We had really a wonderful week last week! We had tons of new friends and old friends that came back and all sorts of things learned. 

There are so many interesting people here that I love so much. We’ve been teaching a lot of lessons outside in the park here, and we’ve made friends with this lady named Simonne. She has 98 years (her Birthday was saturday), and she just walks around in the park making friends with people and making them laugh. It’s kind of like what we do.. I love her a lot, haha. 🙂 She’s kind of like our guardian angel. Each time she comes around right at the right moment during our lessons. She’s an inspired lady. 
One thing I am learning and coming to realize is how imortant it is to base our life off of the Christ. To center everything on him. If he is the thing upon which we build, we’ll never be let down, never go wrong, and never lose. I’ve learned the principle during this mission; I’ve seen so many good examples. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ has tangible results. You see and you feel the difference that there is in the persons that live it. And I love it. 
That’s all for this week. I send you my love and hugs!
Sister Smith

Great Days

Hello everyone! 

What happened in this week? It seemed to go by really fast, actually, and everything blurs together. 
We went to Espelette again, and we bought some of the best cheese in the world: brebis cheese (sheep), and brebis cheese with espelette pepper (similar to cheddar jack, but way better). 
And we just really focused on loving people and helping those around us, and it really paid off. There are a lot of people going through a hard time though, that’s for sure. We all have trials, but it’s how we respond to those trials that shows who we are. 
This past weekend was general conference, where the prophet and apostles and other men and women who have higher callings give talks that they have prayed a lot about, and we listen and try to apply the principles. But yeah, General Conference was really so amazing. Every question that I had about how I could change or what I need to do was answered. It touched me a lot. 🙂 I wish I could talk about it more, but I’m almost out of time!
this week, there could be a possibility of me moving. It’s the end of the transfer (six weeks)! and I’lve been here for six months, so I feel like it will be me who goes. But I have put my heart into this place, and I know it will be sad to leave. But it will also be exciting. so we’ll see. 
Here are some pictures! The cat is in Espelette, and the others are from Bidart.
I love you!! And this place!! and These people!
Sister Smith

Late week

This week has been the most charged, stressful week that Soeur Hall and I have had together (that’s why we haven’t gotten to do emails until just now), but it is definitely a good one. 

We’re off to visit a family in our ward now and then off to Bordeaux tomorrow until Saturday. 
This was kind of a pointless email, but it was mostly just to say: 
I love you all!
Soeur Smith