SO Yeah we should have a baptism of our ami this Saturday. I hope it all works out. You will find out next week. WOOOHOOO!
Any cd mum, you know me. I'll be singing along to any!! ERM would you be able to just squeeze some English sweets or something in. Hahaha...I'm so bad! I never change do I!! Ha!
I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU
OK.. Are you ready for one epic of a week....YES YOU ARE..HERE WE GO..
FIRST- on Monday we had a fhe with the cutest couple. She is actually from England and it was so lovely being with them and I will send you a photo - and I want you to guess who's idea the photo was!! Hahaha...
MIRACLE- so we found a less active number on our phone, and we had no idea who it was. So we called him and he was so friendly and said "you can pass by today, I have time" so we met with him in the park by his home. And he was very open with us and told us straight away why he was not coming to church. I LOVE THAT because now we know, we can work with it. And guess who walks into church yesterday..HIM!!! Woo miracles!!
He was lovely ...apart from he thought I was 14 years old...(some things never change do they!?)
MIRACLE- we were walking home and we saw a family in the park near our home and we felt we should speak with them before returning home. They spoke English, not French, and we had a great conversation, the father asked ALOT of questions. And was extremely interested. His son was on the swing and he turned to us and asked "do you want to visit us in our home?" Ermmmm...yes please, actually we do! Hahaha we will see them this week or next week, because this week we have soooo much going on!! It was a miracle. So grateful we were both guided to speak with them.
Little embarrassing moment with this family too...I said " your sons are soooo cute" and he says "they are my daughters!!" PAHAHAHAHA it was actually really embarrassing...BUT we had already got his number so we were safe!! Haha No seriously they were so lovely!
We visited a less active this week. Who is a single mother. And I was able to do a little bit of service. She was shouting at her child to do his homework...as she shouted, he would shout back etc. I just felt so uncomfortable. Even though I probably shouldn't of, I stepped in and tried to help her, I spoke with him and made him laugh, and made him see that he could do it really quickly, and I would be here to help him. And he clicked and we did it together. I could really see how grateful the mother was. I wasn't a big thing, but it felt great helping in a way. Also we asked who wants to say the opening prayer and the daughter volunteered but asked for help, so she copied every single word my companion said. We shared our message. And asked who would like to give the closing prayer. She volunteered again but this time asked if she could do it on her own. She did it all on her own, and he was the cutest experience. Her mum was crying. I don't know how often they pray together, but for that moment the spirit was in their home!
We had district meeting this week. Which is always awesome. Ether 2:22-23- the meeting was based on improving our planning in the mission. And they used the story of the brother of Jared. Which I love. He made a plan beforehand, he came up with the idea before presenting the stones to Heavenly Father, and because he had faith he KNEW that God would work with his plan. He was prepared. And it works the same with us and Heavenly Father, sometimes we have to do the preparation beforehand and present a plan, an idea to him, and have faith that he will work with it.
Do you remember lasts weeks miracle of the guy on the bus, who spoke English etc. well we saw him this week, and oh my goodness me, he is prepared. SO PREPARED. We taught the plan of salvation and he pretty much taught me the plan of salvation. He told us how he studied in Canada and met with the missionaries through his friends, then he moved to Norway for football and accidentally bumped into the missionaries there and got taught and then to Swiss and bumped into us. And now we are teaching him. How insane is that. I know he needs the gospel in his life and he knows it too. I can't wait to see him progress. He plays football for a living, and we had our missionary football thing on Saturday..and let's just say it was him versus everyone else. Haha. He loved it. And we are seeing him three times every week, to prepare him to be ready for baptism. I invited him to be Baptised but he said he isn't ready yet.
ANNE CHARLOTTES BAPTISM!!!!!!! Ahhhhh it was the most incredible day of my life. I have NEVER EVER EVER seen someone so happy in my life. She had a CONSTANT smile on her face. It was so lovely being a part of the service as well. It really made me think of my baptism and even though I don't remember everything, I remember how I felt and I remember all the smiles that were there. And I felt the same thing on Saturday with Anne Charlotte (I will send a photo) it was just so lovely. Her day had finally come and it was perfect. I absolutely love my mission, things like that, people like her. It changes you! I'm so grateful for this experience I am having here. I am so happy!!!!
We also had our interviews with president this week...OVER SKYPE..haha it was so weird to do it over Skype!!! It is only because because this week we have a big mission conference in Lyon because elder Adler is coming to speak to us. But oh how I love my mission president. President brown is incredible. He just makes you feel completely loved. And you see and feel how much he truly cares about you individually.
Sooooo now comes the bombardment of all my studies and quotes and lovely things I want to share with you this week! Sorry!!...
- so for the relief society lesson, it was on pride. And what a lesson! "To the proud the applause if the world rings in their ears, to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts.." I loved this quote from the lesson. It makes you ask yourself who's applause are you looking for? Which one is of importance to you?
- D&C 58:27- "anxiously engaged" I was studying this one day this week. And it really hit me how there is a humongous difference between being engaged and anxiously engaged. For example a mission. You can be engaged in a mission, being here doing the work. Or you can be ANXIOUSLY engaged and be here, because you want to, working like you've never worked before, having a great desire to serve with all your heart,might mind and strength! It makes the world of a difference.
- "daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort BUT will not take the place of living in the present, THIS is the day of OUR opportunity and we MUST grasp it."- president monson!
I love him. We are living in the present. Do not find yourselves living in the past or longing for something better in the future ahead. LIVE the best today. Happiness is a choice remember. If your sad, or annoyed at someone who anything like that, that's you choosing that. Not anyone else. Choose to be happy!!!!
Dad sent me an epic quote this week. And I studied the talk it came from and it is incredible. Another part of the talk says "if faith increases the perimeter if hope stretches correspondingly" LOVE THIS. We should always be striving and taking action in increasing our faith and our testimony. As that increases, like he says we will find more hope in this life. We gain a brighter hope and "hope helps us walk by faith, not by sight, this can actually be safer!" As we walk by faith, we will be walking on the straight and narrow path with a much clearer view.
My beautiful family and friends. I LOVE YOU. Ok I just love you so much.
I am so happy in my life right now. There is no place I need to be than here in Switzerland serving my Heavenly Father in place of my saviour. I knew I would not regret choosing to serve. It is the greatest blessing, it has changed my life. And I still have more to live, more to learn and much more change and improve. It's true the mission is the mtc for the rest of your life. I can see how that is true already. There are things I have learnt here, that I know will bless me and my family forever. And for that I am so grateful. I know the church is true. I know that Heavenly Father is guiding this work. We are his hands. And although you are not here serving with me on a mission, you can have the same effect serving there at home. I love my savior, Jesus Christ. I know he lives. I can answer to this hope that I have within me! I am so thankful for all your testimonies, helping me to reach where I am now. You have no idea. I love you so much.
I'm glad you have an epic week planned for this coming week! And yes mother I do too so it's ok! I can't wait to hear about it all!! So this week, we have an exchange with the stls. And the mission conference (I am sooo excited) and then hopefully our baptism on Saturday! Oh and a ward linger longer lunch too! Haha it's going to be a great week!!
Well I love you more and more each week. Your incredible.
Have another great week!!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY...
SISTER FAGG XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX