Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a great week! To let
everyone know, this is the last week of this
transfer! I can't believe how fast this transfer has gone by. (The transfer period is six weeks) We have
a super busy week scheduled for next week.

Now to let everyone know what happened this week, on Tuesday and
Wednesday we called a lot of people and we went around and ported.
Not too much success on Tuesday, but on Wednesday we knocked on the
door of a man who is evangelical Christian. We started talking about temples,
and then we started talking more about his beliefs. He was very kind
to us and he invited us to come into his yard and we stood at his bar
and we drank soda pop and talked more about our church. We started
talking more about what he did for a job, and his beliefs, and his
conversion story to the evangelical church. He was very kind to listen
to our message but at the end he wasn't interested. But he did say
that he loves to help people and he said that anytime we wanted to, we
could come and use his mountain bikes for a day. I don't think that
will use them anytime soon, but it was very nice to know that someone
would let us use his mountain bikes if we needed to! We gave him our
card and we told him that he can call us if he needed any help!

On Thursday, we had an exchange with the zone leaders. I was with
Elder Huntsman and Garside. We all walked down a super long road for about an hour to get to
the hospital where we had a friend to go talk to. His name is Jacques. We
talked to him for a bit and we found out how he knew the missionaries,
and we started talking a little bit about the Book of Mormon. He said
that he had a baptismal date a while back, but then he got in a car
accident and he lost contact with the missionaries. So we fixed a
rendezvous for probably next week and we will go and try and see what
we can do to help him come closer to Christ!

After that little rendezvous, all three of us walked the hour back to
the church and then another half hour back to our apartment to go eat
dinner. Once we ate dinner we went and visited the Ukrainian family
and we taught them a little bit of French for a few minutes. We then
talked about how they were doing, and we found out that their oldest
daughter who is about eight years old, was sick. And the mother asked
us if we would be willing to help give her a blessing.

The father Paul asked me to anoint the daughters head with oil and
then had all the missionaries help join in when the father sealed the
anointing. For those unfamiliar with this, you give blessings to
people when they are sick or are in need of comfort. The doctrine is in the New Testament, “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up.” (James 5:14–15.) It was a really cool experience to help bless the daughter of this wonderful family!
After that we then returned home and settled in for the night.

On Friday, the zone leaders left and Elder Douglas and I got picked up
by a member and we were brought to his neighborhood and we did service
for his neighbors. This is the same member that brought Jean-Louis to

For the service we started to scrape off the moss on the roofs of
small cabins in their garden-like yard. We then cut branches that were
over the cabins so that the roofs won’t get dirty.

After doing service the couple that we were doing service for
had us sit down and we ate some very nice homemade fois gras. We then
ate some really good homemade salad from tomatoes in the garden, some
chicken that we bought at the store, and some very French cheese!
Since we live in Basque Country, we have different cheeses and food in
this region. One thing they do is they take this cheese made from goat
milk and mix it with jam and they eat it! It sounds really weird, but
it was really good!

We didn't have the opportunity to really teach them much of the
doctrine of our church, but we did have the chance to tell them more
about what missionaries do, why are here, and just some of the very
basic beliefs of our faith. Now they have a really good point of view
of the church, because they said that if everyone had the same values
that Elder Douglas and I had the world would be a perfect place!

After the conversation we went inside and the man showed us his birds.
He then showed us inside a small box next to the cage and had a small
baby bird, it was so cute! This man was also a painter, and so he
brought out some copies of his paintings to give us as souvenirs! I
already packaged my paintings and I sent them home to my family.

We then got a ride home from them, and when we got home we did studies
and then we went with another member to go visit our investigator,
Gladness. Gladness is a Seventh-day Adventist. She doesn't read
much, so we are doing Bible study with her and going over Isaiah.
So we went over the first chapter and we scheduled another meeting for
this week!

On Saturday Elder Douglas and I cleaned the church. When we got to the
church we saw that the Relief Society was having an activity, and that
Dominique was there too! It was cool to see the sisters integrating her
into the branch! While cleaning, Jean-Louis then came in and started to
study the book of Mormon. We then sat down and we talked a bit about
some of the things for his baptism.

He asked me when I will know if I stay or not, and he said that he
wants me to be at his baptism because his first week of church was my
first week of church! I hope I stay so I can witness his baptism!

After cleaning the church, Elder Douglas and I did weekly planning,
and then we went and taught our friends the Longies. They nicely
dropped us when it comes to teaching them about the Book of Mormon.
So instead we're showing them Bible videos to teach them about the Bible!

They are super kind to us, and we're happy to teach them more about
the Bible. Hopefully more good things follow this.

On Sunday, we taught Jean-Louis and Dominique about keeping the
Sabbath day holy, and they said that they already try really hard to
do that! So that's perfect!

After church Elder Douglas and I studied and the weather was bad so we
couldn't really go out and talk to many people. But we did get some
things done in the apartment.

That's pretty much it for this week! I that I might stay for next transfer and
I will let you all know next week!

Tonight we are heading on a train to Bayonne for district meeting.
I love you all and I hope that you have a wonderful week. And I
want to wish happy birthday to my wonderful aunt Bonnie I love you!

-Love Elder Race Acheson

Monday, August 17, 2015


Hello everyone! This was a great week! I can't believe that it's
over... We now have two weeks left in this transfer.

To start off, on Monday night, Elder Douglas and I called all the
companionships in our district to give the weekly news. We call it The
DANN on the Mont. (The Douglas Acheson News Network), it turned out
pretty good! We talked about all the funny and cool things that
happened throughout the week.

On Tuesday, the elders of Pau came to the Mont to do an exchange.
Elder Smith, and his blu (trainee) Elder Carlson. I went with Elder Carlson and we went and did service with Jean Louis. We brought Paul, the father

of the Ukranian Family to help us stack wood and do some gardening.
Since it was Elder Carlson’s 4th week on the mission and Paul only
spoke English, I was the main translator for the team. I said what my
companion and Paul said into French to Jean Louis and Dominique, and
then translated what they said into English. It was a great French
practice session! I am not great at French, but I was able to
communicate what both sides wanted to say :) It was a great occasion for Paul to interact with our Amis.

I finally got a picture of Jean Louis and Dominique for everyone to
see! Paul is the dark haired man on the right side of the photo.

After we got dropped off back at home, we did some studies, and then
we went and tried to go find some pass backs. The house didn't
exist... So we did some porting. No one answered the doors, but it was
a great time to talk with Elder Carlson. I still feel blu, but not?
It's weird...

We all met up and got some kebabs as a group of 4. After that we went home.

On Wednesday, we went and bought some bus tickets and then went
across town to get more information on buses that go around the area.

After that, we went and found a pass back, then we went to the park
and made some calls.

We then went and taught the Longies. We spent the whole lesson
answering questions that they have. We have to reteach the basic
doctrines over again each time, because of the language barrier.
Arabic to English is difficult for them sometimes, but it's a good
experience to learn how to teach basic gospel principles.

On Thursday we cleaned the sink in the apartment. French plumbing is
not good. We also use the sink a lot because we have to wash all our
dishes by hand. There are no dishwashers here in France. That's good
thought, because my wife will love it that I know how to wash dishes!

After cleaning up a bit, we got on a train to go to Bordeaux. We met
up with all the missionaries in the Toulouse Zone. I saw Elder
Steadman and Johnson, my father! All of us got in the tram and we went
to the Zone Leaders apartment. It was raining, and we had to wait for
a while at the team stop. Elder Douglas and I went to HFC and got a
good chicken wraps and lots of fries. We came back and all the elders
were jealous that they didn't go with us ;)

We ended up leaving all the elders, and we went to a different
apartment for the night. We met up with Elders Mauss and Hansen. We
stayed in their really small apartment. But it was alright :) It's just
cool to stay the night in Bordeaux.

On Friday, we took a bus and went to the Bordeaux Chapel to have Zone

We had a great conference on using the temple in our everyday
teachings. We have a new goal and it’s to use the words "Allez-vous?"
Which means "will you?” So we are to ask if people will do more
things, like read the scriptures, get baptized, and prepare for the

We then played a game outside where all the elders took off their
shoes and rolled up their pants. The sisters just had to take off
their shoes. But we were outside and we had to play Charades to guess
church related activities. We did this while standing in pools of
water. It was very fun! Our Zone won.

We then finished the conference. We all then went back to the gare.
Elder Douglas and I then returned to the Mont.

On Saturday we went to the church early to do some service. We pulled
out weeds and made the side of the church look pretty.

A few members were there, but it was a good time! After the service
Frere Moulis took Elder Douglas and I to McDonalds. There was a super
long line, so Frere Moulis suggested that we go to a Chinese Buffet.
So we went! It was really French style Chinese food...

Later we did our studies, and then went to the Longies to teach them
again.  Only the father was there.

On Sunday we taught Jean Louis and Dominique about repentance. It went
great! We went through the steps of repentance. The steps are faith in
Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion, receiving the gift of
the Holy Ghost, and persevering until the end.

It went great. Elder Douglas and I then passed the sacrament.

After church, we walked home, did studies, and planned for the week!

It was a super busy week overall! I hope that everyone is going great,
and I hope that you all have a wonderful week! I know this work to be
true, I am happy to spend my best two years doing is!

I love you all!

-Love Elder Race Acheson

Elder Acheson with Jean Louis, Dominique and Paul

Monday, August 10, 2015


Elder Acheson and his lunch?
All right folks! This week has been really great. Just to simplify
some of the things up first, our ami Jean Louis, who is a really cool
investigator, has finished the Book of Mormon, and has read over 200 pages
into the Ezra Taft Benson book!  Jean Louis gave himself his own baptismal date for 26 September!
That will be in the next transfer so I hope that I can be here for

To start off on Tuesday, we talked Mary Claude in the park and we talked
about a lot of questions that she had. We then needed to buy bus pass. So we
went and did that, and then we took a bus to the far side of the town
and we try to find a pass back. We decided to walk home after that, so
we took a really nice jogging trail all the way back home.

On Wednesday it was district meeting. So we had to wake up early to go
catch a bus. We had a ticket to go on the bus, but the bus driver
would not let us use it. So he forced us to Buy a new ticket. When we
got to Pau, where the district meeting was being held. We had to go
get our ticket reimbursed. We then took the bus to the church in the
city to go meet up with all the other missionaries. It was a great
district meeting, we talked about things that we could use to teach
people more about the temples. So we all talk about ideas and how to
be more effective using it. It's great!

After district meeting we all went to the gare to head home. Elder
Douglas and I went back to Mont de Marsan, but we had to go through a
small city called Morcenx. We were stuck there for a little bit of
time, so we went and got some snacks at the market.

We came home after that, and got ready for the next day!

On Thursday, a member, Frere Rivier picked us up in his car to go do
some service for him at his house. We shoveled gravel into a
wheelbarrow and then deposited it at his neighbors house. This member is
so cool! He's the one that brought Jean Louis to church. When we were doing
service for him, he brought us to his other neighbors and introduced
us to them. We now have their number and we're gonna call them to see
if we can do service for them someday!

After the service, we ate lunch at his house. We then talked to him
and his less active wife about the temple. Then he dropped us
off at Jean Louis's house. The lesson was really great with Jean
Louis. We answered a lot of questions that he wrote down from the Ezra
Taft Benson book and the Book of Mormon. We even went over the baptismal interview questions,

 because he was
interested on what he had to do to get baptized. He has progressed
really well! And we know that he's gonna be baptized in the near

After the lesson we then got dropped off at our home and then Elder
Douglas and I packed our bags and got ready to leave for Bordeaux that

Elder Douglas I arrived in the city, and then we went and took the
tram and got some really good Muslim chicken food called HFC (Halal Fried Chicken)

We met up with the zone leaders, and then after that we got ready for the night.

On Friday, it was an exchange with the zone leaders. And so for the
morning we did our morning exercises and we did really hard-core leg
workouts. The rest of the day my legs were really sore! We did some
porting, but no one was interested to talk to us. We then went by some
old pass backs and even taught lesson to a  man in  his apartment. We talked
about how he needs to come to church and he needs to put effort in to
show his faith. He said he will try to come to church!

Elder Kirkpatrick and I then went to go visit a less active member. We
talked to her and sang a hymn, and played the guessing game with
pictures of the temple. We asked her if she would want to come to
church the next Sunday and she said yes!

After that lesson we had to go back home quickly, and so we met up
with the other missionaries and we headed home to get our stuff to go
back to Mont de Marsan.

We all got on the train together, and then we all split once we got to Morcenx.

On Saturday, Elder Douglas and I were really sore from the workouts
that we did the day before. But we walked to the church and we cleaned
up for a little bit. After cleaning we then did weekly planning. Once
we finished we walked over to our Amis the Longies. They were the
family that came to church last week, but once we talk to them they
said that they still wanted to stay in their own religion. We were
able to ask them how they felt and we addressed some of their
concerns, and we re-challenged them to read the book of Mormon and they
said yes! They said that they would like us to come over again to tell
them more!

After the lesson we then walked home in the rain. When we were almost
home we heard some weird noises and thought that they were cats
meowing. With closer investigation, we saw that there were two baby
kittens under bushes and in the forest in the rain. So we searched for
them, and they were soaking wet and shivering. It was very sad and we
had no idea where they were from! So we took the two little kittens
and we knocked out a couple doors to ask if anyone knew where they
were from. No one knew! So we had to take them home because we had  no
idea what to do with them.  We placed them in our tub and we dried
them off and we knew that we couldn't keep them because it was against
missionary rules. So we put them in a box and put a sign that said
that they wanted to find a home. We left some tuna in the box and some
water and we placed it downstairs in the lobby of the apartment.

On Sunday, we found that the kittens were gone! So we're pretty happy
about that! At church Elder Douglas and  I gave talks on patience and
unity. I thought it was a decent talk on my part, because I was able
to say things that I didn't write down previously!

After church we had a branch lunch with everyone. It was really great
to eat authentic French food again! After the meal we then went home
and did some studies!

This next coming week we have a zone conference with President Brown,
and an exchange with our district leader and some service with our
investigators! I hope that this week goes by great!

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

Love, Elder Race Acheson

Friday, August 7, 2015


A really busy week this week! So this week has been a little bit strange, just like the last week. We had the elders from Bayonne come spend the week with us. And so the week started out normal on Monday. We had our P-day, and we got a new fan for the bedroom.

Tuesday: we had our first real day of work! We were able to go out follow our regular missionary schedule. We planned a lot for all the people we could pass with the other missionaries here.

Wednesday: the elders from Bayonne came, and we all got the idea of what we were going to do. I went with Elder Pincock and we went and tried to find some old amis. We walked down this really long path, and came to a house. A young guy answered the door, and said his parents weren't home. So we talked to him and we asked him if he would be interested to hear a message. He said that he worked, but he would like to see you some other time so we set up another day that we can come over and we got his number. We then walked down the road even farther and try
to find another house to visit, but we could not find the number of the house. So by that time we had to go back into Centreville. We went to the Ukrainian family and we taught them some simple French. And then after that quick little lesson we went upstairs and taught our
friends the Longies. We started to talk a little bit about the Book of Mormon. We asked them how they felt about it and they started to tell us how they really liked it. We then started talking about their feelings of our church, and they told us that they feel great joy whenever they talk to us. They've been realizing that they have not felt this joy when they go to their other church. They even asked us how they could be forgiven of their sins. We then explained that our church was the church that was authorized to use the sacrament for the remission of sins. They asked us about baptism and I was not certain what I was going to say, but I decided to go bold and follow the spirit, and I said that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church on this earth authorized to baptize people in the name of Jesus Christ. They were quiet after I said that, and then we asked him if they would like to come to our church on
Sunday. They told us that they would like some more time to investigate and figure out what they thought was true. We told them to read the Book of Mormon every night and pray about it until the next lesson with them.

After the lesson with them we returned home and we made some Kool-Aid. One of the elders brought a lot of Kool-Aid from his apartment and so we all drink Kool-Aid together and had a great time in the evening it was nice to have other missionaries there because we were usually

Thursday: we woke up early all four of us, and we went onto the train to head to Bordeaux for the day. We had zone training that day. So we met with all of the other missionaries in our zone and we were taught about things we could do to improve our lessons with all of the people
we talk to. We were told that we should start using the temples more often and start to make that the focus of what we talk about.

After the meeting we then got our mail packages. I got a really nice book called the Infinite Atonement. It focuses a lot on the atonement of Jesus Christ and it has helped me understand it better. I also got Elder Fritz's suit. Things happened and he wasn't able to take it home with
them on the plane and so I picked it up and I brought it home to our ville.

We were turned a little bit late, and so when we got back home we went inside her apartment and we studied and then get ready for the night.

Friday: on Friday morning we had to clean the church with one of the members in the branch.  We were going to do some gardening for him because it was raining so much we help them clean the church instead. We then went over to his house and we ate a lot of sausage and
potatoes. Then we talked a little bit about the temple to them. This member is a missionary for family history and so he knows a great deal about the temple already, but it was still good to try and practice what we would say to another person.

When we got done with the meal we were dropped off to a recent convert Mary Claude.  The four of us missionaries sat down and talk to her because she had a lot of questions to ask.  We spent a good two hours talking about all of her questions. She had a lot of things to say and
it was good that we were able to listen to her so that she can get things off her chest.

Once we finished our visit  with her, we then went home and then we had to sort out some information for the things that we were going to do the next day.

Saturday: we all did our studies, and then we went out and try to pass by some more people. Elder Douglas and I were together that day  and we went and visited the Longies again. We had a fantastic lesson with them. We taught them about the temple and we asked them how they felt when they saw the pictures of the temple. The father said that he wanted to cry when he saw the pictures. We ask them if they wanted to go to the temple to be married for all Eternity. They said that they wanted to get married in the temple, and we told them that baptism is the first step.

the lesson started they told us what happened when they read and prayed about the book of Mormon. They said that they had dreams for
two nights where they dreamed that they were with us and they were happy and feeling good. They then decided that they wanted to go to church the next day with us. We told them that we would find someone to give them a ride. So after the lesson we went downstairs and talked to the Ukrainian family and asked the father if he would be able to give them a ride because they live in the same building. He agreed and he said that he would love to! We would find someone to give them a ride. So after the lesson we went downstairs and talk to the Ukrainian family and asked the father if he would be able to give them a ride because they live in the same building. He agreed and he said that he would love to!

Elder Douglas and I were super happy that evening and we met up with the other elders and we all got pizza to celebrate. We then sat down and ate the pizza next to the river and watch the ducks float by. We began to throw pieces of our crust and bread for the ducks so that they would rush up to the food and eat it.

It was a wonderful night. We then returned home and we got ready for the night. Elder Pincock and I would sit on the bed and I would read The Infinite Atonement to him while he would write in his journal.

Sunday: on Sunday we taught the Longies who came to church. Since they don't speak French and only English we had to teach them in a separate room, and we taught them about the
organization of the church and how the meetings were done. After that hour we went and met with the other members and our other and amis. Jean Louis pulled me to the side and he showed me that you finished the book of Mormon. He then took out the other church book that the numbers were studying and showed me that he was on page 98 already! We then went into the classroom and he showed me a picture of someone being baptized. He pointed to the person being baptized and said that he wanted to be baptized soon! We then laughed and I told him that we will!

Elder Douglas and I taught class on how the church was organized. The two other elders sat in the back and translated into English for the Longies.

After the lesson we then had sacrament. Other Douglas and I sat in the back and translated into English, and then we explained some of the things that people were saying and helped him understand more about the doctrine of the church. The mother and the Ukrainian, family who
doesn't speak any French, went up and bore her testimony in French. She sent me her testimony in English and I translated it  into French, and I gave it back to her so that she could study. She did a great job!

In total five investigators came to church today! That is an incredible number for our sector! We have the Longies that came to church, and Jean Louis and Dominique you are progressing very fast! We have a lot of work to do!

After church we then walked home and then we all broke or fasts and ate dinner. After studies, we've been split up and did some more work. Elder Douglas and I went to go passed by a less active member which took about an hour to walk there in an hour back. We talked with this less
active family for about five minutes and wanted to see if we could schedule another meeting with them the next week. They were very nice and they said that they would love to, so we will pass by them later. We then came back and then we ate a little bit more and then we all got ready for bed.

Monday:  today the other elders left early in the morning, and Elder Douglas and I went shopping and cleaned the apartment. Then we went to the mall and then we came to the church and now we're doing emails!

Everyone I love you so much! I hope that you know that the church is true, and that there is real joy and happiness in this doctrine! I love the work that I do, I love being a missionary, I love my family, my friends, and my Lord. I want everyone to know if you are looking
for happiness, for peace, or for anything of joy, read the Scriptures and follow the words of the prophets because that is where you can find true happiness is!

Again, I love you all!

Love Elder Acheson!


Alright! This week has been a little interesting because of an annual weeklong party in my ville.  My new companion Elder Douglas and I had to go to Bayonne for the week.
Getting soaked in the rain with Elder Pinnock in Bayonne

I'll start on Tuesday. We cleaned the apartment and packed to go to Bayonne. We then walked around the city. We then went to the church to do emails, and after that, we walked to the gare to head to Bayonne.

Once we got there, we met up with Elders Pincock and Withers. We went to their apartment right next to the gare. We ate some dinner and got mattresses out to sleep on the floor.

Wednesday: Pretty much Elder Douglas and I went out and tried to get lost in Bayonne. We went and contacted for a bit, and then we did some things with the other elders. We then took a bus to go near the border of Spain. We went and visited a family who were from New Zealand. We did a little spiritual thought on the My Family Booklet. While we walked back to the bus, it started to rain a lot. We got soaked.

We came home and dried off and called it a night.

Thursday: I did an exchange with Elder Withers. The two of us went and tried to find a store to repair his shoes. We then went back to the apartment to find some people to visit.
Les Missionaires en Bayonne

It was an awkward week for the reason that  3 of the 4 elders have never been to Bayonne and didn't know anything about it... Elder Pincock did a great job at keeping up with this to do.

After we looked in the area book, we went to go wait for a less active member in front of the Marie (city hall). He didn't show up. We then met up with the other elders and we went to a less active family's house. We talked with the mom and with her daughter who was active. There were two other girls who were less active and a son who surfed a lot, but they didn't really listen to our message.

The mother served a mission in the northern France mission and Belgium. It was the same mission as my mom, but I think she served a few years after my mom.

For just certain reasons, she is now less active. She was very nice though. She gave us frozen pizza to eat back at the apartment, and we were very thankful.

Friday: I went with Elder Withers and we taught a Ukrainian family how to order train tickets in French. We gave them the number of our Ukrainian friends in Mont de Marsan so they could talk with them.

There was a big language barrier because they don’t speak much French, and no English.

Once we finished the ticket lesson, we talked about a few scriptures. We answered some of their questions about Eternal Marriage. We talked about the priesthood, eternal marriage with your spouse
continues beyond the grave when you marry in the temple. I believe they liked the idea!
Kebabs, anyone?

After the Ukrainians we contacted a little, and then made some cookies. We were going to bring cookies to English class later that night. After cookies we all got a kebab. It was a really good one too! (I haven't had a bad kebab yet). After that, we took a bus to the church, and we taught English class. We had a few members come, and an ami! We introduced ourselves, and we went over simple phrases in English. Then we played Uno together.

After class we came back home.

Saturday: We got into our sports clothes, and we walked to an apartment complex to pick up a young ami who's from Hungry. We then all took a bus to a basketball court/soccer field. We all played soccer for a bit on the asphalt. After a bit, two ancient Amis came to play. One came from Ukraine and another from somewhere near Kazakhstan. They both were professional soccer players in the past. They were SUPER good. We played together until some members showed up.

I was pretty surprised on how well I played! I can't aim kicks, but I was able to get the ball around people and keep it pretty well! There was one time where I had the ball going down field where people tried to steal it, but I kept moving it and got close to the goal. It was grabbed by the keeper. The Ukrainian guy clapped and said "Good Job!" So that was cool!

We played for a total of 3 hours. Then we had to go back to the apartment. Elder Douglas and I had to go catch our bus. So we showered and got ready. The hot water is broken in the elder’s apartment, so every shower was pretty cold...
Beautiful church in Morcenx, France

We said goodbye, and then Elder Douglas and I got our train. We were stranded in Morcenx, a small vile, for a few hours. We visited a nice church with beautiful stained glass. We got some food at a small 

store, and then sat down under a cool canopy of trees.

We went back to the gare and sat down to wait for the train. While we sat, an old man spoke English to us. A couple sitting behind us looked at us, and I asked them if they spoke English. They did, and said they came from Germany. I asked where they learned English, and they said they studied in Scotland. I guessed the only city I knew in Scotland, Edinburgh. Turns out, that's where they studied! So I surprised them!  (My dad received a post doc degree from Edinburgh.  We have visited there as a family.)  They said that they were here to go camping and enjoy nature.

We had to then catch our train. We came home, and crashed. We then cleaned after that!:)

Sunday: We had church, we taught Amis class about the priesthood. Jean Louis and Dominique understood it very well after our lesson! They said it was logical and made sense!

We had a great sacrament meeting where Elder Douglas gave a talk, and then we made rendezvous for the week!

This upcoming week we have the elders of Bayonne saying with us for a few days. They have their annual party in Bayonne this week, so they will come hang with us!

That's pretty much it! I love you guys and have a great week!

-Elder Acheson
 (These are photos of Mont de Marsan preparing for the annual party.)
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