This week was pretty good. A little crazy, too.
Wednesday we left La Rochelle to go to Angers for a big zone conference. The missionary couple here was super nice and drove us there with them, instead of making us take the train...which was really great because there has been a strike for the past 2 weeks. We stayed in the Angers apartment with the Elders from Angers...and 8 other elders...12 elders in a 2 man apartment? Check :) ha.
Thursday was our zone conference. It was pretty relaxed compared to other conferences, since it was the Poznanski's last one. They both talked. President counseled us to make sure we listen to our new President and we don't say anything like "well President Poznanski told us to do it like this..." He told us to respect President Babin as our new mission president. Soeur Poznanski talked about how she has become a pro at facebook and that we don't need to worry about staying in contact with them while we're on our mission. And that after the mission they'd love to hear from us from time to time. There were a total of 5 musical numbers. I was able to participate in two of them. I accompanied a singer and cellist for Souviens-toi. And then was a tenor in Dieu Soit Avec Toi Jusq'au Revoir (God be With you Till We Meet Again.) I was very grateful for the opportunity I had to play the piano and sing in these musical numbers.
This week we did tons of porting. And guess what? We had some awesome experiences!! I have a testimony that porting does work. And that there are people who are willing to listen to us and pray with us. Friday night we ended up getting in two houses. It was super awesome! Elder Rigby is the porting MASTER!! :) haha. And Saturday, we got into two other houses, one of whom had a young, un-married couple. The girl said that she hasn't been baptized yet, but it's something important to her and that she'd like us to come back and teach her. So we will be trying this week to get in contact with that couple again.
Saturday night, just before we went to sleep, Elder Rigby asked me "hey, are you ready to get your agenda filled tomorrow?" Well...Sunday, our agenda got filled. Three or four members asked us to come over and eat with them this week...and then we also got Christian's baptism planned out. And there will be two children's baptisms soon (as in like 8 year olds that have been in the church since birth) and the members want us to invite our amis if possible to come to these baptisms. So that was pretty cool to see that happen.
I'm doing really well. Today for P-day the missionary couple is going to take us to see some Roman Ruins about an hour away from La Rochelle. I'm pretty stoked to go see them ha. :)
Well, I love you all! Have a great week!
-Elder B. Stanton Wilson