|Picnic in the park in Rouen for District Meeting|
"Hey, S.. I don't know if we'll be able to come tonight, our member cancelled on us, and unless there another man there we won't be able to teach."
"Oh, no, wait....I will get them (her son and nephew) to stay...(hear talking in the background)..ok just come over" At this point I'm not sure if they'll actually be there but we felt good about going over and we were met with a nice surprise.
"I made you beignets!" She exclaimed as we arrived. Ohh, so that's why you wanted us to come so bad. Well I'm not complaining. Shrimp beignets, just so you all know, are cocktail shrimp, breaded and deep fried. And were they good? I don't even have to tell you whether they were good or not, of course they tasted good! The other best part, was P., her son and her drunk nephew also listened as we taught. Though the nephew threw some curveballs during the lesson, elder Gunn calmed him down, and we connected with P. who came to church on Sunday. We'll start teaching him soon as well.
|Me, Elder Gunn, P. and S. Beignets are in the center of the photo, sorry no close up.|
|Peanut butter and bananas on the bus to Mantes-la-Jolie then a train after that to Rouen|
What?! NO! Ahhh. "S. what you've learned is just the beginning!" I said. Our efforts to sway his decision were to no avail, and then he left...aaaaaaaaacccccgh. Well at least we ended on good terms, and we said that whenever he felt ready to come back we would be ready. Man that was too bad, he's the one I met on the bus about one month ago; he was progressing so well, and we planned on him progressing toward baptism next month, but he's got his agency, and we have to let him use it. Is there anything more we could have done for him? Probably, but for now we just gotta let him go.
|Look at this airbus a330 i saw this week!|
One more miracle. In Rouen the missionaries have a challenge to give out a ton of Books of Mormon this month, and we got to help them at the end of our district meeting-picnic. Another elder and I carried the heavy bags of picnic supplies back to the church and we crossed one of their investigators on the street. Normally we might have bee-lined it there due to all the bags we had but we took half an hour to teach him and du- du-du-dun...give him a Book of Mormon! I love you all so much have a great week!