Monday, February 25, 2013

An Awesome Week...


Hey!!! Well i am so ready for the baptisms! They may need to be put on hold a week. Not sure yet. We have to teach the mom and son madelyn and rabi every night this week so they can be ready. We still have to teach the big three... chastity word of wisdom and tithing. I dont think there will be any issues. But idk. SO we may push it to next week just to male sure they are ready. I am going back and forth on what to do. Its fairly stressful haha. We have factors pushing us both ways. Well it comes down to my decision. SO kinda stressed. BUt i think right now that they will still be baptized this week. They are so good and so ready. They have been prepared.

Elder Willden is from north carlolina. Hes good. I'll send some pics. But things are good. The other new elder is cool too. He is two transfers above me.

We havent seen the family valenzuela yet this week. So hopefuly they are doing well. It snowed a little so they didnt come to church...The family from ethiopia is doing well too. We finally met with them saturday and they are really cool. They want to come to our church next week. They are super busy duyring the week though. I have taught a lot of african people here. There are lots here.

Oh! I found out that a guy that i found in bruxelles just got baptized! So cool! I was super happy to find that out. Its always great to get news like that. Also i heard that natacha the girl i was teaching in brusseles is close to baptism. So cool.

It sounds like you guys had a great week. I am so excited for Parker to get the priesthood. He is so great. Im so glad that you are all doing so well. It helps me a ton. Thats sweet too that you got to talk to elder barker on facebook! He wrote me last week and soudned good. I miss him a lot haha. Elder mayne finished his mission on thursday too. Crazy.

Love you so much!!! Sorry the email is brief this week. Im running out of time haha. Love you tons!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Valentines missionary style...


Hey! Well i am staying in Antony for another transfer! Super excited for that. Because we have so many awesome people to teach. Elder dickson will be leaving so i will get a new companion. And elder karratti is dying... finishing his mission. SO the apt will be different. But it should be good. My new comp is named elder willden. He is in the same group as elder oliverson. So he is in his fourth transfer. SHould be good. Hes a youngin haha. I miss oliverson by the way. Oh and i am starting my tenth transfer today... so crazy. In double digits! Im so old haha. Pretty excited for this transfer though. We should be having four baptisms! Super sweet. The valenzuela kids are super awesome! They love us. They always hug us and tell us they love it when we are there and that it is so fun, haha. This last time we watched the restoration movie and they loved it. One of the girls prayed in the beginning and she asked that heavenly would help her sisters to not be so crazy when we come over and to help them to know they need to repent because if they dont then they cant go to heaven hahahahahaha. I was dying. Also, the little girl sprayed us with her perfume haha. So funny.

The mom madelyn and son rabi are doing well too. We saw them twice this week and they are awesome still. They are ready! The mom told us she knows that the book of mormon is true too. Legit!

Thank you so much for your prayers and tell the ward thank you too. Wednesday was a really cool day! We didint see many huge miracles but we could definitely feel the presence of angels around us as we worked. Its amazing what the power of many prayers can do. SO thank you so much! It was a day and feeling that i will never forget. We did find a mom and son from ethiopia that were super excited to see us. We will meet with them on saturday.

This week was good. On friday i spent six hours at the prefecture doing my legality only to find out that i need to go to a different one and start over. Woot! It was a wonderful test of my patience haha. I hit my one year mark in the field on valentines. I spent it with an australian! haha. We were on exchanges. Thank you for the sweet package!!! It was so awesome haha. The cookies were so good! haha. The package was so great!

Glad you all had a great week. Love you so so much! Talk to you soon.
Elder Thomas

Monday, February 11, 2013



MIRACLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey mom!!! Thank you so much for the email and the great quotes! They are exactly what i needed. Thank you so much! You really are the best mom in da werld yo. Haha Love you! Well this week was absolutely fantastic! Possibly the best week that i have hjad so far. Thank you so much for your prayers. I know there are many people praying for me and they were manifest this week. We met with the valenzuela family... the ones from AZ. Not sure how they ended up here haaha. But it went great! We fixed baptismal dates with two of the three kids! And the other one was a maybe haha. We set it for the ninth of march. But we will have to change it to either the second or the sixteenth becaus of a ward temple trip. But they were so excited! They are such cute kids. They love us haha.

After that we had a cool experience on tuesday. We set the goal to get four numbers in two hours of contacting. We went out for an hour and got nothing. SO we stopped and prayed and immediately got two in a row. Then we prayed and then got another right after. SO we said a thank you prayer and askezd for help to get the last number with the fifteen minutes that remained at the end. We have to be inside by nine at night. At 859 we got a number from a guy right by our appartment. It was so sweet!

Then this friday we got a call from the zone leaders saying that they had found a mom and nine year old son to teach from congo. But they actually live in our area. So they passed them to us and we taught them on saturday. The mom is madelyn and the son is rabi. He is so awesome! But we taught them aboiut the restoration and invited them to be baptized on the second of march and they said yes!!! So legit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So needless to say i am pretty pumped this week! It was so sweet. The ward is awesome too. They love missionary work. There are prolly 100 or so active members. Its a pretty big ward so maybe more. We are in the paris zone by the way.

Talk to you soon. Thank you for everything! LOVE YOU!!!
Elder Thomas

Monday, February 4, 2013