CHALON SUR SAONE

Did the subject line give it away?

Yep. I’m back in Chalon.

President called me on Friday and said, “Soeur Jones, you’re going home!” I said, “Oh no President, you’re mistaken, I still have one more transfer left!” He said, “Yeah I know, and you’re going home. You’re going back to your people! You’re going back to Chalon!” And then I screamed. A lot. With joy.

So here I am! Back in Chalon! And I am thrilled out of my mind! Not many missionaries get to spend their last transfer in their favorite ville of their whole mission! From what I’ve heard the branch is pretty excited I’m coming back too (especially Laurent). So it should be a happy homecoming!:)

My new companion is Soeur Andreasen. She’s in her second transfer, so I’ll be finishing training her! We actually just figured out on the train ride here that she was in my freshman ward at BYU! How weird is that? The world is small.

Here’s another small world moment I had this week: Soeur Frandsen and I went to a family in our ward’s home for dinner. As we were walking toward the table, I saw a wedding announcement on their table. It was my cousin Steven’s wedding announcement. I said, “Wait wait wait, how do you know these people?” They said, “Oh Aryan is the daughter of one of my husband’s mission companions!” I said, “Hey! That’s my cousin!” How crazy is that? So… the Cuche family says hi to Steven and Aryan! haha.

We had a great last week in Lyon. Our investigator, Dan, received an answer to his prayers! He says he knows that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet! He wants to be baptized next month! He was very sad that I wouldn’t be able to attend, but we were SO happy for him and his decision!

On Saturday, we had another mission wide baptism. We had 20 baptisms in the France Lyon mission! We had four in Lyon, and were able to attend the group baptism! It was so great!

We spent Sunday eating. And eating. And eating. The last Sundays are always like that. We had lunch at Joy and Yves’ house and dinner at the Pascaud’s. I thought I was going to explode.

Well folks. This is it. Transfer 12. I am so excited to be back in Chalon for it! I have a feeling that we are going to see crazy miracles this transfer!
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I ate these snails last week. Yep. I’m a real frenchy.

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​Look who I found! ERNEST! Remember ernest? I taught him when I was brand new in Lyon?  And he got baptized after I went to Chalon for the first time? (Wow. It’s starting to get confusing how many times I’ve served in all these places.) He’s doing great! And he was so happy to see me!
Have a great week everyone!
Avec amour,
Soeur Jones
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2 thoughts on “CHALON SUR SAONE

  1. Good Afternoon Soeur Jones,
    Brisk and rainy here in the Heber Valley…..love the autumn weather. Hard to believe that you have only 7 weeks left in this religious adventure. And, how nice that your mission president is allowing you to return to an area you love so much…..and that he has such a great sense of humor. We are looking forward to General Conference on the weekend. How fortunate we are to have a prophet and his apostles to act for Jesus Christ here on the earth. I know each one of them is pleased with your missionary effort. Much love and support, Aunt Rebecca and Uncle Chuck

  2. soeur jones. I am a return missionary from what used to be the France Marseille mission back in the 1990’s. I’ve been searching for a former investigator I’ve lost touch with and happened on your mission blog (if that’s what you call it these days). I just wanted to say that I think it’s awesome that you’ve taken the time to document your mission in such a great way. It sounds like you have really enjoyed your time in France and with the people. Best of luck on your return home.

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