One of the last things I told my parents last week was, I'm going to kick this week in the pants, and that's just what I did! Man, one of the hardest things about the mission is to keep a good attitude for whatever happens, to not compare you situation or yourself with other people but just look at where you are, where you want to get and go for it. While I sometimes think about and miss my family, I have to come to the hard truth that I am here in France, and I'm here to serve and do my best, and that's hard to do, but it's worth it. Ça veut la peine, as the french say.
|We played soccer for 90 minutes in the pouring rain, woohoo!|
|The Bell Tower in the middle of Lille, 104 meters high!|
So in terms of fun things that happened this week, let's see. Well, we played soccer in a downpour for almost two hours. The bishop in our ward, probably 60 years old, played goalie and he wrecked, meaning he played amazing, like Josh Campbell in the little league days. I scored three goals, and my companion scored a header. We had many people talk to us this week, and although I love trying to understand people in French, we talked to a lot of english speakers too! We did service for a lady in the ward, trimming hedges, mowing grass, and fixing up the yard, It was way fun! We had a family home evening with the Gouttin family this week, and they made Ratatouille, the real deal for dinner, basically it's a bunch of veggies with, I don't remember, but that was probably the food highlight of the week, besides the fact that we made gnocchi again. We have a new zone leader, elder Sikich, and he is super cool! We have a great district and I'm absolutely loving it out here. I love France, and although a mission is hard, that's because I'm working hard, and I can't wait for it to get even better!
Love you all!
Elder Jamison Jones