Monday, October 16, 2017

Bordeaux baby ✌️ Week 69

Bonjour a tous!

j'espère que vous avez que vous avez passé une bonne semaine!

Haha I can't remember a lot of what happened, the weeks just kind of blur but its been good;) Me and Soeur Rutter have been trying to work hard and find new amis to teach, and we will keep working hard at it:)

We had a fun exchange this week when we brought the mont de Marsan sœurs in, I took Soeur Corrigan and she is from Scotland and she is so funny and kind. We got to go visit our adorable Albanian family, and man I love them so much. They basically have nothing but they love us instantly with real, sincere love. Each time we see them they always give us some little snack to eat, and yeah they are my little family here in france:) That night we met with the other srs and a new ami invited us for dinner, we had a really good discussion answering his questions.

Saturday we went over the Family we had found last week! Oh my I love them so much, they gave us lunch and again it was so good to be able to answer their questions and talk with them. The mom and dad both come from different religious backgrounds and yet they both are really faithful. One of my favorite things I have seen on my mission is how our Love of God can unite people across cultural and ethnic lines. We all have a loving Heavenly Father and I love getting to teach his children that he is there and he loves them! SO after lunch we had come in service clothes and we helped them paint their new kitchen. Haha the dad is surgeon so he had these surgeon scrubs for us to wear to protect our clothes haha we looked like blue nuns;) and as we were painting it was just us and Malini (the mom) and she opened up to us a lot and talked with us and ahhh i just love her so much!

Sunday was great and man I just love this ward, they have an amazing spirit of missionary work! Two awesome families invited us over (and one of them invited a less active member we are working with) and we talked about the music of the gospel ( if you haven't seen this mormon message go watch it!) and how this is a gospel that resonates with our hearts and makes us joyful!

I just love this gospel, I love this church, I love my savior, I love my Heavenly Father, I love my mission, and I love all of you!!

Have a wonderful week!

Je vous aime!

Soeur Soffe

We were out walking to an amis and we had to walk through this little forest, and let me tell ya getting out in nature made me a happy missionary 

Haha our painting gear 

Bordeaux is beautiful! ❤️...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hello to miracles and 🏖 Week 68

Bonjour à tous!

J'espère que vous avez passé une très très bonne semaine:)

Sorry I had written an email last week but I guess it didn't send, so I'll send it after this email:) This week we went up to Lyon for MLC and it was soo good and so fun- somehow it's always exactly what I need to hear. We talked a lot about connecting with people and finding new people to teach. So me and soeur Rutter have been trying to find new people and we had an amazing miracle this week. On Saturday we had planned time to go finding, we had set a goal the night before to find three new amis and we were determined to find them! We went out contacting in a few parks and we talked to a lot of people but no one was interested to learn more. We went to a bench to re-evaluate and we felt like we needed to go porting, it was time to go in for dinner but we were determined to find our new amis. It's been a long time since I've been porting, but we prayed and there was a street that felt good. There was quite a few people home but no one was interested, until this cute woman came outside and started talking with us. She worked in England and Scotland as a Nurse (she was sparked that I'm becoming a nurse) after talking for just a few minutes she asked if we wanted to come in for a drink. She let us in and we met her family, her husband is very kind and she has a cute daughter. We talked for a long time briefly talking about what we do as missionary and a brief retab. and we talked about families and left them with the family and Temples brochure. We are going back this next week to help them paint and then they want to invite us over for dinner and want to learn more! Literally me and soeur Rutter walked out in shock, they were so kind and so nice. It was such an incredible miracle, we have been praying to find people who are ready- especially families- and we found our family! I'm so thankful Heavenly Father led us to them 😊

There was a talk given in conference by Elder Rasband about God's divine design, and I have seen it so much on my mission that Heavenly Father is in the details of our lives and if we follow the spirit will put us in the right places and the right times. I promise that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us, and I just hope and pray to be able to follow what he would have me do!

Also We went to arcachon today and we were at the beach! We also went to the biggest sand dune in Europe. Seriously it was so much fun!

I love you all so much! Thanks for your support and prayers

Je vous aime 
Soeur Soffe

All the SRS at MLC

I love Emanuela 

Pics from today at arcachon and we went to the beach!! 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Guess where Soeur Soffe is....Week 66

Bonjour à tous!

Sorry I don't have like any time! But we got transfers calls and I am leaving Toulouse😢 buuuttt I'm going to Bordeaux and I'm companions with Sœur Rutter!! I've known her from Lyon when we were in the same zone and she is awesome and I'm so excited!

But man I have to tell you leaving Toulouse after only 2 transfers about ripped my heart out, I love the members and JAs there so much and Sunday saying goodbye was rough. It was so hard to say goodbye to Kevin and Marie (our 2 new miracle amis) ugh already I've grown to love them like friends but we had some incredible RDVs this week and they are progressing so well, and wow I'm just so thankful for the time I was able to spend here and how much I've grown!! And of course today saying goodbye to Soeur gowans ugh again, haha honestly she is like my sister we teased each other and laughed all the time! Thank heavens MLC is in like a week and I'll see her soon!

I can't believe that I'm going into my last 2 transfers already, what!? But ohh I am so so ready to give it my all and work as hard as I can. I love being a missionary so much, I love this gospel, and I love my savior with all I am. I know without a doubt this is his church and his work!!

Je vous aime!

Soeur Soffe

Kevin and Martial