Monday, September 29, 2014

I The Lord Will Hasten it in His Time

Bonjour, tout le monde!  I hope you are having a great Monday morning when you read this and that you will have a great week too.  It's been a great week here in Nancy and today is the start of another new transfer. Pretty crazy how fast time goes.  After much suspense, transfer prophecies (we all try to guess who will be staying or going) and waiting for the repertoire on Saturday Morning we found out that all four of the Elders here in Nancy will be staying.  So we have another six weeks to find the people the Lord has prepared for us.  In addition to all of that there were some awesome experiences and some funny ones that I want to share with you.

The week started off with a great lesson with Alfred.  We were in the middle of teaching him the Gospel of Jesus Christ lesson and on Monday we focused on Repentance and something just clicked in his head.  It was cool to watch him and he asked questions like, "You really believe that his works and if I repent I can be happier?" The spirit was there and testified that it was true and it made all the difference as we taught him.

The week continued with district meeting with pictures and a feast.  We made smoked chickens and potatoes and it was like a French Thanksgiving meal.  Then, I went on an exchange with Elder Ursua, who was at the MTC with me.  We had a great exchange with a few rendez-vous.   We were able to teach their amis, Jean-Claude and Marie, who were preparing for their baptism on Sunday.  Marie mentioned that she was afraid of water but it was lightly said and we moved on to the next topic.  Elder Ursua was baptizing Jean-Claude and Elder Pumford was baptizing Marie.  We were talking about who would go first and Marie said she would.  That is when we found out that her fear of water was more than just a little fear of water. For the next half hour we tried different ways to get her in the water and be baptized by immersion.  Even trying to get her off the steps was a challenge.
We decided to baptize Jean Claude first and let her see how easy it is.
Unfortunately Marie was unable to be baptized so please pray for Marie that she will have the ability to get baptized and conquer her fears so she can be confirmed after General Conference in a couple of weeks with her husband.

Sunday evening we went out porting to a ville about 30 minutes away from Nancy.  In the 2 hours we ported we met 4 families that said we could come back again and one of the families, a super cool young French family with two kids, were super fascinated by what we were doing there and touched that we would pray with them.  We can't wait to go back and talk more about the importance of families with them.

*Seeing all the recent converts and having an awesome rendez-vous with them.
*Teaching the Pierrel family again and seeing them progress.
*Had some member visits where we asked them to write their testimony in a Book of Mormon.

Tonight we are going to the L'Hormel family for FHE, which will be fun, and we are excited to watch General Conference this weekend.  To finish I just want to share a scripture that I found this morning in Isaiah.  I know it is true, especially for missionaries all around the world.  We are seeing success like never before.

Isaiah 60:22 "A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time."

I'm so grateful for this opportunity to serve and be a part of this work.  We see miracles everyday.  I hope you all have a great week and have a missionary experience.  Till next week...

Love you...
Elder Player

Our French Thanksgiving Feast

Our District meeting with the number
of our transfers

We were in the MTC at the
same time and have been out 11 transfers

Place Stanislas at night

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