This week was so wonderful, I love being a missionary so so much. It's the greatest thing in the entire world. Nothing super crazy to report, but I will give you some updates...
We have been teaching this guy named Jeremy, he's really cool. He is dating a member from Perpignan and is set on becoming a member himself. Though he doesn't have much of a religious background, Matilde (his girlfriend) has told him basically everything about the church. While his whole objective behind meeting with us originally was for her, it's incredible to see his intentions slowly turn more towards himself and his personal relationship with God. We're excited because Matilde will be coming into town this week and will be helping us with some lessons.
Cool miracle-- We started teaching a Bulgarian family this week and got to use it as an excuse to have a less-active Bulgarian member help us teach. Even though they ended up being slightly crazy Bulgarian gypsies who had met with TJ's (Jehovah's Witnesses) and weren't interested in our message, it was a good experience for the member.
It's really great right now because we have lots of people to teach, we found another guy this week who we saw nearly every day and who came to conference. Everything is going well, we're working hard and we are happy. I was super excited about conference, of course, and was so inspired by all of my favorites. Loud messages (keeping in mind that I haven't seen the whole thing)-- Be covenant-keeping/covenant-loving, use times of trial to show and fortify faith, be a true disciple of Christ--not separating your worldly and spiritual lives, and to love, listen to, and be patient with others. I love general conference and have some newly-vamped goals for the upcoming transfer (pray that Soeur Stevens and I get to stay in Talence).
Happy Birthday Mom! Isn't it so perfect that your birthday is smack dab in the middle of the month when all the flowers bloom? I'm taking pictures of the ones in France for you. You are the greatest and such an inspiration to me. You're always so thoughtful, your letters make me laugh and they strengthen my testimony. Cheesy, but it will be better in the letter I'm sending. Love you!
Je vous aime,
Soeur Alisa Hulme