Monday, February 11, 2013

E-mail 2-11-13

Bonojurrrrr.  How are y’all?   Life is real real good here in St. Brieuc.  We have been blessed so much. Miracles have been happening all over the place!  My journal has been having a real nice transfer.  So much happening right now!  Yesterdays baptism was amazzzinggg. Spirit was there bien sur.  D is amazing.  She was so ready to be baptized.  She was so ready that she even showed up to church 15 minutes early!   Before all of the members ahha.  Church has sometimes been a struggle for her but not anymore. #dedication.  It’s amazing how much better people look in white!  Elder Schultz and D were lookin like a million bucks.  Oh yeah and before the baptism we had church for three hours.  Forgot to throw that one in there. Me and Elder Schultz gave the sacrament talks.  They were decent. Could’ve been a little better prepared on my part haha, but Elder Schultz gave a real nice talk. We had the topic “The Plan of Salvation,”   it kinda felt like I was giving a missionary lesson from the pulpit haha. Then 15 minutes after sacrament meeting we had the baptism. It was amazing. Almost all of the members were three plus 4 other investigators!  I’m excited to see all 4 of them this week and see what they thought about baptism and to set a date for them!  Such a good day yesterday.

This week I went on an exchange with Elder Dalmer  (used to live in Elko and Winnemucca).  It was out of control awesome.  To start the exchange we hoped on a train to go to a town 20 minutes away to visit a lady that said she was interested in seeing us. (heard that one before)   Well she wasn’t kidding!   We were only 30 seconds into the lesson when she started crying.  I was a little freaked.   I asked if they were sad tears or happy ones haha.   She said happy (BIG sighhhh)   because she felt the spirit so strongly once we entered her house and she knew that what we had to tell her was true.  Doesn’t get much better then that!!! And of course right after she said that I asked her to follow the example of Jesus Christ and to be baptized. The spirit wouldn’t let her say no!   She said yes with a HUGE smile on her face.  BEST APPOINTMENT EVER.   I have been working for my tail off for 7 months to find my brothers and sisters who are ready for the gospel... and all we needed with her was thirty seconds.   She will be baptized the 3rd  of March. And Mister F has been moved to the same date as well.  We decided he will need a little more time before entering the water.  He needs to get his bum to church!  We will have a good ole country RDV with him tonight.  Can’t wait.

Life is too leggit right now. Thanks for all you do.  Oops I forgot to answer your questions mother. Yes I am a district leader in Bretagny.  The best area in the mission, bien sur.  As a district we have many baptismal dates coming up.  I am pumped for every one!  And yes I have to do exchanges with each person in my district one time per transfer(except the sisters).  So far I have been to both Rennes and Brest. Way awesome towns!  This week I will do my last exchange with the zone leaders in Rennes.  Oh and next week is the end of transfers!  It’s only a 5 week transfer because all of the new stuff going down at the MTC.   So this Saturday I will see if I’m staying or if I’m getting a new comp.  Should be fun.  And your other question... p days are kinda boring.  Normally we just do emails and grocery shopping and walk around town.  I have visited a few castles but not too many.  Today I need to buy some new shoes thoughhh... My shoes are dyinggg.  They have got some nice holes in them. Sorry about that. Have a good week. Love youuuuuuuuuu. 


Elder Adamz

E-mail 2-4-13

Hello. Sorry for last week with no time. But if were being completely honest its the same situation this week haha. Don’t hate me for it!  I’ll try to type fast but its not easy on these French key boards. That’s’ a bummer that the 49'rs lost ehh.  But whatever there;s always next year.  Glad you were able to see me singing happy birthday in French haha. Soeur Poznanski is leggit.  She is always taking pics and videos for that facebook page she has.  My birthday was a real treat.  I was actually in Rennes on exchanges with the zone leaders.  I forgot it was my birthday when I woke up until Elder Schultz reminded me.  That was nice of him.  And to be completely honest I forgot it was my birthday pretty much throughout all the day.  But I did remember to write in my journal at night that it was my bday so no biggy.  I’ll be able to remember it forever now.  Elder Foley made me some super good crépes for my bday as well. They were delightful.

This last week we had interviews with President and zone conference. It was leggit. President is the man. It’s pretty fun doing interviews because I can actually speak French with him and understand him very well.  And I can sit through an entire zone conference in French and get every bit of it.  Best birthday present I have ever received!   Being able to speak and understand French!   Life is sooooo much nicer when you can try to focus a lot more on the gospel then on French haha.  Life has been real good these last 8 months or so but I have a good feeling its gonna get a lot better.  Communication is key..

We have two baptisms coming up these next two weeks.  D will be baptized the 10th and Monsieur F the 17th.  We had planned for them to be baptized the same day but it wasn’t the will of our Heavenly Father.  Yesterday we talked with F and decided to move it to the 17th instead. D is from Guadeloupe.  She is too leggit.  She has been taught for about the last 3 months or so.  She is definitely ready. We had an awesome lesson with her on Saturday.  We have finished all the commandments and she is willing and ready to keep them all.  She will be blessed for sure.  The members love her and have a good relationship with her as well. That is crucial!  And for Monsiuer F.   He is actually a blind man.  He is amazing.  I love that man!  He has got more faith then anyone who ever lived!  He is so in tune with the spirit as well.  He can’t even see us or any of the members or the scriptures... but he knows and certainly feels that it is all true!  He is out of control amazing.  Can’t wait to see their  lives change.

Got to go.  Quick pensez spirituelle.  Don’t just say have a good day to people.  Actually do something that helps people to have a better day!  Actions speak way louder than words!  ( 1 John 3:18 )  N'oubliez pas!   Have a  good week. A la prochaine.  Love yallllllz.

Elder Adamz

E-mail 1-28-13

NO time for writing but I will send pics instead. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. You’re the best family in the world. Don’t forget it!!! Love you to the moon and back. Don’t tell me that you’ve been eating fried chicken and mashed potatoes. That’s the best. You’re lucky!  My comp went to school at BYU Hawaii. I have put like 15 miles on the Nikes since I have been here. We run almost every morning for 2 miles. It’s killing me but I’m loosing weight so that’s okay! T he French are not like Americans with lots of work out gyms. Not sure I have seen any here really. Kinda weird ehh. Tell Ryan thanks for the letter. I’ll try to write him and you back. Thanks for the package! We have already ate the brownies! You’re the best. Love you. Have a good week. Remember that you’re the best!  Don’t forget it.
I think I answered all your  questions.

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Elder Adams
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