We got the calls from President Roney (our mission President (but he isn’t elected)) this week, and it turns out that I’m staying in Bayonne for another transfer! But Soeur Rose, my collegue, has moved to a different ville. I was definitely sad to leave her, because she’s so sweet. But I know that she’s needed there in the east of France where she is. My new collegue is Sister Hall from Utah!
It was actually a really great week here in Bayonne. Despite the rain, the Lord’s work is advancing. 🙂 One of our friends, Eva, who is from Latvia, decided that she wants to get baptised! She has been coming to the church for over a year-and-a-half, and she really loves how she feels there. It was such a spiritual experience with her when we were talking about it. I really felt the love that the Lord had for her, and I think she really felt it, too! She’s so excited. Her friend from Latvia is coming all the way down here to see her baptism in a month. 🙂
And we had a wonderful Sunday, too. We went to a member’s home, and talked about many things. One of the things I loved the most that the wife said was about being positive. She really liked a talk given by Gordon B. Hinckley (the prophet of the church before the current Thomas S. Monson) a couple of years ago about it, and her and her family have really tried to apply it.
The thing that I loved the most, though, was that she said that our outlook on life determines what things come to us. If we look at things positively and really have faith that good things will happen, they really will happen. I find it an amazing principle to think about. Because light is attracted to light, and good things are attracted to good things, and bad things to bad things. “While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be children of light” (John 12:36) I think a positive thought can make a huge difference in our day, year, life, etc. It is through us that God creates miracles (and positive experiences) when we have the faith that they can happen.
I love you all. I really do.