Your week sounds sooooooooooooo AMAZING!! I absolutely love the youth conferences!! ALL OF THOSE MISSION CALLS!!! OH MY GOODNESS!! AFRICA for josh!! aaaahhhh that is soooo exciting. They are ALL going to be such amazing missionaries! Ah i cannot wait for them to get started!
OK OK MY WEEK HAS BEEN A GOOD ONE!!!!!!....HERE WE GOOOO....
So on MOnday evening we met with A (the man who actually called us saying he wanted to know more) It was such an amazing experience. The spirit was so strong! He started off asking why we have chosen to give up so much for the church, why are we serving missions?...so we bore our testimonies to him and during our testimonies he stop us and said ``i belive you`` he spoke for ages how he can feel something very special about us and what we were talking about. And he said he could see how much we really believe and how happy it makes us. He went away with a book of mormon that he said he was going to read. And he would call us. But the greatest thing was to hear him say that he believed our testimonies. He could see and feel how much we knew the church to be true, And im so greatful for the testimony i have. And for this ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE opportunity i have to share it.
SO TUESDAY. Soeur Francis woke up in the night with a really sharp pain in her back!! So we called the mission nurse and she was told to rest all day and lay on it falt to try and heal it. Because it even hurt when she stood up! SO all of tuesday i studied and found potentials in our area etc thankfully it was sunny so i got to sit on the balcony and study so i got some fresh air!! HAha SOO anayway! It got to around 7:00pm and the pain was getting worse! We called the nurse and she said we needed to go to A&E because she had been taking medication but nothing was working¨!!!
We got to A&E at 7:30pm Tuesday night and arrived back at our apartment 7:30am WEDNESDAY morning!!!!!!!! LONGEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE. BUT it was an adventure!! So sister FRancis she was in a lot of pain. and on alot of medication!! ! It was sad seeing her in pain though! But we got sent home wednesday morning. And she is now fine! WOO!! So Tuesday and wednesday were kind of difficult! But sister francis is such a hero. We were singing frozen songs and disney songs in the hospital while she was in agony! SO we made it through!!!!
we had a FHE with the Bishop and his family with our less active family. I LOVE the bishop and his family SO much!! Literally they have given up so much!! They are from Mexico and they married in switzerland because the wife was living here with her parents. But they have been wanting to go back to mexico with his family for around 10 years...its always been their goal. So last year they set a date to head back and were all getting ready. When he got the call to serve as the Bishop of the Lausanne ward. So they stayed and he has changed the ward into something beautiful!!! He is such a great leader!! He gave up what he has wanted for so long for the lord!!
OK MIRACLE TIME!! i think because tuesday and wednesday we were inside all day and couldnt do much missionary work heavenly father blessed us with maaaany miracles after!!!
SO on thursday we had a lesson schedules with one of our ami`s D ! And we had a member coming to teach with us aswell!! We called him and he cancelled last minute. Then we had planned as a back up to go and visit a less active called M! BUT we called her and she was not at home so we couldnt go to her. We didnt know what to do and we had a member with us!! So we decided we needed to go over to a bench and pray to know what we should do. AS WE ARE walking over to the bench. Our member (who is an amazing missionary) says `you know what, lets go this way, the lord can put anyone in our path, you never know`` so we headed down this street the opposite way. And we look ahead and we see a member from our church ( W) and he turns around and we catch his eye and wave.....and he HAS A FRIEND WITH HIM!!! We ask if they have a few minutes we could share a message with them and they Did. WE SAT ON THE CHURCH STAIRS AND SHARED A MESSAGE WITH THEM. THEN HERE IT COMES.....ok wait so first the whole time W is having to translate the message to his friend. BECAUSE his friend only speaks spainish...... SO we then find out his friend USED TO BE TAUGHT BY THE MISSIONARIES BECAUSE THEY SPOKE SPAINISH., but then they got transferred and he stopped!!!!! WE HAVE ELDERS WHO SPEAK SPAINISH NOW: So got his number and he said he would come to church and meet them. AND HE COME TO CHURCH!! MIRACLE!! the lord definately put them in our path! There was a reason why we had a cancellation and a reason why we walked down that street, because he needed us!!
ANOTHER MIRACLE: you are actually not going to believe this because its just blows my mind,. We have an aim last week to be as obedient as we could possibly be, on time to everything etc!! SO we have our DMP meeting thursday night (oh and i was on an exchange ) and we have to leave at 8:15pm to get home in good time. SO the latest you can be gome is 9:30pm!! THAT IS THE LATEST!!! OK SO from the chapel to our apartment it takes 45 minutes.....we left at 8:15pm.....we were on the metro when seour R realised she had forgotten her big bag at the chapel which had all of her and sister w's sleeping things in, books, clothes etc!! SO WE NEEDED IT. it was 8:50 when she realised. SO WE HAD TO GO BACK. we knew we were going to be late!! because we had to go back, and then start our 45 minute journey again,...THE WHOLE WAY i was praying `please slow down time PLEASE slow down time....(x10000) ....WE GOT HOME AT 9:32pm!!!! Do not even ask me how we did it. Because i l iterally do NOT KNOW!!!! It was impossible!!! But heavenly father knew we wanted to be obedient missionaries so im pretty he just casually slow down time for us. EPIC RIGHT!?
ANOTHER MIRACLE! While one of our ami`s was singing to us (her name is b.. and she is african and she has an incredible voice) i saw a man sitting on the bench next to us listening to us teach her and he seems interested so i spoke to him and we started speaking and i went on to find out he had just moved here from Italy and he was being taught by the missionaries in Italy. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!! I know with all my heart heavenly father is preparing people for us every single day. That was no coincidence he was sitting on that bench at the same time we had arranged to teach our ami!!! The lord can do anything i know that!!!
ANOTHER MIRACLE we met our Ami, D on saturday and arranged to teach him at the chapel with a member! And he turns up and he has brought a friend with him. His friend was BAPTISED IN 2011. AND THEN BECAUSE OF SOME CIRCUMSTANCES HAD TO LEAVE LAUSANNE SO STOP ATTENDING CHURCH ETC!!!!!! we asked him to share why he got baptised for D to hear. AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE. he told us how everything he was taught and everytime he came to church he just felt like it was all true. He was baptised because he ALWAYS felt like everything he was being taught was absolutely true. and he misses the church very much. He has realised what he is missing from his life. IT WAS so amazing to hear him say that!! And at the end he said ``do you have a copy of the book of mormon i could have?`` OF COURSE WE DO!!
I am sooo grateful for the miracles i have seen this week. I truly have seen the lords hand in our work this week!!
So we get our transfer calls this wednesday now!! IM SO NERVOUS BUT EXCITED: i have no idea what im going to do without sister francis!! haha!!! No it will be fine!! WE have mission conference this weekend SO I WILL SEE ELDER SPOORS!!! AHHH I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!
also we get to skype home may 10th!! So what is the skype name i should use to know in advance???? :)
I have had an amazing week. I love you all so much. I love hearing how great you are all doing. You really do strengthen me everyday!! Keep smiling!! Ive sent a letter to you guys with a little challenge...if you choose to accept!! mwahaha!! JUST KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. AND IM PROUD OF WHO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU .,
HAVE AN INCREDIBLE WEEK!!!!
LOVE FROM YOUR ONE AND ONLY...
SISTER FAGG XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX