What a splendid week. The sun shone, the temperature was beautiful, no tights, we had Zone Conference, we met our goal to teach 21 lessons, we met some amazing people and invited them to come unto Christ, and we had a blast doing it. :)
|Esther, our wonderful amie |
who is preparing for baptism too!
Our 21st lesson was with a Jehovah's Witness who just Bible-bashed us, to which we loving listened, testified, and thanked her for talking with us, even though she completely drove away the spirit and left us feeling stupid. After we walked away from her, I asked if we could say a prayer to get the spirit back. It was so comforting to know that He is there for us, He loves us, and we truly are His messengers. We then sung, "Let us all press on" in French and it pumped us right back up. The words in french for the chorus are, "En garde! voici nos ennemis. Courage! Nous avons Jésus-Christ!" I love it. What beauty there is in the gospel of Christ.
Valerie, one of our progressing investigators, decided for sure that she wants to be baptized the 26 of
|Valerie and her daughter Anais|
Aren't they just adorable?
She's gonna get baptized! I just know it!
On Wednesday, we had an awesome 8:50pm miracle. We just had 10 minutes left until returning home for the night, and we decided we were going to teach one more person. We prayed for
|Elisa, our lovely Brasilian miracle|
We had a little lesson in Portuguese,
Spanish, and French.
Definitely with the gift of tongues.
Soeur Tane prayed in Spanish.
Super cool miracle.
Chelles, East Paris
Zone Conference was wonderful. I love conferences. It was mostly about finding new amies and how to better contact, find, and teach by the spirit. Faith over Fear was the training given by the APs and it was just what I needed. A phrase which my mom wrote to me came to my head, "what would I do if I wasn't afraid?" Reflecting on why I am sometimes hesitant to open my mouth and share the beautiful message I carry helped me to realize there is no good excuse. I then decided to have more faith and just do it. #nike The Lord is with us and we can do it!
And Zone Conference was a mini high school reunion too. Gotta love serving with Darts! It is so fun
|Davis Darts Class of 2013 |
at Zone Conference <3
Elder Blackham, Elder Tidwell, Elder Garcia,
Elder Hedquist, Soeur Hogan, Soeur Simpson
Saint Merri, Paris
Well, I wish you all a wonderful week. Life is good in Nogent! Just 2 more weeks until transfers. "Killing" Soeur Tane has been an adventure and I'm sure it's going to get even crazier in these final 2 weeks, but the Lord has supported me so much, and her as well. I know we can do it!
I love you! Be good. Be courageous. Just do it!
Soeur Kate Simpson