I can't figure out how to do the right accent for "Fete"... laisse tomber!
BONJOUR ma famille!
It's funny 'cuz I just SAW all of you and now we get to email! Woo hoo! I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas and that the start of the New Year will be amazing!
Guess what! Our mission reached our goal of 1000 baptisms in 2016!!! It's a Christmas miracle!!
Wednesday night last week, we got to go en ville a la Place de Cocotiers [to the city to Coconut Tree Square] with some other sisters and sing Christmas songs! A la Place, they put up a bunch of Christmas lights all over. Just picture a tropical Temple Square, but instead of the temple there's a fountain and a gazebo and a big Christmas tree, haha. There were a lot of people there that night and when we sang, people stop and listened! It was fun to spread the Christmas spirit and we even got a contact of a potential ami who lives in Koutio!! Yay!
And this weekend we did lots of Christmas party prep with Sœur Glade. We made lots of food and decorated together. We had a Luau for the 24th with Hawaiian Haystacks, and we played lots of games and sports. Pretty chill day. Then for Christmas day, we went to Church in the morning and after had our Christmas party with all the missionaries again. We watched the First Presidency Christmas devotional, had a fun, spiritual talent show with lots of singing, had a picnic dinner of sandwiches, sodas, chips, fruit, veggies, and ice cream, and then had our gift exchange. I got a pack of New Cal playing cards and a Twix and President and Sister Granger gave us VPVM t-shirts and a recipe book. Christmas was super fun, and I'll never forget it!
Then Monday was Skype and that was awesome! But afterwards we had the north zone meeting. I feel like everyone was still in Christmas/Skype mode, but it turned out to be a good meeting! But now there's no more zone meetings or anything else to plan, so we can just be "chill" and do normal missionary work, haha.
So that was my week! I loved getting to see you and I still love hearing from you (when y'all email! hint hint!)
JE VOUS AIME!
JOYEUSES FETES ET BONNE ANNEE!!!!! [Happy New Year]