Monday, September 29, 2014

The chapel is full!

Hello everyone! This week was really amazing and I saw a ton of miracles! First off the transfer is over and I will be staying another 6 weeks in Chartres so that's good! And I will be staying with the same comp Elder Wach so should be pretty cool haha! Lets get right into it shall we! On monday a member gave us a person to teach so that was cool. However turned out to be a 21 year old girl and caught me off guard! But the lesson went super well and she was really interested but is leaving for school in Germany in a week so we will have to hand her off to missionaires there. But still a really awesome to be a part of it. then we had our 2 baptism's with Mark and Happy!
Mark and Happy<3 

It was so beautiful and was just amazing! i love that family so much and I know that they are gonna be soild members! Since we are a branch here in Chartres we had to go all the way to Évry for the baptism which is 1 hour car ride! Rode trip!!! I feel like i have been so blessed on my mission to get to drive all over france and get to see so many wonderful and beautiful things! Also to have so much success and get to be apart of these baptism's! Also great news we have another 2 baptism's in 2 weeks so I am really excited for that and am so grateful to the Lord for my mission. And to wrap it all up we had 6 investigators at church this sunday and there was almost no seat left in the church! i think we are really starting to show the branch we mean business and to get them going with missionary work! i love you all and thank you for all the support! -Elder Karl<3 
awesome district!!! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hey everyone this week has been pretty busy! Had a stake conference all the way in èvry so it took a good 2 hours by car and had to wake up super early for that. But it was good and had a fun time! Got to see one of my old companions Elder Miller he is super cool!
Miller and I 
So it was awesome to get to see him! Also this week I had to do an exchange with the zone leaders and it went really well! I was with an Elder named Elder christiansen! He is from Utah but he was way cool and we taught gabin and Sabrina together and they finally accepted a baptismal date! Yeah that makes 7 right now! Things are really starting to move along here! We have 2 baptism's this saturday so i hope it all works out and there are no problems! That's about all for this week sorry it's so short love you all! -Elder Karl<3 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Living the dream!

Hello everyone, not gonna lie this has been one of the best weeks of my
mission! You might be asking yourself why is that Elder Karl... Great
question random person reading this! I'll tell you why, First this week I
went to st. ouen which is right in Paris central to do an exchange with Elder Beck!
Elder Beck and Elder Karl

For those of you who do not know Elder Beck is my best friend in this mission also was my MTC companion  and i can say my best-friend in the whole country of France! So just to begin with I was a little excited for this exchange! We got to do a lot of contacting on the streets of Paris which is always a fun time.

Arc de Triumph
Eiffle tower 
You meet the most interesting people on your mission.

But we found a lot of people to teach and it was also strange that we can both
speak french now because in the MTC we could not even ask to go to the
bathroom! So it was super cool to see how far we have come since then. We
then later on in the night took our hour of dinner and hit the town and ate
at a nice french restaurant so you could say it was a date ;)! haha but it
was so much fun! Then the day after we had zone conference in Paris and
were there all day! I got to see so many people and almost all of my old
companions! I saw my trainer Elder Eldredge and he brought me a gift haha!
He pulls me into a side room and pulls out a huge garbage bag and i open it
and its a huge movie poster of Raiponce! Or in english Tangled!
Gift from Elder Eldredge
I almost had a heart attack! People just know me too well! So that was pretty legit and the conference went really well. Then on saturday we got to do a lot of service for this member in our branch and all of the young adults were there too! And after we were done we played soccer and basketball like all night and then had a huge feast and it was so much fun! All and all this week has just been so crazy but so much fun and I am loving every moment of it! Love you all and thank you for your support and prayers! <3 -Elder Karl

Chartres stuff 
Chartres stuff 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hot food and Disney Princesses!

Hello everybody! This has been one of the most busy weeks of my mission! Right now we have 5 amis with a baptismal date so we are all over the place trying to make sure that they are all ready and that we are teaching them everything haha! But it is such a blessing to have so many people to teach and to just be sharing the gospel and this happiness with people. This week we saw Marc and Happy like almost everyday and they keep feeding us each time too! So i have been eating just african food for days and it is so freaking hot haha! I for real sweat and my face gets so red but they think its so funny! Because my companion is mexican and he loves hot food so everyone is just fine but then there is me who is almost at the point of death but i take it like a champ ;)! Also we met with our other amis Gabin and Sabrina and they went to disney land paris this week and they bought me gifts!!! They somehow found out that i love Disney and princesses and they bought me a postcard and a snow globe!
Princess gift
i think i spelled that wrong but ça va! But they are so awesome, our amis are like taking care of us and they are legit our bestfriends! It's so awesome to just have this opportunity to be here and to serve the lord I love it! Also I got in with the young single adults and now on saturday nights we will be playing basketball with them and they will be bring their friends who are not members so we can teach them! Pretty smart I know ;)! But things here could not be going any better! Seriously just such a wonderful blessing to get to serve a mission and to just give everything to the Lord! Also got a package from my mom! Thank you so much I loved it! That's all for this week though! Love you all! -Elder Karl<3 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Medieval Fair!

Hello everyone! This week has been super busy and I have had no time to breathe haha! To start out we have a baptism!!! The family we found last week wants to be baptized and it's so amazing! There names are Marc and Happy haha they are from africa and they have 3 little girls!
Marc and Happy  
And the only kiss I have gotten in a year hahah
And they love meeting with us and learning more! Also this week I gave my first formation and people seemed to like so I think it went well. Then I did an exchange with Elder Rodiguez he is a younger missionary and it was a lot of fun. Then we had a BBQ with some members and they brought a friend who was not a member! You gotta love members working with the missionaries! It's the best :) Also this week we were walking around town just contacting people and we found ourselves in the middle of a medieval fair!
old school chartres

It was pretty cool and everyone was dressed up and we were pretty out of place but everyone was nice. Also I gave a talk this sunday and it seemed to go well so i think the french is getting pretty good ;)! but this week we have had a ton of success and God is blessing us so much! I am so grateful to be here and I love my mission so much! Thank you all for your support and love! Love ya all -Elder Karl <3