To Nice!

E-mail dated June 7th.

Bonjour tout le monde! I am emailing today, because on Monday we will be on a 13 hour bus ride to NICE! AHH!!! 

I am so excited to go, but so not looking forward to the 13 hour bus ride there and the 13 hour bus ride back… yuck. 
 
Anyways, I don’t have a TON to report from this week. We’ve mostly just been preparing to go. We had a zone training meeting yesterday that was entirely focused on physically, mentally, and spiritually preparing ourselves for the conference. President Roney promises us that if we prepare adequately, this conference will not just be a cool experience where we saw an apostle, but he says that it will be a LIFE CHANGING experience, that it will assuredly change the way we approach missionary work and the way we are after our missions also. Pretty cool promise n’est-ce pas? 
 
This weekend is totally crazy town because tonight we have a ward activity, a talent show! Soeur Cherry and I are singing “Va Ne Crains Pas” (Be Still My Soul) with two of the Elders in our ward, a capella in four part harmony. So that’ll be exciting! 
 
Tomorrow, we have stake conference. Elder Andersen and President Uchtdorf are currently in Switzerland and we will be having their conference translated into French and broadcasted out to our building for stake conference. Whoo hoo! Then, we have to get ready to leave. We have to pack and make food and all that crazy stuff, then we will be sleeping in the Talence sister’s apartment with 12 sisters… I will most assuredly be sleeping in the bathtub. 
 
We leave at 7:30 on Monday morning for Nice. Tuesday is the conference, then we start to drive home, stopping in Montpellier for the night, and then arriving back to Bordeaux on Wednesday night. It’s going to be crazy!!!
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That’s why I bought this much candy to help me get through…
 
WISH US LUCK!
 
Here’s one more random picture to finish off the email: I finally got around to taking a picture of the art piece that they call the “monumental work of Bordeaux”: 
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It’s a weird giant head that is flat, but looks 3D from all directions. Weird huh?
 
Well, I hope everyone has a great week! I’ll be back next Monday to report on the Nice trip! 
 
Avec amour,
 
Soeur Jones 
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