YES. I am still in Chalon! I will be receiving a new companion here! Her name is Soeur Howden and she’s from South Africa! Cool huh? I’m really happy to be staying in Chalon this transfer and getting to spend Christmas here! The people of Chalon-sur-Saone LOVE them some Christmas. They just finished installing speakers along all of the main roads, so there is Christmas music playing CONSTANTLY all throughout Chalon. It’s the best! Also, we were walking around last night and saw this giant group of people dressed like Santa dancing in the middle of the road. I love France.
So, Thursday, we had the music program in Dijon. It was really super great! There were four Elders, one singer, one pianist, and two violinists. They basically taught one of the missionary discussions in song. They did a really great job! Our investigator Laurent was able to come and he felt the spirit very strongly.
Elders Heck, Peilstick, Carre, and Leduc
Then all the missionaries sang a song. Child’s Prayer in French.
Saturday, we had two huge miracles! One: Laurent told us he is looking for another apartment (so he can move out of the one he lives in with his girlfriend). He told us he wants to get baptized in January, so he’s working hard to find a better job and a new apartment. Two: Charlene remade contact with us! Charlene is our investigator who had a baptismal date and then dropped off the face of the planet. She told us that she lost her phone in the South of France somewhere while she was on vacation, and she was just able to get a new one. She wants to start taking the lessons again! Miracles, miracles, miracles. It was a really good way for Soeur Christensen and I to end our transfer together. We worked hard for three months without a ton of visible success, and now everything is falling into place because we never stopped. Heavenly Father is the greatest.
I will miss Soeur Christensen, but I am excited for this new transfer! Alsoo, those lights behind us spell out chalon sur saone. I’ll try to get a better picture this week!
Yesterday, we had a baptism in the Chalon branch! The first baptism in this branch in a year! The other sisters’ investigator Yves got baptized in Dijon yesterday. The whole branch drove up after church and Yves was so happy and everyone was just thrilled out of their minds about it all.
This week wasn’t really that interesting, so sorry that this email is so boring. But really, after the story about getting slapped by an Asian, this email was going to be relatively boring anyways.
I love and miss you all!