Hello, everyone! Good to be on the ol'computer again.Well as you all know, this week was Halloween, and here in Lille, the two wards organized a big activity that they called Lilloween, because, you know, we're in Lille, hah. So I didn't know that the French people celebrated Halloween and I've heard it varies here in france but in the north, especially in our ward, they went all out! The day of, we took lots of cardboard, fabric, and other things and basically built a Haunted House in the relatively big primary room! The house included two prison cells, a creepy hospital room, electric chair, a sticky gooey tunnel, and a treasure chest with candy at the end! The preparation for the event was really fun, and it gave us an awesome opportunity to help the wards. I never thought that I would be doing something like this on my mission, but it was way fun to be a part of!
|wednesday night when we went to eat at our bishop's house with his family|
|Emailing this morning|
There are a lot of fears I have on my mission, and I don't know why but here at the beginning I just feel like sometimes I don't know what's going on, and stuck in a time of self-doubt and worry. But I can change all of that. Although I have these times, I have times of real, true peace and happiness as well, and a lot of that feeling comes from remembering and using the atonement as often as we can, which is every day! I bore my testimony in church yesterday and said, If you don't believe the church is true our you have doubts, stop believing it's not true. Once you believe it, it will become real. This church, the gospel, the atonement is all real and true, so why not trust and use it? Man, I wish I could be better every day, but in my constant pattern of mistakes and improvement I think I'm being humbled. I continue to try my best out here every day, and all in all, this is the greatest experience! Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and good works. Love you all!Elder Jamison Jones
|My Halloween Costume|