Well, folks, looks like this is it.
It's been a glorious ride, complete with highs and lows. I've met tons of great people on the way.
Never could have imagined it would have been like this two years ago.
I want you all to know that God is aware of your moments of suffering and hardship. Nothing can help more than a prayer.
I updated my icloud account Mom and Dad. :)
I hope you guys love the Lord with allyour heart. The whole law and all the prophets amd commandments are given so we coild do this. Any sacrifice the Lord asks us to make will help us ultimately do that more and more perfectly.
I testify this gospel is true.
The peophet and apostles are called of God.
Never doubt what you know.
Be temple worthy.
Obey the commandments.
Never let go.
Never let yourself thing you're not worth another effort, or that you've sinned beyond Christ's reach, because that's not true.
God bless and protect and teach the French and the Belgians to love and obey Him.
Come unto Christ, who "[stands] with open arms to receive you."
Love you all.
See you Thursday family. See you soon friends.
Edwards out fellas :)
Monday, October 24, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
This week, we went to Soissons, Beauvais, Creil, and of course were also in Compiegne. Frere Touzet came the second time in a row to church, we will also see him tomorrow. We were able to go to a sweet cathedral in Noyon today, it was absolutely beatiful, I loved it. We also did service with Sister Mendoza and her husband, Sony; taught Chantal; met a woman named Alex and gave her a Book of Mormon; and visited the LeBras family. There you go, the condensed history of this week! I love you all and think of you a lot. love you tons. :) :) can't wait to see you guys again. If you want to learn about being a righteous man, read the books of Samuel and kings. Good stuff. First and great commandment. All the other ones are made to bring to to pass.
Love you guys and talk to you soon!
Monday, October 10, 2016
Well this was a great week. We were able to have a really good
appointment with two less actives in Soissons this week. They both
went well and both brothers expressed a desire to do more to come
closer to their Heavenly Father. One of them even came to church
yesterday!! WHOOHOO home run that is what I'm talking about!
The rest of the week, from Thursday on, we had interviews with
President. That went well. Was pretty short, which was a bummer, but
it's okay. Haha I'll bring more questions for him next time. Then we
took the train to Troyes for exchanges, where we ate with the Faria
The next day, Friday, we taught Denise, a lady that I taught
and who was baptized later, with Frere Rochette!!!love that guy! And
then we ate at Sister sopi's house, did a bit of service for her, too.
Then we were took the train to Paris, and me and Burgoyne went to the
St. Ouen elders' apartment to stay the night. Elders Rollins and
Dickson, cool guys.
Saturday, we went to a finding day in Charleville-Mezieres, way up in France right next to Belgium. We did that, and I just realized that's the closest I've been to Charleroi or Brussels since I left there in June 2015. Haha wow that's weird.
The Lord trusts us, fellow missionaries, with the sacred calling of
bringing his children home. Don't ever abuse that trust. It's so
Eery moment, evey second you're doing missionary work, contacting,
porting, well, it's just a moment of hardship or of building strength.
If that person doesn't accept you, it's okay. Just move on to the next
field ready to harvest. At worst, you are, as the farmer who prayed
God with faith, preparing for rain in your area. Do it!! They can't
resist, or disbelieve your words, if they feel your love and God's
love for them.
Okay love you guys a ton! Hope you're doing well.
Had a great miracle yesterday contacted two sweet potential ladies.
Really cool. Both French too!!
P.S. Gabe--maybe we can pillow fight with the old pillows. Excited to
wrestle. :) love you Grace, Hyrum, and Gabe, and everyone! Loved the
pictures mom. Thanks. Keep me up to date on plans or things you want
to do when I get home.
Monday, October 3, 2016
This week I will be brief, but I would just like to thank you for
writing me and I love you all and I am excited to see you soon.
Sounds like you guys are busy at home!
This week, a lot of fun and exciting things happened. Among them:
- Ate at the Joly family's house Monday night to celebrate Elder
Burgoyne's 19th birthday
- Taught Karine twice and she came to conference (PROGRESSING
- Went to Chantal's house Tuesday night, the night of Elder Burgoyne's
birthday, and her non-member daughter came, too! That was pretty
great. We were able to talk about the Restoration a bit with her. We
are so proud of the great member-missionary work Chantal is doing.
- Wednesday, went to district meeting and went to Creil afterwards.
Had tons of adventures there. :) haha. Had a less-active appointment
scheduled, but walked like a solid half-hour from the train station to
get to a rather interesting area :) liked it though and see this huge,
big bat. Oh yeah. Bat means building by the way. And we went all the
way up to the 16th floor and he wasn't there. And now you're asking
why I'm doing this whole narrative. Well I don't know either hope it
was an enjoyable journey. :)
- Wednesday night we ate at the bishop's house for no apparent reason.
THat's great as always!
- Thursday, went to Soissons for several hours. Made friends with some
hood teenagers and they were actually pretty cool. :) haha they took a
selfie with us, they thought we were cool because we were American.
- Friday, we taught Alexandre, who became a progressing investigator
as well!! And Karine for the second time. We also ate at the Gaydu
family's house for no reason. That was fun. Frere Gaydu is a chill
- Saturday, we did weekly planning and watched conference.
- Sunday, we watched conference. And that's all. :D haha it was great.
This week, we are going to be out of town a lot. We have district
meeting and interviews with President on Thursday, an exchange with
Troyes on Friday, and a zone-wide finding day on Saturday. Plus we'll
be visiting several of the other big towns in our area.
It's going well folks! Thanks again for the package mom and dad. I
love the protein and the protein bars are really good. :)
Love you guys a ton! Have a good week!
P.S. If any of you guys had any letters or packages to send...better
get it done quick or no guarantees I'll get it haha.
Ok love ya bye!