6 January 2014
Transfer 1, week 4
Bonne Année tout le monde! My full year as a missionary starts now! New Year's resolution: learn french and be the missionary the Lord wants me to e. (Easier said than done)
Me and Soeur Kofoed ended the year 2013 by watching the District 2 and the Legacy, eating popcorn and drinking Shcweppes. And obediently went to bed at 10:30.
The first day of 2014 was spent in Lyon, we had exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders. It was cool, I really liked seeing how other missionaries do things. I spent the day with Soeur Vidal, she's awesome even though she made me give a spiritual thought at a member's house...
Thursday after we got back from Lyon we had a mangez-vous with a Tahitian family in our ward. They are so awesome!! Their faith is so strong and they just love missionaries and missionary work. The family's little 5-year-old boy is also the most adorable thing, we even got bisous from him when we left!!! Too cute.
On Friday we had another mangez-vous and we got to taste frog legs!!!!!!! That was so awesome and they didn't even taste bad, little bit like chicken.
Sunday we had a really cool experience after church. We had a rendez-vous in the afternoon at church and had some time before that so we decited to go porting (= tracting, knocking on doors) the houses nearby. As we were walking we were contacting the people we saw, well, Soeur Kofoed was and I was just smiling hehe. Then we saw this man in his late 50's walking on the other side of the road and Soeur Kofoed told me to contact him. I was like oh well, I might as well he'll probably just walk away mid sentence so I don't have to say much. I crossed the road and started talking to him anf it turned out he was actually really interested! He asked all these questions like is this something new compared to other Christian churches? (HECK YES IT IS!) and when we told him about the Book of Mormon he got super interested! We told him a little about Joseph Smith and the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what the Book of Mormon is. We gave him a copy of the book and he said he really wants to read it and to understand it moore he would want to meet with us and come to church on sunday. He was so awesome!!! And since we weren't too far away from the chapel we walked there and he got a church tour from a member who was still at the chapel. We'll just pray and hope everything goes well and he'll feel the goodness of our message when he reads.
2. Nephi 32:5
For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do.
- Soeur H