Another week has flown by, and transfer one is now finished. I feel like I just got here yesterday, and I am now halfway to being a normal missionary! (meaning I only have 6 weeks of training left) This week started right after I sent my email last p-day! So we decided to go to a chocolate factory. But it wasnt just any chocolate factory. It was a chocolate factory with UNLIMITED free samples. If any of you know me at all, then youll know that I was in absolute heaven! It took us so long walking around and searching for the factory, but for the 15 or 20 minutes that we were stuffing our faces with chocolate, it was totally worth it! They just had boxes set out everywhere as we walked around trying everything! It was so very delicious. And this is where we get the subject of this weeks email! After eating so much chocolate, we decided to buy some..so me and Elder Sorenson decided to bite on the promo they were having. (oh man, that was punny.) We bought 3 bags of chocolate bars for 20 euros. And each bag had 15 chocolate bars..so, if my math is right, then we got 45 bars of chocolate with speculous. So good. YOull be glad to hear that my 22.5 bars arent gone yet! I still have a bunch. Haha.
Then on tuesday I had to go and pick up my legality card. So we got to the building, and ended up waiting for like 2 hours just for them to hand me this little card with my picture on it! But now I am officially legal in the country of Belgium! While there, the mission also told me to apply for a Belgian drivers liscense. So I did! The drivers liscenses over here are super expensive, but if you have one from the states, then they will just let you trade in! So I did have to hand over my Utah drivers liscense, but in about 2 months I will get my Belgian drivers liscense! I thought that that was pretty cool. They are good in any country in Europe and good for 10 years. Now that I think about it, a lot of this week was legality stuff..because on thursday is when I went to Paris for the day! We got on a train at about 8, and arrived in Paris around 9:30.
After a training at the chapel in paris, about 25 of us blues left to go to the legality building in Paris. The legality took basically all day. As soon as we finished around 5 we walked back to the church and then left straight for the train station! My day in Paris was fun. I enjoyed seeing all my MTC buddies and hear their stories from France! Also from my one day in paris, Ive decided that France and Belgium have a VERY different feel to them. I could definitely tell that I was not in Belgium. But it was a nice feeling! Okay, now heres a cool story about some of our amis. We found these two people on a tram about a week or two ago. Their names are Jimmy and Alicia. Elder Anderson contacted them because Jimmy was wearing a NBA hat. Turns out that he plays american football! They are flemmish, meaning they speak Dutch, French, and English basically perfectly. What is funny is tha...
Acidentally pressed send. Sorry. What I was saying that is what is funny is that they watched a documentary on Mormons on TV, then the next day they ran into us! Thats right, the next day! After seeing them a few times, we have found out that they are so awesome, and so very prepared for the gospel! It just said to me again that God is preparing people to put in our paths so that we will talk to them! They are very interested, and they could possibly be our first baptisms! They are really cool. Speaking of baptisms, the other ward had one on saturday, and since me and my companion have the keys, we had to unlock the church and everything. Upon getting there, we realized that the heater for the batismal font wont be on until October 15..so that is when we started to furiously boil water so that the water wouldnt freeze the person getting baptized. (That would be so unfortunate. If the person froze.)
So we boiled a bunch of water, but I still think that the water was super cold. Anyways, it was fun. And lastly for this week, I wanted to share a miracle with you. This happened yesterday. So we got invited over to eat at a members house. (thats not the miracle.) We had a bunch of stuff come up, so we didnt have a chance to eat lunch until about 5. Then we went and ate at the members at 7. So I was starving at lunch, so I ate a bunch, then at the members house, I am pretty sure they fed us about 5 courses. By this point in time, I was so full of food I thought I was going to explode! By eating this much food, naturally, I had to go to the bathroom..like really bad. So at8:15 we rushed out of the house, thinking it would take about 45 minutes to get home. We got home so fast (because I really had to go!) That it was about 8:45. I was so glad that I made it home without exploding (thats not the miracle either) but we were now in this awkward situation where we still had 10 minutes before we were supposed to be inside. So we said a quick prayer saying, we know we only have 10 minutes left, but we want to go out. Please show us a miracle in these last 10 minutes. So we left the appartment, and talked to 2 people. Both whom were interested! One wants us to stop by her house tonight, and the other we taught a lesson right there on the street! I would say that those are pretty big miracles! In the last ten minutes of the night!! I know that our prayer was heard and answered, because of our willingness to be obeidient and to go back outside! It was a very cool experience! Well I think that that is all for this week! Thank you so much for everything that you do!! I love you all lots and miss you lots too! Until next week!