Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 18, 2015

seriously. Every week goes by faster! its terrifying.
this week started out RIGHT. we went and had fish pedicures, that was super awesome, my feet are so soft! but it was cool, and it tickled SO bad.
on Tuesday we had interviews with President Babin and Sister Babin, those went well, got some great counsel and insights! and on wednesday we had zone conference! that was sweet too! im glad i dont have to prepare Zone Trainings anymore though! its nice to be the recipient of a well planned and prepared message! usually as missionaries we are the givers, not the receivers! :P
  Tuesday night we went and taught Frank, he is seriously the nicest guy! hes just a little kind friendly man, and hes working on marrying Pastora so he can be baptized and married in the temple! WOOT WOOT! in the mean time we teach him and are helping him prepare!
  we went to a less actives house on wendesday after zone conference and there were so many babies and women! i was like "wooah dawg, whats goin on here? is this one of them 'other mormons'?" turns out they just are all really good friends and they live near to eachother. so they eat together like every day. we had already eaten, so we declined, but next time we will be smarter! :P
  thursday we taught another less active, he is really interested in coming back and coming closer to christ, his sister died though so he was unable to come to church, but we mentioned fasting as a way to gain faith, and hes like "ive never done that. will you teach me how?" and were like "heck yeah!" so now were going to do that and do a fast with him to show him the spiritual power of fasting! Yaay! i love fasting so much! :) it also rained. ALOT. we would have gotten soaked, but we were smart and we found shelter-a brand new bird watching dock thing over a lake, it had about 2 feet of coverage that we squished under. dirty? not too bad, but still yes. worth it? also yes. then we went and had dinner at a members house and shared a sweet spiritual thought about keeping your eyes on your priorities. super good, super food!
  Friday unfortunately was a BUST. we went to Compiegne, which is not terribly close to Paris, to pick up elder Earnshaws legal stuff, but the building was closed! so we wasted SO much time! luckily he knew the area very well so we went and made it worth while by going to his favourite kebab shop. said hello to an old friend!
  satuday we went on exchanges. with the elders we live with. who serve in the same area... Yeeeay! well, we split the area so i did get to see a little somethin new, but we had a good time, the buses were SUPER slow though.
  Sunday was good, Kelly got confirmed during sacrament meeting... after the congregation sustained him in recieving the priesthood... so after church we did that too! super cool experience though, after he recieved the priesthood he stood up and he was like "thank you my brethren. this ministry has changed my life. this is the happiest day i have lived, and i promise myself that i will never turn my back on this ministry." it was longer than that, but that was the gist of it. super cool! he is so honest and so humble! i feel like he is going to be a great missionary.
  then today, we went and shot hoops/played some Bball at the eiffel tower! that was super sxeet! i am SO bad at basketball. who let me play that sport for so long? jeepers! i gotta get my game on. well, thats a pretty long email for this week! i did it just for you, because i love you. <3
have a good week! hugs 'n kisses!
Elker Oviatt.-marksman
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