elder egbert versus the temple

Wowowow what an amazing week.

We had many ups and downs. Arguably one of the craziest weeks of my whole mission. Not because a lot happened (even though a lot happened), but because the ups were way up, and the downs were… well, pretty down:). Needless to say, i grew a lot. And learned a lot.
But enough of all that negative stuff. Behold this beautiful list of ups that we had :
– we were in Caen from Monday to Tuesday. We totally went lazer tagging. So fun. Even though I never won haha.
– me and Walt went on exchanges. #oldestexchangeinthemissiom
– we saw tobi and toulou (our two Nigerians) and they’re both very on track to be baptized next month.
– Sarah came to church !!!
– leavitt had his first kebab 🥙
– we got to go to the newly finished PARIS FRANCE TEMPLE and it was probably one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen. The beauty of the interior was quite literally breathtaking… I have never seen such an incredible building. Please go look at the photos on LDS.org. You won’t regret it. I’ll attach photos of the gardens.
Anyway, that was definitely the highlight of the week. Other highlights include sacrament meeting yesterday. I don’t know if they didn’t get the memo for when it was or what… but our branches theme in sacrament was Easter. And it was one of the most powerful meetings i’ve ever attended during my mission. It really developed my testimony and appreciation of the savior. I love that one of his titles is the prince of peace. (Here’s a fun fact: did you know that the only other person referred to as “the prince of peace” in all of scripturedom was Melchizedek ? Neat right? Alma 13:18)
But on a different note, here is one of my favorite scriptures ever:
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Amen.
Find someway to come closer to the prince of peace this week.
Big hug gros bisous.
– Elder Egbert
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