Week four of the transfer is over! I only have two weeks left and i'm trying not to freak out. This transfer has gone by so very fast.
We had exchanges this week with the Soeurs in Nogent (30 minutes outside Paris), Soeur Woyak and Soeur De Santis. They came to Liège and they were REALLY excited about it because it was Soeur De Santis' "blue ville" (first area she served in) and it was Soeur Woyak's first time in Belgium. We had so much fun together.
After they arrived and settled in, Soeur De Santis and left to do passbys. She's from Italy and she is darling! She understands english but doesn't like to speak it, so we chatted in French all day. It was really good for me, and fun to hear French with her Italian accent :) We totally clicked... I really hope I get to serve with her or around her before she goes home in October.
I love exchanges. It's a shame sisters only get to do them once a transfer. I learn so much from the other sisters! It's interesting to see how we all approach the same work in such different ways.
We had something very exciting happen at our apartment this week... We got a new stovetop! The one we had was 50+ years old and only one burner worked. yep. ONE. Cooking took a long time with just one burner! It was installed on Saturday and we have been quite enjoying the ability to cook four things at once.
On Saturday after the Nogent Soeurs left, we had a rendez-vous with Stephan. It was amazing! We gave him a little booklet on the Restoration and went through the Joseph Smith story with him. Everything made perfect sense to him- it was incredible. When we explained the Priesthood to him, he said, "Oh, so that's why none of the churches were true- they didn't have the power and authority of God." and then he said, "When you use the Priesthood, you're not doing it for yourself. You are acting in the name of Jesus Christ." See what I mean? This man is so prepared. We're going to meet with him again this week and I seriously can't wait. he has such a humble heart and a sweet spirit, and he is so accepting of our message.
After Stephan's, we headed over to Christiane's house for a mangez-vous (dinner appointment). Her kids were there, which is always fun... they are darling. Chris had just bought a dog that day, so the kids were really excited to show her to us. Christiane made seafood pasta. Yep. Seafood pasta. Guess what I did?
I ate 1/4 of a shrimp.
and it was disgusting. I gagged on it and Soeur Turney just laughed at me. It was pretty funny... I have the weirdest phobia ever, I know. But I did it. I'm sure you're all so proud. :)
I know this email is kind of short, but my time is short as well! The work is going great here in Liège and I love being a missionary more and more every day. I'm excited to tell you more stories next week!
I sure love you, dearest family of mine. Thank you for your prayers and love.
1. Rita found out Audrey Hepburn movies are my favorite and somehow found Breakfast at Tiffany's NAPKINS! Aren't they sublime? Rita is the best.
2. "Sorella" De Santis and I :)
3. Soeur De Santis, me, Soeur Woyak, and Soeur Turney