Monday, December 29, 2014

This is such a happy message and I am so blessed to be able to share it!

Originally sent on October 27, 2014

Bonjour à tous!

This has been a magical week here in Grenoble. We have really been able to see the Lord's hand in our work. We started the week with the goal of teaching 20 lessons, which was almost 2x as much as I had ever done before on my mission. We prayed a lot and then worked harder than ever before to make it happen. And at about 7:00 last night we taught our 20th lesson!!!! It was truly miraculous, and we feel so blessed. Out of this week we found 8 new amis as well as 2 people who have agreed to work twords baptism. The first is named F, and he is a miracle because we had lost contact with him for about a week, but then Sunday morning he texted us saying that he was going to come to church! So we taught him a lesson right before and had a really good talk with him. He knows that baptism is something important, and is going to work really hard to make the necessary changes in his life to make it happen! In these next couple weeks we are going to work really hard with him, especially to get him to stop smoking, which is something he really wants. We feel so blessed that the Lord has trusted us with his children. We were also able to do some really good work with The recent converts and less actives in the ward. It really was just an all around solid week. Out of all of the new people we found, we now have a solid group of people we can start trying to meet with on a regular basis which is going to be a huge blessing.

With all of these occasions that we had to teach, I have really felt my testimony of the importance of the gospel grow. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is what we need so badly in this life, and I am growing such a great desire to share it with my lost brothers and sisters here in Grenoble. We have a loving Heavenly Father, who loves us so much and wants so badly for us to return and live with him. He was even willing to send his Son, Jesus Christ, here to earth so that he could pay the price that justice demands. Through this sacrifice we are all saved. This is such a happy message and I am so blessed to be able to share it!

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

Elder Duckworth

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