We're back in Lyon for Leadership conference today and tomorrow! Flew in this morning, still odd to fly.
The week was fun! As a mission we're getting ready for our journey to Nice next week to hear from Elder Andersen and Elder Kearon. Its really exciting!
Before that however on Saturday, Elder Castillo and I have been asked by the Stake Presidency to present in the Bordeaux Stake leadership on Preach my Gospel, and using it in the home. Which is a great topic because both Elder Castillo and I have these huge testimonies of Preach my Gospel being scripture, and if everybody knew PMG, sharing the gospel with others would be so much easier, and false doctrine would be completely weeded out in the church. We're really stoked for it because we think its a great opportunity to get the members on track to do the work of the Lord.
This week we taught primary for the 4th week in a row. The primary kids are harsh on my accent haha, but they absolutely love having us teach them. The ward is great!
We are currently teaching (we taught her for the second time on monday) the 93 year old mother of a recent convert living in a nursing home, completely french and rather hard of hearing, and she really struggles with our accents as well. Well mostly mine, Elder Castillo's is really good. The french accent is really difficult, it takes a lot of muscle memory change, but it makes for some good laughs as well.
On Saturday we were asked to go help with a stakewide primary acitivity, with a bunch of families from our stake including the Denadiers from Perigueux and Sr. Denadier was stoked to see Elder McBeth and I.
And on Thursday I did my first baptismal interview for the Elders in talence. I interviewed a 20ish yr old woman and she was great and everything went well, and she was baptized on Saturday after the primary activity.
We've got Leadership council, Zone Training, Stake Leadership meeting, then the Elder Andersen conference here in the next week. Its going to be really quite busy and exciting. I'm just so ready to hear from Elder Andersen.
I love being out and having the opportunity to help these people. Elder Castillo and I talk about this frequently, but as PMG declares, the gospel is really just the universal cure for the world. France needs it so much. Its an honor, but such a big responsibility to be called to share the Gospel with the world.
i read this in my personal study this week,
"But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance."
The Lord "chooses" us as we show our faith in Him unto obedience and then He GIVES US Power to deliver to ourselves. He wants us badly for each of us find this deliverance. Keep putting your faith in the Lord and being obedient, and find this deliverance! The world needs this so badly!
I love you all,
|We got to see Sr. Denadier from Perigueux at a stake primary activity this week!! We were too excited!|
|dinner with our Cameroonian member on sunday!|
Her name is Sr. Founkeu! And this is Fr. Aura who always comes and helps us out!
A little Bordeaux beauty