This past week was SUPER!! Seriously, it's weeks like last week that make everything worth it.
Now, I'm not gonna lie, this transfer has been so hard. Not because of my companion, I love Elder Kendall, but because we've been working so hard to find new people to teach. Every day we've been going out finding. But every day we've gotten back to the appartement with just been rejected all day...everyday until last week!!
Last week, on Monday, we received a call from someone who apparently met with the missionaries in the past. She was having some troubles with something that we didn't quite understand, so we went over to her house the next day, and she vented to us about someone she works with...we testified tons and tried helping her, I finally shared a scripture with her in Alma (I forgot the reference) but it talks about the word "restoration." After we read the scripture she was like "oh, I feel good now. I think I should go talk to her and resolve the problem." ha...
But then on Tuesday night, we were contacting at the Prefecture and we met a Haitian woman. We were able to teach her about the restoration and give her a book of Mormon. She didn't want to give us her contact information, so we gave her ours and she said she'd call when she has questions.
Wednesday afternoon, we contacted a guy and were able to teach him about the Restoration also. And gave him a Book of Mormon. And we'll be following up with him today. :)
We did splits this past saturday, I was with Elder Ireland. We were supposed to have three lessons, but everyone fruged us. We went to a baptism in Versailles for a little 8 year old boy in our ward, while the other equipe stayed in Cergy. That's the first baptism I've seen on my mission so far!! :) The missionaries didn't have any part in his baptism. The family had invited the missionaries to come...so we went to support him and the ward.
This past Sunday, the missionaries sang a musical number with the Famille Pettitt (the DMP and his family). We did Homeward Bound. In French. It was so beautiful and the spirit was so strong! Apparently the last time missionaries in this ward did a musical number, it wasn't...so...beautiful...and so the musical number yesterday redeemed the missionaries...ha :) It was so fun to share that talent with the ward. :)
It's so amazing how the Lord blesses us. We were definitely blessed this week. After persisting for 4 weeks with rejection after rejection, after being patient, and just as we started getting discouraged, the Lord blessed us. I'm so lucky to be here serving as a missionary in La Mission Française de Paris. I know that I was called of God to serve here. Je sais que c'est eglise est vrai.
I love you all!
-Elder B. Stanton Wilson