Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Une Autre Semaine Passé

Bonjour tout le monde! We had an awesome week in Talence! Lots of stuff going on! Working hard, looking for more people to teach!

So! Last Monday was Bastille Day! It was super fun. President was super nice and said that we could stay out until midnight if we had members take us home. So, in the evening we went with the Sister Training Leaders (Sœur Luthi and Sœur Bailey) and some members from the Ward. We ate at the Chinese food place and walked around centre ville Bordeaux, ate some ice cream and then headed to Park Peixotto for the firework show. 


The park was so packed but it was still really fun. I was expecting to not enjoy the fireworks so much just because the fireworks at the ranch are super awesome but I was really impressed! There was music and a light show.

The next day we got to sleep in a little too! Which was nice, but I woke up at 6:30 and had to force myself to go back to sleep. lol

We doubled the lessons and contacts we had this week! That was pretty cool. I mean, it wasn't a ton but it was nice to see that we are starting to get established in Talence and understanding how things work here.

We are still looking for more people to teach! A cool little miracle that happened: there was this woman that was walking by us and I felt that I should talk to her but she walked by too fast and I was like ... NOOO. 

But then when we got on our tram, she sat down next to us and said "Hey! Are you from Utah?!" haha It was super cool. She is from Singapore and in France studying French. She told us that she was Baptist and that she is just going to a church here because she said she knows she needs to go to church. We got her number and are going to meet with her sometime this week! I'm excited. I could see her becoming one of our amies. 

We had Zone Conference in Pau this Monday. That is why I didn't email. Pau is a beautiful city. It is about 2 hours south eastish of Bordeaux. This Conference was super awesome because president Roney did interviews, which are always my favorite. I could just sit in front of him and ask him questions for hours. He is so inspiring.  

The conference was a very spiritual one too. We talked a lot about the Elder Andersen conference and how we need to continue to make ourselves better. The Lord has given us many miracles in the mission this past month and to continue to have miracles we must continue to improve ourselves. We had a mission wide baptism of 22 people on the same day. 22! 
It is wonderful to see the work hastening in the land of France :) 

I know that the Lord has His hand in this work, and that if we trust Him and follow His commandments, we cannot fail. It is His work.

That's about it for this week! 
I love you and pray for you often!

Que Dieu vous bénisse! 
Elder Johnson

PS... we overflowed the baptismal font.



  1. We had a portable font that we setup in the chapel in taiwan. One time it broke and flooded the chapel so I can relate to overflowing the font.

    1. I think flooding the chapel would be a lot worse than this…Amy J