hello hellosuper wierd to see the photos of you guys; everyone looks pretty different; blowin my miiiiind ha. but thats cool; thanks. Has zach already sent in his mission papers, if no then when do you think he will send his in?? when did i send my in?? wow byu sign ups are already starting? holy smokes thats intense i dont even know what the jew i am supposed to be doing, joobies.
Monday, April 29, 2013
this morning as we were getting ready to leave i was looking out the window when i saw two black kids try to steal a phone from a girl; (they couldnt even get it, noobs) right there down on the sidewalk in the middle of the day; cars passing by and everything; people in the park right next to them; then after they failed they jogged away and just starting walking again like nothing happened, so i told elder miller, who lives with us to come with me and we went downstaires and outside; we followed them down the road; they saw us and started getting pretty scetched out; we crossed the road to try and get closer then the little noobs just sprinted off; i dont think i wanted to emberass myself and try running after them; but we gave them a good scare i think; twas funny twas funny
so this week in the zone of PARIS SUD, every one of our companionships found new investigators and has a baptismal date; yeah that like doesnt ever really happen, so we were pretty excited about that, president talked a little about it on conference call this morning; go zone go! they are a great bunch of elders and sisters, i am thankful for the opportunity i have to work with them all and see their progress and hear about their miracles
we fixed our second baptismal date this last week with a kareena; a 29 year old girl, she is super legit. and we met another great great guy a couple weeks ago; that we are hoping to fix a baptismal date in the coming days. Xavier is going great; he has quit smoking and came to church yesterday; everything seems to be going great, keep praying for him.
towards the end of this week things seemed to get a little harder, contacting in the road seemed to become more difficult; tons of muslims; and we would try and bash them instead of just telling them whats up and walking away; so we need a to refocus a little and keep working hard and effectivily to find those elect that are still out there.
but things are going well, we have interviews with president tomorrow and are giving the zone our formation; that we have been thinking alot about, i dont know how much time i have left a zone leader so i have to make these last few formations the best possible haha, nah but it will go good, we are excited.
it was rush hour one day and we were coming from a lesson; we got on one of the trams leaving from porte d'orléans, which is pretty darn busy around evening; long story story short some younger girls thought it would be funny to shmeegle my bum, yes it was pretty jammed packed, keep your hands to yourselves girlies; sheesh; i think i gave her a stern enough look that they stopped but then i couldnt help but laugh and get off; oh joobies
this week elder thomas and i decided we are going to do a special day of finding to find a FAMILY that is prepared and ready to accept the gospel and be baptized, we are really looking forward to that
anyways thats about it, thank again for everything
talk to you all soon
Monday, April 1, 2013
anywho, my last sunday here in le mans was really really great, ludivine got up during sacrament meeting and bore her testimony and thanked me for everything, it was legit; i loved it. i dont mean to toot my own horn here but when i stood up during the first hour with the priesthood and relief society and announced that i was leaving all the members moaned ha ha, it was good to say bye to all of them and talk with them all for a while after sacrement. a family came to church that we helped move a couple weeks ago; so that was cool, they really like it, as well as a couple other investigators that we have been seeing.
i havnt really started packing yet and we leave up to paris on wednesday; but its all good; not too much stuff to pack, so thats good. i will be staying in a 4 man apartment up in antony, they recently moved to this newer apartment because the other one has barred up windows and some sketchy barbed wire gate, word in the mission is that it was pretty ghetto and some missionaries always slept with a pick axe ha ha.
I am here at Patricias house saying good bye to her family; she invited us over and cooked us up some lamb, twas pretty good.
i got your easter package; it was really good thanks; especially the letters and all that, good stuff.
How does zach feel; i imagine he is pretty bumbed, but is he coping with it well? you know i thought his nose always needed a little plastic surgery... ha ha too far.
if you are ever wondering what to put into a package or letter you send me; photos are always the best ha. i enjoy seeing you guys.
I get super weirded out when i think of how much time is left on my mission; only 4 transfers, joobies; probably 3 transfers in antony and then get kicked out to some small french ville to train a new blue or work until i die, but theres still so much that i have to accomplish, not enough time ha, I think alot about all the stupid things i used to do before the mission and really hope that i will be a changed individual by the time i come home, its been a good long year and half of repenting; changing, working, falling down again and getting back up over and over, Paris france mission is a hard mission; but the best one, the kind of mission i needed the most, and summer is just around the corner; and i literally have a hard time thinking about something i would rather be doing than missionary work in paris during the summer; its gonna be a party everyday; i heard the ward up there is mostly africans ha ha pretty legit.
anyways thats about it, thanks for everything, talk to you all soon
sounds like a pretty fun trip you all had over in london; to watch zach play; that is pretty intense, oh before i forget; i recieved your package today; thanks! all the stuff is great, was really funny to read all of your letters.
wow thats crazy you guys were in paris not too long ago, if you were up there this last friday then we were in paris at the same time, wooah ha. i could never get enough of paris; that place is just too legit, i did some contacting at la defense when i was district leader up in cergy and i would go on exchanges with the saint ouen elders, and mom eating a chausson aux pommes; tis indeed one of my preffered pastries, even though technically it is not a pastry. you shouldve eaten a pain au chocolat aux amandes, that is my favorite. but ça va ça va
This week was hard; probably just as hard, maybe harder; thanks to an idiot member who has been ex communicated twice it is extremely unilkely that patrice will be baptized, nah i cant blame the member, but he for sure didnt help, things are just going from bad to worse, i've been pretty lost spiritually lately, my companion is slowly losing his desire to do anything and its only his second transfer here, not really knowing what direction i am going, les tempêtes sont venue. I'm not saying i am looking forward to being trasfered out of here, but i need a good restart; i have tried looking back at what i have learned; i have learned alot. but its hard. i just try to work hard, do what should be done, if my comp complains or i dont see success, then thats another problem.
there was some good stuff that happened however; we were invited over to eat with a family that we have seen a few times; they fed us chicken feet soup; it was pretty interesting; you put the whole chicken foot in your mouth; cruch it up with bones and all, swallow the skin and spit out the bones ha, it tasted alright; but it felt super weird; they looked like little baby hands ha joobies
we went knocking on some doors last night; a lady let us in; we had a grreat rendez vous with her, i talked with her quite a bit, she is legit; has a few young kids; is seperated, but said she will do anything to have the spirit in her life; she cried quite a bit, it was really good. for sure showed me how much i really have, the things i should be thankful for, i like her alot alot; we will see her again on tuesday when my "fils" blue, comes over to le mans to do an exhange with me, if everything goes well we will be fixing a bap date with her.
anyways i think that is just about all, thanks again for the package it was great, i am excited for zach that he has started his mission papers; i have so much to tell him; i will have to write him an email or send him a letter