This week was a special week because the Lyon and Paris missions combined for a day of contacting. Every missionary in France, Luxembourg and Brussels started a day of contacting at 9am, and every 30 minutes from that time, we prayed for the missionaries to find the people who would be ready to receive the gospel. Our goal was to find 1000 new investigators that day. Elder Coulombe and I talked to a lot of people that day, and managed to teach 10 lessons! One of the ladies we taught said that she had always wondered why there was no real prophet on the earth who was just like Moses, and why there were so many churches today. She invited us to come to her home to share the message with her and her family this coming week. Another man we found on the street, ended up inviting us to his home 5 minutes after we began talking to him. We presented the message of the Restoration, and presented the Book of Mormon. When we told him that the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and the Restoration of the gospel were both mentioned several times in the Bible, and then read the respective scriptures with him, he was really excited to read it. There were many miracles that day. I even talked to a Korean man who ended up praying with us. Unfortunately, the Korean that I had learned in school was insufficient to have a decent conversation in Korean. And of course, the tiny non-missionary related miracle was that I found a chinese shop that sold Char-siew baos. They were a euro and 20 centimes, but definitely worth the while.
While we may still be struggling to find investigators who will progress towards baptism, I am certain that Elder Coulombe and I have tried our very best this week to invite as many souls as possible. And that is all we can give as missionaries – our best.
I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s church restored on the earth today. I am grateful to be a missionary everyday.
Have a great week!