[E-mail dated August 11, 2014.}
Bonjour tout le monde!
This last week was a little rough for us here in Montpellier.
It started out awesome! We had a picnic on pday with all the missionaries and played frisbee and football and enjoyed the nice weather. We also had a great district meeting on Thursday where we talked a lot about working with members to strengthen their faith and trust and eventually teach their friends.(I made the oven fried chicken for lunch… super good!)
We had two exchanges this week. On Monday night, the sisters from Cannes came here to Montpellier. I got to do an exchange with Soeur Hutchins! Ha! It was super fun! Then, on Thursday night, we took a train to Toulouse to work with the sisters in the Concorde ward which was also really fun!
Then, when we got back from Toulouse, we got some sad news that the old bishop of the Montpellier ward, who is also the first counselor in the mission presidency, fell, went into a coma, and passed away on Saturday night. This was a huge shock to the ward, as he was really young and had no health problems. We’ve all been praying a lot for his wife and children. Luckily for us, as members of the church, we know that this life isn’t the end, and through the gospel of Jesus Christ, families can be forever.
We are pretty happy that two of the less active members we’ve been working with are officially in reactiviation! They are two sisters from Peru, Edith and Roxana. We’ve been working with them a lot this transfer, and both have started coming back to church! Yesterday was the fourth Sunday in a row that they’ve both been there! We are so happy for them!
This coming week is the last week of the transfer! I can’t believe it. This transfer was so crazy that it seems to have gone by in approximately 6 seconds. We still have two exchanges left to do: one with Nice and one with Peripignan. Luckily, we are staying in Montpellier the whole week. We will receive transfer calls and Soeur O’Connor will be leaving the mission! It’s so sad!
To make up for the sadness, we are having a big BBQ (french style heh) at Fanny’s house with all the missionaries and our favorite members and investigators! I am making a Texas sheet cake today for it! We are pretty excited about it!
Sorry for this short and lame email, but I love and miss you all!