France Paris Mission 2014-2016

Week 43 --- Round 3 of Dunkerque

So as you can tell from the subject, I'm staying in Dunkerque, and my new companion's name is Elder Libby. None of the Elders in my district know him, neither does Elder Smith (who by the way is going to be a district leader in Luxembourg. I love that guy! We still keep in touch fairly often). I'm not sure what to expect but I'm really excited for this transfer rather than nervous. Elder Alvarez is going to a town just outside Paris called Meaux (pronounced mo). All the members say it's a super rich, and nice area, so Elder Alvarez is pretty excited.

This week was really good. We were able to see all the recent converts and less actives we're working with. I gave a couple of blessings to some members that needed them. I still can't get over how powerful an experience it is to give a blessing and be guided by the Holy Ghost to say the things that are needed for the people. Yesterday was one of those times. We went to visit a less active who is going through some difficulties right now, and out of the blue she asked me to give her a blessing. It was really powerful and afterward she was so grateful and she had a new light in her eyes. In addition her almost 12 year old son was there and I feel like that we made an impression on him.

We also went tracting with Jean-Paul this Saturday . . . That was interesting....Haha!  He walks with a cane and is really slow, so we didn't talk to too many people, but he was super excited about it and because someone recognized Jean-Paul they talked to us for a couple minutes and accepted a brochure.

This past Tuesday was Bastille Day (pretty much French 4th of July).  We stood out on our balcony and saw some pretty cool fireworks and heard the music (it was funny because more than half the songs were American! Like footloose, what a feeling, and celebrate.) the only problem was they kept going until 1:00 and we can hear everything through our windows.... suffice it to say we were really tired the next morning :)

Not too much else for this week. Love you all!

Elder Bronson Jorgensen

Our last district meeting picture

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