Thursday, July 28, 2016

Week 62 First person to pray with me in 15 years...

Weekly pic with Rosy haha (taken today)

Hello everyone! This week was crazy busy, but a lot of fun! We had an
awesome week and I am grateful for how the work is going. I'll just go
ahead and get started with the email :)

So I had a lot of great experiences this week, but I wanted to start
off by share 3 of them!
1.So on Sunday morning we got ready and decided to go out contacting
at Place de Neuve before church started. We had been contacting solo
for about 30 minutes when I contacted into someone from Australia!! He
is currently working for the UN and just decided to go on a little
Sunday morning walk. Anyways, he knew about our church and I told him
that my dad served a mission in Sydney and that I had some close
friends (Carthew Family) that lived in the Down Under as well! So we
started to talk and had a really long conversation about God and why
certain things happen in this life and what God's role in all of it
this. After about 30 minutes of intense conversation he needed to go
and I asked him if I could pray with him...right there standing up in
the middle of a busy park with people all around us and he agreed to
let me. After the prayer with some tears in his eyes he said, "You are
the first person that has prayed for me in over 15 years. Thank you."
It really was a conversation that I will never forget and even though
he didn't accept the gospel right then and there, I know he felt the
2.The other story happened when I was on my exchange with Elder
Tehahe! We were out contacting and we felt like we needed to pass by a
members house really quickly. So we did and had a great conversation.
(His back story is that his wife is the one at brought him to the
church but now she is really less active and almost against the
church, but he still goes.) So we told him that we would all pray so
that her heart would be softened and that she would come to church
this Sunday because she hadn't been in multiple years. Sunday morning
rolls around and he gets up to bare his testimony and he very humbly
thanked the missionaries for what they do and then talked about how
today was one of he best days because one of his biggest wishes came
true. As soon as he said that I looked back to see where he was
sitting and his wife was right there with her son and daughter! Ah it
was so cool and I'm so grateful for her willingness to come even
though it had been a long time.
3.We had to do a mini exchange with the Spanish Elders because we had
2 RDVs at the same time that we needed to go to. I was with Elder
Brady Haug and the person cancelled last second. So, for some reason I
called up a member to ask her if she needed anything because we had
some spare time and when I asked her she thought I was kidding and
then she said that the sister missionaries were at her house right
then, and that she was in the middle of telling them that she needed a
blessing when we called her. So we ran over and gave her a blessing!
It was a really cool experiment!

Also on Tuesday us and the Lausanne ZL's drove to Lyon and had MLC!
President Brown and the assistants did a great job of presenting a new
initiative this transfer called "Feu de Joie en Juillet" where we will
be working a lot with members and helping them complete steps on the
interregional plan here in Europe! Really the main focus of it all was
working with members and them working with us! Then on Thursday here
in Geneva we presented to our zone everything that was talked about!
It was super fun and we had a water balloon activity that quickly
turned into a water fight haha. I took a few cheap shots so I had to
finish presenting soaking wet haha. It was fun to get the whole zone
up to Geneva and have a good time and learn from each other!

I also had the opportunity to go on an exchange with a brand new bleu
this transfer, Elder Tehahe! Haha so a little bit about him: He is
huge!! Photo coming haha. He is from the beautiful place of Tahiti and
it was so fun to be with someone so new and to see some raw blue fire!
It was his first exchange ever and so it was fun to watch him and
learn from him. We had a pretty rough day as 3 lessons fell through,
but we took it to the street and did some nice contacting! We
seriously had such a good time and laughed a lot. We actually found
quite a few people who were interested in the gospel and wanted to
know more; so we will try and see a few of them this week!

Our Amis are doing well! We saw Serge a few times this week and he is
progressing well. He is having just a few doubts about his baptism but
he is definitely working past them. He is set to be baptized here in a
few weeks and he is definitely ready. We got back in contact with
Jamel which was super awesome and she's doing great. Ali is also
progressing well and just needs to keep the word of wisdom and he will
be ready! Those are our 3 main progressing Amis but we have other
potentials that we have seen lately that we are trying to fix dates
with! This week was a great week finding Amis and we are looking
forward to a solid week coming up.

Mosiah 2: 21-22. I love these 2 verses because sometimes I think that
some of the commandments are there to weigh me down or to control me,
but it's actually the exact opposite. The commandments are the to set
me free and in obeying them we are happy! It was a super good week and
thank you for all the support!

Elder Wade
Mosiah 2:21-22 
21 I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another—I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants.
22 And behold, all that he requires of you is to keep his commandments; and he has promised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should prosper in the land; and he never doth vary from that which he hath said; therefore, if ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you.

Exchange with Elder Tehahe!

Serge and his family!

Mangez vous with the corneta family!

 Selfie I took with a girl on the bus haha. We contacted into her
mom on the bus and she wanted to take a picture with some Americans.
So I took a quick selfie as well :)

I'm taller than Elder Hall ;)

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