Monday, October 10, 2016
Elder Edwards' Letter (He Returns in 17 Days!)
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.