Monday, August 29, 2016

Own Our Sector!

Last Monday we went and hung out at Sainte Catherine and walked around
the shops a bit. We were hanging out with a guy named Naj. Naj is from
the Philippines and he's learning from the missionaries in the other
ward. He's super cool and we hung out with him. We were with the other
six missionaries in Bordeaux. Pdays in these larger Villes are more
fun just cause we get to hang out with other missionaries!

We were in a sporting goods store for a couple minutes, and I found
some skates... So I asked the dude if I could put them on.. Haha I put
them on and I was the happiest person ever! I'll send the video so you
can all watch. #ILoveDiscoSkating 😄

That evening, President Brown, Sister Brown and the assistants arrived
in Bordeaux to do some interviews in the evening. I had a really good
interview with President Brown and I enjoyed it.


We had zone conference on Tuesday. It was all about put on the armor
of God to increase our spiritual and temporal well-being. Elder Barben
and I got to present along with the sister training leaders. We talked
about our Titles of Loyalty, which are similar to the titles of
Liberty we learn about in Alma 46. We took some white shirts after
lunch and we all made a title of Loyalty for ourselves describing our
loyalty to the Lord and his servants.
Zone conference and title of loyalty with STLs

It was my first time presenting at zone conference with President
Brown and the assistants being there.. So that made me somewhat
nervous at first. But we feel like we did a really good job. At one
point, we had everyone in the zone and say one sentence of why they
are on a mission. It invited the spirit so strongly and it was way
cool! We also had President and Sister Brown share with us. We felt
really good about the whole conference; President Brown made some very
kind remarks about the presentation that we four gave. He said "if all
the other presentations in the mission are half as good as this one, I
would be very pleased." Talk about morale booster 😄 President talked
a lot about owning our sector and making sure that we take good care
of it.
Zone Conference

President and Sister Brown are so great for our mission. I'm very
thankful for all they do for us

Add cElder Sumter and I have very similar suits from the same store!aption

Selfie with Soeur Brown and Elder Sumter (he's the driver for the APs)

After conference we started an exchange with the Brive Elders. I was
with Elder Carlson. I met Elder Carlson in his very first transfer and
I was in my 4th, and so he and I know each other pretty well. He served
in the office moving equipe just after me, so we reminisced a lot
about the fun memories we had in that. We had a rdv that fell through
in the evening, so we just shared a spiritual thought with our DMP.

Wednesday we had Rcm in the morning, went to HFC for lunch, and then
Elder Carlson and I went porting in the afternoon! We didn't have much
success finding people, but we were able to have some good
conversations between each other haha. That evening we exchanged back,
contacted, found some cool people, taught one of our Amis Christianne,
and went home. Christianne is a really nice woman, but she's difficult
to teach because she gets off topic pretty often.

Thursday we went with the Eysines elders to teach one of their Amis,
because Elder Barben was the one that found him. And since elder
Barben left and the Eysines whitewashed, we went to help our friend
Michel transition to the new elders. We passed some members in the
evening, and it was so nice! We literally haven't been able to visit
members these last four weeks because neither of us know members...
And it was so nice to be in a members home!! They even invited us to
come eat on Saturday, so we'll have our first dinner appointment of
the transfer! We also saw a recent convert named Emmanuel in the
evening. Emmanuel is a single, 22-year old guy and he's super nice and
loves the church!

Friday we went to Lormont to do a baptismal interview for an 11-year
old girl. Elder Barben did and she passed so that's sweet. Then we
came home and went to visit Christianne again. It was again a
difficult lesson because she doesn't really focus super well. We went
to the church after and had yet another appointment fall through.

Saturday we played some sports in the morning and that was fun. We did
weekly planning in the afternoon, and then we had a DINNER APPOINTMENT
that evening! Haha it was the first one in our four weeks of this
transfer. It was so great! Haha because we whitewashed in, we haven't
had many appointments with members because it's the month of vacations
and we don't know very members yet.. But it was great!

Sunday we had church. Not too much happened. We were supposed to have
a rdv at 6:00 Pm that night with a family, but they cancelled on us at
last minute.. So we had about 2 hours to go contacting, we went to a
park near the church and ended up teaching three lessons. It was super
cool! We found some new potentials so that was cool.

This next week should be really good. We're trying to get twenty
lessons, which is a big goal in the mission right now. It should be a
good one!
#ThugLife S/O to elder Loosle

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