Hello everyone! It seems like it has been so long since I have talked to
you! Okay, so that awesome little old lady is one of our eternal
investigators who is the mother in law of one of my favorite families
here in Perigueux. Her name is "Mami". She is 94
years old and she is still kickin and probably has more energy than me,
she kinda reminds me a little bit of Great grandma Beyer. Mami is so
hilarious and she always makes me laugh every time that I go over there.
That is so crazy about Olivia! Yeah of course
I remember her! She is going to be an amazing missionary and I am so
happy for her, that is going to be an awesome mission for her. Get her
started on the language right now. I am not even worried about Bryton a
little bit, I always looked up to him and truly
he is going to be such a great missionary. He will be twice as happy as
me in no time, guaranteed. Have Pam tell him that it is really hard at
first, but it WILL get better (eventually). I can't wait to hear where
Ashton is going, that is one I have been wondering
about. That is awesome about Jensen too! Tell Bubba to just work hard
and enjoy it because it goes by in the blink of an eye. . . and Caden
better not quit football, that would be one of the biggest mistakes of
his life. Football teaches you some valuable
lessons and my favorite experiences from football are not from being on
the field, but messing around at practice and hanging out with the
football team. ( I can't believe Layton made it that far too! Crazy.)
Awesome! So I am doing really really good right now! I have a lot of
stories for you and I don't even know where to begin. Okay so these past
couple of months have been really hard for me, I have been really happy
at times, but really sad at times too. We just
didn't really have very much work going on here and I felt like we
hadn't really helped any one here in Perigueux. Well, all of that went
out the door this week. After all of those long hard weeks we started to
see some miracles! Just this past week we got
3 people engaged for baptism! One of the people that we found is
scheduled to be baptized before this transfer ends too! It is so
incredible to see what the Lord can do if you continue to show faith and
endure the trials. That was the main message from Bleus
Conference as well, President Roney said that the most important thing
we can learn on our missions is how to love everyone and how to have
faith. He always says that the difference between a good missionary and a
miraculous missionary is faith.
So we exercised a lot of faith this week and it payed off! Not only
that, but while we were sitting in church this Sunday with our
investigators that we had there a huge young family showed up from
England, they were visiting for vacation. It was the best experience
I have had on my mission so far! I loved every second of trying to
scramble around and find chairs for this visiting family. Who would have
thought that the best feeling in the world is going to find chairs
during sacrament meeting???! This family was awesome
though, there was two cute young couples and about fifteen cute kids,
they were all wearing bright summer clothing and really brought the
meeting well needed energy. My companion and I turned to each other and
said, man this is how church really is and needs
to be every week.
It was such an amazing experience and one that I will always remember for the rest of my life. Well needed to I might add.
This week was awesome! It really made me get an awesome feeling of why I
am out here walking around all day looking for people to share the
gospel with. The gospel is true, and I know that it brings happiness. It
is a lot easier to see when you are surrounded
by the opposite of the gospel haha. The language is still incredibly
hard and I don't speak very well, but I am still happy. Keep praying for
1. Treat: Flavored licorice? Rice krispy? Really whatever you want to send.
2. Favorite cereal: Maybe frootie pebbles right now. . .
3. No we took a train back, but I like the trains because you see the countryside.
4. Football game was amazing, best P day so far and it was awesome will
all of those missionaries. We went street boarding with all of them that
night, that is where you write a big message on a board to get people
to talk to you. The more ridiculous the better!
5. Favorite memory: Eating KFC in the outfield while dad played his softball games.