This last week was crazy!
It started out with the woman who called us last Monday morning, asking to meet with us. Well, we were supposed to see her Tuesday morning, but then she called us asking to see us later in the day. We said okay and then called the member who was supposed to go with us. We told him that the time was changing–and unfortunately, he couldn’t go at that time! And nobody else in the branch was available. We tried to call her but she didn’t answer so we sent her some texts but there was still no answer. We ended up meeting her where we said we’d find her and explained that we couldn’t visit her alone without a member. So we rescheduled for Thursday morning.
Wednesday night. We’re minding our own business, working, when a phone call comes. It’s the elder that was the district leader last transfer.
“Hey, did the zone leaders call you with the announcements?” he asked.
I said no. (I’m the new district leader now, by the way).
“Okay, well there’s a super mission council tomorrow morning in Paris and you and the rest of the mission leaders have to be there,” he said.
WHAT?! So we got a hold of the zone leaders. Turns out they forgot to tell me. So we bought tickets to go to Paris the next morning. Buuuuttt, that lady’s appointment was for that morning too! We tried calling but she didn’t pick up so we sent her a text and proposed seeing her Saturday. She didn’t respond.
We woke up early the next morning and hopped on a train to Paris. It takes a good three hours from St. Nazaire to Paris. D:
When we got there, we got a hold of the lady and she said she couldn’t do Saturday and that she’d come to church.
Well. She didn’t come to church. NOOOO!!!!
Sad. That happens. But she still wants to see us so we are hoping to see her this week.
And speaking of this week, we’re pretty busy! But it’s a good busy. We have a baptism this weekend. It’s the baptism of that 19-year-old girl. We’re super excited and the branch members are excited too. There has not been many baptisms here lately and we currently have two investigators with dates, so things are looking really good. This last transfer we taught a ton with members as well. Elder Fuller is really good at having doing that. And so since they’ve been teaching with us, they’re getting more and more excited. A couple members invited their friends to church and a church activity this last week. We talked to the members afterwards and they were so happy because their friend loved church and said he’s come back every week! We’re happy for them.
And so that’s mostly the biggest news of this last week. We’re seeing good things here in St. Nazaire. There was even snow on Thursday but it’s gone now. It doesn’t snow much here. I hear it was crazy up North, so I guess it’s good that I’m not in Valenciennes for that! Haha.
Hope everyone else is doing good.
Elder Saul Marquez