Tuesday, October 21, 2014

La Vie est Belle - October 20, 2014

What a week to remember... We wanted to have a miracle packed week, because we realized that we needed to find some new amis asap... So we prayed for new amis... the first 3 days of the week were rough, because the amis that we already had weren't answering the phone or coming to our RDVs... So, we felt as if we were starting from negative of what we already had!! There was one night where I just cried because my hope was almost spent. I had a beautiful experience with the Lord in prayer that brought light to my heart. We felt determined to find miracles and knew that the Lord had a greater plan than we could see. 

One morning we left for a RDV with Patrice... He didn't show up and then when we called him and he yelled at us... getting to the end of this line. Anyway, I hung up the phone and told Soeur Jacobsen that the Lord needed us to teach someone else. We prayed right then. We got out our questionnaires and then turned to the first lady we saw. She accepted and then invited us to sit on the bench with her. We talked about the Savior and incredible spiritual experiences she has had in her life. Marie-Lou is incredibly open and we had a lovely lesson and set our next RDV for Wednesday... So, miracle? The Lord is planning for us. He is just waiting for us to see His greater plans. Seek His will!!

Another cool miracle: Amandine called us one morning during studies... abnormal. She seemed really
happy on the phone. She had spoken with her mom and two sisters and invited them to be taught by the missionaries... and they accepted!! WWWHHHHHAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTT?! So cool. She is the perfect example. She met the missionaries, found her own testimony, and is now sharing with her family and friends and introducing them to the missionaries. Her story could be found in the scriptures. So, we went over to their house on Thursday night and talked about the Savior. We watched a film and read the scriptures... The spirit was wonderful. Amandine was able to testify and her family talked about how much happier and peaceful she was... Real example. We talked about the importance of developing Christlike attributes to bring peace and joy into the home... we can find the fullness of the gospel in the restored church of Christ. They invited us back over to teach them about the restoration and the Book of Mormon. It was so ideal. I am living the missionary dream right now!!

We were able to see many less actives this week as well, and to have a super fun FHE/crepe night in the world!! Such great memories. We taught Amandine about temples and geneology. She is so fantastic... She is so ready to expand and understand more and find more and grow more!! She hopes to go to the temple soon :) 

Pray that Colette, Anne-Flore, and Ibrahim will get back into contact with us... they have disappeared. But! The Lord has been generous. Our new ami, Shady, I told you about him last week, has been doing great! He's Muslim, but loves the Arabic Book of Mormon already!! We have had some good laughs and wonderful weather. I can't complain. We also got to go to a Primary activity this weekend because I taught the kids how to make balloons!! WOOHOO! SO much fun :) 
Cool pictures are from last Pday... Beautiful cathedral and Soeur Jacobsen and I bored out of our minds at H&M with the ugliest outfits in the world, hahahaha. Just go with it... :) 

I'm sorry this is so jumbled. 

I also wanted to share Jeremiah 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith theLord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, 
so are ye in minehand, O house of Israel. 

Remember that as you follow the Lords will, He will be able to mold you and help you to become the divine person you were intended to turn into. TRUST HIM! Hes wonderful. I love Him. I love the Lord. I love the Savior. He loves you. I love you. Have a wonderful week.

Avec tout mon amour,

Soeur Beeny

1 comment:

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