Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Week 22 World renown MONACO YACHT SHOW



Elder Anderson and I at the Yacht show!


Hello family and friends! Another week gone haha it's crazy how fast
it goes. So first off, General Conference this weekend! I am so
excited to hear the Prophet of our church speak to us. I promise you
he is called of God. I'm very grateful for the revelation he receives
and gives to us every 6 months! I would really love to get some
feedback as well from you guys! If you loved a certain talk during
general conference and wouldn't mind emailing me which talk and why
you loved it I would love that! And Gonzaga fans, watch a little bit
of conference and tell me what you think and if you have any
questions...email me :) anyways, now for the week summary!

Monday: P day! Always a good time. We just strolled around Nice and
did basically nothing. We were really tired from the week before so
elder Anderson and I mainly just relaxed haha. Then, we went over to
the Cresto's house and had a family home evening as well as celebrated
Frere Cresto's 33rd birthday! Gosh I love them so much and I say it
every email. But a really cool day overall and we had an awesome
conversation at 8:58 that let us stay out a little longer past 9 which
was cool and we fixed a rendez vous from it :)
Tuesday: Tuesday was really awesome. So we had a few coordonnΓ©es
(referrals) who lived in Monaco and so we took the day and went to
Monaco and passed 4 referrals and not one person was home :( so we
will have to go again dang ;) honestly Monaco is the coolest country
ever. Everyone go google a picture of Monaco it's so cool and I SERVE
THERE :) sometimes I can't believe I'm serving my mission in southern
France. So we got back at about 6 and a member invited us to go play
basketball at Vauban with some of his friends...of course I didn't
deny it 😊 so we went to Vauban and played there the rest of the night
and at the end of the night we had found 2 people who wanted to learn
more about our church. Looks like we will be playing basketball a
little more ;) Elder Anderson and I have got the most efficient
missionary work when it comes to basketball haha...I play and talk on
the court while he talks to everyone watching haha.
Wednesday: Haha an awesome day. So we went on an exchange within our
apartment and neither of our equipes had rendez vous so we literally
when the whole entire day contacting haha it was so awesome. I love
contacting. I went with Elder Burton and he is such a stud. I have
spent the last 3 transfers in the same apartment as him so it was
super fun.
Thursday: So not a lot of things happened today. We had to leave for
zone conference at 1:00 and we showed up to Marseille with our other 2
zones. But, the coolest thing happened. So "The Gare" is like the big
train stations here and in each train station there is a piano. And
since there was about 25 or so missionaries all just in the Marseille
Gare passing time, we got on the piano and sung hymns for every one
there and at the end of it there was probably 100 or so people around
us recording and stuff. Actually pretty cool. So then we spent the
rest of the night contacting in Marseille and then slept in the
Marseille Elder's apartment.
Friday: Zone conference was so amazing. Elder Adler from the 3rd
quorum of the 70 came. We talked a lot about the spirit and how we
need it in our missionary work and the role it plays. He also left us
a cool challenge that if we bore our testimony that night on the
savior and recorded it, and then practiced our testimony every night,
and then 30 days later we recorded ourselves, that we will see an
increase in our language and our spirituality on our testimonies of
the Savior. I also saw SO many people who I love with all my heart
some of them including Elder Barnes, Elder Connell, Elder Boynton and
many more. Honestly being a missionary is the best ever.
Saturday: Haha Saturday was a pretty crazy, not normal missionary day.
So to start off, we went and played basketball at Vauban as part of
our "samedi sportif" and had a really cool moment with all of the guys
there just talking about the gospel and relating it to basketball and
stuff. Hopefully we can start teaching a few of them soon. So then,
this is the crazier part haha...we sat down to do weekly planning and
we got a call from the Concha Family who lives in Monaco, and they
needed some crutches that we took from them a few months ago (long
story) because his wife needed them and he told us he could meet us at
the train station in Nice. So we show up and we give him the crutches
and we ask if his wife needs a blessing or anything, and he said yes.
So we ended up just buying some tickets to Monaco right then. As we
are on the train, Frere Concha was like, "Hey elders...I have 3
tickets to the world renown MONACO YACHT SHOW and wanted to know if
maybe you wanted to go for an hour before we give my wife a blessing."
Haha so we called the ZLs and got permission to go! (Don't worry we
took P Day time to go so today we have already contacted for 2 hours
and took P day time πŸ˜‰) but anyways..it was soooo cool haha I can't
even tell you how crazy some of the yachts were. Really cool. But then
the coolest part of the night was going and giving Soeur Concha a
blessing and sharing a spiritual thought with their family.
Sunday: Church! Always great. But we went and ate at Soeur Aslan's
house and she is so amazing. She prepared an awesome meal for us.
After that, we contacted a lot a lot a lot and went home and fell onto
the couch because it was a long week hah. To be honest, this was a
tough week missionary work wise. We didn't teach one lesson the whole
entire week and it was really tough because we worked sooo hard. We
had 4 investigators whom we love dearly drop us as well. A really
tough week. But, I can promise you all that I've never been happier.
Every day it gets better and better.

Well that's my week. My spiritual thought is found in 3 Ne 5:13. Read
it. It's good :)
Anyways, thank you so much for your prayers. We have been working
really hard and we are excited to see what this week has for us. I
love you guys!
Love,
Elder Wade πŸ‡«πŸ‡·


3 Nephi 5:13
 Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.




"Like Mike" haha when I saw shoes hanging I had to take a pic. S/O
to all the people that recognize this.


 Elder Barnes and I :) love him so much.

 Elder Burton and I on the exchange in front of the Russian Cathedral.

  Our ami Ali! 4 months ago I taught my first ever lesson to this

man! We were in church and we got a text saying "Is Matt Damon still
serving here? I mean Elder Wade. I want to take a picture with him."
Haha so he came and we took a picture. I'll always remember this guy.





Monday, September 21, 2015

week 21 "the ankle crackers"


Elder Anderson took this photo of a few of the kids I signed

autographs for haha



Family and friends! Another great week here in beautiful Nice. I
already feel so blessed to be able to spend 3 transfers here already!
We worked super super hard and saw some awesome things happen! Thank
you for your prayers I can definitely see them working and helping me
and Elder Anderson out. So here's the week:

Monday: P day! So we kind of just went around Nice and hung out and I
bought a basketball finally! So every night I just lay down and shoot
it haha it feels so good. But later that night we went to the Cresto's
house (I love love love them) and just shared a spiritual thought with
them. I love being at their house they are amazing. So then went
contacting and had great success and fixed a few rendez vous! Overall
solid day.
Tuesday: Okay another great day! So a few weeks ago we met some
Jehovah's Witness and talked to them and Tuesday night we went over to
their house and shared what we believe and stuff. It was awesome. We
even got another RDV fixed for this Friday night with them! But it was
so awesome to testify of the priesthood and eternal families with
them. They are an awesome couple who have been married for 4 years!
Wednesday: Happy Birthday to my absolutely beautiful sister Ellie 😍
Can't believe you're old enough to go to the temple now :) So, we met
this couple from Hungary last week and we gave them our number... And
they actually called us! So we had a lesson with them at our church
and it went so amazing! We gave them a church tour and then sat them
down and talked about what we believe and basically the retab lesson!
It went honestly so good and the spirit was so strong! About an hour
after the Rendez vous they called us and said "Hey if we wanted to
come to church on Sunday what do we need to wear?" Ah it was so cool.
Honestly they are so awesome. And they speak French very well but
Hungarian is their native tongue, so we ordered Hungarian Books of
Mormon and when they arrive we are going to write their names on it
and put our testimonies in. We are excited!
Thursday: Okay so Thursday we started off and had District Meeting and
It was awesome. We talked about fully consecrating ourselves as
missionaries. I will talk more about that at the bottom :) so Thursday
looked super promising during planning the night before as we had 4
lessons planned to teach! We ended up having all 4 fall through haha
it was sad, but we found some amazing people out while we were
contacting around where these people live. But I have the funniest
story (not really...it's funny for missionaries in France mainly haha)
So, the church made "The Restoration" video in French and there is one
part famous to every missionary speaking French and it's at the
beginning when Joseph's father asks for his glasses and his daughter
Catherine gives them to him and he goes "Merci Catherine" and it's
just hilarious the way it sounds and stuff. I know it doesn't seem
funny but it really is haha. Sooo, there is a joke around the mission
(and mainly in our apartment every time someone does something nice we
say "Merci Catherine") that if you meet someone named Catherine you
win. Haha so, we are contacting and we end up scheduling a RDV with
this woman and she tells us her name and it was Catherine haha and
literally at the same time elder Anderson and I said "Merci
Catherine!!" So loud haha. I know it doesn't seem funny but I'm a
weird missionary, and on top of everything.. it is funny ;) but we
scheduled 3 more rendez vous that day. Such a good day.
Friday: We are really starting to see miracles here and the work is
picking up like crazy! So a few weeks ago I was on the tram and there
was this college girl who tapped me on the shoulder and started
talking to me and so we exchanged numbers! So we have tried to get
ahold of her the last few weeks but we couldn't, and then out of the
blue she calls us and wants to see us! So Friday we took her on a tour
of the church and then sat down and had one of the most powerful,
spiritual lessons ever. The spirit was so strong and she had some
tears in her eyes. Gosh, it was so amazing. So then she also told us
she wants to come to church! It was just a really awesome day.  We
also set up 2 more RDV! One for tomorrow and then next week. This week
has been the most miracle filled week of my mission by far!
Saturday: Like usual we woke up and played basketball at Vauban! Haha
funny story... there were some kids about the age 12 who were watching
our games when we were playing pick up, and after one of the games all
these kids came up and like swarmed me and asked me if I could show
them some moves and "the ankle crackers" as they called them haha. It
was really really cool and they were awesome and ended up signing a
few autographs and I actually got a picture with one of the kids after
and I'll send it! Haha it was really funny So then after we had a
Tombez vous from the Rendez vous we fixed on Friday so we ended up
contacting the whole night and had some cool conversations and a few
street lessons! Honestly missionary life is the best.
Sunday: Sunday was great! To start off I gave a talk in sacrament
meeting on The Sacrament and I felt good about it! Something I learned
in preparing for my talk was really cool...in 3 Ne 18:6-7 and it talks
about how each time we take the sacrament it's actually a way we can
show our testimony to Heavenly Father! By partaking of the sacrament
we promise to try our best and more fully use the atonement in the
week to come. I love taking the sacrament each week it's such an
amazing thing that we can be clean each week. So then after sacrament
we had some contacting to do and then we went to the Cusick family's
home! They are from Utah and are so awesome! We will be working a lot
with them.

Unfortunately, our Amis who had a baptismal date fixed for Oct. 10
texted us this morning and said they didn't want to be baptized or
anything. So that was extremely painful and hard and I've spent the
last 4 months with them but I have faith one day they will! But on the
other hand a cool miracle happened...our goal at the beginning of the
week was to have 100 conversations about the gospel with people on the
street, bus, tram etc. and at the end of Sunday night we tallied our
numbers together and had exactly 100 from the week! It was a goal we
set at the beginning of the week to really push us to work as hard as
we could this week and it definitely worked. This was really a miracle
week and I am grateful for the prayers.

I know Jesus is the Christ and that his atonement isn't only for sins
and forgiveness. It's for helping us become a better person. As we
rely on the atonement and fully apply Ether 12:27, we will see our
weaknesses become strong. That's my promise to all of you! I love you
guys and thank you for all you do for me!
Love,
Elder Wade πŸ‡«πŸ‡·




  Weekly Cresto family pic featuring Frere Cresto himself!


 So we gave a homeless man a yogurt and he gave us a cool necklace

in return and he didn't want to be in the photo so we got one by his
stand haha




Cool picture at night of our church. The Nice chapel is one of the
most beautiful on the earth.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Week 20 Stake conference Testimony Time



 
Cool pic that Frere concha took from our RDV with his friends!

Family and friends! We had another great week here in Nice. I fall
more in love with this Ville and the people every day! I'll just go
ahead and get started!

Monday: Okay so honestly we had the COOLEST miracles right in a row. I
know that God loves his missionaries! So, we had a rendez vous in
Monaco with the Concha family. Monaco is a little country right next
to France and it is actually in our sector, so we can go to it. But,
since it's far away, we have to take a train. Okay so we go to the
Concha's home and have an awesome lesson with their non member friends
about the temple and they were really interested. So after we shared
the spiritual thought with them, we looked at our watches and they
said 8:34 and our train left at 8:41! And the only problem was, we
were a solid 1 1/2 mile away from the train station. So we literally
just run out the door and they give us food to take home and eat
hahsha so we are just running to the station and we knew we were going
to be late, but as we were running we said a prayer for a miracle and
we showed up at the station at 8:47 and the train happened to be late
7 minutes and so we got on the train and barely made it! SO then the
second miracle happened....we get to Nice at 9:10 and we had to be
home by 9:30 (its the rule) so as soon as we get off the train we just
start sprinting to the bus stop and we miss the LAST bus of the night
by 2 minutes. So we were about 2 1/2 miles away from our house and had
20 minutes to get home and I turned to elder Anderson and said "We do
hard things for the Lord." And we tightened our backpacks and just
started sprinting home haha. So it's about 9:26 and we are still
running as fast as we can but we realize that we aren't going to get
home on time. BUT, as soon as we said that we both said a prayer and
we prayed for a miracle because we wanted to be 100% obedient to the
rules...and then I kid you not, as soon as we said "Amen" some random
car pulled up and said "Get in, I've seen you guys before and know
where you live." And I almost died. When that happened I honestly
couldn't believe it. So we got in the car, he drove fast, and we got
home at exactly 9:30. I  know for a fact that this is the Lords work.
Ahhhh it was so cool.
Tuesday: So on Tuesday we played soccer in the morning with some
people from the Ward and a few of their friends. Haha I'm so bad at
soccer compared to some of these 10 year olds here. Par contre, we had
a good day contacting. We also officially moved as well! The moving
equipe came and helped us move out during the night. It was sad to
change apartments because that apartment is where I started off my
mission so I was a little sad. But it's okay, because our new
apartment is so much bigger and nicer. But really just a solid day out
contacting haha and we had some weird conversations that will
definitely not be making an appearance in the email haha.
Wednesday: haha I can't lie one of the longest days of my life we had
no rendez vous scheduled so we contacted all day and no one listened
to us :) for some reason at the end of the day when it was over I felt
so accomplished it was weird.
Thursday: Thursday we had zone training! We talked about the blessings
from being obedient. It was a great training and it's so much easier
to be obedient than it is to be disobedient so I loved it! After that
we contacted a lot and passed a less active member named Allain. Not a
lot happened again! We have a lot of conversations but the hardest
part is getting them to want to say yes. Sometimes it's frustrating
because you know they feel the spirit but there's nothing you can do
about it! One day for them though :)
Friday: Friday was a great day! So we started off by our studies like
normal and I had another awesome experience with comp roll plays! So
for this roll play game, one of us asks a question and then hits the
start button and then we have 1 minute to answer it! And so, he asked
me why we need the Book of Mormon when we have the Bible...so I did
the roll play, we talked about it, then I did it again! So, later in
the day we were talking to someone and the man literally said word for
word, "Why do I need the Book of Mormon when I have the Bible?" And
Elder Anderson and I just looked at each other, smiled, and then
answered his question and it went SOO WELL. We just ping pong'd off
each other and at the end he was very interested and we scheduled a
rendez vous for this week! It was so awesome. Then, at the end of the
day after we wrote in our journal and had about 30 minutes until bed,
Elder Anderson and I had one of the most amazing talks about Jesus
Christ. I'll talk about it on the bottom of my email.
Saturday:  So we had our Saturday Sports and played basketball again
at the church! Always one of the best times is playing basketball ;)
also, we are going to try contacting by playing basketball this week
so that will be fun haha. But then we got home, went out and contacted
for a few hours and had some really cool conversations. So, we had a
train at 6 to head to Toulon for Ward conference but we missed our
train and the next train didn't come until 8 so we just contacted and
had an awesome conversation with someone. We started talking about
families and he starts crying and tells us how his wife had passed
away and we testified that he will see her again. Also I had the
coolest experience with him...so he was an older person and at the end
of the conversation I said "Monsieur I know that maybe you aren't
ready to hear this message, but will you promise us something? After
this life, will you come find me and my companion and let us teach you
and your wife?" And he said yes. So I full on plan on teaching him
after this life :) but then we caught our train to Toulon at 8:00 and
stayed the night there for Ward conference!
Sunday: Sunday might have been one of the coolest, if not THE coolest
day on my mission! So we woke up in Toulon and the church had rented
out this HUGE auditorium because it was Stake Conference and the stake
here is basically the whole Azur Coast! And so this auditorium was
packed and right before it started President Brown (our awesome
mission president) came up to me and said that he feels like he should
ask me to give my testimony to all the members who were there, and so
right before President Brown gave his talk they called me down and I
gave my testimony to everyone who was there! It was a really awesome
experience. Elder Boynton (yes I saw him 😊) even took a pic and sent
it to me so I'll send it home! But it was really cool! So then the
other awesome thing that happened was in the MTC we had a few Skype
lessons and all of my lessons were with this member named Vincent
Perez! And at the MTC we both told each other that we hope we can see
each other at some point in the mission...and guess what? He was there
:) and when we crossed each other we both recognized each other and
gave each other the biggest hug! Ah it was so cool and such a cool
experience! But yes, Sunday was just such a cool, spiritual, fun
experience.

As you can see, just another great week in Nice. My spiritual thought
is about my conversation about Jesus Christ with elder Anderson. I can
say I have learned one thing more than anything on my mission, and
that is that Jesus is the Christ. I would encourage you all this week
to study the life of the Savior and find something you can work on. So
my scripture for the week is definitely Mosiah 16: 6-9. Jesus is the
Christ. I know it. I love you all and thank you for the prayers.
Love,
Elder Wade



 When I was up at the pulpit giving my testimony! 
It was such a cool experience.

 Another pic from elder Boynton at the pulpit

Reunited with Elder Boynton :):) I absolutely LOVE him

Monday, September 7, 2015

Week 19 New Companion Elder Anderson

New companion Elder Anderson!! Come photo haha

Hello family and friends! Probably the best week of the mission so
far. I know I say that every week, but honestly it just keeps getting
better! This week I saw so many miracles and some cool stories as
well! Thank you so much for the support and prayers! Okay here's a
recap of another week here in the greatest city on the earth ;) also,
really quickly we are changing apartments because of the bed bugs 

so if you need my new address contact my Mom or Dad.
Monday: Transfer Day! So we woke up and took a train to Marseille to
change comps and receive Elder Anderson. He's from Seattle and he's
awesome we are going to do some good work this transfer together! It
was sad saying goodbye to Elder Boynton after a solid 3 months
together but he will be great in Aix en Province and I'll see him
again at zone conference this transfer! But Elder Anderson and I took
the train back to Nice and had a really cool lesson with some people
about the temple for about an hour and they said they would go to the
one in Spain (they live there). So we got back, took all his luggage
to the apartment, wrote emails, and then we contacted a little bit and
then went chez nous and talked about our goals and stuff! Elder
Anderson is a great person and I'm excited to get to work with him
this transfer!
Tuesday: Such a cool day! So we spent our comp study doing a bunch of
role plays (greatest thing ever) and just doing like scenarios. So the
coolest thing happened with roll plays! We don't tell each other who
or what we are going to act like, so I contacted Elder Anderson in the
apartment and he acted like a Mom who had lost a baby and was super
distraught over it. And so after the roll play we discussed and talked
about it and then he said that he really felt like he needed to act
like that. Flash forward 3 hours and we are contacting on the busses
and I start at one end and he starts at the other and I contact into
this woman who just starts to absolutely cuss me out and tell me about
her life and about how she lost a baby and how if God existed he
wouldn't allow that to happen. As she said that I just started getting
teary eyed because I felt such amounts of love for her while at the
same time such thankfulness that we had roll played this exact
situation a few hours earlier and that Heavenly Father had inspired us
to be prepared for it. So I testified of the plan of salvation and
where her son was and the opportunity she would have to be with him
again. It was one of the coolest experiences I've had on the mission
and as I testified to her, I watched her whole demeanor change and she
suddenly became calm and really loving towards me and I knew in that
moment that the Spirit had genuinely touched her. She rejected the
offer to meet again, but I know that she felt the spirit and that she
needed to hear that message, even if she wasn't ready to accept it.
One day hopefully :) so yes, that was the cool miracle of the day!
Also, we visited the Cresto's and said Happy Birthday to SΕ“ur Cresto!
I love that family and I know I say that in every email haha.  Solid
day.
Wednesday: Haha another funny/cool story this week...so I was
contacting on one side of the road, and Elder Anderson on the other,
and I contacted into someone and they read my name tag and just spit
all over it haha and as soon as it happened I felt so frustrated and
started steaming on the inside and and then as quickly as that feeling
came, this crazy peaceful feeling came over me and so I just said,
"Thank you have a great day," and walked away. It was a cool moment
because for a split second I was so mad and then right before I spoke
out about it I was comforted. So that was cool! But we also fixed a
few rendez vous on the street while we were out contacting, and then
we finished the day with a lesson with Sammy and Mary Jane. It's so
crazy to see how much they've changed over the last 3 months. They are
really praying and working hard to see if October 10th really is the
right day for them to be baptized! I love them so much.
Thursday: Another awesome day! So we had another cool story (sorry
this week was so cool.) So we had a lesson with a girl named Florence
at 2, and we showed up to her area at about 11:30 and so we just
contacted and contacted and after about an hour and a half nobody had
listened to us at all, so we decided to pray to ask Heavenly Father
where to go. Right after we prayed, we took a left, and then the very
first door we saw we were about to go knock on it except there was
literally a huge party going on and we heard a bunch of music and
people and so we almost didn't knock but then I just felt like we
should so we start knocking, and this guy answers and we tell him who
we are and all that stuff. We start talking to this guy about eternal
families and then he tells us that his dad passed away a few years ago
and it was super hard for him. So then I shared Mosiah 16:6-9 and he
really loved that scripture and then he asked,"Well what's that book
you read out of?" And boy did we tell him ;) after about a 40 minute
lesson on the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith, he begged for my Book
of Mormon and I was carrying a spare one in my back pack so I gave it
to him and he promised to start reading it. He is going on a vacation
for a few weeks but he said he is going to read it as much as he can
until he returns! So that was sooo cool that right after we prayed for
a miracle, that happened! I know without a doubt this is Heavenly
Fathers work. So then on the train ride back from our lesson, some
girl grabs my back pack and tells me how she is looking for something
else in her life and wanted to know why I looked so happy and wanted
the same for her. So told her it's because of Jesus Christ and gave
her a Book of Mormon and we scheduled a rendez vous for this upcoming
week! It was such a cool day! Haha so then the rendez vous with
Florence there wasn't another man in the apartment, so we taught her
on her doorstep because we couldn't go it (it's a missionary rule you
can't have 2 Elders alone with 1 girl) and it went great! We talked
about the Book of Mormon and receiving a testimony of it! Another
solid day.
Friday: Haha this was a long day with not a lot of things. Because of
the bed bugs (yep I've kept it on the DL but now it's not only just me
getting bitten :) elder Burton is starting to get bitten as well haha)
so we are moving apartments this week and we are moving into the
Sisters apartment and they are moving into The Burtons (the senior
couple in Nice that left home last month) and so we helped the Sisters
with their bags and moving all their stuff. Then we went out
contacting and had no success haha but it was still super fun. Really
not a lot to write about Friday. Haha also as a prank for lunch, we
stuck the other elders name tags in jello. S/O to Jim and Dwight from
The Office.
Saturday: Such a solid day with the Ward! So to start off, we played
basketball with a bunch of Amis and Ward members in the morning! Then
after that, our DMPs family The Osborns took us out to lunch to thank
us for helping him move for 11 hours 2 transfers ago! Then after that,
we went to the church and were supposed to have a lesson but it was a
tombez vous, so we just helped out with the celebration for the
wedding of Tahiana and Amancay (2 people in the world who I love so so
much) and then we had the party right after and we hung out with the
Ward and just had a great time. Tahiana and I have become really close
over the last 3 transfers and it was so good to see him married. He is
such a stud (picture on the way) Honestly one of the funnest nights on
my mission! I literally can't explain to you how much I love this
Ward. Soooo much and it's amazing to see how strong some of the
members are here. Some of the greatest people I've ever met!
Sunday: Sunday funday! So we had church and it was great as always,
then after church we went and I gave a blessing to Soeur Carbonne (the
small cute grandma) and then after that, we went back to the church
and celebrated the birthday of Thomas Cresto (aka my Godson πŸ˜‰.) I
know the Cresto's read my public email as well because of my parents
blog so I want to publicly thank the Cresto's for choosing me to be
Thomas' Godfather ;) I love you Frere and SΕ“ur Cresto ;) so then after
that, we had a lesson on the street out contacting that was really
cool, and then we had a lesson with a less active! Just a solid day.

I was reading about the life of Jesus Christ this week and I came
across Luke 12:34 which says, "For where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also." I just love this scripture so much. It's so
important to always have our sights set on the temple. By building our
lives around the temple, and by making the temple our "treasure", we
will always have a purpose in this life no matter what else is
happening. For those of you that actually read this far ;)...I would
love for you to read Mosiah 2: 5-6 and tell me what that scripture
means to you.

Thank you so much for all the support. I love you guys dearly!

Love,
Elder Wade



Mosiah 2:5-6
And it came to pass that when they came up to the temple, they pitched their tents round about, every man according to his family, consisting of his wife, and his sons, and his daughters, and their sons, and their daughters, from the eldest down to the youngest, every family being separate one from another.
 And they pitched their tents round about the temple, every man having his tent with the door thereof towards the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them;

 Weekly pic with Cresto family on Soeur Cresto's birthday :)

 The Godfather and Godmother of Thomas ;) for those of you who
missed, in France you can literally be a godfather and they asked me
to be Thomas' 😊

 Saturday morning basketball pic!

Elder Andrew took this...when I hugged Tahiana after not seeing him
for a few weeks and after he was married!! 

Another pic with Soeur Carbonne and my comp after we gave her a
blessing :) so funny