Sunday, December 16, 2012

E-mail 11-26-12

Sounds like y’all survived Thanksgiving. That’s good. Thanksgiving is always the best. I have not yet received the package from you and Tristin. It should come soon though. Did you get the package I sent? How was the chocolate? Life changing? Good. The turkey bowl game was pretty awesome. We played on a huge field right next to the Eiffel Tower. #FieldOfDreamz. I was playin like a boss. Threw a couple of TD's. NO biggy. HAHA jk. I still stink at football! Safe to say I couldn’t walk for three days after though. I am SO OUT OF SHAPE. kinda sucks. I have lost another 8 pounds though, so that’s pretty neat. I’m like right at 190. At the MTC I was 214! Bizzare eh. Walking 25 miles a day really helps with the gut uhh. #Blessing. You liked my new coat huh? I like it too. I won’t tell you how much it cost ;) #70$

That’s sweet that Scotty and Alonzo got their mission calls. They will be leggit. Pretty crazy that Tommy is already an assistant! Kid has got way to much swag. He hasn’t even been out a year yet. It really doesn’t surprise me though. He’s a boss. He will be awesome. I’m glad you found humor in that heartfelt letter I wrote you last Thanksgiving! That was not supposed to be funny haha. Je blague. Elder Adams never was good at being serious until he decided to serve the mish.

This last week was pretty awesome. I had to grow up A LOT. I went on a bleu exchange! (When two way young Elders go on an exchange). It was a huge step of faith for my French! I had to make all the telephone calls (so hard in French, but I’m making progress) and lead the discussions. And I had to get us from the center of Paris all the way to Chartres. A lot harder than it sounds haha. It was neat. During contacting the Lord blessed me so much. I was talking to French people all by my self! Just like a Frenchy. Without memorized phrases haha. I talked to three different people for about thirty minutes each. I never knew it was possible until now. I was pretty nervous for the exchange but I am so glad it happened. It has given me a lot more confidence with my French. My big head is finally starting to understand this French stuff. Sometimes I even think in French! BEST FEELING EVER. 

Yesterday rocked. We taught our new ami Bairing (From Chad, Africa) about the Plan of Salvation. He is amazing! He has kept every engagement we have given thus far and is super open to learning. He loves reading from the Book of Mormon and has prayed everyday since we have started meeting with him. (9 days). He has got a BRIGHT future. Yesterday at the end of the lesson I asked if had any questions about what we had just taught. He said, "Yeah, does everyone know about this wonderful plan of salvation?" We explained that not all that many people know. And he replied, "That’s sad!" He is so right! I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach people about the plan of salvation! The plan that God has made for each of his children! THE BEST PLAN EVER. 

Oh yeah and on Saturday I got to go to Géant (grocery store, about the size of 10 super Walmarts) with our ward and collect food for the Banque Alimentaire (food for poor). It was pretty awesome. We weren’t allowed to wear our badges though. Weirdest feeling ever haha. It was huge for my French. I got to practice my French with about 4554523877458 people who were rushing into the store. I'll guess that I successfully convinced about 100 people to donate. I wish it was that easy with the GOSPEL! It was a pretty sweet experience. I'll tell of one unsuccessful experience haha. I stopped a girl and explained what we were doing. She looked at me with a crooked face and said, "I didn’t understand a word you said." That hurt my heart a little. And then she decided to make it worse when I tried to explain that I am from America and I’m still in the process of learning French.  She said, "Cool, you should probably go back. You don’t have much of a chance with French." OUCHHH! I may or may not have cried a little after that ahha jk. But then later I thought she must have understood my French if she told me to go back to America! BOOM! I win. She understood :):)

Have a good week! Thanks for all of your prayers in my behalf. I am truly blessed! I have the best family and friends ever, and I am serving in the best mission in the world. Life ROCKS. Stay awesome. Have a good week. Keep the faith. 

Love Elder Adams

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