Monday, August 31, 2015

Vignt Ans. 31 août 2015

Vignt Ans. 

I am twenty years old today. It is unfathomable. Without fathom.
Thus far, it's been an incredible birthday in my most favorite city in the world, in which I get to stay for another 6 weeks. I 
Exchange with Soeur Kitchen
Nancy, France
get the privilege of serving 6 months in Paris proper, best birthday present ever. 

It has been a fantastic week; a splendid way to wrap up another wonderful transfer. We met some awesome people, Has an exchange in Nancy, and 
Macaroons at the gare 
switching over after the exchange. 

finished the week off with a musical, fireside and a baptism the day after. SUCH a good end of a transfer. President and Sœur Babin talked at the fireside, which is always such a blessing to hear from them. The whole soirée was about the Book of Mormon and the Restoration. All of the missionaries, wards, and branches in Ile de France (Paris region) were invited. Super cool. 

We had to say goodbye to Anne after church on Sunday. She's off to Belgium. 
Anne before heading up to Belgium
She gave me an adorable 
tin of chocolates for my birthday! 
St. Merri, Paris
She is such a sweetheart and such an example of conversion and service. She serves everyone around her, it's a part of her nature. SO nice. The missionaries in Belgium are lucky to teach her now. She will be getting baptized in November! 

The baptism was of one of Elder Ricks and Elder Wheatly's Amis, Alassane, and it was such a beautiful service. My heart has been filled with such charity and compassion for this man, and has given me such a new perspective. He is actually homeless because his papers were stolen and cannot work. He fled from 
Priscillia is doing awesome. 
Getting into Personal Progress 
like a champ. 
Such an inspiring young woman.
Burkina Faso and is just trying to make things work. He does all he can to come to church, and has given all for this gospel. I had such a confirmation of the truthfulness of the gospel as I sat and sang "I know that my Redeemer lives!" As we waited for them to change after the ordinance of baptism. He walked in, all clean, pure, and filled with the light of Christ. This is what it's all about. Giving our all to follow the Savior, Jesus Christ. I hope to have the faith and determination as Alassane. 

I am excited to stay in Paris for a 4th and with Sœur Tippett for a 3rd. We hope maybe this time around, we will be able to stay more on top of things and get it right. Hahaha we are excited for a whole new series of mission council, conference calls, exchanges, zone conferences, and of course, finding and teaching the children of God around us. Here's to transfer 8! 

Love you,

Sœur Kate Simpson

Sunday Dinner at 
Bishop Hall's home. 
Crazy awesome giant family night
 with a bunch of families 
that just moved in. 
Super international night. 
Tahiti, Algeria, Chile, 
Madagascar, and America ❤️ 
Christian Garcia's cute mom 
and sisters at the visitors center 
next to our church! Fun surprise.

He made some incredible 
hot chocolate for us, 
so we took a selfie.
Rue de Rivoli

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