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Firetruck parades and Dancing Dogs

Hello you all!

This week has definitely been crazy. We’ve been working on being obedient (is that how you spell that word.. My english is going, and it’s not just because I’m speaking French often), so that includes all of the rules for the car. The mileage that we are allowed each month is 1600km, which is great for one comanionship, but two.. ๐Ÿ™‚ The last month, we used 2300km. And so that means that 700 is subtracted from what we are allowed for this month. But it’s very fun. And funny all at the same time. We have done all of the math, and we are allowed 2km to drive per day. ๐Ÿ™‚ haha We’re trying our best. That means we’ll probably have ten thousand miracles!

So in an effort to be obediant, we have tried to use the bus system here in Gex, which is very hilarious because buses only come every two hours, and you have to drive the car anyway in order to get to the desired bus stop.

Wednesday morning was the funniest series of events thus far, I would say. We parked in a town called Echenevex and started walking to the bus stop. This very shaggy sheepdog came up and started walking with us. He was a pretty good missionary! He was walking up with me, and we were dancing and having a jolly old time together. We almost gave him a missionary tag, and we named him Wilson. He later got distracted by all of the youth of the horse stables, so he left us, but it was great while it lasted.

Then we walked to our bus stop, and we saw our bus come, and we waved at him, and he waved at us, and he passed us. ๐Ÿ™‚ It isn’t a functioning bus stop anymore. But! Our spirits weren’t crushed! So we walked back, got in our car, and started to leave Echenevex. As we were about to turn left at a stop sign, we heard all of these honks of cars and saw some very old firetrucks. We waited, and they kept coming. Eventually we turned, but then we ended up being in the middle of the little spontaneous parade, and they were all beeping around us, so we decided to join in an beep with them. It was quite a morning for us. And I found a boomerang! But then I lost it in about two seconds after finding it.

And today, we are going to ride the bus to Geneva, but we do not yet know how it will work, so pray for us/wish us luck/whatever you would like to do. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s going to be great! It’s a great thing that we’re missionaries. We’ll be protected! President Roney says that they are looking into bikes for us! I hope! “On verra,” as they say in France. We will see!

Oh man! Such good news! Just now! We have another car that we will be able to drive for two weeks before they get rid of it. It was being used by a Senior couple here in the mission, but now they are gone, and the mission is getting rid of it soon. So that means we can make up the mileage for this month with the other car. Miracles do happen when we try our best to be obedient.

Okay, I hope you liked this little fun story from this week! I thought it might give you a little peek into things here more.

I love you all all of the time!

Soeur Smith


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