Sister Michelle Hoar

Serving in the France Lyon Mission Nov 2012 – April 2014

A transfer for January down in the South would be very welcome

on 27 November 2013

“Bonjour

Tonight we’re going to the ward mission leaders house for FHE and the deal with FHE’s is that if we come either they bring a friend or we do and we’ve got a sign up sheet for it so tonight we’ll be meeting one of their friends.

This week has been so up and down. I can’t tell you the details but for certain reasons either Jeffrey will need to get baptised later than planned or not at all. It’s been killing us this week not knowing but now it’s going into the hands of the Stake President. He’s progressing fantastically and it’s the biggest joy to teach him but things have cropped up that need some time and attention and I can’t explain the feelings that we’ve been having. Like I said, up and down.

It’s freezing here by the way. As much as I really really want to stay here, a transfer for January down in the south would be very welcome. Switzerland in the winter: beautiful, but you pay for the beauty with frozen fingers and noses. Anyway, as me and Soeur Ziane tell each other every day; suck it up, it’s not about you. Or something to that effect. We’re so kind 🙂

We have a new bishop and he’s great. We had a meeting with him yesterday and it’s was brilliant. I’ve seen such a strong link with bishops and missionary work. If the bishop is focused on it, it goes well. I know you know this but it’s just to let you know, the bishop is on top of it so it’s going to go well. Seriously, I’d be happy for the rest of my mission here.

Even though actually it wasn’t a great week in terms of numbers and nearly every appointment falling through, it’s all gonna be ok. I got really humbled this week.

For example, we had a day booked full of rdvs and we were happy, looking forward to the day and then we had 5/6 fall through and it was rough because we were at the church all day and felt like we were getting nowhere. Then we get to the evening and we get to finally see Jak and Azaa again. Because of the passing of Jak’s mum we had planned to teach faith in Christ with prayer and scripture study. Half way through the lesson they just come out with something along the lines of ‘can you tell us more about baptism because we feel like it’s the right time for us now’. They were really worried about us because we just sat there like idiots with shocked smiles on our faces and had no plan for what to say next. We reassured them and then just carried on smiling not knowing what to do. So Jak and Azaa are getting Baptised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These Mongolians are wonderful. One of our Mongloian members just brought a friend this week to church to be taught by us! Also, we had more investigators at church than we have progressing.

It’s weird because it felt like a rubbish week but in fact the Lord has it all under control and it’s going exactly where he wants it to go.

So voila, my week in a nutshell. Have a good one, speak to you soon 🙂

Love Soeur Hoar

p.s. mum and dad could you please arrange with Nicki to come over to talk on Skype for Christmas too?”

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