Paper Chains

So, the day is finally here. We’ve been counting down on our paper chain the days until we finally get to go to ARCACHON! AND IT’S TODAY!!! We will be taking a train at 12 with all the other Bordelais missionaries. We’re SUPER excited! We’re going to spend like, an hour in the little centre ville and then head up to the dunes for a couple hours, then we’re going to have dinner and family home evening with an American couple that live in Arcachon! Sounds like the best day ever right? I’ll let you all know how it goes next week! 

This week was REALLY great! 
On Monday, we braved a FRENCH hair salon. Soeur M and I both needed haircuts really bad, so we finally just did it. And, it wasn’t as scary as I thought! So, I had them chop off about 3 and a half inches. I was tired of all that extra hair. 
Then, we walked along the famous shopping street, Saint Catherine, looking in all the little shops. We came across a macaron bakery where they were having a special. Of course, we couldn’t pass that one by, so we bought a few: 
New short hair + macarons:)
On Wednesday, we had a GREAT lesson with our ami, Raphael. He agreed to be baptized on the 12th of April! We are SO excited and we’ll be working with him a lot! 
On Thursday, we had zone training. It was a great meeting! The zone leaders announced that Président Roney had come up with a new way for us to contact. So, from now until Président tells us to stop, the missionaries of the France Lyon mission will be questionnaire-ing. We all received pre-typed questionnaires we’ll be using in all street contacting. The questions include: 1. Do you feel that there are serious problems in the world today?
2. Do you think it would be good to receive the help of God today?
3. Do you think it would be good if God spoke to a prophet today as he has done in times past?
4. If God spoke to us today, would you want to know what he said? 
Then there are some others, but we’re just starting to experiment here with this way of contacting. Soeur M and I haven’t quite got our questionnaire-ing groove on, but we’ll be working a lot with it this week. 
So, Bordeaux is seriously the MOST beautiful place! Here is the riverside where we do a lot of our contacting: 
It’s more pretty in person. Promise. 
On Saturday, we had a ward game night that was really fun! The missionaries were in charge, so we planned out some group games, and then had lots of little games (Uno, werewolf, ect.) We played group pictionary races, and the game (my personal fave) where you put the oreo on your forehead and have to get it into your mouth without using your hands. I’m a pro at this now, as I’ve used this game at multiple ward activites and family home evenings:) 
Sunday was church, and Soeur M and I got to teach the young women, so that was really fun! 
Well, I love you all and miss you tons! I hope everyone had a great week! 
Enjoy your spring break:)
Avec amour, 
Soeur Jones

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