday we only had 1, so 4 dropped dates over a couple days.  a  couple of them were people that i was 100 percent sure would be baptized, especially the last one; probably one of the most prepared amis i have ever seen; and he dropped us just like that out of nowhere; it was around 8 at night; we decided to pray and go balls out for the last hour and do some finding even though i felt like i had just been sucker punched in the family jewels.  We drove and saw a large apartment building; lets port that puppy out we said, as we got out of the car; a girl yelled over to us, long story short she said she had prayed a little while earlier cuz she was feeling pretty down in the dumps spiritually, so we told her; hey we prayed about 5 minutes ago to be led to someone; it was a great moment; we talked for a while and she invited us to her families place.

I was on an exchange when we went over and saw them; i was with a blue missionary; 4 weeks in the field; we met up with the girl again; 21 years old; met her mom; and her sister and her brother; african family; practicing catholic.  had a LEGIT rendez vous with them; the mom looved us; so much that she invited us over to eat dinner the next day; so the next day we ate some african food baby; foofoo; pondu; fish; chicken; rice; and beignets.  we ate with are hands; cuz thats how they role. so legit; so good. great fam; we are seeing them tonight; hopefully set a bap date

So now we have 2 dates; we found another guy too.

What am i thankful for....?  I am thankful for america, more specifically, utah, orem.  That place is a literal paradise; i am convinced there is no better place in the entire world. I am greatful for a living prophet; the priesthood, i am thankful for french pastries, and cheese. my brothas, and how they make me laugh with their shinanigans, my sister and her good example of patience. shlobus and his pooka nooey.  ma maman et mon papa, de plus en plus chaque jour je me rends compte combien ils sont une bendection dans ma vie.

So anyways; thats about it, we have thanksgiving turkey bowl coming up; so have to get ready for that too, gave our food assignements last night woohoo

much love

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lots of (good) "Stuff" Going on....

i got news after talking to my son on the phone yesterday that my investigator from cergy got baptized this past weekend, its really too bad i got shipped out of there at that moment, but hey she is baptized

we had zone conference and interviews yesterday up in angers; so we took the train early yesterday morning to get to the angers chapel a good hour and a half before; we had already given everyone in our zone the interview times, we did a quick split, i went with elder burgess to the grocery store to buy the food for the whole zone; while my comp set everything up at the chapel, our training went great; i had the idea of bringing in a BBQ, wearing some aprons and spatulas, a good parabole for what we would be sharing; it was a lot of fun and went really well, we wanted to make sure they would remember and apply what they actually learned, so it was great; and my interviews with pres and sister poznanski were great too

the week 2 district meetings went great, traveled around to see all the districts and went on alot of exchanges; we spent a good 4 days out of our area; and still managed to find the most new investigators; setting the example ha, its true that if we do all we can to help the zone, we just see miracles in the little time that we have

its been a pretty exhausting week; physically and mentally; but super legit; we set the goal to set 7 baptismal dates this week; so pray for those if you could. we already have 2

everything else is going just awesome

oh yeah; there was a newspaper article on us this last sunday; a couple days before a member told us to come to the church because there was a reporter who needed pictures of us to go with the article; we showed up and did our thing

the next sunday she showed us the newspaper, it was the MAIN article; with a HUGE photo of us on the front; this town is for sure going to recognize now; haha famous missionaries in le Mans, yatta

much love