There are these amazing kids here from Albania (ages 15-18) and I LOVE THEM SO MUCH IT'S UNREAL. They just eminate light and love. 3 of them are members (converted in Albania) and the 4th is being taught the lessons from the elders right now! We had a picnic with them this week and just laughed and laughed and talked about God. Their faith BLOWS MY MIND. Just simple powerful "of course God loves me and hears my prayers" FAITH! We also started a French class for them at the church every Wednesday and Saturday. They only speak Albanian and a little English, so it has been an adventure! They really love the missionaries, which just shows what awesome missionaries were serving in Albania a few years ago. Never doubt the affect you are making on others.
We began to walk to the bus stop and tears began to come. It was raining, so you couldn't even tell. We were overwhelmed with the feeling of being verbally abused for so long in a manner that made it impossible for us to testify and bring the spirit. Soeur Rhondeau turned to me and said "I wonder if that man thinks we are doubting ourselves now. Maybe he thinks we think we don't know anything about anything. BUT HE IS DEAD WRONG. I have never known more perfectly that this church IS true." And I agree.
Uncle Lan: I have received 2 letters from you since I've been here. I don't know if you sent any to 8 rue gilbert, but if you did... that address doesn't exist so it might have been lost. But thank you so much for your letters!! They really motivate me! I plan to send you something today!