Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Letter from Grant - April 4, 2016





Sent: Monday, April 4, 2016 11:47 AM
Subject: Pau :)

Pau is the cutest little ville in the south of France! Honestly it is
incredible! The work is already taking off too! We have about seven
people we see once to twice a week and we have three people with
baptismal dates. One of which is for this Saturday! Pau also is pretty
big for one team of missionaries. They used to have two teams but it's
been a while since then. It is a ward of about eighty people(which is
SWEET for France) and a good portion of the families here love
missionary work. In fact, all of our investigators were either given
to us by Ward members or are currently dating Ward members! AHH, it's
wonderful!

So wonderful I don't even know where to start...

I'll start with Elder Abney, he is from Arizona, loves musical
theatre! In fact, he made it into NYU for musical theatre. In his own
words "not even celebrities get into NYU". He is honestly one of the
funniest people ever! Genuine, kind, and trying to learn French :)
this is his third transfer so I find myself doing much of the talking.
Speaking of talking, our zone leaders have challenged our entire zone
to Only speak in French 24/7. It's amazing. Abney is learning faster
and I am getting some well needed catching up.

Our investigators,

Christian, getting baptized this Saturday, black, loves the church,
has accepted everything we've taught, great guy. Hard to understand
sometimes through is French accent and sometimes he uses African words
I have never heard of.

Pierre, Young student at the university here in Pau(it's a pretty big
university! We live right next to the campus too) he is taking the
institute classes with a member who teaches a whopping three young
adults(we have more but the rest can't make it) and he told us last we
he has received revelation on EVERYTHING he has ever been taught
except for the three kingdoms. Super sweet guy though!

Robertine, showed up at church, wants to be baptized. Cool lady,
didn't make it to general conference but she is fun to work with.

There are some really great families that we are working with. One of
which the wife is one hundred percent Moroccan, Arabic speaker. She is
super cool, she got converted when she was younger and even went on a
mission. I think she is the first Mormon Arabic person I have ever
met. Supper cool. She has great stories of being a missionary (she
tended to take her plaque off and get in fights with other Arabic
people...)

This one family wants us to go up to their outer city and teach all of
their friends! (Not gunna say no!)

Oh, we went to Lourdes today for Pday. Here are some photos. There was like a celebration for
handicap people or something.

we ate at a cute little cafe.

Biggest  cathedral ever. It's built right on top of the place where the little girl saw marry. This cathedral has like four stories where they were all holding mass. We went and saw the little girls preserved remains. Why Catholics keep dead people body parts I have no idea. (Sorry mom I don't know what my hairwas doing)

Avec AMOOOOUR!
Elder Keller :)st apostasy cathedral ever. It's built right on top of the place where the
little girl saw marry. This cathedral has like four stories where they were all
holding mass. We went and saw the little girls preserved remains. Why Catholics
keep dead people body parts I have no idea. (Sorry mom I don't know what my hair
was doing)
Avec AMOOOOUR!
Elder Keller :)Biggest apostasy cathedral ever. It's built right on top of the place where the
little girl saw marry. This cathedral has like four stories where they were all
holding mass. We went and saw the little girls preserved remains. Why Catholics
keep dead people body parts I have no idea. (Sorry mom I don't know what my hair
was doing)
Avec AMOOOOUR!
Elder Keller :)

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