Ok! This week was really fast! Lots of places and things done!
We couldn't get the x-ray that day because it was ANOTHER holiday... There is one each week in the month of May.
We then left to go back and meet with the other elders.
Elder Arts and I then took the bus and went back to Vitrolles. Then we left to go to Avignon.
After the dinner, we got a ride to the train, and then we rode back to Avignon. When we got off the train we had to sprint to make the bus. We barley got it!
We rode home and then settled for the night. There are 4 Elders in the apartment, so we cooked a lot of food, and had a good time.
Then we saw the famous bridge that goes no where. It's weird to see it just stop over the river.
It was very hot that day, and I was wearing a backpack, so my back got super sweaty. I eventually got a stain from it. We then went and met up with my companion and the other Elder who were in Vitrolles.
Elder Arts and I then returned to Vitrolles.
Once we got to Martigues, we had to walk on the freeway, and ran more to get to a members home. Their daughter is getting baptized. The rule in their family is that they have to be 18 to get Baptised. So we went there to give her some of the questions for Baptism.
We then got a ride back to the bus from the father.
Later that day, I went back on the train to go to Avignon. I was with Elder Mattinson this time. We made it to Avignon and then taught English Class with the other Elders of Avignon. A member came in to get a blessing, so I helped with that. After class, we got a ride home to the apartment.
Once we ate, we got ready to go to bed. I had to sleep on the ground on a mattress and it didn't turn out too bad!
We had to leave and started to walk on the road to catch a bus. We waited in the wind and came back home.
We came back to the apartment and ate lunch. Then we left again and went into Avignon. We started to find some less active members. No one answered the doors, so we walked past the big Castle to search for another family. Still no answer, so we went contacting.
The whole city of Avignon is inside a big castle wall. We walked along the wall, and at one part, there is this hole that has a little bridge that covers the river. It felt like going back in time! I just love to experience history up close!
There were no people to contact because the wind was so strong. So we tried to talk to who we could. After some time of doing that, we went to the Gare and waited for the Elders to come.
Elder Arts and Bleak came back from Vitrolles. Elder Arts and I then took a train to the TGV Station of Avignon. While we waited, we watched TGV trains racing past us going probably 200 MPH. Our TGV Train arrived, and we went on it to Marseille. Once we got to Marseille, we then took a bus to Virolles.
We made it to Salon, and saw that no one was in the streets. We called our member friend Marc and we taught him in the park. It weather was really pretty that afternoon!
We then walked around and contacted people. We got some good conversations and got a number from a guy!
After some more contacting, we then took the bus and went home to Vitrolles. Before we walked home, we went and saw a less active member at her apartment. We stood in the door way and talked. She speaks some English because she was married to a British person. She also lived in Provo, and Lehi. I found out that she lived in my home stake 20 years ago! We then told her that we would give her American cookies. She gave us a box of recipes. We left and walked home.
That night, I wrote down the recipes that I want to use later.
That pretty sums up this week! Lot's of travel and visiting places! This week I have another doctors appointment in Marseille and then a train from there to Avignon!
I hope you all have a great week! Keep praying for the missionaries! We need as many prayers as possible!
I love you all!
-Love Elder Acheson II