Sunday, 13 February 2011

remember france

Dear family,

As we all know, I am in my last month of being a missionary. Last transfer, a dear friend of mine who went home was in her interview with president and asked what she should be doing with her last transfer. His answer was, "you do what you need so to remember France." I really liked that. We were making transfer goals, one of mine was "remember France." That doesn't mean that I am going to go around and be touristy and stop doing missionary work; quite on the contrary. I will be going to different places in my area that I have never been to and p-days are going to be packed full of different activities. I just love this country so much more that I think I would if I had just come to visit. It is that I have lived here and gotten to know that people and talked with them and worked with them and shared this glorious gospel with them. I truly, love france. I am so excited that I have 6 more weeks here to do this work and do what I need to to remember France.

Last Monday we went to a missionary gathering at the Eiffel tower and drank champomey [like martinelli's, except a million times better]. It was fun spending the afternoon with all these missionaries that I have come to serve with and appreciate. Soeur Turney and I also took some sweet Eiffel tower photos:) I also found a schnazzy black coat on soldes, now I just need a sassy French dress :)

Soeur Turney packed and our goodbye was tough, but we both know that this is how it is supposed to go. My new companion, Soeur Edgerly is from Maryland and actually replaced me in Valenciennces. Fun to reminisce. She was also trained by Soeur Kohler, so she pretty much knows everything there is to know about missionary work. We went to the visitor's center and English class and have since been doing transfer planning and getting things set up for our transfer.

Saturday we went to this party for the Chinese new year in Paris with Yue and Sufang. both were super excited to go and to see other Chinese people. It was great. Of course the food was awesome. I was told that sisters can go on as many missions as they want. If China opens within the next 3 years, I might be tempted to re-submit papers so that I could go there. It was a great night and I was so glad that Yue and Sufang had a good time hanging out with the Chinese members :)

I hope you all have a great week! Next week's email will be long because we have TONS going on this week!

love you all!


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