So it happened. My curler set finally died. To say I'm a little upset would be an understatement. It happened when we were in Bordeaux. I had brought it along so my hair would be big and fabulous for Zone Conference. But the adapter didn't do much, and the last thing I remember is the strong smell of smoke filling up the room. It's offically busted. So my hair will be either up or stick straight for a while until I find another good set. RIP.
It was a lovely week. Unfortunately, because of the conference in Bordeaux, we weren't able to meet many of our goals. But it's okay because the conference was fantastic. Elder Kearan was just lovely. He has a fantastic british accent, so I could listen to him talk all day. He talked a lot about doing things that will help us recognize the spirit more, as well as finding people to teach. We discussed that it's important to know how our amis feel when they feel the Spirit, so we can help them the best we can. Another thing he said that I loved was that in order to find people, we must become the message that we're teaching. Be happy! See everyone's divine potential. Be brave! And continue in faith. It really was a great conference and I learned a lot. The musical number was ehhhhh. Basically I discovered that I can't play violin at all. We weren't able to practice til the morning of the conference, and I didn't even have a written part, so I just made stuff up. And it was just ehh. Also the violin wasn't too great either, but I wasn't expecting it to be. But I would like to get in to playing more, get my fingers back in shape.
Also I decided that when I live in France, I'm living in Bordeaux. It is SO beautiful. The buildings are gorgeous, and seeing the pink/purple clouds of the sunrise behind them was breathtaking.
Family Home Evening/Soiree Familiale went well last week. I taught the lesson on prayer and how it requires faith. Another thing checked off on my Personal Progress! We're having another one on wednesday, and this time our recent converts will be conducting everything.
Our amis are doing well. It's been hard to see them all because of zone conference, and this week we have an exchange in Montpellier, and then stake conference in Toulouse. But we'll do our best to call everyone and catch up with them.
So Halloween here isn't so big of a thing. We saw a few families out trick or treating, but not much. Anyways, Friday night after our english class Soeur Kotecka-Mino grabbed me and said we had to run. I was confused because we didn't have a lesson scheduled. But she said she had a little Halloween surprise for me. And it was a trip to McDonalds! She said since we couldn't dress up, she gave me something American. It was so cute. And that burger and those fries were divine.
I don't know why people feel the need to give back the Book of Mormon that we gave them. We contacted this lady on the street named Fabienne. She's fantastic. We had a lesson with her, and it was great. We invited her to church. She texted us yesterday saying she was busy, and wasn't able to come to church, and will see us sometime this week to give back our book. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. She was so great! WHYYY. Ugh la lutte est vrai.
Also one last thing. Soeur Kotecka-Mino has finally realized that I'm an absolute weirdo. On the train to Bordeaux she said, "En fait, vous êtes bizarre!", to which I replied, "Vous savez rien."
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