Saturday, 17 April 2010

April 5, 2010 Happy Easter

Dear Family!

Hh man! CONFERENCE WAS GREAT! the English room was rockin' all the elders brought candy and drinks and we arranged a little lunch party between Saturday night and Sunday morning. I made a pizookie that was amazing and gone pretty quickly. It is hard to pick a favorite. When Elder Holland went up, the elder next to me said, "now he's going to yell at us." then when I realized his subject was pornography, I said "yep, he is going to yell at you."

The family was hit so hard this conference! It was so good though, having Belinda and Kai there listening to those talks! Elder Packer's talk was so good for him since he will soon be a priesthood holder.

President Monson's beginning was so funny. The English/missionary room was CRACKING up. I let Belinda and Kai borrow the Thomas S. Monson movie and they really liked watching it before conference.

Kai is solid, they came to 2 sessions and he went to priesthood session and took notes! It was so good.

We do a lot of finding, find people, and then they aren't interested. I don't have a ton to update you on. we had a good rendez-vous with a girl who seems pretty interested, but she said she's busy until May. We also met another girl, Kelly, who is good. We met with her and she was supposed to come to conference, but ended up going away for the weekend. She is agnostic, she believes a lot in energies and feng-shui [that decorating thing]. I pointed out the Spirit in the rendez-vous and she said that she liked it.

Soeur Kohler received a great gift this week. A woman, probably late 40's that comes to English class. she is from Vietnam and is always blinged out, but it's the cheap stuff. We didn't go to English class because we had a rendez-vous, but the elders did. We got a call and one of the elders was crying from laughing so hard. Turns out, this woman, had brought Soeur Kohler some lacey light blue lingerie and it is just ridiculous. I can't wait to see it.

A lot of times we meet people who don't speak English or French. I was hoping that you could get everyone we know that know another language to write
1. who I am as a missionary and
2. their testimony and send them to me? that would be great!

love you all!
Happy Easter!

March 29, 2010

Dear Family,

Another week came and flew by. I don't know if anyone besides me noticed, but I hit my 7 month mark! Holla!

Remember that one time when matt came home from his mission and in the car coming home from the airport he said, "do we have milk in the house?" I am starting to have the same sentiments...even though I am in a first world country, the milk here is terrible.

So, pretty said, Siva and Talei have decided to only speak with the tj's. It was a pretty tough hit, just feeling like everyone I have become emotionally invested in decides to use their agency in a not so good way...part of this mission I guess.

On the flipside, Kai is still doing great, his baptism is still going to happen on the 24th.

Probably the saddest experience contacting was this week. We went over to this garden park and there was a family with a little girl who was 16 months. When wee saw her, we could tell she had health problems, her face was a little mis-shaped and she had a tube coming out of her ear. I asked them what the significance of the family was for them. The dad said, “no we're atheists.” I said, “so atheists don't believe in the family?” He said, “I know where you are going, we're atheists and not interested.” The little girl was walking and as we walked away she ran after us and when her parents went to stop her she had the SADDEST look on her face.

We had exchanges this week and Soeur Christensen came up here. She is way cool, we had fun and it was good to be reunited with a Parisian. It is hard because in the apartment I don't know the sisters or elders that they talk about and they don't know who I am talking about, so it was nice to have someone. I hope a Parisian gets sent up here next transfer, which is the 14th. Transfer 5!!!

I am gaining 2 reputations here; one as a dynamite cook and the other as a killer at soccer. Both are being exaggerated. I made a cake for district lunch that Soeur Roberts gave me the recipe to and cookies for our activity today, another Soeur Roberts recipe. The soccer one is from this last samedi sports .A kid was coming towards me and he thought he could just plow through me. he came straight at me, so I turned to my side and he didn't know how to take the hit so he ended up rolling. By the time we left soccer I had "demolished" 2 missionaries. Oh how this is getting exaggerated.

Today we went to Vimy, a monument for WW1 for the French, English and Canadians. It was pretty cool.

Hope all is going well! love and miss you all!
Love camille