This week, Angouleme was actually a popular place! Every year there is a festival called the BD which stands for Bande Desinée, meaning comic strips. Thats right, the international comicon is held in Angouleme France!! Talk about the biggest nerd fest in the world. We were feeling White and Nerdy. There were people here from accross the world, but mostly from all over France. THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE! The crowds were as vast as the sands of the sea... So, of course Soeur Hoar and I took this lovely opportunity to preach the word of God to His beloved children :) We contacted for two hours Saturday and then two hours on Sunday, and by the end of it all, we contacted 1,022 people during the festival... so sweet. We were expecting to find lots of tourists, and we did, but every family in Angouleme was also present. We literally met 3 families that practically threw their information at us to teach their families. It was so cool!! We already have 2 set RDVs with these families :) The BD festival, and the Lord, have blessed us greatly!! Pray for these families to be open and touched by our message :)
We had another phenominal lesson with Sandra, and this time her mom was there... usually her mom,
One of the old engagés here in Angouleme returned last week. Her name is Audrey, I cant remember if I wrote about her last week... but she is engaged to one of the members here in Angouleme. They are both the sweetest New Calidonians in the world!! Theyre in their 20s, and she is basically already a member. She knows so much and fits in so nicely to the branch. We were able to teach her this week, and we talked about how she can progress towards marriage and baptism. She is worried that things are moving too fast. She doesnt want to get married too young... but she loves him and blah blah blah. We will get a ring on her finger in no time and then shes gonna get baptized. She is fantastic. We were supposed to see her two other times during the week, but she had to cancel and then we had to cancel... lame. But we saw them today in the poste and fixed something for Wednesday :) pray for her to be open and to feel reassurance from the spirit.
Soeur Hoar and I felt so inspired this week in our preparation for lessons. We have learned how to stay very intune with the spirit and plan according to the needs of our amis, not according to the next check box on the teaching record... We were so pumped to teach all week, but then we had tombez-vous after TBV... it was rough, but we still felt very inspired and now we are prepared for next week. Pray for us to continue to hear the spirit and to teach our amis with the love of the Lord.
I love you all! Have a fantastic week!*
Avec tout mon amour,