Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Some more pics

Staying in Grenoble


Sorry this one will be really short.

Transfer calls came and I am staying in Grenoble! My companion is Elder Burton from Cedar City. He is a young missionary in his 3rd transfer and he is awesome. We are going to have so much fun this transfer. We had a really good week last week. We started working with two less active people which was awesome. We also had a bunch of people at our english class, and one of them came to church! We look forward to this week and all of the fun things that we are going to be able to do.

General Conference is coming up!!!! I am so excited. On my mission I have really grown to appreciate general conference. We get to hear a living prophet adress us! Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. I encourage you all to listen in if possible. It will definately be worth it I promise!

God lives. Jesus Christ is His Son. His gospel is once again on the earth.

Have a great week! Love you all :D

Elder Duckworth

I am so lucky to be a misisonary

Originally sent on September 22, 2014

Bonjour à tous!

This has been a really awesome week for us! We have found a couple awesome people to teach who are progressing and that we will be seeing later this week! We also had a member introduce us to their neighbors who want to be baptized into a Christian church!!! So we hopefully will see them again this week. This has been a hard transfer for me. We have really struggled to find people to teach, so it has been a huge blessing to have been able to find people to teach. I am so lucky to be a misisonary, and I know that this is the Lord's work.

I have really learned a lot about the restoration lately, and how it is absolutely essential. We are so blessed to live in a time when God has once again given us his priesthood so that we are able to receive saving ordanances. We are so lucky to have such a deep understanding of who God is, and who we are. We are so blessed to have the knowledge of Eternal families. All of these things have been made known to us in the latter days. Awesome stuff;

Love you all have a great week, here are some pictures.

Elder Duckworth

But by the grace of God I am what I am

Originally sent on September 15, 2014

Bojour à tous!!

Sorry it has been a while! But things are all going really well here In Grenoble. We have been working hard, and finding people to teach. These last few weeks have been a real struggle but we have been able to find some awesome people to teach. We found this cool guy named J. from paraguay. He is a student here and really interested in our message. He is going through some hard times, and the Gospel of Christ will be a huge source of peace and comfort in his life. These past weeks we have been really trying to focus on working through our members. We were able to teach the neighbors of one of our members, and we also have plans to teach two other people that are friends with the members here too. We are really excited for this week, and for the opportunity that we have to teach these awesome people.

Lately I have been thinking about how stinkin lucky I am to be a missionary. Especially here in France. Every day that I have as a missionary is a gift. I couldn't be any happier. Sometimes I feel underqualified, and that I didn't do anything to merit these blessings. But sometimes I fell as if I am not good enough. But I was reading in the New Testament and found this cool scripture. This comes from Paul, who for a lot of his life wasn't exactly the best guy. He spent a lot of his time and efforts persecuting the early Christian church. But he had a rather big divine intervention, and he changed his ways and became one of the greatest missionaries in all time. This is a scripture found in Corinthians. He says:

9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be calledan apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
I really like this scripture, and I feel like it really well sums up the way I feel. I know that it is by nothing short of the grace of God that I am where I am today. But like Paul said, I don't want this gift to be in vain, so I'm going to do all that I can to live up to my calling.

Anyways, I love you all, and hope life is treating you well. I know that God lives, and that he loves each one of you!

Elder Duckworth

Here are some pictures of Grenoble and some awesome Italian food! Have a great week :D