This week was so great. SO many tomber-vous', but it's okay because we had some great miracles! We reached our goal of contacting 70 people this week, which is fantastic. And we set 9 RDV's! Also I gave away another three LDM! Those things get so heavy in my bag, so it's an even greater incentive to give them away.
This week we had exchanges with an eqippe of sisters from Toulouse. I went on an exchange with Soeur Durante, who is from Milan. She served in Perpignan right before I came, so she was familiar with the town and all the members. She's super sweet. We taught some great lessons. So Friday night after teaching the english class, we were walking to a member's house to meet up with the other sisters and have a manger-vous. On our way, a man stopped us and asked to borrow our phone. He, his wife, and two children had left their keys at home and were locked out of the apartment, so they needed a phone to call someone for help. As the wife made her calls, we took advantage of this lovely opportunity! Turns out the father is religious, believes in God, and prays all the time. As we were telling him a little about our church, he asked us if we believed in miracles, to which we replied, "OF COURSE!" He told us that it was a miracle that we walked down that street at that time, so that we could talk to him. Anyways, long story short, we taught him a mini lesson, prayed with him in the street, gave him a LDM, and set up a RDV. We see them tomorrow and I'm SO excited. And he is too. He made sure we had all his information so we wouldn't miss the RDV. WOOHOO WE GOT A FAMILY! We really hope it works out.
We have 2 new amis! Benjamin, and Stephan. And we're pretty sure they'll be baptized. We just feel it. Benjamin is amazing. Soeur Kotecka-Mino and Durante contacted him right before I came, and we had our first lesson with him last week. He doesn't know much, doesn't really believe in God, but is ready to learn. During the exchange Soeur K taught him the restoration, and apparently it was great. He also played soccer with the elders on saturday and came to church yesterday! Stepan is great too. We contacted him last week and had our first lesson with him on Thursday. He's really curious and asks really good questions. We taught him the restoration, and I recited the first vision in french with no problem. YUSSS. He's really great, except he's hestitant to read the LDM. Both times we tried giving one to him, he refused. But he'll get there.
Another miracle happened saturday. We were waiting for a bus when we contacted this girl named Marisa. She's from Angola, so her native language is Portugese. And she comes from a HUGE family of 22! Well two combined families that is. One of 16, and the other of 6. She's been in France since january just working. And she's only 17! We told her a little bit about our church, and she said she'd come attend church! Her apartment is right next to the chapel which is great. So yesterday a little after relief society started, we got pulled out by another sister and found Marisa with her! We were so happy. I took her to Young Womens while S K. stayed in relief society to translate for an American visitor. Being in Young Womens again was so fun. I sat with Marisa and helped her with the things she didn't understand, as well as translate for the daughter of the visitor. Way fun, and really good French practice. Anyways, Marisa is golden, and is planning on going to the stake dance on Saturday. We're so excited.
So yesterday right before sacrament meeting started, I see out of the corner of my eye two blonde girls whom I had never seen before. As I turned around, I realized that one of them was my dear friend Karli from school! We both took French togetherm and is in Montpellier right now studying abroad! Seeing her really made my day. We got some pictures. She's so cute.
ugh time is running short, but I also had my first kebab! So delish. A member took us out and we had a fun time.
I love you all and miss you!
Je vous aime!