Hello everybody, not lots of questions for this week
Our amis are
doing alright. Our biggest potential right now is a girl named Adrianna and her brother Alexandre. They are from Brazil, but have
lived in Suisse for 13ish years now. They are really cool, and every
rdv, is packed with the spirit, but then they don't keep the
commitments. Well they do read and pray, but they have yet to come to
church even though every week it is yes yes, we'll come. So hopefully
things improve there.
As far as new amis, a recently reactivated member brought one of his
non member friends to church who is from Argentina I think, and then
the Bishop brought a family friend, a couple of Spanish origins, the Argentina girl speaks french well, but more Spanish, and the couple
speaks almost no french. However, with help from the members, and the
gift of tongues, we were able to explain the book of Mormon to them,
and fix a rdv for this week. Fortunately there are lots of members who
speak Spanish here. I found a Spanish grammar book in the apartment,
so ... vamanos mis amigos!
Yes we worked on the farm again. It is a weekly Saturday morning
thing. Today, we only got to pick out stones from their fields. I
thought of the scripture in Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time to gather
stones and a time to cast stones away... interesting huh? not really.
I have not received the package yet, I'll tell you when it gets in.
Just so you know we only have a mini fridge that is smaller than the
one in the basement... somehow it works, it helps that everything in
Europe is small.
There are very few cars in the mission actually. they have been
asking for more, but it doesn't look like we'll get any soon. We have
one, then the assistants, chalon, bienne, sant raf, and a couple other
zone leaders. I would say around a dozen cars.
Yes I have decided I want to go to BYU, at least for right after I
get back, I personally have no idea what I need to do or when I need to
... s'inscrire (I forget the word in english) for classes, so ... if you
have some time that'd be cool if you did a little research for me, so
that I don't rat on school.
Yes we have a GPS, that helps a lot, because... well yeah, driving
in Europe is a lot different than driving in the states, or Utah rather.
we had a few rdvs Monday, it didn't feel like a pday which made this
week a little tiring. I feel that you do need to take a little time to
de-stress, at least I do. There are some missionaries in the mission who
*cough cough* purposefully set rdvs on Pday *cough* I mean who seem to
always have rdvs on Pday, personally I would go insane doing that every
week... That night, we drove to Lausanne to pick up the elders there
and then went to Geneva and stayed the night with those elders.
Tuesday. Took the train from Geneva to Lyon, had a Zone leader
council, which was a lot like a zone conference, but still president...
it was really really cool, probably the most powerful spiritual meeting I
have ever been to. It was weird because president talked about advice
for after the mission as well, mostly stuff for how to help the mission,
but . Anyway, it was really cool. Then we did an exchange with the
assistants in Lyon. I was with Elder Arnold. We prayed for a place to
go porting while the other missionaries were in a rdv. We found a
building, and I just felt like it was going to be a good one. We
knocked on 10 doors, and we were able to teach the restoration to 8 of
them. We didn't get invited in, but we did have a lesson with them just
at their door. It was really incredible just to see so many people
interested to hear more. just a really spiritual cool day. I love
being a missionary.
took the trek back to Yverdon. Our train was late and
then got delayed en route, and so we got back at 6 ish in the evening!
normally we should have been back by 3ish. We saw a less active
(Caroline) who came to church this Sunday! it was cool. Then right
after we quickly but effectively planned our zone training meeting for
the next morning. that is like a district meeting, but with the whole
zone and three hours long.
Drove to Besançon and had the meeting. I went really
well. We took the Dijon elders back with us for an exchange, and saw
some members and Andriana, and other people. It went well
the Dijon elders back to Besançon(long drive) came back and saw fabian,
a newish ami who is kina a punk, but kina funny. He said he is going
to teach me German, because it is the best language.
Worked at the farm, did our weekly planning and saw some people, amis members, no rdvs, just quick conversations and trying to
fix rdvs for the future.
Great day at church, I
already mentioned the new people who came, it was a powerful fast and
testimony meeting. Then we has our FHE with the young adults , and
dinner with the family Rottermann, Beef pasta stew thing, it was really
Today, we cleaned the apartment, so it is beautiful now, I love having a clean space. Then we went to do emails.
of traveling for this week as well. What is on the agenda?
Neuchâtel, and Saint Etienne. Why saint etienne? Because my papers to
be legal just got in and I have to go there for a meeting so that they
can make sure I'm not a criminal or some guy looking to suck off the
system. Fun stuff. Not as much traveling as the last week, but still
going to and from St Etienne will take all day, but it has to be done. I
think we did the bulk of the traveling already, for the rest of the
transfer, we have a trip to geneva, Bienne, and Besançon again.
Well I loved your emails. I hope you are all doing well, and that
you know how much I love you.