Bonjour à tous!
This week was super busy and we saw some really cool miracles. Earlier this week we had interviews with President Brown and then on Wednesday we had multizone zone conference in Ecully. My companion and I both had to do a 15 minute presentation on baptism in front of President Brown, the assistants, and all the missionaries. We were pretty nervous to say the least. But I think it ended up going pretty well. President talked a lot about how important hope is for us as missionaries, and then for the members and Amis we spend our time with. He said that we find hope in this life through the Gospel. So we as missionaries, we go out and we teach, but more than anything we share this hope for eternal life through the example and joy that we have. So we decided to present baptism along those lines. Baptism is the door onto this pathway of hope. Because what better hope is there in this world, that frankly is dark and hard, than the light of the gospel! I know it brings me so much joy! It's incredible that we get to be the little candles of light to shine hope and bring people into the sun! Wednesday was also my 9 month mark! What so crazy how fast time is flying by!
Thursday we had our exchange with the Porte des Alpes sisters. It was way nice having them here to work with us. We were able to have some great lessons with Le and Taiwo. We also finally had our first lesson with Jacqueline (the one scared of water) since she accepted the
invitation to be baptized. We were kinda nervous because it had already been a week since we last saw her. But when we walked in, she had her little pear tart and Schweppes sitting on the table for us. So that made us a little more reassured haha. But during the lesson she told us she still wants to be baptized, but that she refuses to fix a date for the moment. That girl kills me! She is so stubborn.
Saturday afternoon, the missionaries in the Ecully ward were having a baptism. So Friday night we had called and invited Taiwo to go to it with us and she accepted. Well Saturday roles around, and we were waiting at the metro stop for her to show up...but she never came.
That meant that we now had about 4 hours of free time with no rdv's fixed, and to top it all off it was cold and rainy out. Well we decided to go to the outer edge of Lyon and pass by some less active members on our member map that we had never met. When we got to the first door, a women opened the door and welcomed us right in! She was super nice, but we had absolutely no idea who she was. She started talking about her son Pedro (who was currently at a church activity), when the pieces all came together. It turns out that Pedro (an active member) just moved here with his family from Portugal a few months ago, but he is the only member of his family! So there we were, having an awesome lesson with his mother and he had no idea we were even there! We were definitely guided by Heavenly Father, and it taught me that if we will do our part, Heavenly Father will do his. But the best part of it all, was that she invited us back over next weekend!!
Passez une très bonne semaine! Thank you for your support and prayers.
Je vous aime!
Funny quote for the week: "Don't you love it when French people's
trained dogs speak better French than you?" - Soeur Lowder
Exchange with Sœur wendo the cutest bleu belge ever!