Monday, January 25, 2016

Week 78

What a good week. We didn't have any time consuming trips to take this week so we were really able to work hard in our sector.

While doing some area book work we found this guy named roger. The only reason he stopped seeing the missionaries is because he was going on a trip to Africa for a couple of months. We gave him a call and he
was more than happy to meet with us. Turns out that his wife just barely moved up from Africa and they really want to come to our church. They have a two year old daughter, they're a cute family and I'm excited to be teaching them.

We did an exchange with the liege elders up here in Brussels. They're both really cool dudes. Elder Kendrick and I had a rendez vous with a guy that a member told us about. He got baptized a year ago and was active for a good six months but then fell inactive. It was a really cool rendez vous and he wants to start coming back. We invited him to this movie thing the ward was putting on for Saturday.  He came to that and then to church the next day and he seemed to really enjoy all of it.

The movie we got to see with the ward was "the cokeville miracle." It was super good! The whole theatre was crying by the end of it including me hah. You guys should find it and watch it for a family home evening!

During our exchange with the liege elders we got lunch with the Dutch elders. Elder Bringhurst and his comp elder Neptune are super fun to hang out with! Not going to lie, whenever I see him and talk about all the people back home it gets me a bit trunky, just for a second though hah. I'm really happy with how things are right now. I feel like I've been learning so much over the past year and a half (French, gospel, life) and now is my chance to just work super hard and put all these things I've learned to use.

We had some funny stories this week. I contacted this extreme Catholic dude in the metro, he was kinda railing on me a bit, calling our church a cult and stuff. By the end of the contact he found out we weren't Amish and stuff and we were cool. He prophesied to us about the apocalypse, apparently the sun is going to be blocked out this
year for a good couple of hours then within the next three years there's going to be another world war in Europe and Rennes (my last ville) is going to be the center/meeting point of the Russian and Arabic armies. Keep your eye out for that. He did give us some cool "vierge Marie" medallions. And then that night we knocked on a guys
door and one of the first things he said was "do you have any idea how much I want to kill you guys right now!?" He said it pretty angrily and elder Reiss was scared out of his pants. He said he was joking and that we gotta laugh every once in a while then invited us in. Elder Reiss didn't want to go in but went ahead and he had to follow me hah. He's kinda against religion but when he found out we were Mormons he said "ah the Mormons! You guys are awesome with your genealogy and all that stuff." He told us if we wanted to ditch the whole Mormon thing we could stay at his house for a month and hide out haha. He also said if we brought our other two comps and had a beer with him he would get baptized the next day and then go work with us and tell everyone he was Mormon "everybody wins" was what he said but we had to catch a bus and get home so we couldn't take him up on that one haha.

Hope you guys have an awesome week! Love ya!

I forgot to take any pics this week 😁

Elder empey

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