This was a pretty good week! It did have a pretty crazy twist at the end though!
So this week we got to see a lot of our amis, we saw Alex and Andrea and extended a soft baptismal invitation, Alex said he wanted to when they got married, but Andrea didn't see the reason for being baptized again, and even after we explained it for a couple minutes, she wouldn't accept it. She keeps telling us that she's catholic and that's it. Hopefully we can talk to them about marriage next time and she'll see a little more importance!
We met with our ami Aka and set a baptismal date for the 18th of may. We filled out a little calender and it was a really great lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ. He's really excited about the fact that we can recieve the gift of the holy ghost and we still have to teach him the commandments, but he's awesome and we're really excited!
Pierre is still questioning everything, but his questions are always really great and apply to the lessons. We taught the plan of salvation and he accepted a soft baptismal invitation.
We also got a referral from the Zone leaders in the Paris area and so we started teaching a really awesome man named Corneil! He's an electrician looking for work right now and he's from the Congo. He didn't totally understand the Restoration and so we went over it again and extended a soft invite and he accepted! super awesome lesson.
The crazy part of the week was when we taught a man that lived on the very border of our sector. He lived in a really highly muslim populated neighboorhood, and after we finished our lesson with him we didn't have enough time to go home and eat, so we ate a pretty missionary popular cheap fast food invention called a kebab. After we left the kebab shop we saw a couple of guys on motorcycles playing chicken with the buses and there we probably 20-30 teenager muslim kids watching them. Finally a cop car showed up and started chasing the motorcycles, When the cop car showed up the muslim kids on the street started throwing plastic bags that would explode. We found out pretty quickly that the bags were filled with tear gas, we weren't super close to the gas, but it still hurt super bad and me and my companion got out of there as fast as we could. It was insaneeee! moral of the story though, tear gas really hurts.
ANYWAYS, in terms of spiritual thought for the week, I would have to say be aggresive, be be aggressive. by that I mean be a go getter, if you go out into the world and you do everything you can you'll be alright. God wants us to do his part before he does his, go work hard and then you'll be blessed. I've seen that this week and so It's my invitation for you to do it too!