elder egbert versus the “witness after the trial of faith”

Holy cow guys, look at how cool of a week we had:

The first couple days went super quick.  Wednesday we were able to go
into paris for zone conference and interviews with president.  Super
awesome opportunity to meet with everyone from our zone/see all my
friends lol.  President babin may quite possibly be one of the wisest
men i've ever met.  He's incredible, and our interview was so solid.
We talked about a lot that has been on my mind lately and he had a lot
of awesome thoughts to add to my own.

We were able to apply what we learned during our conference in our own
sector, and we worked our little tails off.  On friday we had an
exchange with the zls, they came all the way up to cherbourg (how
brave of them) and helped us out for a day.  One of the goals that we
fixed before we started was to talk to LITERALLY everyone that we saw.
And with 8 hours of straight street contacting in front of us, we got
down to it.
The next day, we had a finding day with the other members of our
district.  They came up as well and helped us find for a day.  And
then sunday, we also had a good chance to get out and find for a bit.

Overall, we were able to find 20 new investigators over the course of
3 consecutive days.  That may not seem very impressive to those of you
who have never served a mission haha, but just know that the 3 weeks
prior, we had found a total of 4 new investigators by doing street

The last few weeks have been pretty crazy for us here, but listen to
this scripture:
"I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for
and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye
receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."
I'll be the first to admit that i was "disputing" the last couple of
weeks.  I felt like i was working hard and we were seeing nothing...
and it was pretty discouraging.  But now i feel very confident in
testifying of the goodness of god.  And it's now apparent that he was
simply just trying our faith.  Of course, i also haven't worked that
hard in a really long time, than i did the last three days.  But that
doesn't take away from the awesomeness of the miracle week that we
had.  Gosh, god is great.  He truly is leading this work, and he knows
who he has prepared.  But in order to find them it takes A LOT of
prayer and A LOT of elbow grease.  J'en témoigne...

Hurrah for israel!

-Elder Egbert


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