Monday, October 20, 2014


Bonjour ma famille!!! et mes amis aussi! comment ça va? how has another week already gone by? haha not a lot of new stuff here in the good old France but it was definitely a good week and i am thankful for everyone and their support:) well umm ya here we goooooo
well our district, since we are all the way on the east side of France consists of the set of Elders that cover the whole country of Luxembourg. so for district meeting, since our Church is under construction and we can't go there during the day, we have to go to Lux once a week for district meeting. DANG!;) haha such a pretty country! it is crazy how small it is though! i mean they've got one set of missionaries covering the whole country! haha so we were there for a few hours of the day and had some lunch while we were there also! so that was pretty fun! then when we got back, we did some language studies and the ZL's were coming into town for some exchanges with the other set of missionaries so we met them and did some language study and then me and Elder Eldredge went porting again! (knocking doors)(it's called porting cause "porte" means "door") we found one guy that said he loves jésus and wanted to meet us tomorrow at a pub to talk about him! haha first offered beer in France. check! but we told him we don't drink alcohol and that we could meet him almost anywhere else so he agreed to meet at his house tomorrow and then we continued porting. the man next less-active member! used to be a branch president, and him and his wife just got "too busy to go" so we are meeting with them this week! really cool expériences!
today was a day that went on forever! like seriously...i felt like there we so many more hours in the day..woke up at 6:30 and since the ZL's didn't have any exercise clothes or anything we had to just do little exercises in the apartment. and by we, i mean they...haha i was still trying to Wake up...cause i hate waking up in the morning! but then we had studies and for the rest of the day, we kind of just did things to fill the time.....haha we went to get lunch with the ZL's and when we came back i had a letter from the fam!! haha it was so good to hear from everyone! even though all Bowen told me to do was try to find a chocolate cake shop...on the other side of the country;) haha it was so good to hear from them. then me and elder eldredge went and went on a walk with an investigator...she's an older lady...probably in her 60's and she's just sooo depressed and ya..but she speaks English and we walked and talked with her for like an hour and that went well! then we went to go meet Louis! the guy from last night! our lesson went well, but at the end he realized he was late for a gig...he's some sort of musician i think so we couldn't leave with a prayer and we didn't get a date for another meeting...keep your fingers crossed! we then just ported for the rest of the night and came back! yuppers a longgg day! OH by the way...there's a new advertisement that we saw at a bus stop's talking about BREAST i'm gonna leave it at that and let you all decide what the picture of it is...haha it surprises me how normal that is for them's so sad! and it literally just sneaks up on us everywhere!
today was a day that went by really fast! we were going to get up and go running this morning but i literally could not wake up to save my life! i hate waking up in the morning! can you tell? had our studies and then we took lunch cause we had a meeting today with the ward mission leader around 2...we just talked all about the luau that we are having and he gave us cookies and ice cream! then we came back to our apartment and kinda all just talked for a little bit and started language study cause we needed to get to the computers a little later to do some assessments for my 12 week program and we couldn't go til the workers on the Church had left..we got there and did the assessments and i printed off a talk by Jeffrey r holland..remember lot's wife..and if any of you haven't read that yet, READ IT NOW! it is so good! go to and read it! so amazing! then we went to the Piguet's house and she let us teach a lesson and then she fed us! my first mangez-vous! then on the bus ride back we saw the advertisement for breast cancer's's so sad..but then we got back and talked about like movies and jobs and how different things will be when we get home haha ya!
i started alma today and i'm starting to get excited that i'm going to finish the whole BOM in one transfer! then after that we had a half hour until the Lux elders came into town for their exchange with the district leader so we talked about a ton of stuff! then they came and we went to this chinese buffet they've been raving about since day one...honestly i don't ever want to eat chinese here again because of the last was alright but nothing will ever beat ABC...staying true no worries guys. haha then we headed to the Church again so that i could finish some of the assessments that i needed to finish! and then we went contacting for the rest of the night...elder eldredge was kind of mad that i wanted to go contacting though..we hadn't done anything all day so i kind of made him let us go! then we went and he started getting mad cause i was asking him what everyone was saying when we talked to them and being happy when i understood he gave me this lecture on how i need to not be prideful and i need to remain humble...idk i didn't think i was being prideful so whatevs..then he made up this rule that i could only get a coke if we teach two lessons a day and a baguette if we get a new ami...(investigator) so umm i did just that haha we taught two lessons that night and got a new ami! haha idk if it was all serious but it was just kinda bugging me cause he was being all stubborn and stuff
today we literally did nothing almost all day! it was such a long and boring day! we started off the morning with some crepes..i'm trying to lose weight right? ya it isn't working when all i do is eat! then we started our studies and when we were supposed to do comp studies we all got talking so umm bad start to a day already! then we went off to Samedi Sports! so that was actually pretty fun...we played basketball, soccer, and a little bit of football so that was fun! then when we came back we were just studying and then elder eldredge and elder faura had a meeting with someone for the luau in a couple weeks and so that went to that and told us that they would only be like an hour or so...they left at 1 and we waited and cleaned and talked, and watched Ephraim's Rescue and by the time that was done, it was 6:45! so me and elder pratt had enough of doing nothing and we went out and walked and contacted and got cokes and just did stuff...haha we taught 2 lessons and came back to the was pretty much a day wasted and i kinda was a little mad but whatevs..
well today we woke up and headed out to Church! just like last week, it was a good time, but i didn't understand a lot of what went on and i felt kinda lost, but it was good and i got to talk to a ton of people! when i got to sunday school, sœur piguet saw me and she came up to me and told me she thought i looked so good and that my suit was the nicest suit ever! haha she was so nice! then i had to help pass the sacrament and when i passed it to her she said the same thing again! haha we had sacrament and then after she came up to us missionaries...and said it again! she was just so funny! then when we left the Church and got to the bus stop she was waiting there and asked me if we could get a picture and i told her only if she sent it to my that's where that picture came from! it was funny! then when we got back to the apartment we had lunch and by the time that was done it was already like 2 so we started to finish our 12 week studies that we had slacked on for the entire week.. by the time that was done it was already time for dinner! i wasn't hungry so i just listened to conference talks and then by 6 we started our weekly planning and that takes a minimum of like 2 1/2 hours so by the time we finished it was already yesterday was just a day of planning and stuff!

so blurry...sorry :(
well that sums up my week everyone! haha things are good here in France and i just love baguettes and the smell of cigarettes already! haha it is so great here and there is no where else i'd rather be! it is so cool to walk down the street and see how many people are eating baguettes or speaking a language you can't speak faster than you can blink! i love each of you back home and i am so thankful for all that you all do for me! keep the prayers coming and i'll keep the emails coming! i love you all so much! i can't believe i'm already two months old! haha only 22 short months! so don't wish me home! much love and many baguettes

Elder Libby


notice all the empty coke bottles ...

glad he left the toilet seat up for the pic ...

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