|Our 50 Euro note from the Canadian Couple|
|Arc de Trimophe|
|Eiffel Tower in Paris|
|The Seine River|
Wednesday was raining all day. We've learned that when that happens people don't go outside except us. All of our African investigators go into hibernation and cancel appointments too. Not sure why but it happens every time it rains. We had an awesome lesson that night with a man who we talked to on the Metro. Emmanuel is married with 3 kids. The discussion was going great and then while talking about the role of Jesus Christ I thought I was saying, "he was born for us" but I guess I said "Jesus was naked for us!" Quite embarrassing but we all laughed and moved on quickly.
Thursday was DMP meeting and we met with Kingsley and Marsella. They're great but just aren't doing anything to get married or find an apartment. It's disappointing because we can't keep teaching them if they stop progressing. We're praying for them every day!
Friday was very exciting! We had to go back to Paris to get the correct stamp to validate my Visa. We weren't sure how long it would take so we got tickets to get there about 9:30 and come back to Brussels at 4:30. We woke up and had our run around the park and then were off. We made excellent time and were done by 11:00 with the Visa so we had time to see the Eiffel Tower and some of Paris. First we went to the Eiffel Tower, which did not disappoint, and I was super excited to see! It is so big! We left right before the bomb threat, when they had to evacuate everyone, so we were lucky! We made our way to the Royal Palais that is by the big opera and has views of the Eiffel Tower. We walked down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. They have an eight lane roundabout that was crazy - it's an accident waiting to happen. The Champs Elysees has some of the biggest brand names in the world so we did some window shopping. It was awesome and Elder Davis even got some cologne for his birthday. We made our way back to the train station. We got a sandwich and chocolate croissant and headed for home. That night we had a lesson with Nicholas and Patience and their daughter. They had lots of questions but laughed at the Joseph Smith story. It broke our hearts but we bore our testimony's and I think it's the strongest testimony I've ever born. I said simply, "If you read this book you can know it's true!" They accepted to read and I really think they will receive an answer. It was great! So in 16 hours we were in two countries, I became legal, we saw some of Paris and taught a lesson. Great Day!
Saturday included teaching Bogaert and watching the restoration on his Big Screen TV, that was huge and had surround sound. It really got the point across! That night we had our dinner appointment with Tereza and Vincent. They had a relative over, Marsel, who is 93 years old, hard of hearing and reminded me of, my friend, Sue Smith. I loved talking to her and it was good practice for my French. Tereza made us a delicious meal with chicken and mushrooms, rice, stuffed tomatoes, potato and bacon mini quiches and chocolate mouse for dessert. We talked with them and found out they had started reading the Book of Mormon. We set up another appointment and I can hardly wait to talk to them again. We had a party for Elder Davis that included light, glow sticks and delicious cake. Elder Davis turned 20 - he's getting up there!
I love and miss you all and hope you have a great week! The church is true and remember - You can always count on the Lord!
|The Champs Elysees|
Till next week...
Love, Elder Player