Monday, August 18, 2014

Do you want to go eat Kebabs with us?

Originally sent on July 28, 2014


Greetings from the beautiful city of Toulouse!

So this week was pretty awesome as far as numbers go, we taught 11 lessons, 6 of which were in the presence of a member (by far the most I've ever done) with 7 new investigators. There is a couple I might have mentioned that the lady was taught by missionaries like 14 years ago, but her husband at the time said no. She is childhood friends with the Stake President's wife. She is from somewhere in the Paris mission, and just barely moved here. I think the missionaries kinda just lost track of her, but she has kept a strong testimony all these years. She said at one point she knew everything was true, and just wants to double check. They were supposed to leave on vacation but the daughter had a pretty bad accident and is now in the hospital, so they ended up not going on vacation. We were able to see them a couple times. The lesson we had this week was pretty spiritual. M, (the lady) basically taught us the lesson. And O (the guy) started out a bit unsure. The main reason he came was to support M. But by the end he really opened up. He talked about how he has made some mistakes in his life, and how he didn't really feel "worthy" to come to church. We were able to teach him a bit about the Atonement, and how it covers everything. The words just seemed to naturally come out because I know the spirit was helping us. These two are awesome, and I know they will be baptized one day.

Other than that, we were also able to start teaching our downstairs neighbor. A couple weeks ago he borrowed our vacum. When he returned it my companion was like "do you want to go eat Kebabs with us?" haha and he said yes. So a couple weeks ago we went out to eat with him and got to know him. His name is R, and he really has gone through some rough stuff in our life. He kept mentioning how he feels something "sainte" when he's around us. Saturday we went with a member to his apartment to eat. We were ready to teach, but our member just connected with him so well because they had gone through a lot of similar trials, and they just couldn't stop talking :) but thats ok we're going to give him a tour of the chapel tonight.

Things are really going great here, The sun is shining (a lot) and we are finding some really awesome people. The Lord has really blessed us by trusting us with some of his choice children.

I love you all, hope that you have a great week!

Elder Duckworth

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