Monday, April 27, 2015

Et voilà quoi, je suis arrivé à Gex

With the Bishop of the Bourdeaux Ward
Hey tout le monde! It is a beautiful day here in Switzerland. Yeah, that’s right, I was transferred! I am now serving right outside of Geneva, Switzerland in a little ville called Gex.
                                                                        The LDS Chapel in Gex
It was a long trip from Bordeaux haha :) So, basically this last week was absolutely nuts. I dont even know where to start. So, at the start of the week we taught our ami Yann a few times. The RDVs were amazing! He understands well and is making alot of progress. They are extremely spiritual rdvs as well. He is just simply awesome. It really is so cool to see the beginning phases of someone's conversion.
We missionaries are lucky because we get to witness conversion often. Earlier in the week, we reviewed Alma 32 and 2 Nephi 31 with Yann. These are chapters that we love and know very well but seeing his reaction to these scriptures really touched me. It made me think about when I first starting reading the scriptures and felt like the Lord was really speaking to me. I feel like sometimes we tend to lose the savory taste of the Gospel and forget the awesome feeling and experiences that we had in the very beginning.  Just like Laman and Lemuel (two people from the Book of Mormon)did, we sometimes forget how great the Gospel really is. When I saw the joy and conviction in Yann's eyes it made me feel so grateful to have had those experiences.  I am making the effort to have that same excitement when I read the scriptures every day. It was difficult to say goodbye to him and to our other amis and members. It’s crazy how attached we get to people on our missions. I feel like I am going to get attached to the people of Gex as well because the ward is just awesome!
Anyways, after I packed my bags we took a bus to Lyon where we saw Elders Kearon and Nielson of the Seventy speak to the whole mission. IT. WAS. MARVELOUS. (as elder Keaon would say in his dope South African accent). They presented iPads to us.  And WOW - things are going to get intense. Missionary work is going to change like crazy. We will be getting Facebooks and now we will be proselyting online. I saw so many that I love while I was in Lyon; former comps and great friends. It hit me that I am getting pretty old in the mission. Apparently, I only have 2 and a half transfers left..... that is crazy.
Anyway, I will write more about my area and district next week. My district is the district of Lausanne Switzerland, so I will be going there often for meetings. I hear that it's a beautiful city.
Hanging with locals in Agen, France


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