Bonjour Ma Famille,
I hope that you have all had an incredible week. I sure have.
Maybe I'll start by telling you a little about my new companion (all of the pictures you've seen are actually not with her...more legitimate companionship photos to come...). Soeur Patrick is great. She is from Florida, but kind of Canada because her dad is serving as the mission president there for the Montreal Quebec Mission. She's really happy, loves singing, and musical theater. Basically, she is Giselle from "Enchanted". Exactly like her. She really loves people and is a hard worker. We are having a good time together.
It's a really incredible time to be serving in Nice. Next week, Elder Andersen of the Twelve will be coming here for our zone conference. And, every missionary from our entire mission will be congregated here in Nice to see it (big deal, this never happens). There are lots of preparations to be made, but it's clear that our ville is about to explode with miracles after it is visited by an apostle of the Lord. We've been working a lot with members, less-actives, amis, and even people on the street to prepare them for this amazing experience.
As far as teaching goes, we are teaching this really amazing girl named Sabrine. She is 18 years old and the sisters found her about a transfer ago. Get this... Her mom is a less-active returned missionary who married a muslim. She was contacted by the missionaries and now is the coolest, most solid amie. She comes to institute all the time (even giving the spiritual thoughts), has had lots of spiritual experiences, and has a baptismal date set for later this transfer. There are obviously some hurdles that we are going to have to get over (but what else is new). In any case, she is super prepared for the gospel and bore powerful testimony of how her relationship with Christ has grown this last lesson. I'm excited to be working with her.
Our sector is needing a lot of building at the moment. It has been great, we hit the streets all week, talking to everyone in our path. It's so crazy, if I'm not talking to every person that I pass, I don't feel like a missionary. The Lord really has a way of inspiring us to find his children. We found some cool potentials and also saw many miracles-- lots of people who were taught in the past randomly called us asking to start meeting with us again. There tons of things already set up for this week.
I hope you all have a fantastic week! Good luck (Maddy with graduation, Mary with student government elections, and Liv with her performance)! You will all be great. Love you, talk to you soon!
Je vous aime,
Soeur Alisa Hulme