Monday, February 15, 2016

Dear Parents,
We are happy to let you know your missionary arrived safely in Lyon this morning. She was met at the airport by President and Sister Brown. After arriving at the Mission Office she had lunch, her picture taken, took care of paperwork, and had an individual interview with President Brown. Tonight she will have dinner with President and Sister Brown as well as the other missionaries that arrived today. She will stay in Lyon tonight. Tomorrow she will meet his new companion who will be her trainer. Then she will have training with President Brown and the Assistants to the President. After the short training she will leave with her companion to go to his first area. We will send you his address and companion’s name tomorrow.

Please see today’s photo in the attachments.
Thank you for sending us such a fine young woman. We will take good care of her.
Soeur Sweeney (from Alpine, Utah)

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Friday, February 12, 2016

February 5, 2016

 Elders in our Branch

Our temple group

I love these sisters!

Matching France shirts

Matching Outfits

New blazer

Our Branch

Our branch with the Branch President and his wife

Our names are both Camille

Sisters in our Branch

Snowy night

Soeur Kelley and Me

The third Camille

 The whole gang

They are so funny

Top bunk life

This week has been really good! A week of growth and learning, the best kind of week really. The other companionship of sisters has really been struggling this week. It makes me SO GRATEFUL for Sœur Kelley. We have never had a problem. Our teachers say that we are the glue for our district. ha! I am just so thankful to have her as a companion and a friend. We are just trying to stay happy (which really is pretty easy here) and trying to help the other sisters in any way that we can. I love our district and I feel that I have learned something from everyone here! 

On Sunday our District did a musical number in church. It was so neat! We sang Souviens-Toi such a beautiful hymn! Do you remember that song dad? It is cantique 179. Definitely listen to it if you can find it, also look up the meaning! I love it! Elder Johnson played the violin, Sœur Kelley played the Flute, Sœur Beatty played the violin, and Elder Lutu, Sœur Long, Sœur Stephens and I sang. 

Sunday night, Sœur Kelley and I gave the lesson in our district meeting. We decided to talk about becoming more like Christ. We found a really neat challenge on called the Love one another challenge. I love it! As we are all doing this and working on it, I feel that I have been able to come closer to Christ and that our district has grown closer. Here is the Link :) 

Elder W. Craig Zwick gave the devotional on Thursday this week. It was so good! He talked a lot about the power and importance of Prayer and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. What really stood out to me was "You can't allow experience to replace the companionship of the Holy Ghost" that is so true! It is so important that we are all striving to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost in all that we do. Humbly pray to our Heavenly Father and he will help you in all things.

Last night we taught our first inactive member (Joshua), I have never felt so weak in my life. It seemed that all of my insecurities and weaknesses made their way out just in time to teach him. Sœur Kelley and I have really been struggling last night and today because we haven't known where to go from here or how to even go about teaching and helping inactive members. Hearing that devotional gives me so much hope! I just need to listen to the spirit and be a bold missionary. I know that through the atonement that my weaknesses can become my strengths. And as I become closer to Christ and further apply the atonement in my life, I can become WHO he knows that I can become.

I am teaching Relief Society on Sunday. That will be exciting! ha I am teaching about the Change that is made possible through that atonement. I am excited! Here is an article that I love and that I am using a lot of the ideas from. I will let you know how it goes :)

I can't believe that tomorrow marks one month on the mission! Ah! I never thought that that day would come! It will definitely be bittersweet going. I have made so many friends here! But I can not wait to be a REAL missionary and help others come unto Christ!

That with the phone sounds great! I'm excited to be able to talk to You all! :) We should get our travel plans today! (Ah Crazy!) Fingers crossed that we have our visas! So we are not sure what the plan is exactly. We will most likely leave the 15 or 16 (probably the 16th) the Canadians that just left, went to the airport at 3 am (ew). but I will let you know :) also that's is exciting about the walmart! 

So you are in Utah today? That is fun! So it is just like another checkup type thing? What all are you thinking of doing with her surgery and things? Also did Carly get the card that I sent?

Happy Anniversary! You both have always been there for me in all that I do. Thank you for always being so supportive and loving in everything. Thank you for encouraging me to become better thorough your examples and love.

That is so fun about the new ward! Sounds like a really good Change :) I love that there are so many people now back in our ward. I am so grateful to have grownup in our ward. There are so many people that have really shaped my life and helped me become who I am through their love and example. And of course the Bishop is the best guy that I have ever met too. :)

What you said about Sister Lee is so true.  We have found that same thing here as we are trying to help with the struggling companionship. What really makes a companionship work is forgetting yourself and serving! I love that! I love sister Lee! She is an awesome example!  Thank you for sharing that with me! I think that is a very important thing to learn on a mission! Missions are the best! 

I got your package! Thank you so much! I am so excited about everything in there it was like Christmas! I Seriously love the blazers they fit prefect! Thank you so much! 

My shoes all fit really well! The Clogs are perfect and don't hurt at all anymore :) Tell Loki that I love her ha!

This week has been so fun! I love the MTC so much! I hope that you have a great week! Sure do love you! 

Sœur Wadsworth

We Just got our flight plans! We are flying out of Salt Lake on the 15th at 8:35 am!

AHH it is so crazy! We fly from there to Atlanta-Amsterdam-Lyon! We will get there at 11:05 AM on the 16th. We are all so excited! I will be in France in a little over a week! I just thought that I would let you know! 

Have a great week! Sure do love you!

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January 29, 2016

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