December 8, 2014
What the what? Kaysen is HUGE!! Dang... :)
So this past week was kinda a downer. We got frudged a lot, but we had a super great ground breaking moment with one of our amis!!
We met with them, finally after a while. We started teaching about the nécessité of Authority, because they haven't really understood authority. After a bit, Benito started to ask us some questions that went along with the Plan of Salvation, so we started to teach them about the Plan of Salvation instead. And then Benito opened up and told us a couple things to why he wasn't coming to church! He had a really bad experience back in his own country going to a catholic church, and since then, he has never gone to church. We told him that he is always welcome chez-nous. The spirit was strong and Elder Jenness and I both felt so much love for them.
It's amazing, if we listen to our amis, and they feel that we care and love them, they will open up to us. And we won't have to worry about what we need to teach nor what we need to say. It will be given us.
Yesterday, the Sister missionaries here in Le Mans had a baptism!! It was an "eternal" ami, that finally decided to get baptized! It was a great experience and her husband was very happy. He got up in fast Sunday and bore his testimony about persevering until the end. It was very powerful.
I felt very blessed because the Sisters asked me to do a musical number for the baptism! I got really excited and thought to myself "Yes!! I'll finally be able to sing a solo!!" but the only person that can play piano wasn't able to be there. So instead I was blessed with the opportunity to play the piano for sacrament meeting and for the baptism. The musical number I did was my own version, based off of Paul Cardall's version, of I Know That My Redeemer Lives. The ward thanked me a lot for it afterwards and many said that it was perfect and very powerful. I really am thankful for these opportunities the Lord gives me to play music, même si ce n'est pas des occasions de chanter.
So we are at the time of transfers once again! Elder Jenness is getting transferred to Luxembourg!!!!!! I'll be staying in Le Mans and receiving an Elder Davis as my new companion.
Well, I love you all and hope this week passes well!! :)
-Elder B. Stanton Wilson
As for skyping time, I have no idea. We haven't been invited for Christmas yet, and I'm not really sure what's going to happen. ha.
Also, I haven't yet received your package you sent...when did you send it? ha :)