Sunday, April 7, 2013

E-mail 3-18-13

I’m glad you saw everything about the huge snow storm!  Now you know I’m not just a little girl haha. It was pretty gnarly.  Trains were canceled, power was out some places, conference was canceled, and people even died!   It was seriously a blizzard like nonstop.   It snowed for like 30 straight hours.  Just the day before it was like 60 degrees.   Then it got real ugly... real fast.   It was like there was a cloud above us and it never moved.   We had lots of lessons planned but sadly they all got canceled because people freak out when it snows here.  They think that if a snow flake hits them they are going to die.  It’s pretty funny.  Snow is not the best thing for the work but I’m not gonna lie... I love it.  Snow just makes me happy.  Something about it just fascinates me haha.  We were like the only ones outside for the two days of snow so it made for having a little fun.   But of course not too much fun! (that’s against the rules ehh).  I was able to slide down a huge hill on the way to a lesson though.  Thats was neat. #MissionMemories.  Elder Davis wasn’t a huge fan of the snow (doesn’t really snow where he lives) but that’s okay.  I still love him anyway.  Oh yeah and I almost froze my little tootsies off.  My shoes have got holes in the bottom so that was a lil sketchy haha.  I’m gonna need to buy a new pair today for sure. The homeless look really isn’t the best... especially because we have conference this week with a member of the 70.  I gots to be lookin Fresh!  Bien Sur.

Sounds like you all had a real good time in Utah. That’s good. I bet Whitney’s loving life right now eh? Babies are the best.   #Jealous.  That’s the worst missionary rule ever... (rule 42b- "no holding infants or young children.")   I’m guessing for most missionaries that is pretty easy but not for Elder A.  It kills me haha.  We have these three cute little English girls in our ward here and they always try to sit on my lap. But I cant do it!   C'est la vie.  Enough of that nonsense. 

This week was a little crazy with the huge snow storm and conference being canceled but of course we made the best of our situation.  We had a week full of so many little miracles.  "Do your best, and the Lord will do the rest."   So true.   Life won’t always be smooth but we can even out the bumps with a good attitude and faith in the Lord.  We had very little lessons planned this week after the snow storm destroyed everything but we still managed 10 lessons.  Pretty high for here.  Our amis are really progressing right now.  J is so amazing.  Not sure if I have really told you about her. She is the most amazing person that ever lived.   She has been to church five weeks in a row now and she has been to two société de secours (relief society) meeting.  She is the first one to church and the last one to leave! 

She religiously reads the Book of Mormon.  She has that thing marked up like crazy!  She reads it everyday without a problem.  She visits the church website everyday and reads countless articles.  She lives for learning more about the gospel!  What an example!  She went to Switzerland a couple of weeks ago.  She looked up the church address and went to the address Sunday morning sadly discovering that the church had moved (bummer).  But she didn’t give up there!   She was visiting her grandchildren and got talking to their babysitter.  She asked the baby sitter if she had heard of the Mormons and if they had a church close by.  The baby sitter got a huge smile on her face and said that she was a member. They talked for a long time about the Book of Mormon.  Such a small world!!!   The Lord is really preparing her and many others here in St Brieuc to join his bergerie (fold).   She wants to be baptized but not until she knows without a doubt that the Book of Mormon is true.  She will know soon if she keeps at it like she is.  She’s an angel!!   Life is the best.

Funny story.  So this week we had a lady stop us in the street and demanded that we passed by her house later so we could talk about the gospel with her.  We were a little shocked to say the least.  That never happens.  So of course we went to her house the next day to see if she was really interested.   So we showed up and started talking. Turns out she was just a little drunk.  It was hard to tell at the door but it became very clear as the lesson went on. So we shared a little pensez spirituelle (spiritual thought) and tried to get out as quick as possible.  So as we stood up to get out she demanded that we sit back down.  I slowly obeyed her order.  She didn’t like that. She started going off about how she is known throughout the world and we need to bow down to her.  She went off about how she has a castle in every country and that her brother is a lawyer.  And i just said,  "cool, can we go please."  She said "no" and went off again because she said she always gets the last word.  Oh so i forgot to mention... that during the end of the lesson I asked her why she drank beer and what it does for good in her life.  That was a mistake haha,  that’s what really made her deveir fâche (become mad).   There were hundreds of beer bottles everywhere but she promised us that never drinks.  And Elder Davis made her even madder by saying "well if you never drink... what is that you are drinking right now?"   hahaha another mistake. She was drinking beer but wouldn’t admit it.  Moral of the story... don’t drink people.   This was a funny little experience but it really is sad what drinking does to people and their life.   Nothing good comes from alcohol.   I was thinking this week why people drink it.  If people really loved their family they would leave that stuff alone!   If we want to live with our families for as long as possible here on earth and in the eternities... we need to leave that stuff alone!

CHURCH IS TRUE.  We literally just had a huge miracle happen during this email haha.  Yesterday Brother Banks was on his way to church (coolest member in the world who lives thirty minutes away) and there was a guy with his thumb up on the side of the road and something told him to pull over and give the guy a ride.  So that’s what he did.  And so he invited the guy to visit the church and whatnot.  So he just did!!!   We literally just gave him a tour of the church and he wants to meet with us again tomorrow!!!   Oh lalala.    Life is way too good.   Miracles happen every minute of every day if we will just open our eyes, trust in the Lord, and love everyone!   Miracles can even happen during PDAY emails.   Who would a thunk it?   La vie est belle!   Stay awesome!   Life Rocks!   Love yall!   Smile always.   Life really is the best.   

Elder Adams

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