The greatest night of the week was the Branch Talent show... We had less actives there that I didnt
THEY'RE THE SWEETEST! haha, it was such a lovely night. I adore these members. They are too
kind. I feel like they are my little family. I am so grateful the Lord has called me to serve in Angouleme France... They need us, and I certainly need them. We had a 3 hour long branch council yesterday. They are really worried about the branch. They have asked to receive a missionary couple to help out. We will see what happens. There really is a need, so I hope it happens.
We had some sweet miracles this week with our amis... so first off, Steve. We met him on Wednesdayand yesterday. He has been really busy with work, so he hasn't been able to read. BUMMER! But he LOVES meeting with us. Usually RDV's are about 45 minutes long... but his always turn into 2 hours because he is soo excited and loves learning and talking. There are moments when I can see the truth click in his eyes. He told us that he feels so good in the church and that he loves meeting with us and hearing what we have to say. We have beautiful lessons with him... The first lesson was with Carole, where we taught the gospel of Christ. He agrees with everything we tell him, and his acceptance pushes away our fears of inviting him to change. He has a very strong desire to strengthen his faith. We found out that he is busy on Sunday mornings because he is training to be a professional boxer... SO COOL!! But, we need to get him to church. We taught him the restoration again yesterday to review the priesthood, which we didnt explain very well. The room was filled with the spirit. The Temahukis were there, thank heavens, and when he started to ask questions about how the priesthood was lost, they were able to respond with specifics, which I would never have been able to do. As we testified of the restoration of the priesthood and the divine love of God for His children, the spirit touched his heart. He understood and you could see the pure astonishment on his face as we told him these things that he had never realized. Watching Steve during lessons is like watching a child put together a puzzle... Every piece brings more to light of the grandeur of the bigger picture. He is incredible. At the end of the powerful, spirit led lesson, we asked him what he would do if he knew for himself that our message was true, that this truly was the church of Christ on the earth, and that we had the actual authority and power of God on the earth... He said he would want to be like us, and declare it to the whole world. DESIRE. REAL INTENT. We invited him to be baptized. He reflected. Knodded his head, and looked up with fire in his eyes and accepted. We set a date of the 19th of April as his goal. It was a WONDERFUL moment for us. We left with glee in our hearts! There are lots of things to come... but we know that he is prepared. Pray for him to continue to progress.
I love you all and I hope you have a fantastic week my loved ones!!
Avec tout mon amour,
Avec tout mon amour,