Today at church we had 22 people. It was a special day. We had a visit from the Stake Clerk, Yannick Rousseaux. He was doing a financial audit which went very well. We also celebrated Immaculate's upcoming baptism in our Branch. How did we do that you might ask - with a meal, of course. We are in France after all, the home of fine cuisine. As usual, the meal was spectacular. We had everything from quiche to spicy rice to baked pears to casserole to chips and much much more.
|One of our contributions "Baked Pears with cinnamon and Maple Syrup"|
|another one of our contributions "Penne Provençal"|
|Elder Gagnon at Bouillon|
|Elder Gagnon at Sedan|
|Elder Daines at Bouillon|
|Elder Daines at Sedan|
On Saturday we had the first part of our Stake conference. The second part will be on March 13 when we will be visited by 3 general authorities - Elder Christofferson, Elder Kearon and Elder Boutoille. Now there is a heavy duty schedule. Anyway we both had to talk at Stake conference on Ed's conversion and prayer. This involved a 12 hour day between driving to and from Villeneuve d'Ascq and attending two different meetings. Our talks went well and seemed to be well received.
The rest of our week was spent doing things that we regularly do to support the members. helping with missionary lessons, teaching our classes, translating, counselling, preparing our talks, etc. We also had workers come to do some work on our balcony on Thursday. The moisture was trapped there causing mold in the apartment below. They had to dry it out with some special machines. Very interesting process. It looked like they were using some kind of dry ice. Mist was hovering all around the whole procedure. Lynn also gave Stephen a haircut during the balcony reparations. We had a great week. Goodbye February.
|Polly's picture for us.|
|This is something you rarely see here in France. A Chevrolet. Why not? It has a French ring to it. Thanks Louis.|
Au revoir de la France,
Lyndi-lou and Eddie too.