Monday, October 27, 2014

Getting settled in ST. Quentin!

Hello everybody!!! Sorry i didn't write one last week a lot of crazy stuff has been happening! First of all I got midnighted so now I am in a new ville called St.Quentin. It is just a little north of Paris so that is cool. There was a problem between some missionaries and I got sent here to try and make it better so wish me good luck! I am now with a new companion named Elder Smith.
New comp Elder Smith
He is from Boise Idaho and is super cool. We get along really well and have a lot of fun together! So I can't complain! My new ville we have a ward!!! Ya first time in like 9 months since I have been in a Ward. It is super legit and all of the members are super excited to work with the missionaries and to get some new members so it should be super good! So this week we have been lost like everyday because elder smith has only been here 3 weeks before me so we are both new to this ville and we are just always lost but it's a lot of fun. Also I am still District leader and Elder Earnshaw who is from my mtc group is new my district so I will get to do exchanges with him so that will be cool! I hit my YEAR mark this week on the 30th of October so happy one year! Man time has gone by so fast no joke. I know the next year is gonna go by even faster too so I am excited to see what is next! I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween and I love you all and miss you all! Elder Karl
Last week with Beck! 
Riding with the top down!! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

A new assignment!

Hey so i'm getting midnighted! So that means the mission president called me last night and told me he has a special calling for me! He is sending me there to be district leader in Saint Quentin! So i had about 7 hours to pack and now I have a train in about an hour! So I am super stressed.. I love you!

Note the new address!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bonjour!

Bonjour who ever reads this! I hope you are all doing well and loving life. I had such a great week! I got to go on 2 exchanges this week. The first one was with Elder Brown one of our Zone leaders and we got to have some pretty cool experiences! We went to Louise and Nathanael's house to do there baptismal interviews and they passed! i will talk more about that later! Then in the morning we woke up  early and went to the park to play basketball, because Elder Brown likes to play also so it was a nice break and workout. Then the next day I went to Paris to do an exchange with Elder Perry! He is from Tahiti so he is a froncophone! Speaks french as his first language so it was alot of fun to just speak french all day and night. A good test you could say but it went well. We got to go to a members house for dinner and got to eat tacos and play games and it was a blast! The hard part was that we played a game that is like "taboo" Where you have to get your teammate to guess a word but you can't use all the words listed underneath so it makes it hard to guess. But to make it even harder we played in french so it was hard haha but it was a lot of fun.Then the exchange ended and came back to Chartres and we had dinner with a part member family! And there son who is 9 really wants to be baptized so we have another baptismal date! We are also gonna try and teach the dad who is not a member so should see a ot of good things come out of that. Then on saturday we packed our things and went to √Čvry for the baptism of Louise and Nathnanael!
Baptism of Louise and Nathanael! 
It was so awesome and the spirit was so strong! I got to baptize the boy Nathanael who is 12. Was such an awesome experience and he is like a brother to me. Really loving my mission and so blessed to get to see all of these miracles! Then after the baptism we all went back to a members house and had a little party! We had a huge dinner and it was like half of the church and it was super good food! Then we had church and it went well had some amis come to church then after church Mark and Happy the people who got baptized 2 weeks ago brought a bunch of food from Nigeria and fed over 50 people! So everyone is just so happy here and the members and amis all just love each other and we are all just becoming a family! The church is true! Thank you all for your support and love!<3 -Elder Karl  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Conference week!

Hello everybody I hope you all had a chance to watch Conference this weekend! It was so amazing and I know it helped me a lot! Well lets see what happened this week! Well it's week one of the transfers and I will be doing another with Elder Wach in Chartres so should be good! This week we had dinner with a member named Karim and his family and they also had us bring the family we just baptized Mark and Happy! So we went and had pizza and played games and just had a lot of fun! Was really good for them to meet members and to just feel welcomed so that was awesome! Then this week I got a chance to play basketball twice!!! prayers work haha But the first time was with these members who have 2 sons who are 19 and 21 and they love basketball so we went to their house and got to play for like 2 hours it was so much fun! Then the next day the amis we met in the park one morning like 3 weeks ago called and asked if we want to go play basketball with him and all his friends.. so of course I said yes! and we got to meet a lot of people and also got to ball out so i could not have asked for a better day! Great news for this saturday we will be having 2 more baptisms! With Louise and her son Nathaniel! And I will get to do the baptism so I am super excited for that! Sad news though is that our 2 amis with other baptismal dates Gabin and Sabrina are getting a divorce so.. that makes it really hard to continue meeting with them! So hopefully in the future we will get back in contact but it broke my heart I love them both so much and just makes me really sad. Then we closed our week by watching conference with Mark and Happy the family who just got baptized!
Conference with Mark and Happy and the kids! 

It was so much fun they loved it and all of their questions were answered pretty amazing! Church is true! haha Love my mission and I love all of you! Thanks for all the love and support! Elder Karl<3