Definitely a week I will remember.
Last Monday was a pretty sweet Pday; Elder Price and I hadn't received our calls that day, so we decided to go to touristy stuff. We saw the huge St. Jean Cathedral so that was pretty sweet! and then we went to the Citadelle that's on top of the mountain in Besançon.
There's a zoo and museums up there; we didn't have a lot of time so we didn't pay money to go in, but we saw some monkeys that we just chillin out in front that we could see haha.
Then later that night we went to the Broch's house for FHE. We went with the Spackmans, so it was their first mangez-vous (A rendez-vous that you eat at).
At the Broch's house they have this huge recorder that's like two feet long (like the one you played in 4th grade). By the way I've been brushing up on my recorder skills. Elder Price probably wants to kill me haha
Tuesday we were porting in some small neighborhood on the outskirts of Besançon, and we met this Russian guy and he let us in his house. he was pretty cool. he said he would prefer a Book of Mormon in Russian, so we told him we would come back!
Wednesday we got our calls!! The news is that I'm staying in Besançon with Elder Price. So nothing changed haha but it'll be pretty sweet! he and I get along pretty well so that's good. Our Zone is down to 12 elders now, which puts us as the smallest zone in the mission!
Thursday we went back to the Russian guys house. his wife was there this time and she was super nice! We introduced the Book of Mormon to her. They told us that they are Muslim and that they will probably stay that way. But we told them we do service for people and they seemed really interested in that. I think they really like us so that's good! They're super nice. they always offer us tea or coffee. So I mean its pretty generous hahah but we don't take it :)
We met a lady last Thursday on the street. After a pretty good conversation with her, she was talking about how she works with handicapped people. She told us that what we're doing is good, so she tried giving us money (which is against our rules). She gave us 5 euros, but we wouldn't accept it. She wouldn't take it back either. So what we did, we pulled out a Book of Mormon and told her that this is a gift to her. I was holding the Book of Mormon, and I opened the front cover a little bit. Elder Price slyly put the 5 euro bill in the cover of the book without her noticing! We gave her the book and walked away. I hope she had a pleasant surprise when she opens it up to find the 5 euros haha :)
And dang last Friday and Saturday were sweet. Friday night we took a train in to Lyon for Mission conference the next day. We get to the chapel there (because we heard there's free pizza for the missionaries) and literally all 240ish missionaries were there haha! It was sweet. I got to see soooo many people again! and all the missionaries that are finished with there mission on Monday!
Random note, on our way back to where we were sleeping, these guys on roller blades skated into the road with lights and reflective vests. They then blew their whistles and stopped all traffic. Next thing I know, there's like 300 people on roller blades all skating together. I lost it hahah it made my night because it was just too cool! too bad I didn't snap any pictures in time..
But that night we stayed in a hotel. The hotel had a TV so we could have been apostate missionaries and stuff, but we didn't so no stress.
Saturday, we all went to the chapel. Again, the entire mission is there. We got to hear from Elder Kearon and Elder Nielson from the 70. Elder Nielson gave the talk this last conference about the Prodigal Son and his sister Susanne.
The whole conference was about ipads! We're getting them soon. They joked about how we have the ipad cases, just not the ipads yet. They said that they will be here within the next two weeks, so that will be pretty sweet. I'm excited to add another tool to our mission that we can help bring others to Christ!
Missionary work is pretty sweet.
I love you guys! have a great week!!