Monday, January 5, 2015

Bonne Année 2015

Once again, I don't have much time. But New Years was amazing. What a good week.

We had a dinner with the Bishop, his wife, the 1st counsellor, his wife, and his wife's mom. We ate Tartiflette, pretty much my favorite, and it was just great. I love these people. It was funny to see them in their homes being more friend-like than Church business like. Good people.

Sœur Stevens and I tried out a new contacting "game". We get on the RER and only have 2 stops before we have to change cars and start again, so we have to contact right off the bat. It also provides for a nice excuse if the contact goes bad or it's a car full of men... It is really fun and we meet all sorts of people. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while, something new, and fun.

We had an awesome district meeting in Paris. Elder Lloyd had us go out into the Streets, after he told us there was a less active member from each of our wards that we have to find and contact, and so we had to contact within 15 minutes to find them. It was stressful, and we didn't really get it... but when we came back, the lesson was awesome. We need to go about contacting with the view that each person could be a member in the future. Cool lesson.

New Year's Eve was awesome. We finally got let into a member referral's house, Miriam, and she had us sing to her again and ended up teaching about the Restoration, Tithing, and the Priesthood. Super awesome. Then we spent the eve walking along the Champs-Elysees all the way to the Arc de Triomphe. Kind of magical.

New Year's day, we woke up, made new year's résolutions, and headed into Paris. We walked along the Seine, starting up by Notre Dame, passed the Louvre, and ended up by Musee D'Orsay which happened to be open (not open on pdays) and it was FREE! So we spent the next 4 hours in the museum with some of greatest masterpieces of art in the world. We ate at Le Fregate, a restaurant on the Left bank of the Seine. We kind of had a "when in Paris" night and had an awesome meal. Hermana Simpson says the DC North VC mission is the Princess mission, well, I thought that this day was pretty royal. It was amazing.

We were visited by Elder and Sister Anderson, the YSA directors of Europe, and Elder and Sister Maynard, a senior couple in our mission, at our apartment to repair our wall that is falling apart. It was an honor and such a blessing that our apartment was clean. It was a cool opportunity to meet and talk with the Andersons.

This week was good. The work is wonderful and I love being a missionary! Have such a great week. Happy 2015. Let this year be a year of miracles! Love you all!

Sœur Simpson!

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