Date

December 7, 2015

Area

Gex, France

Companion

Elder George Walters

Week 14 - Rejoice Greatly #ASaviorIsBorn

This week has been off the chain. I had a really long email that I was just about to finish and send out but my iPad crashed so I had to start over so this email will be relatively short so for that, I am greatly sorrowful.

On Wednesday Elder Jenkins had a pretty awesome exchange avec moi and we became like street contacting "beasts", every person that walked by us, either was "bonjour excusez nous" and they didn't care and walked away or we complimented people on the stuff they were wearing or stuff like that and we actually had four meaningful spiritual conversations with people. We even taught a short lesson and fixed a return lesson meeting with this guy named Francois. Really cool but (spoiler alert) it turns out he didn't show up so that was kinda lame.

After that, our ward was holding our ward counsel, which is where our congregation leaders (bishopric, quorum leaders, and teaching presidents) talk about the ward (congregation) and how the things are going. Normally Elder Walters, being the one who has been here in pays de Gex forever, talks about what we have been doing as a mission, but since he wasn't there, I had to jump out of my comfort zone and land in small pool of fear and speak entirely in French and convey what happened last week and I guess I succeeded but I said it that "I was very hot" instead of being excited for this upcoming Christmas soirée de Noel which is amazing and I will talk about it next week when we actually do it.

This week we had a lesson with my first investigator family which was really cool. The Nunez family is very smart and they seemed to have study a lot about our church and a lot of really deep doctrine that even I don't understand, in English or in French. But this lesson about the plan of salvation worked really amazingly because we had a member of our bishopric with us and we were able to keep on track with the lesson.

And I will add some photos and use those photos to tell the rest of this week I'm so sorry this is short but that is because my iPad decided to shut off and all of this week was deleted.

One more thing before I sign off;

A Savior is born. Each Christmas season we celebrate the birth of our Savior -the Son of God, who can save us from sin and sadness. Remember Him, love Him, and follow Him. Please watch this video: #ASaviorIsBorn

Love from the South of France!
Elder D. Dakota Stephens
France Lyon Mission
Sept 2015 - Sept 2017




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