Week #64

So this week we were on our Zone Conference tour

We spent about 5 days driving around half of the mission
We Started in Laussane then we went to Geneva, Lyon and finally Aix en Provence.

It is really fun to see all the missionaries and to sleep on the floors of their apartments.
I love walking around and speaking with each missionary and to see how they are doing.
It is super fun to build them up and let them know just how awesome and special they are.
This zone conference we have been doing tons of practices.
Elder Arnold and I walk around and watch the missionaries as they practices.
It is really a great time to see how our missionaries are doing and what we can do to help them.

We do a lot of funny stuff with President as we make pit stops on our journeys.
President always finds a way to make every situation fun.

President has been teaching all the missionaries about Faith or Trust
He has been going through the Story of Joseph who was sold into Egypt.
He explains that between the moment he got sold into Egypt and he became second in command to pharaoh was about 15 years. The most amazing part is that he never stopped trusting in the Lord. He maintained a great attitude and made the best of every situation.
He explained that sometimes we think we are doing something wrong when we work hard for a whole week and nothing happens. He said we need to trust the Lord like Joseph did. He trusted for 15 years before the amazing blessings came. He ended up saving himself, Egypt, and his family.
The funny thing is even though he saved his family from famine and they all moved to Egypt we know that later the Israelite became slaves and Moses had to lead them out of Egypt,
Random funny side note.

The baptism in the Ecully ward was wonderful.
We all felt like this was really the ward’s baptism.
It was amazing to see how supportive the ward has been through the whole teaching process.
Cool thing……President baptized her and she wore the mission president wife’s white gown.
It was super super cool.
We are all very excited to be friends forever and to continue to see her progress and grow in the Gospel.

Love you

Elder Ioannidis

By Robert Suranyi