VOUS ETES MAGNIFIQUE!!! (not sure about the spelling..haha but YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!)
What an amaaazing email this week!! You all sound like you have had such a great week!!!! I LOVE ALL THE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS you sent!! ahhhh they make me SO HAPY YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW!!
I received your post card just this morning!! I LOVED IT!! thank you soo much!! And this week i recieved letters from emma hector and sophie hector IT SERIOUSLY MADE MY WEEK!! it was soooo lovely and sophie is adorable!!!! Replies will be on their way!! And i am proud to say this week has been a non embarrassing moment week!! WOOOO!! thank you thank you very much!! How embarrassing were those right!!! ah man! Memories are made on a mission!! haha!!
Ok sooo you had an EPIC week!! WELL SO DID I!!!!....here we go...
SO FIRSTLY...WE FINALLY HAVE THE IPADS!!! WOO!! (i have a picture to even prove it to you!! haha) But it is sooo crazy!! So great for personal study, and sharing mormon messages in lessons etc!! BUT IT IS SUPER WEIRD ASWELL!! BUt it was a magical moment receiving them on Tuesday morning!! We have been advised to keep the work going though. because all the missions who recieve the IPADS..the work drops by 40%...BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE THAT MISSION!!! no way!! But its really cool to see how much missionary work it catching up with the world aswell....the world is changing, advancing and for us to preach the gospel to this generation in the greatest possible way we can we need to advance with it. So here is the first step. It is funny to think though...say in 20 years time...when my children serve missions.... i can say ``i was the first missionaries to receive the ipads in the france lyon mission`` and they will look at me like ``you are old!!!`` haha because they will probably have some invisible ipad that pops up in the air or something!! haha!! anyway..sorry for my babbling!!!
ONE OF MY STUDIES THIS WEEK:
Sister Utchdorf: `` you are vibrant, enthusiastic beacons in an ever darkening world, as you show through the way you live your lives that the gospel is a JOYFUL message!!`` - the gospel really is a joyful message, and by the way we CHOOSE (because his our choice) to live our lives we can show all those around us how joyful it really is! SO LIVE JOYFULLY EVERYDAY!!
Thomas s monson: `` If you want to share the light with others you first have to glow yourself...`` - work on your own individual testimonies, strengthen it in any way you can, study daily, find ways to learn more about this joyful message we are so lucky to have in our life then you will glow brighter than you think you are!! It will just happen. It will just be a part of you...this constant glow!!
This week we had an exchange with our STLS!!! which was really cool! they are amazing missionaries.- during the exchange we were speaking to an older woman on a park bench, about her family. And she was chatting away and telling us all these stories about her grandma and her great grandmother etc and then whilst we were speaking a younger boy approached us and asked `who are you?` we expalined how we are missionaries for our church etc and he said `what do you do?` we briefly explained. But we were so worries because we were having this amazing conversation with this lady and we thought it would scare her off etc. Anyway we gave our card to the boy and he said he would call us. We turned to the lady and she had a huge smile on her face, and she said ``i want to know what you do too..`.....we thought that the boy interupting would ruin our conversation but it did not, it intrigued her and it was exactly what we needed. MIRACLE ME THINKS!! I know heavenly father is literally planning all of this for us all the time. It is all him!!
ANOTHER STUDY THINGY MA BOB:
So i actually came up with a little analogy about perfection. And How we are all on this journey of `becoming` perfect. We need to be perfect to live eternally with heavenly father so we are all striving for that. So we are all on this journey. Now if you want to become perfect at something for example running. You look to those who are perfect at that specific thing..so you would look at olympians and gold medalists and see how they did it, we would try and follow and learn etc. So we look to someone who is already perfect to become perfect. We have that someone. Jesus Christ was and is perfect!! If we look to him, if we choose to follow him and try to become like him, then we will eventually become perfect!!
I dont know why i shared that with you but that was just a little thing i thought of this week! so hope you liked it..haha!!!! I have had soo many wonderful study experiences and learning soo much!
Niell F Marriott says `` we are temples, just like temples we have been placed around the world to shine, to push back the darkness - others are always attracted to this brightness!` I LOVED THIS!! We have been placed around the world to shine this light we have!! There is a reason why we are where we are in the world. Because our lights can shine and help others come unto him!!
Okso a cool experience this week. In one of our lessons. Our ami said the closing prayer and we had just taught him a commandment. And in the prayer he said `heavenly father i promise to keep this commandment. Please help me on this journey. But i promise i will keep it for you.``...THE SPIRIT WAS INCREDIBLE. he is such an incredible investigator. Really wants this! and i love how happy this message we have is making him!! I cant really describe the happiness you feel when you are witnessing the happiness of this gospel take place in the heart of someone else!!
We taught a lady..who is a sister of an investigator....if that made sense! haha! anyway during the lesson she was expressing how hard it has been for her, she has lost someone close and is struggling. Soeur Camus turned to me and whispered `will you share about emily because i think she needs to hear it`...because sister camus whispered this...i had felt promopted to share it but i didnt want to interupt her. So we both knew that she needed to hear our story about loosing emily and how we found hope through this knowledge we have, as i shared it she started to cry and so did i! It was really great experience, where the spirit was present and i know i touched her heart. And im so thankful that heavenly father promopted sister camus to ask me aswell!
Dad i loved your scripture chain thing you gave me!! How important it is to apply our hearts to learning and understanding. And how we truly become able to understand spiritually when we decide to open our hearts! And i think this understanding from our hearts, is an understanding that brings a change, and gives you a desire to act on what you have recieved.,... so thank you for that!!! :)
During a lesson this week. We had planned to teach the word of wisdom. But we followed up on our last lesson and i could just tell something was wrong. I received a strong prompting to ask him if he had any questions at all. He replied with ``no``...but i was prompted to ask again because i could feel he had something to ask. so i said `you do have a question dont you?` and he did. And he went on to ask one of the greatest questions that we thought we had answered because but obviously not enough. So because of that promopting to ask a question we were able to teach him and answer this huge question he had. I am thankful for the gift of the holy ghost i have to help me and help us missionaries teach to the best of our abilities!!
MIRACLE: contacting in park . The park was packed. And we had time for one good conversation! So we looked around and chose a man! We spoke to him. And 15 years ago he was taught by the missionaries and he has read the book of mormon. And we are seeing him again on wednesday. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?? out of everone in that park. Heavenly father guided us to the one who had been taught before, who was prepared and ready to receive this glorious message again!!!
So it has been a VERY GREAT week!! ... we have TRANSFER CALLS THIS FRIDAY!!! AHHHHH!!!! EXCITING TIMES!!
I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOOO MUCH!!
HAVE AN INCREDIBLE WEEK!!
LOVE YOUR ONE AND ONLY...SISTER FAGG!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX