Sister Michelle Hoar

Serving in the France Lyon Mission Nov 2012 – April 2014

This kind of stuff doesn’t happen (unless you’re Nicki’s elders)

on 12 November 2013


I’m exhausted. I learnt a lot of different ways to say tired in french this week because that was generally our state of being for the entire week.

Across the mission we had an ‘m week’ where basically we had challenges each day to produce a week full of miracles. We put our all into it and now we’re paying for it but it’s ok because we got a way better payback.

It seemed like for most of the week we were putting in so much work and effort and not getting much back. We were talking to so many people and getting rejection after rejection and then if someone did say yes, they were either French or Spanish speaking. We even had a message from Hassane saying that for the moment he can’t see us and there were a lot of other investigators who we couldn’t get hold of either. It was hard not to get a bit down but we kept going. Enter miracle. After a long hard day of porting and street contacting with no numbers we get home and find that nearly every other companionship has been getting numbers and potential amis for us! It’s weird, we did the work and got the results but not at all how we expected. We contacted and somewhere else in Geneva another missionary was getting the number for us.

Biggest miracle of the week. Another kind of day like the last and as we’re waiting for a train we get a call from the lac elders asking if we have an English book of Mormon with us. We’re pretty reluctant because we only have two more copies to see us through till Wednesday but we say ok, he then tells us to come to the chapel because he’s had the biggest miracle of his mission (he’s only been out a few months mind) and we’ve got a new investigator with a baptismal date. uhh, ok we can be there soon. When we arrive we meet Jeffrey who’s been searching for the church since he got here for months because he heard about the church when he was in Spain and now he wants to join the true church of God. I’m listening to the elders saying ‘these are the sisters who are going to help prepare you for your baptism’. This kind of stuff doesn’t happen (unless you’re Nicki’s elders) but anyway we saw some really great stuff this week.

I’m nearly falling asleep at the computer so I think I’ll leave it there. Have a wonderful week. I love you all.

Love Soeur Hoar”

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