Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Soeur Searle Arrives!

Hi Family!

Yes, Soeur Searle and I are together in the end!  I am honestly so
grateful and so happy to be companions with her, it is the best.  She
is basically my angel.

Miracles of the week:

We went to go teach the Dati/Richard family (a family we met last week
with soeur mejia and deleu).  We showed up and the eleven year old
daughter had been readingin the BOM and loved it so much she hid it in
her room so hre other sister couldnt read it.  While we were teaching
them two of their friends came over and we ended up teaching them as
well and setting up another lesson with them for this next week.

We were contacting the other day and stopped someone just in front of
the church.  AFter talking for a little while she said, "you just
called me a few days ago and I said I wasnt interested."  the elders
contacted her and passed her to us about a month ago and after
vacances (a few days ago) I had called her again (she hadnt been
available all during the holidays) and she said she had changed her
mind and wasnt interested.  We asked her if she was interested in
fixing a lesson and she said, she would because it is bizarre in the
last few weeks she keeps meeting missionaries.  We taught her  this
morning and the spirit was so strong.  She is a french woman with a
little boy and said she has so much anger because of things people
have done to her and has a hard time also understanding why Christ
would have to suffer for us, and why there couldnt have been a miracle
by God so He didnt have to suffer for us.  We were able to testify of
the Atonement and the why of the ATonement, it was amazing.  We are
praying for her, she said she may come to church on Sunday.

ONe of the recent converts Emmanuelle told us her new years resolution
is to do a lot more with the missionaries (she's a convert of like
three months and was baptized after one week of missionary lessons).
She she came with us Saturday.  Our RDVs all got frugged (aka they
arent there when you go to teach them) she we ended up doing lots of
porting and street contacting.  But, we actually got let in by a
Vietnamese girl and it was so cool to see Emanuelle testify of the
truthfulness of the gospel, etc.  Awesome.

On the train we contacted this Chinese girl and she ended up coming to
church on Sunday with her Chinese friend.  English and French are both
a little sketchy but they were there and they felt good at church and
we got them chinese books of mormon, so it's all up from there!

Soeur Searle is amazing.  I am so blessed to have her and she is
helping me so much.  That girl is wise.  And tell her parents that her
french is awesome!!  She's just an overall incredible missionary.

I think more than anything this week my testimony of the Atonement has
grown.  God gives us challenges and experiences so that we can learn
and progress and continue to grow.  We can always decide how we react
and what we take from a challenge, but the goal is always to help us
continue to progress.  That's what makes the gospel so amazing.
Through Christ, all things are truly possible.

I love you all!  Be safe and eat bratwurst and schnitzel to start
Danielle on her german 50 pounder. :)

Soeur Chard

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