Monday, November 24, 2014


Hey family!  So I will start off by saying that I am thankful for all of your prayers for Margot.  She was baptized this last saturday and confirmed on sunday. It was such a great weekend and I feel so grateful to have taken part in her conversion. She is the best and she said that she will send postcards to Irvine!
It was a great week!  We started off by going to Lyon for Mission Leadership Conference and there we learned about the new initiative that the Church is making called "He is the Gift."  It opens the 28th of November and it is going to be huge!  It is a great chance to get the world focused on the true meaning of Christmas during this Holiday Season.  On Thursday we presented this initiative to our missionaries with a Power Point presentation. The Church is buying the masthead space on YouTube and will have a strong presence on billboards in Times Square in December. We are pumped to share the "He is the Gift" video with members and amis alike.  For Zone Training, my companion and I also talked about having a "company of heroes" as a Zone. This is a Ben Bollard approach to things.  I talked about the Easy Company during WWII and about how they were a Band of Brothers all fighting together for a greater cause.  We as missionaries are doing the same thing and the fraternal and Christlike love we gain for each other is enormous. It was a really fun presentation. 
We are also preparing our other amis Marie-Antoinette for baptism on the 7th of December. So please don't stop the prayers. 
Tonight we are going the Kahnes' house. Their son served in California and he is so cool.  Jeremie and his wife are coming too.  I love this ward and these members.  A baptism will really show them that they can trust the missionaries.
Looks like Dad and Joe's family had fun in Vietnam this past couple weeks. Thanks for the invite.
Also huge shoutout to Audra and Pops for helping with my applications to college. 
Elder Bollard


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