Monday, April 20, 2015

Teaching to Recognize the Spirit

Hey everyone!

Elder Bigler at Le Mont Saint Michel
Gotta keep it super short this week, thanks to our trip to Le Mont Saint Michel, which took up most of the day. It was really beautiful, and just a marvel to get close to. The view from the outside of it is the best. As you look up at this big island/castle, it's hard to believe it's real. But it is! It kind of blew the Vianden castle out of the water... Anyway, I hope the pictures show a little bit of the beauty of it all. (More Photos Below.)

This week for us wasn't anything super special, but not bad either. Just good, I would say. :) Nothing nearly as busy as yours back home with all of the crazy comings and goings of the Bigler family. But it was still good. We had a lot of the good things that we had planned fall through, unfortunately, but we were able to have a few good lessons throughout anyway. One of the people that we met on the street last Sunday night, that I mentioned last week, named Marc, agreed to meet with us again at the church this Saturday. He's a really cool college guy, who actually lives in Saint-Malo, where we went a few weeks ago, and is just finishing up the semester here in Rennes, so we won't be able to see him again for a while. When we met with him, after giving a tour of the church, we sat down to talk about why we're here as missionaries, and what our message was. During our discussion, he said, "You know, I've crossed paths with religious people like you before, but I never agreed to meet with them. But the reason I decided to meet with you again was because when I was with you guys before I felt..." and he trailed off. For the first time in our conversation, he struggled for words, trying to describe the way he felt with us. As far as I could tell, he was trying to describe the Spirit. We kind of made eye contact as he was trying to find his words and we both just kind of knew that the other person understood. We went on to teach about the Spirit and the role it plays in giving us answers to our prayers. Like I said, we won't be able to meet with him for a while, but I know that understood how he can find his answer someday, when he's ready.

Next week, I'll be emailing on Tuesday because we have a big mission conference on Monday (iPads!). So, until then, have a great week everybody, and keep up the good work!

Elder Bigler

Frenchism: There's no "and sign" on French keyboards for some reason...

More Photos of Mont Saint Michel

Batman at Mont Saint Michel

View Looking Up to Mont Saint Michel

Cathedral at Mont Saint Michel

Interior of the Cathedral

With Adam in the Front You Can
See the Size of the Cathedral

Beautiful Architecture

Looking Down from Near the Top of
Mont Saint Michel

The Historic (Tourist) District

Fireplace Large Enough to Roast Missionaries

Batman - Always Vigilant

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