September 13 (concluded) Barely got back in time to lead the first hymn of the 2 p.m. session. The choir wasn’t as good as at Angers. We’ll have to work harder on them, next time.
It’s a real shame that André missed the afternoon session:
President Desquines spoke, as well as his new counselors and their wives. Finally, we had the privilege of hearing a few words from
President Hinckley, which everybody found very moving.
Our return to Rennes was delayed until 10:30 by a baptismal service in Le Mans, where Elder Bennion baptized
Mme Levilain and her two daughters. Several members got sick in the bus on the way back, but not seriously. Everybody’s happy, I believe, to have  gone to the conference.
André isn’t making progress, and I don’t know how we’re going to snag him. He’s strongly attached to his Catholic theater troupe, and I fear that their materialistic attitudes are poisoning him against a serious study of the Gospel. We haven’t yet managed to get him to read the Book of Mormon. We’ll get there, though. At least we haven’t given up.