Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas everyone! Wow so much has happened this week I will try to make it a short email! So to start I went to Paris on Mercredi for a conference and it was awesome! Of course my best friend Elder Beck was there and we both bought each other gifts! He got me an awesome Defend Paris shirt that I have been wanting for a while! He is the best<3 Then we had a good conference and I got to see so many of my friends and just have a lot of fun and get a chance to relax! So it was much needed! Then after the conference I did an exchange with Elder Mattson he is one of our zone leaders and it was a lot of fun! We contacted so many people and noone wanted to talk to us so we decided to go and sail some paper boats in the river
Mattson and I sailing paper boats! 
haha and then right after that we went and found 2 people to pray with! See God likes it when we take a minute to relax and have a smile! ;)! Then on saturday we had a BAPTISM! 

Thats right we had a baptism! Jones got baptized and it was awesome! He was so excited and the spirit was so strong! That was a gift I think God gave us for Christmas was to have a christmas baptism! Then on Sunday he was confirmed and is now a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! So happy for him! Then on Sunday there was a huge christmas Parade and it went right past our house!
So many people! 
So we just sat in the windows and watched it on the second floor with our feet hanging over hundreds of people! And later that night there was a huge Firework show! This will be a christmas I will never forget thats for sure! I could not be an happier with my life and I am so thankful! Also huge shout out to my Dad and step mom for the christmas package and to my mom for the package! Excited to open them on Christmas  Thank you to everyone who has sent me a christmas card and for your love and support! Love you all! Joyeux Noel! Elder Karl <3 
The tree in our house!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Life is good!

Hey everyone hows it going! Things here are super good. This is one of my favorite wards of my whole mission so I am just having so much fun! Life is GOOD!!! We have a baptism for this saturday so I am super excited about that! His name is Jones and he is so solid! Also on sunday we got 2 new amis thanks to a family in our ward. It's their friends and we had a super good lesson with them and it went really good and the spirit was so strong! Also would like to give a huge shout out to Kim Gibson for being awesome! Thank you so much for all the mail and for all the cards you are amazing! I am super pumped for Christmas I hope you all are doing well and loving life! Take it one day at a time <3 Elder Karl 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Papa Karl the pizza maker!

Hello everybody! Welcome to the christmas season! I love this time of the year everyone is a lot nicer haha! Also its a great time to remember all of our blessings we have and to spread the true message of christmas .. Jesus Christ! There is a video called "He is the gift" and if you have not seen it look on youtube! Share the true gift of Christmas! So this week I made some pizza dough
making pizza dough 
and went to a christmas village! Also I am staying in ST. Quentin for another 8 weeks and I'm staying with Elder Smith so i'm pumped about that! But thats kinda all haha sorry not a lot of time! Love you all! Elder Karl<3 

my district 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone I hope you all had a good thanksgiving! Mine was a little different haha no one invited us over for Thanksgiving because they don't celebrate it here so Elder Smith and I had noodles for lunch and then had peanut butter sandwiches. I really miss stuffing.... haha but its all good!  Then I had 2 exchanges this week! One with Elder Hall he is a cool dude from utah! Then one with Elder Earnshaw my buddy from the MTC. So it was a good week! It has been really cold here but still no snow! I have not seen snow my whole mission! Also i found a cool street called Dipas haha I thought it was funny!
Also we are now teaching 2 guys who play for the professional basketball team here in St. Quentin!
My basketball wall! 
Dream come true haha really love my mission! Love all of you!<3 Elder Karl