Monday, August 22, 2016

letter from Grant - August 22, 2016

Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 6:55 AM
Subject: Lunch is Free

We taught and fixed some appointments with a handful of people this
week of whom was a cool family of three and a guy from annecy and a
hobo(Swiss hobos dress like the average French person and somehow wash
their clothes and don't smell like poop.)

We helped a nice old lady take down a bench. That was good fun. She
gave us groceries for the week afterwords! Haha, we were talking about
how funny the culture in our church is to just feed and give stuff so
freely to missionaries. I guess it goes along with the words the
savior said when he told his apostles to not take with them purse nor
script. Do the work and the lord provides lunch :P

Jamel, got super sick and couldn't come to church nor get her
baptismal interview done because she was in the hospital for two days
and still at home. We were joking because she hadn't seen any
opposition in a while and then BAM she can't leave the house. Her
baptism might get pushed off. We need to talk to her.

Serge, came back from vacation and apparently told his entire extended
family that he is getting baptized Mormon. So, he has been seeing some
crazy opposition but is really dedicated. Other than we still can't
get him to church! I don't know what's going on in his head.

Ali, ate at his house again but this time with the Austins. Really
good food. Ali is still taking his baptism really slowly. Atousa his
daughter/recent convert had a rough week. Her best friend Mandy cut
her out of all social media and won't answer texts or calls as well as
wrote some aggressive things about her. It's taken a toll on her.

Dennis, turned up at church last week and we taught him twice this
week. He came again yesterday and we plan on teaching him some more
this week. Dennis is cool. Really quiet guy. Makes instruments for
orchestras and something else. Like flutes. Is willing to take the
lessons so we are happy to teach him. Elder Underwood and him are like
best friends :P I just can't seem to make Dennis laugh!

Anywho, that's the week.

Avec amour,
Elder Keller

Monday, August 15, 2016

letter from grant - August 15, 2016

Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: Ancien sousbois

Well, we had a super awesome MLC. President a eu marre as some pretty
crazy stuff in the mission have been happening. President had a
"captain Moroni" moment. It really was legend.

We were able to see Jamel this week, she is doing well. She just told
her mom that she wants to get baptized and it sounds like she is going
to have a lot more opposition now. She will be baptized the 28th, so
next Sunday. We are stoked and she is super excited!

Ali is making steps forward but they are still small. He went to see a
doctor to help him quit smoking which is good. It just means that it's
going to take a little longer. Which is fine, all will be figured out
in due time. It sounds like we are going to eat at his house later

this week.

Yesterday a guy came to church that met two different teams of
missionaries while on the road and decided to come to church! His name
is Dennis and we fixed two appointments to see him this week :) He
makes instruments. Should be fun.

Ancien sousbois and I in front of the reformer statues.

Exchange with the assistants

My companion pretending to be an old French guy.
Avec amour,
Elder Keller

Monday, August 8, 2016

letter from Grant - August 8, 2016

Sent: Monday, August 8, 2016 6:50 AM
Subject: Ancien sousbois

Hey so Elder Underwood and I had a fun week. Ali Finally came to
church and Jamel Finally came to church!!!!!! At long last they are

We taught Ali about fasting this week. How we can fast as a way to
show god that we would like to have his spirit more in our lives. Or
we can fast just to be more spiritually strong. In Ali's case we
fasted that he would have better health and overcome cigarettes since
those seem to be his big problem right now.

Jamel. She came to church and almost sat all alone. Need to find her
some friends! But she is getting ready to get dunked so we are super
excited! She has a great spirit and already has a testimony of the
Book of Mormon! :)

Well, we are off to go do stuffs :P loves.

Avec amour,
Elder Keller

image1.JPGGuess who made it into the Liahona :P

Monday, August 1, 2016

letter from grant - August 1, 2016

Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 10:46 AM
Subject: Week six in Geneva

So, Elder Wade left to go be assistant Monday morning. Monday was a
wreck! Litteraly, after putting the luggage in the car one of the side
doors was left open and as elder Lutu drove off the open door slammed
into another parked car. Our car took almost all of the damage. The
door doesn't swing straight or we had one of the Tahitian
elders bend it back into place and slam it shut. It doesn't open now.

The rest of the week went pretty well after that :P we re fixed
baptismal dates for all three of our investigators and set some goals
to go out and find some new investigators.

Ali, saw him Tuesday and Thursday and talked about just reading the
scriptures daily, quitting smoking, and his new baptismal date. We
seemed re spark his desire to get baptized. So we refined the date for
the third of September. We ate at his house Sunday with brother Gag.
Brother Gag is a German member that used to be the bishop! Super
spiritual and good guy. At oust and Ali made some Iranian dish that
was super good as well as a tiramisu with chocolate and Carmel instead
of coffee. Also really well done.

Jamel, saw her Wednesday, I think, while on exchange. We read two
chapters in the Book of Mormon and answered all of her many questions
and talked about baptism. Refixed her date for the 28 of August! So we
will be seeing her more often to get her ready :)

Serge, doing well but still not coming to church. Wants to get
baptized the tenth of September. I worry about his date the most
especially because he says yes to everything we teach and talk about
but won't come to church. Still working on him.

Well, we got transfer calls a few days ago and I am going to stay and
receive Elder Underwood! Elder Lutu is heading for annecy. So still
being in the zone we should see him from time to time ;)

Well, it's looking like we are going to have a solid week :) Loves

Avec amour,
Elder Keller

Sunday, July 31, 2016

July Happenings 2016

 quick weekend trip to NYC with the beautiful Morgan to see Waitress, American in Paris, Matilda and She Loves Me on Broadway.   Ana went to EFY Provo with Isabelle.  Swimming with cousins,
trying for green hair, bear lake, Tanya came down from Idaho for the weekend, farmington creek walk about and a little fishing.

 Phones, spent the day with Nash (his mom, Tricia, was in charge of stake girls camp!)

 Boys hit the green river, Troy and I attended the spring orchestra concert at the conference center with Stacey and Darren.  The ____ singers from Europe performed and did a wonderful job.  Si and Grant Foster invited us up with some other families to their cabin for dinner and archery.  Ethan and Troy had gone up to the Uintas to backpack with friends and Ethan passed out and fell face fist down a slide of rocks, breaking his jaw.... Lucky for him it seemed to move back into position on it's own and he didn't have to have it wired shut.  He wasn't in pain so we sent him off to EFY Provo with his friends.  Good Times!  The weekend before we found out we were going to be grandparents and that Victor and MJ were going to get married.

 While Ethan was at EFY Troy took the girls backpacking in the Uintas, I stayed as my dad headed to the hospital the night before.  He had pain in his left hand and numbness in his face and was worried he was having a stroke or heart attack, so they kept him overnight.  All cleared up and after a lot of tests and a clean bill of health the next day they let him go home.  I did make a quick trip to Provo to pull Ethan out of EFY to see the oral surgeon in Heber to make sure the jaw was moving back on it's own.  All looked well, so I dropped him back off in Provo.

 Morgan took Hayden out to lunch in the trex the second week of July, then to the 21 Pilots concert.

 Life caught up to me and I had a little melt down so Troy and I took a break from the kiddos and drove out to antelope island.  A couple weeks earlier there had been a fire on the island and a good 1/3 of the island is burned.
For Morgan's 17th birthday she wanted to take friends up to Bear Lake, sounded like they had a wonderful time.  So a day late we celebrated with her and my dad (a few days early, his 70th) their birthdays.  My parent's left on my dads birthday for Puerto Rico with the Flakes.

learning me some early morning hair styles (the rest are on video), for I've been called to teach early morning seminary! 5:45...