Monday, June 27, 2016

Pics: 15,000 year old water and some fog, spiritual thought at the bottom - don't miss it!

Not a whole lot to say this week, but a lot of pictures to send! Je vous en prie :D

An awesome family from St. Genis, my beloved first ville :)

After transfer calls craziness went down

With the family whose little boy got baptized (such class)

Tons of trash outside a bar after the Wales-Russia match

The stadium in Toulouse

Me making crêpes without milk or eggs (it didn't work that well)

On exchange with Elder Smith from Texas, we met an old French lady
that lives alone in an old French house. There we found an old feather
duster just like in Beauty and the Beast!

Also we did gardening for her

Also in her house was this gem of a pun! You'll get it if you know
some key names from the French Revolution...

On the way back from Montréjeau

This one's for you Dad

Due to train strikes, we had to take a bus to St. Gaudens where we waited for a train that never came so we got on another bus all the way back to Toulouse. Long trip.

Little view of St. Gaudens and my collègue

Fancy a bus? It's a fancy bus

Quaint, yet so typical for villages out in the French countryside

Awesome sunset over Toulouse

A little taste of home we found in our apartment. Just barely expired, so no worries.

Natural spring in Ax-les-Thermes that is both heated from being underground for 15,000 years and smells like sulfur (just like the springs in Ashland if you've been there).

Super foggy. That's Elder Peron and a member from our ward.

Again, crazy fog.

The water coming out of that pipe is just like the first picture. The sign on bottom essentially says not to drink the water because it can burn you. The sign on top says how hot it really is. I touched it, but only briefly.

Gotta throw a spiritual thought in here: the Lord knows what he's doing! Our mission lost 21 incredible missionaries last week and it's easy to wonder how on earth we're going to have success when we who are left feel so much less capable then those older missionaries seemed to be. The truth is, God has a plan. He knows why we're supposed to be here now way better than we do. We just need to trust him, be obedient, and everything will work out just fine. I'll quote Nephi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon: "Let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than [Satan] and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands?" (1 Nephi 4:1)

For the words of the Lord himself on the matter, we have Doctrine and Covenants 6:36: "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."

Trust Him :)


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