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.
I ate these snails last week. Yep. I’m a real frenchy.