We had a great Christmas week here in Lyon! Here are a few highlights:
I felt like I needed to call this old investigator and so I did. I set a meeting with him for the next day and now he has a baptismal date. Elder Battezzato and I went in and the spirit was strong, so it all worked out.
On the street, we saw this guy that was about 6'9" and so we went to talk to him. I had a hard time not laughing because watching a little Italian teach while looking almost straight up at a giant. He wasn't interested.
We went caroling to one of our investigators houses and she was so happy. She didn't stop thanking us and she felt really good. She just lost her husband, so she has been down.
The weekend was full of eating. The French are a little particular because if you go eat with them, they expect you to stay for about 3 hours. That doesn't make me very comfortable because I'd rather be on the streets talking but I guess that you have to find a balance.
One beautiful thing that I learned: The most classic example of building your foundation is the parable of the wise man and the foolish man. One built on the rock and the other on the sand. One other beautiful example is in Lehi's dream. From the description in 1 Nephi 8, we learn that the great and spacious building was high in the air. A few chapters later, we read that the building fell, and great was the fall of it. The great and spacious building was in the air because it had no foundation. This lack of foundation was the cause of its great fall.
On Christmas, we awoke and couldn't see the building next to us because it was so foggy! Didn't get any snow but maybe later. The 24th and the 25th were full of a lot of food. On the 24th in the evening, we went caroling. There was a lot of people that stopped to watch. All the little kids gave them cards and the spirit of Christmas was great!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year, everyone 😊
Elder Marshall Underwood