So, we are all super happy right now! We have had an awesome week with some miracles that I would like to share...
Tuesday we had the best lesson ever with Marie-line. It was filled with the spirit and at the end you could see that a lot of the stress she has had was gone and she was being comforted. It was so awesome! We also had a rendez-vous with Francis, a recent convert, and when we arrived his friend, Oliver, was there and he decided to stay for the first time. We changed our plans and explained why we were there, sang for him and watched a Mormon Message that gives a brief summary of the Book of Mormon. If you haven't seen it I'd recommend it. (Here's the link - http://www.mormonchannel.org/video/mormon-messages
v=1256696369001) After we watched the video he was super open and said he would like to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. We were so happy and we know the Lord softened his heart. Later in the week we went and saw him again and he had read in Alma 40, which he said had answered a lot of his questions. He wants to keep learning more and so we taught about the restoration and Joseph Smith. He loved it and said if he continues to know these things are true he'd be baptized. What a miracle! Peoples hearts can change so never give up or stop having hope if they don't accept it the first time!
Thursday we had a fun lesson with a recent convert, his brother and family (who are members) and made "faith" plants. After that we went porting for an hour and a half. The first man said no, through a window, and we moved on. The next door we knocked on was a woman, Caroline. She came out and started to talk to us in English, French and German, for Elder Gram. We talked for some time and then her husband came out. We were sure he would tell us that they weren't interested but instead he joined the conversation. They invited us in for a drink and dessert and expressed interest to know what we believed. They are such a cool family. By the end the spirit was there and they could feel something. They took the family proclamation and Caroline said she would try to come to church. We are praying that they will come to church or call us soon!
Highlights from the week:
*Had an awesome lesson with the Pierrel family and for the first time the mom, Michele, listened in. She said that the gospel has changed her children and husband's lives since the missionaries have been coming and that the change was for the better.
*Contacted a cool man and his daughter, Riad, who were very open and we were able to teach them on the spot and get his number and address to go see them this week!
*Marie's baptism was validated by the bishop and counselors and so she and Jean Claude, her husband, will receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost next week!
*Went to Paris to hear President and Soeur Babin speak - they are awesome leaders and I'm grateful for them.
*Got to watch 4 out of 5 conference sessions and had 12 elders in our apartment Saturday night so they could watch conference on the weekend.
*Had an awesome FHE with the L'homel family and ate with the Carmona's later in the week.
It's been a good week. I hope you have a good week and know how much I love and miss you all. Thanks for all your support. Till next week...
|Soeur Mangum and her companion|
Her brother lives by my sister, Lisa
|12 Elder at our apartment on Saturday night|
so we could watch conference on Sunday