So I don't know about you guys but the time here flies by!! It's crazy! I'm pretty sure yesterday was the day I left to come here! I love it here :) This week has been amazing!! We have this activity called TRC, and well honestly I don't know what it stands for, but it where we get to have a 20 minute conversation with a member of the church in french, and Elder Alvarez and I walked in and the first thing the lady said was that we were illuminated with the spirit! Initially I was just so excited that I understood what she said, but then it hit me how cool of a comment that is! I hope that the people of France can see that there is something different about the missionaries- about the members! We have the fullness of the gospel of Christ! We should look different because we have the greatest joy the world knows!
Last thursday, my brain pretty much imploded with french! I was french fried! It was so bad I couldn't even read english right any more hahahha :) I thought that the word "principle" said "pringle"... That did happen to be right before lunch too soooo ;) hahah but don't worry, the spirit is helping me tons and my french is really growing!
There have been some amazing miracles this last week :) One of my teachers, Sister Coleman, told me that Elder Alvarez and I should read the Book of Mormon together out loud in comp study, but he should read in spanish, and I in english, and then discuss in french! And since we have, our companionship has grown so much stronger! We have become great friends :) Heavenly Father knows what He is doing with companions. :) And the Book of Mormon is incredible! If you have not read it, READ IT!! And pray to know if it is true. I have and I KNOW that it is true! It will fill your life with peace, joy, and love, which we all need! Give it a chance :)
I got some sweet packages from the Austin Lucas family :) Thank you!! That was great! And I got a hat from from Grandma Dixie :) Thank you! The hat says #Awesome Future. And that's so cool because as a missionary I am bringing others the information to having an awesome future!
I have been assigned as District Leader :) and I love my district! I have had the opportunity to give several priesthood blessings in the past week for those that are sick and overwhelmed and it has been incredible! I had the impression to offer them to the sisters and when I did, one of the sisters just turned to the other and asked, "How did he know?". The other replied, "The Church is true". And it is. She really needed some strength from Father in Heaven. At the end she said that it was exactly what she needed to hear. As a priesthood holder, you are just stating the words but it is the from the Spirit! I am so grateful for the priesthood power of God being back on the earth!
The coolest part of the week was when I was called as district leader, I had some impressions to share with the district. I compared us to Enoch in Moses 6:31-34.
Elder Jacob Lucas