How was your week this week? Did you all pass a super good new years? I sure hope so! Well, I guess you would like to hear about my week this week? Well, I will jump right into that then! To tell you the truth, so much happened this week, that it feels like forever since the last time I wrote an email!
This week I had a very large variety of foods. That is for sure! And each different time we ate something comes with a story! So I will start last week at district meeting. So at district meeting, our district leader Elder Buxton asked for a volunteer who liked marshmallows. I thought to myself, hey, I like marshmallows. I might as well volunteer! So I went into the middle of our circle to be the volunteer. He told me that I was going to be an investigator and he was going to be the missionary. He pulls out a bag of marshmallows and says that each marshmallow is a commitment that he wants me to keep. Then he starts naming off tons of things as he is filling my mouth with marshmallows! He kept shoving more and more in my mouth, as I was trying to keep them IN my mouth. He finally stopped after about 20 or so medium marshmallows. I was stuck in the middle of the circle, with everyone watching to see if I would be able to keep them down. After a couple of minutes with a mouth full, I was able to successfully chew through them all. I think that my eyes were watering just a little bit though. Anyways, the point of this little object lesson was to not overwhelm our investigators with commitments! Otherwise it might make them explode. It was a fun experience, and everyone was impressed that I kept all the marshmallows in my mouth!
District meeting was held in Liege this past week, and will be held in Liege from now on! So now I get to go there more often! So after district meeting, I stayed in Liege on an exchange. It was with the same man that had stuffed my face with marshmallows! We had a great exchange. We taught a really old man who had no teeth! I don't know if I had told you about Etienne, but it wasn't the first time that I have met him before! He is basically the nicest old man without teeth. We talked to him about the grace of God. Then we also had a second lesson that night while out doing some Coeuring! The next day started at about five o'clock in the morning, when our ZL woke us up to ask for a blessing. He was super sick and couldn't sleep. Apparently, there has been a sickness going around Liege, cause he has been sick since Christmas, and the sisters in Liege are also sick! I am very grateful not to be sick right now..I headed back to Bruxelles wednesday morning, (new years eve) and we went to eat at the Verbois.
He is the most recent convert to the ward. I think I have told you about him. This point of the week brings me to the next food! He is very Belge, so he eats very Belge. We had a small appetizer of peaches and tuna, followed by some fruit wrapped in salami. Then we had a nice ratatouille with some potatoes and other stuff on the side. Then we had a bread and cheese course before dessert. Interesting meal, but it was good! Then in the evening we went to Soeur G's house.
Do you remember Soeur G? I am almost 100 percent positive that I have told you about her! She is super awesome, and also pretty old, but has tons of energy! When we arrived at her house, she said, we cant eat yet, we have to sing for my friend! So we walked down the street and went to her friends house. Her friend turned out to be 93 years old! And still going strong! She was just a petit old lady! We sang her a cantique! She is also one of the nicest people ever. Then we went back to Soeur G house to eat. Which brings me to my next meal. Soeur G is orginially from the Congo. She loves to start meals with a soup, which I never know what is in it, then give us a salad, a main meal which consisted of crepes and meat, some kiesh, and a nice dessert! After singing with Soeur G some more and leaving her with a spiritual thought, we left for the night, went home, and went to bed. We woke up the next day in 2015! On new years day, we ate with none other than Mr. F F himself! We didn't eat at the place we usually do this time though. We ate at his restaurant that had a buffet of appetizers, then a tender delicious Black Angus steak and frites, and finishing off the meal with a buffet of desserts. That was one fantastic meal.
Then that night we went to the Albecites family. She is a Philipeano lady. Which only means one thing..philipeano food! We had these unique noodles and rice, with lumpias on the side. It was the food that you could just keep eating because it was so good! Then we headed home for the night. That was our new years day! The next morning was interesting because we had an extra visiter! Elder J was staying in Strombeek for the night because everyone in Liege had to go to Paris. So Friday morning we had to go contacting in a three some..let me just say I wasn't really a fan. We terrified some people because there was three of us!
For lunch we decided to go to the Pizza hut buffet. Theres another food for you. Unlimited pizza. Then he headed to see one of my favorite people, A! He had invited us over to his house. We went over, and he had made us some authentic Italian pasta. We had just eaten about an hour earlier, but man! That guy can cook pasta! It was super good. Man I love that guy! Well, we've made it to friday. On to saturday! Saturday we had a rendez vous with M. We went over the Restoration with her, and were able to help her understand quite a bit! It was a great rendez vous, with a strong spirit!
After our rendez vous, we took a bus out to O's house. He had asked us to help him move some stuff in his house. We got to his house, and he wanted to feed us! So he asked us to vacum and iron his stuff while he ran to the store..that was interesting. He came back with a box of food! He is the true Belge. We had a wide variety of food with him as well. We started off with a crescent, then moved to a lobster bisque, and on to a dish called Cookie St. Jaques. I had no idea what to expect when he said that..he finished cooking it, and then turned and handed me this sea shell full of..stuff. It turned out to be whatever was in the sea shell with cheese and sauce. It wasn't bad, but had a peculiar taste. Then he also made a lasagna, with a chocolate mousse for dessert. We helped him super quickly moving the few things he wanted. I guess he wanted to spend some more time with us, because he took us to a less active members house that we didn't know about! Then he took us to another one after that! These people we hadn't known about! Super cool guy! I love Owen! Then that night we bought Kebabs.
Oh man, what a week of food! All around the world! Then on sunday we didn't eat..because it was fast sunday!! Sunday we had a rendez vous with a less active guy named Bright, also from Africa. He was baptized a long while ago, so he doesn't remember anything. So yesterday we were talking about the Priesthood. We had a great rendez vous with him! I have been able to see light bulbs turning on in his head! ITs super cool. Well I think that that brings us to the present time. I had quite the exciting week..full of food, if you cant tell.
I cant believe that it is already 2015! The year of the flying cars, and self tying Nikes! (according to Back to the Future) I hope that you all had a great new years! I hope you all have a great new years back in the United States! Cause I wont be there all of 2015! Make sure to tell me how it goes! I love and miss you all very much! Until next week!