Just 3 of the words that sum up this week. Probably one of the hardest and most joyful and fulfilling weeks thus far.
|Me and the newest member |
of the church, Cynthia.
+ photobombed by the stake president
Then, just as we were about to start our lesson, our District Leader, E. Lloyd and E. Utahia walked into the church and agreed to give the baptismal interview after the lesson. Cynthia soaked up the last lesson, told us she had just thrown away all of her tea, and wanted to be baptized on Friday. As in 1 1/2 days from then! Ah! She is just so great.
Well, the next day, we had service with Soeur LeConte, weekly planning, picked up the Soeurs from
|All of the Soeurs in the |
France Paris Mission from Kaysville. #DHP
Soeurs Sarah Facer, Rachel Hogan,
Kate Simpson, Amy Nielsen
|These are the goofballs |
I've had to serve with this transfer.
Saturday, after dropping the Lorient Soeurs off at Montparnasse, we headed to St. Merri, the main Paris church for a mini MTC the YSA of Belgium, France, and Switzerland held for those preparing to go on missions. SUPER awesome experience. The spirit was definitely with me as I somehow was able to understand and teach francophones. It was an awesome experience and there
|rockin the super sis mish style. |
ugly skirts for dayz
This took up most of the day Saturday, and included Répertoire (transfer assignments) during the lunch break of the mini-MTC. This was the first time it really impacted me. Soeur Stevens is leaving for Rennes and I am staying and getting Soeur Tane, a Tahitian. It was a really good thing I was at the mini MTC thing when I received the news, it helped me stay calm and focused on missionary work. It's going to be an adventure for sure.
Well, after a crazy few days and a hectic planning, or lack thereof for the baptism, Sunday came. What a beautiful day. It was a ton of work, and I am eternally grateful for E.Lloyd and E. Utahia for all of their help. There is no way we could have pulled it off without them calling the ward and coordinating the refreshments. The ward was awesome in helping out too. It was a bit rough in areas, but all in all, Cynthia was baptized. BAPTIZED! I have never felt so peaceful and calm and fulfilled as I did when she came out of the water having just started her first covenant and ordinance with our loving Heavenly Father.
|Another from the |
best day of my mission. :)
It's been a week of every emotion possible, but I would never give it up. I am so grateful for these first 2 transfers here in Nogent. The missionaries I have served with are the best and I love them all. I am so glad to know each one of them. I love Nogent and look forward to serving here with Soeur Tane. Get ready, Tahiti is coming.
I love you all. Keep the faith. Be good. Do more. Look outward. Believe in, expect for, and look for miracles. They are always there. :)
Soeur Kate Simpson