Bonjour tout le monde!
This week was really great! We had lots of fun stuff happen!
On Monday night, we went out to Beaune to do a FHE for the members that live out there (it’s too far away to drive to the Chalon FHE every Monday). So, we gathered in our recent convert, Alain’s, apartment and sang and had a little lesson on obedience and for an activity, we made thank you cards for all the people that had borne their testimonies in sacrament meeting the day before. Plus, Alain made us his famous chocolate mousse. So it was good times all around.
On Wednesday, we spent lots of time at the church. We have this little old lady (a non-member) who comes every week and we help her do her geneaology on Family Search (’cause she doesn’t know how to use computers). We sit there and enter things into family search and do research on geneological websites for her. She never knows what’s going on though. She just sits there and randomly points at the screen and says, “1928. Yes. That’s my grandfather.” Even if it’s a totally random unrelated person. We’ve been working with her for a while, and we’ve been hitting a dead end the last couple of weeks. However, this week, we hit the jackpot! We found birth and baptismal records for an entire line of her family from Italy! Soeur Andreasen and I were so excited! We were freaking out and little ol’ Madame Fistarol was just like, “what?”
Then we taught english class. This is one of my favorite missionary activities. I LOVE teaching english class. It’s so much fun. This week was especially fun, because Soeur Andreasen and I taught our class, “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree.” And the hand motions. 🙂 It was so funny to watch them all, concentrating really hard to sing “Spreeng as brot me sutch a neece supreese” and do the hand motions at the same time. Then we talked about holidays and the difference between certain holidays in America and in France. At the end, one of the people asked, “Ees all you americans do ees eat?” And I said, “Oui.”
Thursday night, we had dinner at our ward mission leader/collector/building a museum in his backyard-er’s house. And it was good times. He’s building a museum in his backyard where the first exhibition will be about the Bourgonian vineyards.
So today, we are supposed to have a zone pday in Lyon. But, by the time that Satuday evening came, we still didn’t have any information about it other than our train tickets. So, I called the zone leaders and figured out that it was a giant unorganized mess and they didn’t know what to do. They had some activity ideas, but it was too late on Saturday for them to try to call everyone to bring treats and everything. So they were stressed. But since we live right next door to a Carrefour, I said, “We will take care of the snacks!” So we ran to the Carrefour and yesterday afternoon, I made 99 sugar cookies. And about 1 kilo of frosting.