Monday, February 3, 2014
It sounds like everyone back home had a good week. Maybe you could send Punxsutawney Phil over here to bring little bit of that cooler weather. It doesn't sound like he's being fully appreciated over there, as usual. This being said, I think groundhogs would be eaten if they came over here--have I every mentioned the Rougail Tang? Stewed hedgehog over rice, and a local delicacy. Unfortunately, I've never had the chance to try it. Hedgehog goes for 60-80 euros per kilo and is only available during a few months of the year, during the hedgehog hunt. What a peculiar island Heavenly Father sent your son to. Elder Zimmerman and I had a good week. There was a big fuel strike this week that closed down all of the gas stations and left us on foot for a few days. This gave us the opportunity to sweat and walk a little bit more than we usually do, which felt good. We made contact with some really cool people this week and we hope to start seeing them often to teach them about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Two of these people were a couple that I had met formerly and taught once, and who I knew lived in the St Denis area. I knew that they were not in current contact with the missionaries and had been meaning to call them since the day I found out they lived in our area boundries. Well, I must have been putting it off for too long because they drove past us on the street this week and got out of their car to talk to us and to catch up. We exchanged phone numbers and the whole experience was a small miracle to me. I was meaning and really desiring to talk to them, but was unsure of when the right moment would be. I was procrastinating. God was aware of my thoughts and just as aware of the whereabouts of this couple. All this to say that I don't believe that it was a coincidence that we crossed paths. There is a sister coming in this week from the Ghana MTC. Her name is Sister Wilson. We'll be welcoming her on Wednesday night and doing her orientation on Thursday. We also have quite a bit of visa work scheduled for this week, an exchange with St Pierre, and lots of missionary work to do. Needless to say, we'll be busy. You know I love being busy. I love you all, pray for you all, and am very grateful for all of your support and prayers. I look forward to hearing from you next week. Until then, take care and do justice. Elder Wynn A few other thoughts: I was wondering if I would go home to a new stake presidency. I will be interested to know who is called to fill those callings. The gas strike ended yesterday and stations were open this morning. We woke up at 6 am to go get gas. I'll be on the lookout for the Valentine's package. Thanks for sending that! Tell Camille hello for me, I didn't have the chance to email her today. Also, I received a letter from Nathan this past week. Thank him for me.