Amazing Members (Des Membres Génials)
We have visited three different wards now and have been greeted warmly by local members. They are amazing! They are friendly, diligent, and valiant. It is not easy to be a member of the church in France, but these saints are so full of faith and trust. Their sincere testimonies are powerful. Many of them are converts and so they are able to bear witness to the huge changes that the gospel has brought into their lives. They haven’t all grown up in the church so in a sense, they are Pioneers. They are not steeped in LDS culture but just step into the Red Sea and expect the waters to part. We admire them so much and are touched by their strength and desire to come unto Christ.
In French the word for sunflower is “tournesol” which literally means turn towards the sun. That is exactly what these good people are doing in the figurative sense. They are “turning towards The SON.”