Monday, July 27, 2015

Week 46

Bonjour a tous,

We had a great Sunday, I hope yours was as good as ours was. As we were walking to church Soeur Batiste drove past with our investigators Emilio and Evens in her car. During sacrament meeting our investigator Stevens showed up. We were so excited! He is a man of his word, when he says he is going to do something he does it. He is awesome and he has a sense of style like no other, than maybe Snoop Dog. We gave him a plan of salvation brochure at the end of our lesson the other day. At the next lesson he had read the brochure in depth and prayed to know if what he had read is true and he told us he wants to get baptized, not right away, but he wants to be baptized.

We had the fun experience of painting the house of a friend of one of our investigators. He told us to stop by the house where he was working painting and we helped out. It was super fun and the lady whose house it was was very interested in our message. She told us that her sister is a member in France and she has seen the change the gospel has made in her life. She had lived a crazy life before but now she has a happy family and life. I could tell this is what she wanted for herself, because her life has not been easy. It was a great reminder to me that we never know who we are influencing as we live the gospel. It is important to stand as witnesses of Christ at all times and in all things and in all places, because we never know who we can help or touch. In the words of President Uchtdorf," live the gospel joyfully."

A funny story I forgot to tell you last week: Every weekend we play basketball with the branch. We always pass by Emilio and Evens house to walk with them to basketball. This past week it was a a different basketball court which was a little farther away. We only had two bikes, so we got creative. Sister Driggs and I both hopped on her bike and lent the other to Emilio and Evens. We somehow both fit on the bike seat and must have looked really funny riding down the street. Evens was on the handlebars of the other bike as Emilio pedaled, he might have broken my bell in the process, but it was really fun. I wish I had a photo to send you. I really love the people here in Abymes.

Missionary work is great! It is hard to believe I've been doing it for a year. It is not easy in any way shape or form, but it is great. He is guiding this work so staying close to the spirit is key. His plan for all of us is perfect. All He asks is our obedience to Him. He loves us so much and has given us all the tools we need to find true joy here on earth, we just need to take hold of them and use them.

I love you, thank you for your thoughts and prayers; Until next week.


Soeur Banks

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