Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Well, it's 12:45 am and we were rudely awakened by our alarm. It was beeping and beeping so loudly that I'm surprised it didn't wake up the entire apt building. We had to put cotton in our ears it was so loud and went on for so long. At first we thought that the bell that was malfunctioning again, but after quite a while we figured out it was the fire alarm. Not really sure why it went off, but anyway since we're both awake now for a whilea I decided to blog a bit.
Dh is reading.

The street sign is especially for Tanner. It is "his" street.:)

Our days are so busy. Today we meet at church early so that Dh could give the missionaries a french lesson. This was followed by district mtg and then we stayed and had lunch together as a district. I had left over Tortilla soup from institute that I had the Zone leaders freeze for today. I brought all the toppings today and we enjoyed a nice lunch together.
Then we had to drive to Faubourg de Bethune to make a visit and give a lesson. Soeur Gigant made apple/pear tart and we enjoyed that together after reading a chapter with her, Stephane, Manu, and a visitor Tomas. Dh explained each verse and we had a very productive visit.
Afterwards we went back to the church and gave 2 more lessons, made phone calls, talked to the DMP and to the Bishop and finally came home around 8:15.

One of the families we visit are Jean Luc and Gisela. This is Joseph, her son who recently came to live with them from Ecuador. She has been apart from him since he was 3. Jean Luc is Belgian and a new convert to the church. We are helping them do their genealogy and helping them prepare to go to the temple.
The Hulk and Dinosaur are toys of Jeremy. While Dh was giving the family a lesson I was keeping Jeremy busy. First there were several battles between the Dinosaur and the Hulk. I had the Hulk and he usually was the loser although there were a few battles where Hulk actually had a little victory. When it was time to read the scriptures I made Hulk and Dinosaur a little bed out of a tissue. Jeremy and I put them to sleep and Jeremy was able to calm down and listen to the scriptures without making any noise. Notice the little pillows under their heads. Ha

This young man is Ulric. He is from Gabon and is studying for his PhD in engineering. We are teaching him the gospel.

Anne is a French girl who is also studying the gospel. She has a baptismal date for the end of May.


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

well- that was a rude awakening- good thing it was a false alarm :) How wonderful to see families pulled together in the gospel fold.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

What a fun gramma missionary you are:)

Connie said...

THe Hulk looks tired after battling the dinosaur all day. I bet you sleep well at the end of a long, strenuous day! Too bad your alarm has to go off so early. Oh, to be in the service of God and your fellow men.
Have a marvelous day!

Yvonne said...

Sorry about the alarm. I'm glad it was a false alarm.

You are doing such a great job. (I hope Kyle is fortunate enough to meet Senior missionaries like you and your husband.)

Thank you for your great example.