Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015 7:04 AM
On a scale of one to seventeen I'd give this week about a 12. Seems pretty just.
I was on exchange with Elder Duffy in Montpelier during the week and
that was super cool! Elder Duffy is in his second transfer but is
basically the best missionary I have ever met. Once he gets the
language down he is going to be the perfect missionary! haha, he
contacts EVERYONE on the tram! And we taught one of his investigators
in english he did Super well. He teaches super simply and really
understands people on a personal level. Really cool Missionary!
We had zone conference the week too! The zone leaders introduced
Presidents new finding idea called 'business contacting' it plays off
the fact that here in France there are TONS of little stores owned by
families or individuals. The idea is that we pick two or three of
these little stores, like a family owned bakery(and there are SOOOO
many here in France) and stop by once or twice a week. Each time we
stop by we try and share the gospel. Give them a card to the web site,
talk about who we are and why we are here. And the idea is that
because they own their own store they can talk to us and ask questions
about the church. Eventually they will become investigators that we
can teach and keep easy contact with. Its a good idea, we just need to
try it out.
We saw Simon again this week. He is doing good, he was busy all this
week making a music video for his band but we finally got to see him.
We brought one of our members with us and they got talking a bunch
about the members conversion. Simon totally thought that this was an
all american church where only americans could join... so he was
surprised to find out that the member was 100% French. :)
Saturday was rough. All of our appointments for that day got canceled
so we went finding for eight hours! We didn't find anyone new
unfortunately. Which kinda stinks. However, we were calling people and
we felt like we should call Miguel. His phone line got disconnected so
we had lost touch with him. Fortunately he picked up and we can
hopefully pick up where we left off!
We contacted an avid Jehovahs Witness this last week and fixed a
rondez-vous for tomorrow, so prayers will be welcome. When we first
contacted into him I didn't realize he was holding his bible out with
his bag filled with Witness material. About ten seconds after saying
Bonjour he somehow managed to start talking about the hundred and
forty four thousand and get his bible open all the way to revelations.
I speak French, but once this dude started talking I must have dropped
the gift of interpretation of tongues because whatever he was saying
did not sound like French! haha, we will see what happens tomorrow. It
may very well be our last appointment with this fellow.
We mapped out a bunch of less actives and passed by to see how they
were. Nothing has really come of it yet. Well we have started seeing
Abdoun. He is interesting. He is like an on and off member. He comes
for a few months, disappears for a few weeks, comes for a few months,
disappears again. Anyways, he is really good at telling his friends
about the church so we are hoping to meet some of his friends :)