Monday, February 18, 2013

Back on Track....

hello family

it has been a pretty good week. its good to hear that the brethren tore it up down in las vegas; good times gooood times, and ol lukey and danny dan are going well; thats good stuff; congrats zach and ben, just remember every time you score a try you should think to yourself "wow that was pretty cool; good on me, but josh could have done it alot cooler" ha ha ha i kid i kid, in all seriousness i am excited to watch you all play; and play with you guys.  Pops off to nz again; be sure to tell grandma i said hello.
         we had 6 investigators at church again this sunday; it was great, we should have had 11 but some last second problems came up and one family could not come.  we saw ludivine and her family, she is super excited for her baptism; the fam was a bit sad when they found out that i might not be there for the baptism; we took some pictures. we fixed the goal to have 15 amis at church this next sunday; it is going to be crrraaazy ha ha. im pretty excited.
       we visited the merchado family this week, the rendez vous was kind of dificult because they have lots of kids, and they are pretty crazy loud sometimes; and we were late, we left the rendez vous feeling pretty discouraged.  while walking home to the apartment for the night we had the thought that maybe we sould turn around and go back and talk with them, we decided to pray, we were already late and we were pretty unsure if it was a good idea.  when we finished the prayer, some random african dude walked around the corner on the street and said bon couragen ha ha we took that as our sign and went back to see the family.  they were suprised when they opened the door; we just asked the dad what he was scared about; he said he wasnt scared to be baptized, we talked for a while; with the mom; she said she was scared; we asked her to pray, which was super super super hard for her; she was shaking; but she finally did it, and asked God if these things were true; it was a great moment; and we left, now it is 100 percent in the hands of the Lord. good stuff
        Patrice the french man is going great; he came to church; he loves it, we invited him to be baptized when he knows these things are true, he said yes; we are excited for him, hes a great guy; who had one of his babies die, and his other son is handicapped; and lives with his ex wife; rough life; rough situation.  but hes a great guy; he gave us cake last time, and made sure he wore a tie to church on sunday ha
       everything else is going great, we had exchanges with the elders from orlĂ©ans; that was great.
we continue to teach the other families and we are hoping to set up baptismal dates with them this coming week.  we had a few lessons in some bars this week where we went out contacting and someone would offer to buy us a coffee or a beer; we'd except a hot chocolate and we had some good lessons. one was with sylvie; an investigator that has known the missionaries for a while; we were pretty straight up with her; she cried alot; im hoping she will come around

all else is well, have fun, party hard, in a good way.

much love; talk to you all soon.

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