The Light of Nice .... October 21, 2013

Chére famille,
What a week...its flown by! Time just will not slow down! Just in case you guys don't know, It is almost November. Which means Thanksgiving and Football...too bad we have neither of those things in France.

A few fun highlights from this week:
  • We went to the local country club in Nice and hit golf balls for an hour on the driving range...(it was nothing like our course back home, ours is much nicer)
  • We were at the prefecture this week doing legality for some other missionaries in our district and there was a lady behind me in line. Turns out she is a member of the church from Argentina living on the border of Monaco and she has been looking for the church in Nice for a couple years now and we got her number and invited her to church and the whole 9 yards. #findingthoselostsheep
  • We actually got into see Anton this week, a less active that we've been trying to see for almost two months now. We saw him at his house and invited him to church. It was quite powerful and he said he'd be there next week.
This week was a blur. And it was rather saddening because we did not see much progression in our work in the beginning. We found that the investigators we are working with aren't really willing to progress However it is incredible to see that as we pushed through the trials we had we found those people that our Heavenly Father saw fit to guide to us. We saw a lot miracles and I'm quite excited for the coming week.
This week I thought a lot about darkness and light and how as representatives of Jesus Christ we go into the darkest and coldest corners of the world on His behalf, acting in His name. There were days this week when we met people who's lives were in darkness, they were sad and alone. And has we followed the guidance of the Spirit we found several people that we are going to be seeing again this week who are in desparate need of their Savior's love. And as I reflected on this fact it brought great joy to my soul to know that we can all be that light in the lives of others.

On the back of my planner is a picture of the resurrected Christ with the scripture from 2nd Nephi: Wherefore ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men". We must press forward with that Light!

Sorry there isn't a lot for you all today. 
This week was just good, hard, grunt it out missionary work. But I'm so excited to see where this coming week takes us. It is so incredible to see the hand of the Lord in our Lives.
Beaucoup d'amour,
Elder William Montgomery