Monday, February 1, 2016

Laughing and Crying

*when you’re not
This week we made a grown man cry... well, in a way. Other than that and some miscellaneous things I will tell you about, it was just a normal week down here on the Lille de Beauté. (HELLO EVERYONE ITS ELDER WADE :) JUST SAYING HI)

Yesterday we had a barbecue with some of our group members. We went shopping with Marie-Rose, a recent convert, to buy the food for it. So we have a member, Frere Collona, you've seen pictures of him. He's 84, almost blind and almost deaf, but he's awesome. Some of the members thought we could invite him to come down for
supposed to touch
water as a missionary*

the barbecue, so we went and picked him up and took him to a sisters house to stay the night. This sister is taking care of her mom, who is super old and kinda crazy, and before we left, she asked if we wanted dinner. So us, Frere Collona, and Simonet (the crazy grandma) sat down for dinner, and Frere Collona didn't know what he was eating and Simonet didn't want to eat her soup, and Frere Collona thought that the salt was his bread and dipped it in the soup, and Simonet told him that the soup was delicious, and when Soeur Hermozo (her daughter, the sister who fed us dinner) asked why she wasn't eating it then, she said "I don't feel like having soup tonight." So she had to go in time out. We were all DYING LAUGHING because these two old people were just like little kids, and their conversation which each other was so funny, because he couldn't hear it and she forgot everything she was saying. And the next day, the barbecue was delicious, and she fell asleep and then when someone woke her up she immediately said "I'm not tired". Right, Simonet, riiiigggghhhttt.

above the clouds
Also, I figured out my favorite scripture this week. I am a pretty indecisive person, so trying to find a favorite scripture has always been a problem for me. But as I read through the ending of 2 Nephi, a scripture that I've always liked stuck with me. 2 Nephi 31:20. It says, "Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." This scripture just tells me to keep going, keep the faith, and be filled with love. So now you all know my favorite scripture!

Now onto a cool story. This week was mostly filled with porting. We haven't see. A lot of our ami's in a couple weeks, so we decided that it's time to find some more! We went porting in a little mountain village and we got threatened again (lol) and were t seeing anything. We knocked on a house, and the guy told us that he couldn't talk then. We went up the street, and as we came down, we realized that we'd forgotten the house next to his. So we walked up and there was someone in the garage. It was the same man. He said we could come talk to him, but he doesn't really believe in God, he believes in humanities and stuff. We have been talking about families because President Brown received revelation that it's what we need as a mission, so we showed him a Mormon message called "Père Céleste, père terrestre" and it touched him to the point that he started crying. He said that he has a son, and that he and his wife are getting separated and so he is very close to him. We explained that he could live with his son forever, and that he can find happiness through the gospel. He said that hedidn't have time, that he hasn't prayed in 40 years. We let the spirit work on him, asked him if he would pray, and he said yes. He said he would call us when he has. We all felt the spirit, and it was amazing to testify of the Saviors atonement. He hasn't called us, and I was pretty sure he would. But Heavenly Father will only give us as much knowledge as He knows we are ready for and we will accept. This man needed an invitation to pray, and that was as much as he could use right then. In a couple months, maybe years, he will be ready to hear about Christ, and maybe he will even meet missionaries one day again. Heavenly Father knows us, He is aware of us, He will send us what exactly what we need, when we need it, by His timing, not ours.

Have a great week! I love you all!
Avec amour,
Elder Hall

Your Favorite Missionary

I like big buts 

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