Monday, April 20, 2015


Dear Family and Friends, 

To start off the week, a British member took us to an all you can eat French Buffet. It was only 10 Euro, and was really good! 
at the All-You-Can-Eat French Buffet

Then we went on a bus to go to Bergerac and do an exchange. I was with Elder Lindsey, and we taught English and went in for the night. We contacted the next day, and did studies until the bus came. On the bus I talked to a Muslim man in French for about an hour! He was really nice, and was easy to talk to. We didn't talk about Church because he was Muslim, but I did explain what missionaries do!
With Elder Lindsay

Elder Lindsay and I then got off the bus, and we tried to go into a market, but it was closed. A man with a mesh top stopped us, and then told us that there was a Carrefour (grocery store) near the corner. He was speaking English to us. It turns out that he learned English from his Master. He was a butler for Prince Phillip of England... It seems weird, but after speaking to him, I believe him! He is super posh, but dresses weird. He gave us all the gossip of the royal family. 

We finished the conversation, and then another man stopped us and asked us in English if he could talk to us.. 

Turns out he saw us talking to the butler, and waited for us to finish. This mans name was Matthieu. He seems interested in the church, and we gave him a Book of Mormon. He is an entrepreneur, and has lots of free time! I feel like I found MY baptism! 

We finished the exchange in Périgueux, and the Bergerac elders stayed in our apartment. We had district meeting the next day, so we all went to Brive together.
The famous Brive eclairs

We made it to Brive, and got some of their famous Éclairs. They are huge and only 2 Euro! 

We went to the church, and ate the Éclairs, and started to have our meeting. We role played some verses from the Book of Mormon on how to teach. 

After the meeting, we had some Tartiflette, and then we split up. Later that day, I went on an exchange with Elder Rodriguez from Brive. We did a blitz, so we all stayed in Brive. Elder Rodriguez and I visited a less active family, and invited them to come to church! They said they will! So hopefully that happened! 

The next day Elder Thompson and I returned back home, and went to a lesson with our Ami Madame Queyman. We gave her a Date of Baptism! She accepted and with be Baptized at the end of May! Super excited for her! She even came to church this last Sunday!

Getting ready to cut wood
On Saturday, we cut wood for a while with the Donadiers Boys. It was super foggy that morning! Then we ate a good lunch! 

We were super tired after that. We studied, and then did Area Book work. We get iPads this Saturday. So we were organizing the papers for that. 

On Sunday, like I said, our Ami came to church and we taught her the Restoration! We then after church went out to find some old members. We went into a resting home to find a member. We couldn't find her. so we left and went to go contact. 

It started to rain, and we contacted a young guy who talked to us on the bridge for half and hour! We tried to get another lesson with him, but he kept changing the subject. Turns out he was a Jehovah Witness... So we soon ended the conversation and headed home. 

That leaves us to today! Today Elder Thompson and I cleaned the whole apartment really well. We then went shopping, and I got a new Suitcase to use!
One of my favorite book series in French by LDS author Brandon Mull

This week is super short! We have Transfer Calls on Wednesday, and then we leave to Lyon on Friday on a bus, and Mission Conference with Two General Authorities who will give us iPads! 

I love you all, and hope you all have a great week! 

- Love Elder Acheson II

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