Year Mark exchange photo with Elder Burton in a field of flowers :)
haha also on our exchange I wore the tie that he gave me and he wore
the tie that I gave him clear back in Nice!
Hello everyone! This week was another great week here in Geneva! Here is the week!
Monday: Zone P day! We had all 26 of our zone members here in Geneva and we all met at the church and had a big lunch together. Then from the church we went to a nearby field and played soccer and football! Haha honestly it was really fun. It was good to have everyone in our zone and to pass a few hours together! After p day we went to the Barray's house for a family home evening! Tuesday: Exchange! We did an exchange with Annemasse and I was with Elder Woodward from Washington! He's a stud and I enjoyed being with him. We ate lunch at the Peronnet's house and then from there we had a RDV with Mandy and Atoussa and we went back over the restoration with them! They are doing so well and have just been killing it since their baptisms! We then passed Ali and went over Step 1 of the 12 steps to addiction recovery with him! He asked for a blessing and told us he would stop. After the RDV we asked if he had any alcohol left and he said yes and went to the fridge and dumped it down the drain...good stuff :) We then went and taught Anthony about faith and repentance! We used Sister Brown's idea of repentance with Anthony and had him hold a ball and act like it was a sin. After he completed each step of repentance he got to lift one finger off of the ball until he finished the final step and the ball fell aka he no longer had the sin! Then later that night the Austin couple invited us over to eat dinner and it was super good! The Austin's are amazing people and I'm so grateful for them! Also, got a call from Natasha (Rishon's mom) and she told us that she didn't want Rishon to get baptized on Saturday, but we had a RDV with them on Wednesday to talk about it... Wednesday: So we showed up at Rishon's house and basically his mom didn't feel like he was ready to be baptized and so she didn't want him to. Natasha was supposed to be baptized with him but she has to take care of a few things before! So, they still want to meet and everything but they just aren't ready for baptism yet! But they're incredible and will be ready sometime :) haha so then we had a RDV with a guy named Frank who was contacted about a month ago. We gave him a tour of the chapel and he was super tired and basically falling asleep haha, so we just told him we would talk to him soon! We also did transfer recommendations for the zone for this upcoming transfer which took up a chunk of the day considering the fact we have 26 members! Thursday: Exchange! I was with Elder Burton in Annecy. I love Elder Burton so much and look up to him a lot. He was my ZL in Nice when I first got in the mission and we were in the same apartment for 4 months and so we really got close! We haven't really seen each other for the last 7 months but now that we are in the same zone I was able to go on an exchange with him! He's seriously one of my heroes out here. So, we started off by passing a less active in their Ward who was obsessed with cats haha it was a crazy RDV. Then we went and did a few pass backs for the Ward because we brought the car to Annecy. Then we went and passed a part member family and shared Ether 12:27 and talked about baptism as well. The husband isn't a member but one day :) While we were contacting, we saw some guy playing basketball at a park and so we went and shot with him a little bit and about 20 minutes later we had taught him the restoration and he had a Book of Mormon. It was so good to be able to be with Elder Burton again and we took the coolest exchange pic that I will send haha. Friday: Zone finding day! So Elder Burton and I woke up and drove to Geneva where our whole zone was and we had a big zone finding day! We put all the elders plaques in one bowl and all the sisters in another bowl and we drew 2 out at a time to see who would go with who. I was with Elder Price which was awesome. So basically we had a few places mapped out in Geneva and we just went and found! First was Place de Neuve where we had to get 7 convos, then Plan Palais where we needed a lesson and 2 brochures given out, and then next was contacting by Lake Geneva where you had to give out 15 cards. It was super fun and honestly I love finding and talking to people. We all finished at jet d'eau (the big water fountain in lake Geneva) and took a zone photo! It was awesome and there were some cool things that happened. From there, we had a meeting with our Ward mission leader Fidalgo! Haha he is seriously so cool. Saturday: Haha our whole morning was crazy as we were running a few errands. But, we had our samedi sportif and played soccer at a field by the church. The kids here are super good and it was pouring rain so it was pretty fun. We also went and passed a media referral named Monsieur Lebalia and he was super cool! (We actually have a RDV scheduled with him tonight). Sunday: Fast Sunday! It was so great. Atoussa got up at her first fast Sunday as a member and bore her testimony and it was unreal. She talked about how if she had a 10 francs bill that was old and beaten, that we would all still want it because it is still worth 10 francs. She then compared it to her and how even when she is beaten and life is hard, that she still has our Savior to help. She talked about how much she has changed since her baptism and bore testimony of Jesus Christ. Super touching. Oh ya also there was a crazy thing that happened but I'll keep it out of the email haha. We planned a little bit for the upcoming week and then we had a few errands to run. Then we ate at the Cornetta home and it was super good! Then we did zone numbers. Voilà la semaine!
Also we get our transfer calls this week so we will see what happens! Haha honestly I've never been nervous before getting transfer calls but I can already tell I'll be dying Friday morning ;)
John 14:21 I love how in this scripture Christ explains that in keeping his commandments, we show Him that we love him. It made me reflect on my life and other ways that I show Christ that I love Him. I invite each of you to take a minute and think about what you do to show Christ you love Him and I promise that more ways will come to your mind and he will fill your life with his love as he promises.
Thank you for the support and have a great week!!
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Zone P day
Zone finding day!
Exchange photo with elder Woodward ft. Austin Couple
Pictures of today's p day from the United Nations here in Geneva! Super cool.
Photo of the French countryside on my exchange in Annecy