Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Caterpillars, lost keys and photos!

The Eiffel Tower
Blog: Bonjour everyone! Hope everyone is well I know I am :). Let's see where do I begin, Well on Monday- We taught Xavier our guy with the baptism in 2 weeks with a member cough cough Lee Cummard. Yeah I teach with a pro basketball player.. so dreams do come true ;) but the lesson went really well. After the lesson Lee gave us a ride home and when he dropped us off I began to realize the keys were missing. And that I was in charge of the keys.. yes I lost the keys lol. So we called Lee and he had to come all the way back to our apartment and we searched his car for a good 20 mins. No luck finally Lee says did you check your shirt pocket? I was Like why would I put the keys in...oh... That's right the keys were in my shirt pocket the whole time! Lee laughed at me for a good 5 mins. So yes I looked kinda dumb but we all had a good laugh about it! And now in church Lee always asks me if I know where my keys are haha.
 Tuesday- We got to listen to Elder D.Todd Christofferson give a talk to us and it was amazing! So lucky to get to hear and shake hands with an apostle of the lord! Also I got to see Elder Beck so it was a good day! 
 Wen- During my studies in the morning I was reading and it got very dark! That's right our power went out. The funny part is that Elder Miller was in the shower and we have a water heater so he says hey who turned the lights out then we hear a loud scream. The water in the shower was ice cold and Elder Miller was stuck in it in the dark. Also that day I got a package from my step mom and sister ariel and it had letters for when times get hard and I need a laugh ect.. But it was so amazing so thank you again for the package it was so amazing! 
 Thursday- We had dinner with a guy named Sammy he is a 25 year old. Long story short I have been teaching Sammy for about 2 months and never really had any success... However thursday night I testified like I never have before and it gets very quite and Sammy looks up and say (I am going to read every single page of this book before we meet again next week) I can not express enough to you the power of the spirit or the truth of this gospel! It really does work miracles and changes lives! And I know the lord was with me that night and Sammy could feel that and could not deny what he was feeling. Best night of my mission! 
 Friday- We found a new aimé named justin! So hopefully things go well with him. 
 Saturday- We had dinner with a family from Africa named the Boda's! They are so awesome and so good at singing! But where the story gets interesting is that for dinner we had Goat, Stomach, Caterpillars, and fish. It was all very very good... except for stomach I was not the biggest fan of it! But you can say that later that night I had a pretty bad stomach ache lol! so much fun though:)!
The Boda Family
 Sunday- Just had church and ported all night so nothing to awesome lol. 
 Thank you all for the support and love means a lot to me and I love you all! Love - Elder Karl  
The park by my apartment
The Abelcita family

Monday, March 17, 2014

Funny mix ups

Hello everybody!!! Things in Belgium are wonderful, the weather is beautiful, and the work is really progressing! We have 2 baptism dates! That's right 2!!! (That's a lot here) lol But we are teaching DJ right! And Xavier! Both are so solid and are just amazing. Also I have been teaching with Lee Cummard the BYU basketball star and pro basketball player in Belgium.. So yeah my life could not get better! Funny story from porting this week. I was talking to someone at a door and I meant to ask is their another day we can come back but I said is their another day we can come and play games haha and the guy said he had a piano and I was so lost lol Also I meant to say do you have 5 minutes and asked do you have 5 cute kids and the lady got really scared.. so the french is going great ;) Also this week we ate dinner ate the Hakinpa's a family from Finland and they are super cool! They gave us fish soup and it smelled gross but turned out to be super good and I ate like 3 bowls with french bread of course! Big news for tomorrow.. D.Todd. Christofferson is coming to talk to the missionaries in Brussels which just happens to be me! So blessed, Love my mission, love all of you! Thank you for all the support and love- Elder Karl

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Well I got a new companion! His name is elder Miller and he is awesome! We get along so well and we teach super well together. So this should be an amazing transfer. This week we found a guy named Xavier and he is a guy in his 30's. He is legit, we have taught him 3 times this week and he has a baptism date for March 30 so I am super excited! The work is pushing forward if we are faithful and trust in the lord. Also this week we were running to catch the Tram and I stepped in a giant pile of poop... You can say I was less then happy to have to go teach a lesson smelling like poop but it's perks of the job lol. On the upside the weather here is super nice! I have been wearing short sleeve shirts all week! And people are being nicer too .. I think it's because no one can be mad when the sun is out and it smells like flowers but that's just me! I also had dinner at the Davis family again man do I love glen! He is my best friend in Europe haha He is from Belgium and is about 35 but he really likes me for some reason and always feeds us so I'll take it. But the ward here is really amazing, I have been here for a while now and I am really loving them all and care for them all. But really great week and hopefully an amazing transfer is in the works! But love you all and thank you for all the support and love! All for now.. Push The Work Forward!!! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Staying in Brussels!

Well I just found out that i'm staying in Brussels, Belgium another transfer but i'm getting a new companion! I hope he is normal haha, but I am happy to stay another one here I really love the members and our people we are teaching. I also found out that Elder D.Todd Christofferson of the 12 is coming to Brussels to talk to the missionaries on March 18 so I'm super excited for that! Also this week we met a guy named DJ right! That's right he is a DJ haha but he is legit he already wants to get baptised so I am super happy that we can teach him and help him grow closer to Heavenly Father. I gave 3 blessings this week, been staying super busy lol. We got invited to the young single adult activity and it was so much fun. Lots of food for one but the people here are the most amazing members ever! Their faith is so strong and they are such examples to their friends! But they sang songs and we all talked then they asked us questions about missions and it went really well. Frere Frankin an old belgium man took us to a really nice place to eat! But you should know something... he has one arm... and he drives a stick shift.. yeah needless to say the lord blessed us with our lives that day haha. He was all over the road and drove so fast but I could not stop laughing and he is speaking all this crazy french and just yells at all the other drivers on the road so it was a good time! Love you all, Love my mission. love the Lord-Elder Karl