Today is Mother's Day in Canada but not here in France. Mothers in France have to wait three more weeks. We are both very fortunate to have two outstanding mothers. We love them and appreciate all they do and have done. We had the privilege of talking to both of our mothers today. Lynn heard from our kids today and they expressed their love to her in many sweet and lovely ways. We are grateful for our daughters and daughters-in-law's and for the wonderfully positive influence they all are in our family. Happy Mother's day to all mothers and we hope your day is wonderful.
We started off the week with a birthday. It was Elder Gagnon's birthday on Monday. It was also a P-Day. We let him choose what he wanted to do. He had picked up a pamphlet about a show at an art gallery near us. The show was called "La Bible en Miniature" which I am sure you can figure out what it means in English. It was an amazing display of ten different bible scenes sculpted out of plasticine. For each scene there were questions and things to find. It was awesome as you can see by the attached pictures.
We ended the day by going to a restaurant for a Vietnamese Fondue, spring rolls and fried rice. It was great. We love that particular dish. After the meal we went over to the chapel for birthday cake and birthday songs.
On Tuesday we went into Paris for a Zone Council. We had a District Meeting and then shared our successes related to missionary work for this transfer. Some people did a power point, some did a talk and one group did a Haka. It sounded like our zone had a lot of success. We went to lunch with the Elders. We had kebabs and falafel's. We went shopping to some of our favorite places but we didn't buy anything. We went home at 6:30.
|our 13th transfer|
|These guys worked so hard. Elder Gagnon was really feeling it!|
|They loved the opportunity to do this service|
|We love this place|
|Cool chart made up for us of the work needing to be done. At the end of the day it was all checked off.|
On Saturday we headed to Dinant to meet with Elder and Sister Slaughter from Liège. We had to pick up a key and a package from a Sister missionary who had left on her mission to the U.S. We will deliver it to her parents in Metz. Dinant was a great place. We visited the citadelle and the cathedral. We had lunch together and went on a boat cruise on the Meuse. On the way home we made a brief stop in Givet.
|The famous Dinant cookie or "cookie jerky" as Ed calls it. Notice the price...55euros|
|We had such a good day with a great couple.|
It has been a busy but an uplifting week.
Au revoir de la France,
Lyndi-lou and Eddie too.