Monday, October 12, 2015

week 62


hey i got pictures up this week so no one can be mad-but that also means my report for the week is going to be a bit short. So this week was poopy doopy.  i dont know if i should talk like that by this point in the mission but anyhow that's just how it was. 

Monday was spent getting all my papers ready for legilization and tuesday was spent getting me legalized. Which meant we spent no time whatsoever in our area for two days, which really handicapped us as well as the fact we had to walk or take buses everywhere. Basically we have a ton of stuff to do and it takes forever to get anywhere.  Then Friday was spent preparing younger missionaries for their 1st year legalization and balancing the petty cash that we handle as acting senior companionship (so yet again another day not spent working in our area). 

We thought we had balanced all the money out and we were home free for the next month or so, but than we get a call from president explaining that they would reopen and open a few new areas in the next transfer, meaning we have to start all over again and buy another two apartments. 

After this week, I've realized I would kill just to proselyte for an entire week.  But the show will go on I guess!  Simeon is doing real well, he comes to church every week and he is always looking slick in a suit. He still has stuff to work through but he accepted a date for the 24th to be baptized, which is really exciting. Please pray for him. 

As for me i am now legal in france and i got a sweet ID card coming in the mail.  Along with the ID, I will probably also be proven legally insane with all of this senior companion stuff going on that we have to deal with. But we're going to keep marching on!  

Elder Logan Robert Sackley 

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

week 61

yes folks yes folks

boooo Elder sackley no pictures again.  i even have picture to send but the computer is being weird so booo martinique right? no ok

Wow i feel like commentating on conference is unecessarry that was incredible.  Did anyone else watch the Q and A with the three new apostles?  I think it was a real testimony of this being the lords church and not a popularity contest or who we felt would be the cool or the "best" .  Watch the Q and A its great

I was writing dad earlier and trying to express to you all how it feels to be a missionary or write about a week or a day in what we do is impossible so ill just share the highlight or at least one of them.
So our investigator simeon the lawyer now working on his doctorate we had a break through.  We taught a really good restoration lesson you cannot beat the feeling of teaching a good first vision lesson the spirit fills the room.  So last week we taught  a really good restoration lesson.  At the end he said this is the only church for me but i dont feel like i need to be baptized again.  So the night before his lesson this past week i was praying for guidance and help i didnt know what to do.   the word FAST came to my head.  so at 10h25 at night i started a fast.  Next morning i woke up and we headed out the door at 8h for our first rendezvous.  Of course bus wasnt running so we walked three miles into town.  My companion was real hungry and thirsty understandibly and since i never had time to warn him he ate some boulangerie and i continued my fast.

Even with the sun and the walking all i could think about was this lesson it felt like i was about to fight mike tyson or something for the first time in a while i was a little nervous and excited for a lesson.  the whole lesson was spent in 3 nephi 11.  We analyzed every scripture and than it happened.

Simeon just looked at us and said "Elders you know i havent stopped thinking about what you have taught me.  I feel something so deeply for your church and i dont believe the pastor who baptized me had the authority or was even called of God.  i know this is the church for me."

My mouth just about hit the floor.  my goodness it felt like i had just gotten an anwser that the message was true too i was so happy i wanted to just bear tackle this man to the ground.  Keep simeon in your prayers this next week were hoping he can take the step in the next couple weeks.

elder logan robert sackley