We started out with a super fun exchange with the sisters in Lyon! WOOHOO! Miracles happen on exchanges... seriously though, Soeur DO and I walked onto the bus of a man who had once been taught by missionaries, had a baptismal date, and then lost track of the missionaries. WHAT?! So incredible!! He was so cool. He basically threw his number at us. We did service for the coolest black sister in the world. I love doing service. I cleaned windows like they have never been cleaned before. We taught some cool lessons and helped the Lord's children strengthen their faith.
We had some CRAZY days where all of our plans fell through and we just had to find some miracles. We taught lots of lessons anyway :)
I woke up on Wednesday with a terribly sore throat... I still have the remnants of the cold... it has now moved to my nose and head... I BLAME THE WEATHER! It was freezing cold one day, then super hot the next day, then it was rainy. I am cold in the morning and then sweating the night. I seriously cannot explain how sick I was of being sick... then things got worse the next day.
So, Thursday morning I woke up with a rash on my legs, from my ankles to my knees, and my arms
So, we had a super sweet district meeting this week.... and I forgot to tell you all the cool celebrity in our mission. TJ Haws, BYU basketball star, is in our mission!! Not just in my mission, but in my district! He's so chill. Just wanted to rub it into everyone's faces that I have ins with the BYU basketball team... Its funny to think that he's a missionary right now, and in like 2 years I'll be cheering his name in the Marriot Center, hahaha.
So, the most wonderful part of the week was Friday night... AMANDINE GOT BAPTIZED!!!! It
I have never been more nervous for transfer calls in my life... I had to meditate in my bedroom during personal study because I thought my heart was going to jump out of my throat!! We had done Bible Prophecies the day before to predict our futures... I received Proverbs 5:4 (But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two edged sword.), 3 Nephi 17:8 (For I perceive that ye desire that I should show unto you what I have done unto your brethren at Jerusalem, for I see that your faith is sufficient that I should heal you.), and Doctrine and Covenants 75:11 (Praying always that they faint not; and inasmuch as they do this, I will be with them even unto the end.) Can I just say that as we read these out loud during District meeting the missionaries were YELLING!! Like, what?! The scriptures knew that I was dying this transfer! We were freaking out, haha. So my future didn't seem too bright... except that maybe I would be healed of my stress rash, hahaha. I was super excited when President told me I would be training again. It will help me feel young :)
I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord. I love my mission more than anything in the world! The France Lyon Mission is the greatest mission in the world. We see miracles. Angels are constantly around us. I know that the Lord is pushing us forward, supporting us in every way possible, moving my feet, filling my mouth with words, and placing elect in my path.
Stay strong. Keep the faith. Keep moving Forward. The Lord is there. He loves us. I love him. I love you. Have a wonderful week ^^
Avec tout mon amour,