Week #96

Bonjour,

So things are going really well here in Corsica.
I have the coolest companion and I love him to bits.
We are having a great time teaching all our amis.
We are really being blessed at this moment.

We got to do a family home evening with the miracle ladies family and it was just so incredible. We see the kids getting more and more interested.
They told us that their mom is a lot happier now and has more energy.
They noted a change in her since she has started to learn about the restored Gospel. She loves church. She says she feels like she is at home. She feels like she is part of the family. She is so excited about learning all about the restored Gospel. She understand everything and we can see the spirit teaching her during lessons. It is really cool because sometimes I tell myself stop talking because I can see that the spirit is working and there needs to be silence. She then will start talking and she starts to learn things on her own, it is really really cool. The members are all floored by her. One member said “It feels like she is already a member.” It is such a wonderful experience to teach someone so prepared. I feel no stress about preparing lessons or answering her questions because she is so receptive to the spirit. I feel like we are doing nothing at all and it is all her and the Lord. The Book of Mormon is playing a huge role as well. She knows the Bible inside and out and has a profound love for the Bible. She tells us that as she reads the Book of Mormon, she feels the same spirit she feels as she reads the Bible. She finds the answers to her questions as she reads. She will often say things like “I have always felt that this principle was true, I just somehow knew it.” As we teach her the restored Gospel we can see that it has a familiar tune to her. Her “amnesia” if you will, seems to be fading away. Needless to say, each day is a miracle with her.

We are having great progress with our other amis as well.
We are teaching a man who does not have a Christian background at all.
He says he is feeling a lot happier since he has started learning and living the principles. We have noticed a change in him as well.

This week we had 4 amis at church and It just made me feel so happy to see our amis there.

Contacting is super super fun with Elder Johnson.
We walk around with the biggest smiles on our faces and we give compliments to everyone. It is super super fun to see almost everyone walk away from speaking with us, with a smile on their face, whether they were interested or not. It is probably because my companion is a stud and has the most dazzling smile you have ever seen.

Cool news.
Elder Johnson’s sister is serving her mission in the……………………………..
Vancouver Canada Mission.
A.K.A His sister is serving chez-nous (in our home mission)
We joke about her being called to serve in our ward and that would be too cool.

Well you would have to be the coolest family ever.
I love you

Elder Ioannidis

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By Robert Suranyi