Monday, March 23, 2015

polaroid picture..

I think Shane forgot to write a blog this week! Here's stuff from our emails:
We get ipads april 29th! The handball player is good, he trusts us a lot. we went to another game and it was really cool. He is making progress but it is slow.. :( but I have a baptism this sunday with olivier! P day will prob be cleaning haha we had 12 missionaries stay at our place for stake conference and the place is wrecked! But tonight we have an FHE (family home evening) with guilliaume! but idk what else! I love you so much! Really miss y'all :( 
I took a polaroid! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Staying in Nancy!

Hello everyone! So transfer information came out the other day and I will be staying in Nancy for another transfer with Elder Valezquez as Zone Leaders which is super tight. Really excited to stay here and to get to work with one of my best friends more! So this week we had a really fun family home evening with a family named L'Homel. They are really awesome and we had a lot of fun. Also we went to Guillaume's house for pizza night and he shared a spiritual message and showed us a small clip from "the Giver" and it was really good and it was a super cool message. We also had our last district meeting and it went super well. Also we have another baptism date for the 29th of march with a awesome guy named Oliver. He is a blind man but is so awesome! He knows everything about the gospel and just wants to be baptized. So that was really lucky and super grateful for that! Super excited what this new transfer will bring! Love you all so much! Keep smiling and always be grateful<3 Elder Karl 
the district! 
Me and my comp
The district
Me jumping over my comp haha 

Monday, March 9, 2015

One of the best moments of my mission for sure!

Hello everyone I hope all is well on your side of the world! For me everything is wonderful. And this week has been really crazy to say the least. So i will skip all of the boring things and just get to the awesome story.. so once upon a time Elder Karl and Elder Valezquez go out of there apartment to go contacting. On this night we were having a lot of problems finding people to talk to. Everyone was either busy or just rude so we decided to follow the spirit and let it guide us where to go. So we end up going to a random road with no one on it but for some reason we both feel like this is the place so as we continue down this road we see a very large man walking his dog .. not gonna lie he looked pretty scary. But we contact him anyways so my companion starts contacting him in french and the man says "Hey guys" in english which always throws us off. We soon learn that we just contacted into a Pro Handball player for Nancy and also he is from Sweden and also his whole family is Mormon and his brother is on a mission but he is not active in the church anymore. We were shocked that we found this man in the middle of nowhere and just goes to show how much we need the spirit to help us in our missionary work! But we talk with him for about an hour and then it begins to get cold so he invites us to his house. We continue to talk with him and find out more and try to find out why he left the church. But the whole time we are cracking jokes and really just becoming his friend and trying to show him that we really do care about him. His name is Maximiliam Jonsson. And is the star player of the Pro Handball team here in Nancy and we had a wonderful conversation which led him to inviting us to his game on friday night.
First night with Maximiliam! 
However as missionaries we do not have the right to go to activates such as this but.. we made some phone calls and asked the AP's of the mission and they said we could go! So we got to go to the Handball game and watch Max play!
At his game number 23! 
He was so excited that we came and it really showed him that we care about him so he was so excited and after the game the team was high fiveing everyone and Max runs up to us and jumps into us and hugs us and it was just so awesome!
Lots of fans 
One of the best moments of my mission for sure! And we will be seeing him again this week! I am just so thankful to the Lord for all that he gives to me and for all of the blessings! Always be thankful and let the Spirit guide you and you will be blessed for your efforts and faith! Love and miss you all Elder Karl<3  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Elder Karl!

Hey everyone sorry i missed emailing last week we were super super busy but now I will try to catch you up on everything that happened! So first of all, thank you all for the birthday wishes and for all of the cards, love and support! I had a wonderful birthday it was on a sunday so of course i was at church haha! But after church we had a little meal with everyone and somehow someone found out that it was my birthday so they put tons of candles on the dessert cake, hit all the lights out and started singing to me! I was totally surprised and super grateful for all of the love from the members they are so awesome! And then we had a baptism on saturday! Luis got baptized!!!
It was so awesome and was super cool to watch his 3 children watch their father get baptized and to be such a great example! Also I was contacting this week and I found a super tiny store that sells old cameras... and I bought a cool Polaroid camera and i love it so much!
Polaroid camera!
i have been taking some cool pics of france with style ;)! But things here are awesome and I love Elder Velazquez we get along really well and work really well together! Love you all thanks again for your prayers and support! Love Elder Karl<3
Went out to dinner with my apartment!