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SOOOOOO WHO IS READY TO HEAR MY EPIC WEEK??.. Even if your not ...WELL IM GONNA TELL YOU ANYWAY!!!! HERE WE GOOOOO.... (And I'll try not to delete my emails this time!!) haha!! ...
The members here are awesome...I can't wait for you to meet some of them!! On Monday we did fhe with the muller family again and it was just perfection. I have a video to send you from their home. It's how French people peel apples. Hahaha!!!! Members make all the difference. When you go out with the missionaries you don't even realize what a blessing you are to them and their investigators so if you have any chance to do it, go. You will not regret (the missionaries can pay me later for that one...haha)
Tuesday we had the big zone conference with president and the assistants etc and yes as you may of guessed it was absolutely EPIC and yes you guessed again..I have a lot of notes that YES I am going to share with you...so who's ready for an overload of epic notes...thought soooooo..
- so president he spoke about how there are a lot of opposition right now. Because well as a mission we have really made families as the focus, for example when we go out contacting we are to first go and speak to the families. Which is different because the instinct is to go to the individual. But families are the goal right? We want them to be eternal. So Saran of course satan is not in agreeance, he wants nothing but that!!
So he actually spoke a lot about the absolutely hero, Moroni! And how he went and strengthened all the weak cities and made them so strong the lamanites couldn't even get an arrow in and not one of the nephites were lost!! And that it what we need to do, strengthen our weakenesses by using the many maaaany tools we have and turn them into strengths so when Satan comes and tries to attacks he hasn't got a chance!! LOVE IT!!!
- one thing president said; " testimonies are either fading or getting stronger, it is never stagnant!" Don't you love it... We need to be working on our testimonies constantly.
So a huge thing president announced in the conference was that starting next transfer Americans will be able to come to Suisse and serve in Switzerland!!!!! So that means us Europeans who are stuck in Suisse will be able to leave and venture into France!! Hahaha I MAY ACTUALLY SERVE IN FRANCE FRANCE!!!!! (Annemasse is pretty much Suisse...right on the border!!) so who knows. Little nervous though. Because now all is possible!!! Haha!! We will see!! He doesn't like the fact that the mission is kind of two missions...the Suisse missionaries and the French missionaries...and they are separate and we are one big family so he wants it to be ONE. So that's really cool!!
Another little surprise!! On May 15th d.todd christoffersen is COMING TO THE MISSION YAYYYYYYYYAAAAA!!!!! And hopefully we will all be able to go and see him. FINGERS CROSSED!! Sooooo excited!!!!!
-sister brown showed us a litt,e clip of the croods movie. Haha. It was brilliant. And it was weird how I've seen that film before, but watching the part of it this time, every single word they said we linked into the gospel etc. it was really funny! I think after the mission, all the movies I watch ...I'm just going to be linking the gospel in to it...hahah that's going to be fun!!
The stake president, president coppel even came and spoke to us too!! I love him, he is such a spiritual giant you don't even know!! He said "a sign that your faith is growing is that opposition is growing.." Opposition helps us grow, opposition helps us reach our potential. But remember God would never give us a trial that he knew we couldn't overcome!! :)
"We are all parts of this story. And we know the ending. It is our choice to make it a happy one.." I reallllly liked this. We are the masters of our destiny. We shape it through the choices we make every single day! And it's true, we know what the ending is, and it is done to us, our choice whether it is a happy ending or not!! :)
The assistants also spoke a lot on opposition and how we can react and overcome it. They said "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.." Preparation is everything. Everyday we have to be prepared to stand up for what we believe, to share what we believe, to live it. And if we are spiritually prepared, we have no need to fear, because we will know for surety that we are on the winning side and that we stand with our father in heaven!!
Sooo hoped you liked those little notes. I think a lot of my emails I send you all are just full of notes and quotes and studies. Haha hope you don't mind that!! Haha
SOOO on Wednesday we had our stl exchange in Lyon!! I was with sister Hurd (yes I will send you photos.) we'll well we'll let me tell you about this adventure of an exchange!! Haha it was hilarious!! Ok here we go..so they had a name of a less active woman that they needed to go and pass.but she lived far away. Well we took the bus and got off at the last stop. And we had maps in the iPad and it said a 40 minute walk. But it's ok we were going to contact along the way. So we started on our journey and it took us down a lane, and we literally walked for 2 hours straight on THE MUDDIEST road ever, and we found ourselves IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!!! Hahaha. It was soooo funny!! (I have pictures, and when you see them you will understand it more...) anyway we got to the little village and she wasn't there. We were able to speak with a few families in the village so that was really cool. And then we wanted to find a bus to get back. We were like "there is no way we can go back the way we came!!" Haha!! So we asked people for directions and we followed there directions and it led nowhere and then we well I stuck my hand out in the road to ask for directions. Hahaha. That's how desperate we ere. There were no houses around, no people just fields and cars...so what else could I do!! Haha! Well we followed more instructions and got even more lost. And it was getting dark and we were getting kind of scared. Well we ended up calling president and asking for special permission for the elders to come and find us and take us home!! Haha. He said yes, and then we called the elders and this is the little MIRACLE and remember we were in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE RIGHT NOW. Well turns out the elders were five minutes away from where we were!! Hahaha. And there you go...that was the exchange. It was a lot of fun, because we're talking and joking around but it was very tiring and interesting...haha!!
HEY RANDOM THOUGHT before I forgot...can you please send me the mission address for bens mission in Greece please. I want to send him a little surprise letter. THANK YOU!!!!
MIRACLE.. We were contacting on Friday and we found a lady and she said "I'm actually searching for the truth right now" and we fixed to see her!! HIW great is that...we were there FOR HER right at the right moment!! Love that.
We passed by an ami today and it was just for a short moment, as she had people over. But we told her we loved her and then went. Well later on that evening we received a call, just her to say "when I opened the door, there wasn't two missionaries standing there, there were two angels, I can't describe it, but you shone..." This was really special to hear. I don't know why, it made me smile!! (I guess the activity worked and I turned into an angel.....pahaha)
Lots of miracles this week , times of praying and following prompting a and finding people are prepared. I am in love with missionary work!!
We had a perfect evening yesterday, we ate with our neighbors!! The senior couple. He was an area seventy, spoke at general conference, he knows the prophet, he home taught Russell m nelson! Haha!! How cool is that!!
- if you can, get your hold of the ysa devotional from 2013 and read the talk "I will give myself to him" ESPECIALLY those preparing for the mission!!!
So this coming week we have district meeting, a ton of members eating with us and everything and then TRANSFER CALLSSSS!!!! I can't believe it already!! Pretty sure I am staying in Geneva, but who knows!!! Nervous and excited!! This has been an epic transfer!!!!
Well family, I love you more that words can describe!!! You are all my heroes for the 100th time!! Haha . Seriously though. Stay who you are. Be epic. And love life, because what isn't there to love!!!!!!
I LOVE YOUUUUUUUU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY...
SISTER FAGG XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
HEY AND HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FOR SUNDAY!!!!! IM ALL OF YOUR VALENTINE OK!!!!