France Paris Mission 2014-2016

Week 61 --- First time daddy!

So this week was weird even though we've been incredibly obedient, searching for the Spirit in all we do, and following the 40 day fast thing, we only found one new investigator. I was talking with Elder Wheatley my ZL about it yesterday and he reassured us that "we receive no witness until after the trial of our faith" (​Ether 12:6). But he did it in quoting a France Paris mission alumni "the night is darkest just before the dawn" (Harvey Dent). Yes  Aaron Eckhart is a less-active member who served here in France...who knew?!

In more positive news our branch president gave a super intense talk this last Sunday. It was really inspiring for us as well as all the members. Then he challenged the branch to do 2 things. (First some background info: the movie "​Meet the Mormons" just came out on YouTube and Netflix in French. The inter-region asked every unit to hold one evening where they show the film and invite friends and nonmembers.)  Our branch president said that the first week of December we will be showing the film every night at 7 and then twice during the week in the afternoon, and he asked all the members to come to as many of the showings as possible to help fellowship and answer questions after. THEN, he said that since we're starting the month where we celebrate the Savior's birth we need the spirit of missionary work in our homes more. So...he said that he wants us, the missionaries, to be invited to eat with a member EVERY DAY of December! Me and Elder Shaver were floored by these two announcements. I am TOO excited haha! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

In any case, it was still a super fun last week with Elder Shaver. Oh yes transfers came out this Saturday;) Elder Shaver will be doing his last transfer in Nantes. As a side note, his older brother served in our mission and now lives in the Nantes ward, so Elder Shaver gets to spend Christmas/New Years/his last transfer with his big brother haha  :) He was super stoked! 

I on the other hand will be staying in Le Havre as District Leader, but I will also be training a bleu! When I told the branch president here (whose wife is English so he speaks pretty well, BUT he still has a super thick accent) he said grinning "so you are first time daddy!"   Haha. It was hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚

Another super cool thing about transfers is that there will be a new Elder in's Elder George! (The English elder from my MTC district) I'm SO excited to be able to do an exchange with him next week!

I love you guys and pray for you often!


first decorated house of the season
district meeting photos​

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