France Paris Mission 2014-2016

Week 20 - Bye Bye Bleu!

So this week was my first as a regular missionary. I'm no longer a "bleu". Also, first week with a new companion. Elder Smith is from Highland, Utah, and he's in his 5th transfer. We're getting along really well. The first couple days were a little awkward, just getting to know each other as well as learning the teaching styles of one another, but now things are going great. We have also been seeing a bunch of success already. In the four days we've had to work together we taught 7 lessons and found two new investigators. In contrast the last full week with Elder Godfrey we taught 5 lessons and we hadn't gotten a new investigator in weeks.

A little suivi on Macilene. We were able to teach her again, and she's been reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. Unfortunately, she hasn't been able to come to church which is really tough, but we're hoping something will change so she can come.

Cool little miracle moment for you all...  Couple of weeks ago Elder Godfrey and I got a passback from a super kind lady in her 40's. We weren't able to get see her until this Friday. When we did, we taught her about prayer and she said she believed in some higher being because all of the amazing creations around us, but didn't really have a name for it. So we explained a little bit about the nature of God. When we asked to come back and explain more of our message, she said that she wanted her boys (14 and 11 years old) to be there too because she wanted them to have some sort of religious education. It was super cool and we'll be seeing them this week!

Spiritual thought of the week: Every member of the church needs a testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the prophet Joseph Smith. Read the talk by Elder Anderson from this last conference, and follow his counsel in finding your own testimony. I bear you my witness that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that through him all of the necessary keys of the priesthood have been restored. He was an honorable man who, "has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it." (D&C 135)

Love you all,
Elder Jorgensen

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