Monday, October 26, 2015


Well hello e'erybody! What be new? Things are going pretty well in the small town of Dunkerque! There isn't too much that I can be complaining about. We had a long week though! It feels like it's been a long time since I last sent home an email! But it's finally here. Being able to talk to everyone from home just rejuvenates me a little bit and motivates me to work a little harder. So thanks for your help!
Well after emails today we went home and ate some food and we packed up and headed out to the gare to catch our train to Brussels for the night. We have a conference tomorrow where sisters Bonnie L Oscarson and Linda K Burton are going to be talking to us!!! I was super excited. So we got into Lille and met up with the ZLs and then headed to Brussels! When we got there there were 8 elders in the apartment and we all played SCUM! Which is a super fun game for all of you who haven't played. Then me and another elder who had served in Reims got talking all about it! It was very fun to be talking to him about our memories:)
Today was great! I seriously loved hearing from Sisters Oscarson and Burton! They were amazing and being able to hear it with all of my friends was a blast. I seriously just love my mission. I AM SO BLESSED!! We woke up this morning and all got ready and then went and got some Belge Gaufres for breakfast. #wheninbelgium they were amazingly good. A little over priced but still very delicious!! After we had met up with all of the other missionaries, we all headed out to the church. It took a rather long tram ride, but sooner or later we got there. I got to see all my friends and I even ran into the Redd couple again! Soeur Redd gave me the biggest hug! She is so cute. We then were seated to sing and invite the spirit before their arrival! When they came in they began to address us. I wanted to share just a few things that really touched me :)
Brother Oscarson promised us that when we make promises with the Lord, He will ALWAYS help us get over our fears and trials
Brother Burton told us how important it is be converted while being missionaries, but the most important part is to STAY that way when we return home
Sister Oscarson told us that success is not measured by numbers growing, but our testimonies of the gospel growing
Sister Burton reminded us that we were disciples of Christ that needed to remember that we are searching for souls to give everlasting life (3 Nephi 5:13)
Elder Kearon (of the Seventy) reminded us that as Mormons, we THRIVE on adversity, cause we can do hard things!
It was such a good conference!! And I was so blessed to be a part of that! After the conference I went up to Sisters Oscarson and Burton and asked if I could take a picture cause my mom was so excited when she heard I would be meeting them! And they told me yes and Sister Burton says, 'we'll even do this heart thing! It's Korean. ;)' they were so cute!! So I took some pictures with them! What a fun day. We then had a couple other meetings that went well and then had to leave to catch our train. On the tram ride home I was taking pics with some MTC buddies and elder Orton haha do you all remember him?! He's my buddy :) then we got to the gare and my comp told me he was going to go get a gaufre and that he'd be back. So I waited with elder Orton and some other friends! Then about 10 minutes before my train left, my comp hadn't come back! So we went and looked at the gaufre place and he wasn't there, and I had the phone so I couldn't call him cause I didn't have service cause we were in Belgium and I didn't know who he was with! AHH! So I went and got on the train and found some other missionaries and was just hoping my comp was on the train. As we were moving I got a text from a random missionary phone saying he was on the train. So all was well. We met up when we got to Lille and then headed home to Dunkerque! We got home and went and changed and then headed out to do some work to finish up the night. We went to the beach and took some pics with the ocean Smiling face with smiling eyes
Well there goes one week with Sorensen! Time flies when you are having fun right?? Today was a good day though. We woke up and had a text from the ZLs asking if there was any way that we could come in earlier tomorrow to have interviews with President and Soeur Babin before the zone conference. So we studied and once we had finished we went out and looked at train times. We also had to go to the church to download something for a rdv with Mike that we were having today. So we went out to do all of that. We took our language study at the church while there and then headed out. We contacted back to the apartment and then came home and ate some lunch. After we had finished with that, we went over to Mike's and hung out with him, I mean taught him a lesson ;) hahah he's so much fun. I'm so glad I know him! We showed him the Mormon message by dieter f Uchtdorf that talks about us living below our potential. He really liked it and said that it makes him want to be better than he is. Which is what we are going for, right? ;) after we had finished with him, we went and tried to find some less actives and found the places, but one was empty we believe and one had moved and the new person didn't know where to...and they weren't interested in talking to us either ;) #alwaysdoingwork so we were in the neighborhood of some members and so we decided it wouldn't be a bad thing if we stopped by and told them hello. So we were on our way to their house and we saw a bunny in the field! And so I got my iPad out to take a video of us catching it and as soon as I did that, it ran away...he was camera shy! Face with tears of joy so we just went to the members house and they let us in and we talked and shared a little message with them and they helped us out with some less actives that we didn't know and then we left and came home for dinner. Then we went out to try and stop by some people's house that let us in to pray with them a few weeks ago and so we got to their house and they weren't home:( so we went and headed back to Jean Paul's house cause he had asked us to come over tonight to share a little message.
We had zone conference today and it was really good! We got to have interviews with President and Soeur Babin and they went really well! We had to start off our day super early and get up at 5:30 to be able to make our train this's a good thing I love mornings! NOT. We were up and at em so early this morning that I literally just didn't want to function. But I got ready and we got to the gare to make our train. When we got to Lille for interviews we showed up to the church and we were the only ones there and no one was there to let us in so we just had to wait at the chapel for someone to get there. When the APs and some other elders got there to let us in, they did and iPad audit, which is technically just a check to see if we were doing anything against the rules on our iPads. I passed so lucky me! We then went in for our interviews with the Babin's. They went really well. I was talking with president Babin and he told me that it was nice to see a smiling, happy, and changed elder Libby. Which made me happier:) #trialsmakeyoustronger he's such a nice man! Our conference today was really good and we talked a lot about the importance of members in our work and how we needed to have a good relationship with them. The relationships that missionaries have with members is so important and I know that members and missionaries can do amazing things together! I challenge each of you to help out the missionaries in your area at least once this week! Whether that means driving them to an appt or helping them teach an investigator or even inviting them and an investigator to come and eat with you. You honestly DO NOT know how much that could help the missionaries! After all of our conferences we went and ate some lunch and then had one last one from our ZLs and so we went and listened to them and then after we all talked and laughed and hung out as missionaries and then we headed to the gare to catch our trains. We hopped on the train to Dunkerque and I tried to sleep on the way home, but it just wasn't working out....I was so tired though. Early mornings are NOT my thing! When we got home we came and changed and then went out to try to see that old man who let us in to pray with him a few weeks ago. We wanted to see how he was doing and try to teach him. He was home and let us in to teach him a little bit and then told us to come back at the end of November. We then headed home and stopped by Jean Paul's for 5 minutes to talk to him and then came in for dinner and bed time!
Today was a pretty good day. We got a lot done and saw those miracles! One of the biggest miracles that happened today was when we went to Dominiques house for our rdv, we got in and I saw his Book of Mormon sitting on his table and asked if he'd been reading, and he told me, yup! I read every night. Even if it's just a couple pages! It was so cool! I was so happy that I almost couldn't talk! So this morning we started out with studies and then after we decided that we'd go contacting and less active searching. So after our studies we headed out to find them. We found a couple of them but only one was home and answered and she told us that she wasn't too interested. So that was sad. Then we contacted our way to Dominiques house and he let us in for our rdv. We watched the restoration video with him and it went well. He's such a nice guy, and he's reading his scriptures!! Then we came home for lunch and then after we decided we'd go to a neighborhood with a member and a couple less actives and try to stop by them all. Sadly none of them answered and so the afternoon was just spent knocking on some doors...but when it was time to leave, we caught the bus and headed back home cause we had a rdv with Mado! On the way to her house we were contacting and we met this really nice lady that let us pray with her but sadly she was from that was sad. But then we got to Mado's house and taught her about prayer. It went well but she got really off topic a lot and was talking about how she thought it would be a good idea if the missionaries went around and tried to find all the 'lost less actives' so ya we told her that that was what we were doing and she was happy. Then before we left we asked her if she'd like a blessing so that she could get better, cause she was kind of sick with the cold that's going around, and she said yes! So we gave her one and she was so happy! Then we ended our night with some contacting
Today was a long we had to weekly plan and just like always it took a lot longer than it needed to. Weekly planning is just awful! But we got it done and did what we needed to do. We also saw a little miracle tonight! Well I don't know if it's exactly a miracle, but it was still cool! We woke up this morning and had some studies and right after we went out and did some early morning contacting. It went well, we talked to some nice people but nothing too exciting. We then were heading in for lunch and passed by a friterie and so we went in and bought us a cornet of frites! I LOVE FRIES. French friesFrench friesFrench fries = Heavy black heart when we had gotten those we went and stopped by Jean Paul's house so that I could track my package that mom sent me cause it was supposed to come this morning but didn't and so I checked and it is in France and should be here Monday! So all is well! After we had finished with that we came home for lunch and since we had already taken like 15 minutes to walk home from the friterie and go to Jean Paul's, and I wasn't hungry anymore, I just took a 45 minute nap for lunch. And it was a good nap! Let me tell you that!! When I woke up, we did our weekly planning, which went well, we got what we needed to get done, done, it just took to long and being cooped up in the apartment for that long makes me go a little crazy! After we had finished we went and did some porting in this little neighborhood just around the corner from our apartment and we were knocking doors and getting no's when this one old guy let us in with his wife! They told us that they'd had the missionaries over before and that they knew us quite well and that they liked us but we're not going to change. They let us talk and told us that of course we were invited over to talk again but that they were not going to change. But they prayed with us and invited us over again in a couple of weeks and told us they were going to make us dinner! They were super nice and it was super cool. Just wait, they'll be members one day ;) then we headed to macdo for dinner. When we got home, I tried calling Jean parfait, but he didn't answer and so I called the missionaries in Reims and they told me that he was going through a rough time right now and that it's really complicated:( PLEASE pray for him that all will work out. I'm going to keep trying to get in contact with him, but KEEP HIM IN YOUR PRAYERS. I also called sylviane tonight to say hello and that I missed her and she was just as happy as ever. She is the cutest little lady and I love her:)
On the way to church we were walking with Jean Paul and he has a new little walker thing to help him walk and while we were walking he told me to sit down on it and then started pushing me around on it. It was pretty funny! Today during priesthood we talked about the blessings of the temple and it was really good. We read the talk by president monson and we talked about what we feel when we go to the temple and why the temple is important for us. It was a super good lesson! After all the meetings in church we started to make our way home and as we were walking with Jean Paul, he had me sit down on his walker thing again so that he could push me around again! He's so funny. When we got home for lunch, we turned on a movie and sat and ate really quickly. Then we went out contacting for a while and talk to a few nice people and taught a couple of good lessons! We walked all over downtown Dunkerque and on Sunday's there are just not a ton of people out there. But we worked and we are looking for those miracles! We then came in for dinner and when we had finished we went out to go porting for a little while. We had to come back early cause the busses don't run that often on Sunday nights and so the last one brought us back around 8 and we had to contact around til we came in for the night. When we came in I called Jean Parfait and he answered and I talked to him for a while and he seems to be ok! He didn't tell me anything but I don't really need to know about that so it was ok! He's doing alright though. 
Well there goes my week! It was good and things are going alright! I hope all is going well for you all at home! I love hearing from you so keep the emails and letters coming. You guys are awesome! Talk to you soon!!

Monday, October 19, 2015


hey everyone
already there goes another week! I can't believe how fast time goes but also how long it can feel! It feels like forever since I last saw Jorgy. Is it weird to say that I already miss him?? And to make matters worse, the mission has blocked iMessage on our iPads so now I can't talk with him like that anymore. But such is life. We have rules we all need to follow;) haha this week was good and me and my new comp get along great! Things are going great here in the old DK!
tonight was pretty chill and laid back. After we left the church from emails we went to a less actives house who wanted to say goodbye to Jorgensen one last time. She had completely forgotten about our rdv and so it went by pretty fast. We walked in and shared our message and then she asked for a blessing and so elder Jorgensen gave her a blessing and so we did that and then headed out. We then had our last rdv with Mike and elder jorgensen so we went and did that and it was really good to see Mike, like usual. After that we went home for the night and had a raclette party! Raclette is a French meal with potatoes and cheese and meat...a little hard to explain but I'll take some pics!
today went by super fast! It was super good! We had to members that fed us so that always makes a missionary happy;) we started the day off with studies and while we were supposed to be doing language study, me and Jorgy were making our planner covers for the transfer! So that was a good use of time if you ask me. We then had to get out of the apartment to catch a train to get to the branch president's house cause he invited us over for lunch. So something I think you already know, but there isn't enough priesthood in Dunkerque and so our branch president doesn't live in Dunkerque...he lives in Lille which is a good hour away. So we had to take a couple trains to get to his house. When we had finally gotten to the right gare, he called us and told us he'd be a half hour late and so we just chilled and waited for him. The chill part was not an exaggeration...haha it was a cold day in Lille and so we were a little chilled when he finally got there to pick us up. We got to his cute little French home and his cute little wife had this really yummy potato lunch thing prepared for us and so we ate and talked and had a great time with them. They are truly a special couple and I'm glad I've had the chance to serve around them. So we were talking and they were telling us all about the mission that they served in St Brieuc here in France and how they loved/hated it hahah they were talking about how hard it was and how it was nothing they expected but how grateful they were for it. It was funny to hear them talk about it. After that they told us of a 6 month mission that they served in the London Temple and some pretty spiritual experiences they had there. One that I'd like to share was that he told us once he was performing a sealing, and he'd been going through the names and came across and Arab family (he could tell by the names) and something you need to know about the French is that they are pretty darn racist haha so he said when he saw this he was all oh great. But still he did the names instead of putting them to the side. Then he paused and I looked at him, and he had tears coming out of his eyes, and he said, "elders, I cannot explain to you how real it was that I could feel these people next to me as they accepted this work." He said that the spirit in that sealing room was so strong, that he could hardly talk to finish the sealing ordinance! It was so touching to see him so emotional! I testify that I KNOW we can be sealed as a family for TIME AND ALL ETERNITY! Because of Jesus-Christ, there is NO END TO HAPPINESS! Isn't that wonderful?! It was a great reminder to me. After that, we headed to the gare and made our way home. When we got home we had another rdv with Mado and Miguel. It was a good rdv where Mado had made us chili for elder Jorgensen's departure. It was fun to spend some time with them and talk about how much Miguel is changing. He is changing because of Jesus Christ in his life! After that rdv we went so that Jorgy could say goodbye to Jean Paul. We sang a hymn and then Jorgy shared a little message and then we had to get going so he could finish up packing and what not. I called elder Powelson one last time to say goodbye. I'm gonna miss him!!
we woke up bright and early this morning to be able to get all together that we needed and get out of the apartment on time to make the train. Jorgy said he had a twisted stomach cause he was nervous....he's growing up! Smiling face with smiling eyes then we hopped on the train and wrote each other little notes in our little missionary books;) we had a long train ride to Paris so let's just say that mine was a little long and full of memories. When we got to Paris we went into the metro system with all of the other missionaries and I waited for my new collegue. I got to see tons of friends that I love and I even got to see Powelson one last time before he headed off to Canada. It was such a good day. I was talking with all my friends that were my age and let me just tell you that it is going to be a weird day when the sister missionaries in my group go home. There are only a couple more months for them and that is just freaking me out a little bit! I can't even believe how fast time goes. So anyway after all the kicks and giggles were over I got to meet elder Sorensen! He is from Provo Utah and is one transfer older than me. He is super loud and loves to make a joke out of everything, so let me just say that we are pretty much the same person. ;) he was telling me today that he's pretty sure that president just puts people together because they look alike. And I know all of you thought me and Jorgy looked alike, so I guess you can say it again cause I guess elder Sorensen thinks we look alike! Haha we left to the gare and got some macdo for lunch and then caught our train back to Dunkerque. The train ride was long so it consisted of talking and sleeping hahah! But sooner or later we got home. We came home and dropped off elder Sorensen's stuff and then went out to try and stop by some potential investigators. It was a solid night. But then we headed over to Jean Paul's house cause he wanted to meet elder Sorensen and Miguel was there as well. So it was nice and we all got to talk. Things are good! It just takes some adjusting to get used to it ;)
today was a long day full of WORK. We worked hard! And it was my half birthday;) I realized that during studies this morning lol. It was good though. We went out to a place that I had never been to before and so I was glad to get to know somewhere new. There isn't a ton to talk about today but we started off with studies and then went out and did some morning contacting as well as stopping by the post office. We came back in for lunch and talked about movies and what not before we needed to head out to work again. We decided that for the afternoon we were going to go out to an area that I had never been to to see if there was any work that could happen out there. We got out there and just found out that it was a big neighborhood and just full of houses so what did we do? We ported those bad boys! We went crazy and we're just knocking doors and ringing bells and trying to get someone who wanted to talk about Jesus and we found this one guy who was really interested as to why we were here in France and....nothing hahah he told us he wasn't interested to talk about God cause that would just make him mad....haha so after a good long time and when our tummies were grumbling we decided to head in for dinner. We got in and ate and talked and then for tonight we needed to start off by going to the church for 2 reasons. 1) we found out Tuesday that we have a special conference in Brussels on Tuesday that is the young women's and relief society general presidents that are going to be speaking to us! So we get to go to that and we had to go and find some train times! I am super excited to be able to hear from them!! And 2) we received a referral from the church headquarters today and so we had to go and try to locate him. So we tried that and got his phone number but he never answered so after we had finished up at the church we headed out to do some porting as well as some less active finding over around the church. And that took up our night!
we had a good day today! I'm realizing how weird it is to be here in Dunkerque without Jorgy. Like I was with him everyday in this small little town for 3 months and now he's gone! It is weird to me! Like ya I've gotten new comps before but in my other villes I had other missionaries in the apartment so it wasn't that weird, but being all alone with someone completely new and different is just a little bizarre. Haha so we had some studies this morning and then we went out and did some contacting. It is getting COLD in Dunkerque y'all! I had to break out my big winter coat! So that was really weird. We were walking all around Dunkerque and trying to talk to people but it is getting hard to find people during the day cause it is just so dang cold that not a ton of people are out! So we contacted who we could and did what we needed to and then made our way in for lunch. After we had finished eating we made our way to Anna's house for a rdv with her and sister Foutrein! We got there and Soeur Foutrein was waiting in her car just outside of Anna's apartment and so we went in and talked about the ward party from last week and how she liked that and we chatted about different things for a while and then got started on our lesson. We talked about the plan of salvation again and kind of just went over a big summary of what it is, explaining all the steps simply just so she understands the basics and she was telling us how she didn't believe that there is a life after death....she was saying how it is hard for her to believe that cause she'd never thought of it before and didn't think it was possible and then she was saying how she didn't think it was possible for any of it and was just making me a little frustrated!!! We finished up our lesson and now we are completely confused as to what we need to do next. She told us she was going to come to church this Sunday so we hope it happens. Then we went to stop by a less actives house to try and teach her a little something for her home teaching and she was super cute and nice and let us in to talk to her. After that we went home for dinner and then started weekly planning. We finished most of it tonight but we are going to have to do some more of it was an interesting day!
Today was a pretty cool day! We had a pretty cool lesson with a friend of a member and it was really cool! I don't remember if I said this last week, but at the ward party last week, one of the members actually invited his friend and he was interested to learn about who we were! So we had a lesson with them and it was good! After our studies this morning we headed over to the church to meet up with them. It took them a while to get there but sooner or later they made it and we gave him a little church tour and then sat down and explained a little bit about who we are as missionaries and then also the Book of Mormon cause at the party someone gave one to him and we figured that it would have been a good idea to give him a little overview on it and to answer any other questions that he might have had. It went well and we are interested to see what happens with him in the future. So after all that he gave us a ride to downtown and we went to the post office to send off a couple things and then we went and got some kebabs for lunch cause it has literally been like a month or so since I have had one! So it was good. Then after we had finished and our tummys were kebab happy, we finished up our weekly planning. It went well but obvi it was good to have done. Then we went out and contacted and stopped by the gare to print off some tickets for our conferences next week. Then we slowly made our way in for dinner. There was a huge tv placed outside the bar outside of our apartment playing the rugby World Cup and so it was really fun to watch that for the rest of the night! Then after we had finished up our dinner, we went out porting looking for some souls. We ported into this one guy who told us that he was agnostic and that he was searching to see if there is really a God and if he really does answer questions and he wanted to know how people got such a strong grasp on faith in him. It was so cool to talk to him! We gave him a Book of Mormon and then testified to him and the spirit was so strong! Sadly he didn't pray with us, and he didn't give us his number, but he did say he gave all his admiration to us and he even started to tear up a little bit. It was super cool! So anywho, that was the coolest part about our night before we came in and called it a night.
today was a good Sunday!! I love the members here in Dunkerque! Which is a good thing cause if I didn't that'd be hard to like it here;) haha it was a really great Sunday. We went to church this morning and had some great lessons. We talked about feeding His sheep. Which was a super good lesson! Soeur Foutrein taught a really good lesson and shared a really good scripture that really touched me, and I wanted to share it with you all! I know you all know it already, but here it is anyway: Philippians 4:13 
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
It is so cool right?! Christ makes life so easy, it's us who makes it hard. We can do ANYTHING through Him and He makes us stronger. His grace IS sufficient! What a miracle:) so anyway we had a really good sacrament as well and a member gave a talk on humbling and softening our hearts and that was really good as well. The members in France who are LEGIT members are seriously just amazing! After all the meetings we were talking to members and one member family, the Deslypper's, are going to the temple in Madrid tomorrow morning for the week and so I went up to them and asked them to do me a favor and add my grandma's name to the prayer roll and she was so excited and said of course elder! So that made me happySmiling face with smiling eyes we came home for lunch and then after we went out and did some contacting and finding til about dinner time. I found this one building that I wanted to try and get into, but no one answered and those who did didn't let us we just kept walking and talking to people. When dinner came around we went in and ate. When we had finished, we decided that we would go out and find some less actives that lived by the Deslypper's and then stop by to say have a good trip and thank you and so we did that but as soon as we got to the less actives house, she came running out screaming at her we decided we'd come back another time hahah then we went and tried to see the Deslypper's and they asked if we wanted to come in for 'deux petits minutes?' Hahaha we ended up staying the rest of the night as we talked about some less actives and then them showing us some of their old vacation photos and their collections. They told us that it was really nice that the missionaries just stopped by randomly to say hello. So we shared a little message with them and then they took us home for the night. We are definitely in good care here in Dunkerque! The members are AMAZING:)
Well everyone I am doing good. I'm realizing that this life is a test, and even though I fail a lot and have many faults, I know my Heavenly Father wants me to succeed and he is helping me. I'm grateful for the knowledge of the gospel and that my Heavenly Father wants me. I challenge you all to look for ways to improve the life of someone else this week! Whether it be performing service, or putting their name on the prayer roll at the temple. YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE:) je vous aime tous et vous me manquez. J'espère d'entendre de vous bientôt et je vous souhaite une magnifique semaine!!! A bientôt:)
E Libs

Monday, October 12, 2015


Well everyone I am staying another transfer in Dunkerque! They don't
want me out of here yet. Looks like my damage hasn't hit hard enough
yet;) no I'm just kidding. But yes I am staying in Dunkerque for a
third transfer and things are going to be good. My new companion is
one transfer older than me. So ya! It'll be a good time. So keep the
packages and letters coming my way:)
Elder Tanner Libby
150 Quai Des Anglais
59140 Dunkerque

Well there isn't a ton to say about tonight. On the way home from the
church we hopped on the bus with the really cool bus driver from a
couple weeks ago! It was fun to talk to him for a little bit on the
way home. He's really nice and he's fun to talk to. He asked me if we
were doing our mission tonight ;) he probs thinks I'm part timeFace with tears of joy then
we got home and ate some dinner and made our way to the less actives
house from the other night. The one who used to be in the branch
presidency. He told us that he wanted to show us some of his music
cause I guess he writes music! So we went and spent the night there
while he showed us some of the new stuff that he is making and going
to make an album with. So that was fun! Then he showed us his gospel
library and man that thing is full!! Haha he has tons of church books
and tons of journals! It was cool to see them all. Then we made our
way home for the night.
well today was an interesting day! Haha to start out we had our
studies and then we had decided that our less active that
has just been coming back to church, we had a rdv with her tonight and
since she couldn't make it to conference this last weekend, we thought
it could be a good idea to share president Nelson's talk with her!
About how amazingly important women are in the church and stuff. So
for language study we made our way out to the church to download that
and get it on our USBs to share tonight. When I was on the computer
and moving the file of the talk from one folder to another, I found
this video clips with missionaries and was like what is this? So I
clicked on it and it was like a legit movie and the opening scene was
some missionaries playing basketball. So I was all ok why not we'll
see what these are haha so I moved them onto my USB as well. Then we
went to try to find this less active and we found his apartment but he
didn't we'll try again soon. So we came home for lunch
and I turned on those movie clips and it was the weirdest thing we've
ever seen!! It's a movie about these missionaries in, we think, LA and
like honestly it's just so weird. Like they were in a neighborhood
during a shooting and saved this one dude who later gets interested in
the gospel and it was just really interesting....sadly tonight when we
went to finish it, there were 5 different files and I didn't have
number 4 and so we missed like a half hour right in the middle and
don't know the entire story! It was so weird!! So after lunch we went
out to contact and had to go to the gare to print off some train
tickets for district meeting tomorrow. While walking around the phone
rang and it was a member who asked us what we were doing tonight and
asked if we'd be interested in coming over for dinner! And so we told
him we had some plans already, and asked if we could come over another
night and he said that they had to leave town on Thursday and that
they would need us to come over tonight if we went. So we made some
calls to clear up our night and then got ourselves a dinner appt!!
Then we went and  made our way to a current investigator's house for our rdv! We had
SUCH a cool rdv with her today!!! We taught her the first three points
of the plan of salvation (pre-mortal life, the creation, and the fall)
and she just took it right in! She's also been reading from the Book
of Mormon and said she's going slow so that she understands completely
what is happening! When we explained to her that the fall of Adam and
Eve was a part of God's plan for them to learn and gain experience she
said, 'ya that makes sense. I've never thought about it like that.
Cause if they stayed there like that, they wouldn't have been able to
find happiness cause they didn't know what being sad was like. And
then we wouldn't be here. Ya makes sense.' And then me and Jorgy were
all YESYESYESYESYEYSYES!!! It was soooo cool!!!! She's doing really
well and progressing slowly but surely. We don't know if she
understands that we're there to convert her we'll see what
happens:) then we went to dinner at this members house and we started
off the night by him showing us some stuff on the maps app of our
iPads and talking in their front room for a while and then we went in
for dinner and they made us some really yummy beef steaks with
potatoes and mushrooms!! It was delicious! It was also fun to be the
spoiled missionaries. They even pulled out their non alcoholic
champagne for us!! That's when you know you are special;) plus that
stuff is good!! Then he gave us a ride home for the night and me and
my comp finished up our weird movie things we found!
Well we had district meeting today and so we had to get up and moving
this morning. We made some pizzas to eat today and so we were making
those first thing and then had to get out to catch our train. As we
walked outside it was drizzling and my comp said 'hey at least
it isn't raining hard!' And right after that it began to pour! So we
decided we had just enough time to run in and get our umbrellas. So we
went in and got them and then we left again and as we stepped outside,
it wasn't raining anymore. So that rocked haha. We got our train and
got into Calais and had to wait for the other elders and so we were
all just playing on our iPads while waiting! The other guys finally
got there and so we started district meeting and one of the elders
going home this transfer gave us some last words of advice. It was
good. Then we ate and had some killer good Oreo shakes! Then we needed
to get out and catch our train home. When we got home we had gotten an
email telling us that my comp had received his package from
his mom finally! So we went and found that and, bless her heart,
Sister Jorgensen bought me some Oreos!!! I was pretty happy. We then
had to go to Jean Paul's to make some photocopies for ny comp's
legality cause tonight we were going to PARIS!!! That's my
happy place lol I love Paris and it's been too long since I've been.
We were at Jean Paul's for a while and while my comp was making his
copies and printing things off, I played sudoku and then we sang some
hymns with Jean Paul. After that we went and did some contacting
around Dunkerque before we took dinner and had to leave. Then we left
and caught our train to PARIS High-speed train when we got in we had to go and buy
metro tickets and surprisingly it was not as expensive as we thought
it was going to be! So that's a bonus for us. We took the metro and
the trams into Versailles and I got us all the way to the APs
apartment without help! I know Paris like the back of my hand! Maybe
that means I'll serve here someday! I would honestly love that. Paris
is so amazing and I encourage all to come and experience it at least
once in your lives! So we got to the APs apartment and I got to talk
with elder lattin again! He was my district leader when I was in Metz
and is now an AP! So congrats to him I guess. Hahah
Well we got up this morning and had to get going pretty quick cause
the elders in Versailles had to leave as well for a meeting that they
had this morning. We left and they took us to the mission office to
see if we had any mail that was there and I had a couple of letters!!
Then we went and got on the trains to make it to the legality place
for my comp. We got there and we're waiting outside for it to
open when we turned around and saw some other missionaries that were
coming to do the same thing! So we hooked up with them and my comp
 and this other elder got to do it all together while me and
his companion and a visa waiter missionary from France waited. After
about an hour and a half they were done and that left us with a good 4
hours before our train for Dunkerque left back home! So #parispday! It
was a blast. We spent the day just going around in Paris and stopping
at the most important places. We went and saw the temple which is
coming along so nicely!! I have pics for you. And then we made our way
to the Eiffel Tower and on the way there we ran into these really nice
people from California. It was fun to talk to them. They were on a 5
week trip of Europe. I think I'll do the same one day;) we got to the
Eiffel Tower and all of the sudden 2 more missionaries appeared! So we
sat and talked with them and one of them said to me, elder, I dare you
to go up to that African and bargain off an Eiffel Tower for as cheap
as you can. And so I said ok! So I went up to him and said how much
for that one? And he said 7€. Then I said 2. And he said 3,50. And I
said 3. And he said deal! Hahah so I got an Eiffel Tower for 3€ which
was pretty funny! Then we left and had to go get lunch cause it had
been since last night that we ate haha so we went and got some crepes
and paninis which were delicious!! Then me and my comp had to leave to
get to the gare to catch our train home. For some reason the train
ride home today was like a half hour longer than last by
the end I was READY to get off. We got home and went in for dinner and
I literally just took a nap! Paris takes it out of you! But then we
had to go and get to our rdv that we had with our less active.
She had told us she was making hot chocolate and that she invited
the gay less active over... So we got there and thought that
since she didn't have the chance to watch conference that we'd show
her the talk by president Nelson that was so good and directed to
women! She told us that after the talk that she was grateful to hear
that and grateful the church was finally starting to realize the
importance of women...AGH!!! She makes us crazy. Anyway we left and the gay less-active
walked us home. I haven't really talked a ton about him lately
cause it's a complicated story, but long story short, he was almost
excommunicated last week but he pleaded for one last shot and asked
for real help in repentance and tonight he told us he really was
changing and starting to read the scriptures, and he seemed legit and
sincere! And he had watched conference last week! We were so shocked!
So we are excited to see where that goes. We went in for the night and
I cut off my hair
Today I got up to the alarm but the thing is, me and my comp have 2
alarms. One at 6:20 to wake us up and one at 6:30 for us to get at 6:20 I got up and turned off the alarm and then went back
and laid in bed waiting for the next one...I woke up was
7:48 and the dumb second alarm never went off! I was mad. So we got up
and hurried to get ready cause we had to go and catch a train to
Amiens for an exchange with the ZLs. So we went and bought some snacks
to share for the night with them and then headed to the gare. When we
got to Amiens the ZLs were waiting for us at the gare and we made our
way to their apartment to eat lunch. Elder Powelson told me that I was
his last exchange before he went home so you know I was pretty happy.
We ate some food and then planned a little bit for our day. We started
off by going to one of their recent converts apartment and talked with
him for a good hour before we shared the little thought we had
prepared. He was asking us all about movies that he should go and
watch and we were telling him our favorites hahah of course I was good
at that one ;) we all know I love myself a good movie. After we had
spent a good amount of time there he asked for a picture with elder
Powelson cause it was his last time at his house before he left for
home. We then had to get to the church cause we had a rdv with one of
their investigators. We got there and a member was there to help us as
well. We sat and talked and waited for their investigator and talked
to the member for 40 minutes til he showed up! It was fun. The members
are always fun to talk to. We taught the plan of salvation. Just a
little explanation of the whole thing to get him used to it before we
went into the details. It was a good rdv! Then we had a dinner appt
with some members tonight! They had invited tons of their members over
and even some investigators! It was a blast. These people were from
Madagascar and so the meal was super good. Foreign food is always a
blast to try out! After talking and having fun we realized that it was
already 9:30 and that we needed to get home. So we sang a quick hymn
and then took a ride home with an investigator who played some maroon
5 in the car. Let's just say that elder Libby was in his happy place
for a little while. We got home and played some monopoly deal before
going to bed. It was quite a fun last exchange.
so we found out transfers today and like I said I am staying in
Dunkerque for a third transfer! My new companion is elder Sorensen.
I've met him once but I don't know anything about him so how about
next week I fill you in on him;) my comp actually got called this
morning to be a district leader in Le Havre and he is pretty excited
about that. We woke up this morning and had to get ready pretty
quickly cause the ZLs had a baptism this morning and needed to get to
the church on time. So we got up and got ready and then headed out the
door. That exchange was really fun and I am definitely going to miss
elder Powelson! He's a really cool guy! We walked to the gare and
waited til our train and then headed on home to Dunkerque. Since we
weren't home in time to look at the repertoire to see transfers, Soeur
Walton called me and filled me in on what was going down! To say the
truth I was kind of sad when I didn't get asked to train a bleu cause
I really wanted to. But I know that the Lord's plan is not always what
we have planned. So I am excited to meet elder Sorensen and I hope
that one day I get to have a little baby bleu! We got home and ate
some lunch before heading out to the church to start to set up for the
big party that we had tonight! We got all the chairs set up and all
the tables up and moved the big wall and then people started coming!
We all ate and played and laughed and talked and lots of investigators
and less actives came. Some that we'd never seen before and some that
wanted to learn more about the gospel! So it was a really good turn
out. Even Anna came and was walking around and playing with Soeur
Foutrein! It was really good. We had a little game of bobbing for
apples and lots of members and missionaries got to play. Sadly there
wasn't enough for me but I'll send pics of the branch president and
some missionaries playing! It was a fun time!! We then cleaned up the
chapel and got everything back in order and made our way home for the
night. I'm excited for next transfer. I love my comp, but it is time to
move on and get out of each other's hair while we are still on good
terms;) plus it is always good to just have a change.
Well today was branch conference and it went really well! We had a
visit from the stake president and some other stake representatives me
had some really good talks and lessons. My favorite was given by the
second counselor in the stake presidency and he talked about prayer
and why it's so important and the blessings that come from having
prayers that mean something special and are more that just repetitive.
It was really good! Sadly our investigator couldn't come to church today cause she
had to watch her grandson and so today we had a ton of people for once
and she wasn't there! Dang! But she told us that she was planning on
coming next week. So I hope she comes! She is doing great!! After the
sacrament today, we had a small branch council where the stake
presidency asked us what we thought we could do to help make Dunkerque
have success. We finally decided on having one night a month where
we'd all go and visit some less actives and try to out what they're
situation is. So that is going to be good. There are going to be
people that come in from the stake and help us out as well! So that
will be good. Then we ate lunch with all the members and talked with
them before everyone started to leave. When we had finished up
cleaning the chapel and getting everything in order, we made our way
home for weekly planning. Haha it took a decent amount of time this
week and we were in for the rest of the night because of it. We had
like 10 or so minutes before dinner when we finished so we decided to
try to clean out this huge mess of a closet that we have and we only
got like 2 shelves cleaned off, so we are going to have to come back
for more cleaning soon. It was a mess. But it was a good Sunday!
Well there goes my week! Things are coming along here in Dunkerque!
It's going slowly but surely. Thanks for all the prayers! I love and
miss you all. Can't wait to here from you! Bisous. (kisses)
Elder Libby

Monday, October 5, 2015


Hello you guys!!! Conference is amazing. That's almost all I have to
say. #somanyanswerstoprayer I love listening to conference!! Well
first off this week we find out transfers so you know the drill. SEND
La Mission Française de Paris
Elder Tanner Libby
131 Boulevard Carnot
78110 Le Vésinet
I look forward to getting them soon:) I still hope you all had the
chance to go to the temple. I didn't get a ton of emails so I'm hoping
you all just had such sacred experiences you can't tell me?? Please go
for me!
well I usually only talk about Monday night, but since I wasn't here
last Monday, I need to talk all about it! First off let me say that it
was awesome! Me and Jorgy and the rest of our zone had such a fun
time. Our ZLs put in a ton of time and made it like the best day. We
left to go into Lille which is a train ride of about an hour from
Dunkerque on a train like the front runner. We got in and headed to
the chapel and helped starting to set up. We had food to prepare and
games to set up so it took a lot of hands and a lot of helpers. We
started off by playing games and I can tell you that me and Jorgy make
quite a good team! Like he's got all the book smarts and for the first
time in my life I had the physical capabilities! We actually won the
most points out of the whole group and were told by the Redd Couple (a
senior couple from Farmington Utah, possibly my favorite ;) ) that we
were the most incredible team ever seen. So you know, we rockVictory hand🏻️so
after all of the games president and soeur Babin walked in and we
challenged them to a game and....WE BEAT THEM TOO!! It was quite a fun
time. Then we had to make our way to the park. The theme of the day
was zombies and this activity was actually called the Zombie Run 2015
so everyone wore black and we each got a certain amount of nylon socks
tied into balls filled with flour, depending on how many points you
got in the games. So we had zombies that were picked and then we were
to throw the flour balls at them as we ran across the field from one
safe area to another! It was a blast and everyone was covered in
flour! Even president and soeur Babin played and took some nasty
spills! We all got nasty dirty, but we all had so much fun running and
throwing flour at each other :) we then headed home for the night and
got into Dunkerque and showered off and went out to do some work. As
we were walking, we contacted this guy who was super interested in
prophets and thought that it was so cool we believed in one today and
he invited us to his house tomorrow night to talk more! It was so cool
to see his excitement and see how he went from telling us he knew
Islam was true, to telling us that he had had some doubts lately and
wanted to know if there was more to know about God. The spirit touched
him and it was so cool and me and Jorgy were so excited to meet him!
but do you want to hear what sucks?? So the weekly mission email that
goes out to all the missionaries, like today it said that starting at
General conference all of the elder missionaries have to wear a suit
EVERYDAY til the April general imma kill
myself....this will be fun cause all my American suits are just gonna
fall apart in a couple months....
Well remember our miracle from last night?? Well sadly, he is no
longer....well not no longer, but he is just off the charts for a
little bit. He skipped our rdv and when we called to ask him where he
was he said he'd be there in 20 minutes but never answered again and
actually never showed up :( we were a little sad about that. But on
the bright side, I went and got my new titre de séjour this morning
and I am now legal in France for the next year! So everything is good
:) after we went and got that, we came home and studied and then went
to go and drop one of Jorgy's suits off at the dry cleaner and then
had to make our way to the gare to look at some train times and then
out to a lunch appt that we had with a member! So we were running all
over the place. We finally got to the members house and it was
delicious food, just kind of an awkward we don't
know why we got invited cause this lady's husband isn't a member and
she didn't ask us to share a spiritual thought (yes we did have one
prepared) and so after we had finished eating she was all thank you!
And then sent us out hahahaha so we don't understand why but we were
thankful for the blessing:) then for the rest of the afternoon we went
around contacting and really didn't see any huge miracles but we did
schedule a rdv for tomorrow with this random lady on the street so
we'll see what comes of that! We can't count her as a new investigator
yet cause we didn't pray with her. So we will try for that tomorrow!
So you know the story already but we went to go meet with miracle man
from last night and he didn't show up :( so then I decided that since
we had 50 minutes we could contact on the way to the store so that I
could buy an air freshener plug in thingy cause our apartment stinks!
So we did that and talked to this really nice English guy who knew who
we were but said no thank you. YEAH! ;) he said yeah a lot, like most
English people ;) then we went and bought my plug in thingy and then
had a rdv with Jean Paul. I have the funniest video of him from the
other day that explains him so well so I'm trying to figure out how to
get it to you! He is like not all the way there in the head. But he is
hilarious! And he loves the missionaries and the gospel, and every
time he bears his testimony it's so cute cause it's just so sincere it
makes you want to cry. Even though he isn't all the way there, he
knows the gospel is true and that HF loves him as his son. He's a cool
guy:) so we went and he shared us a little message of his and then we
shared him our message. Then we came in for the night. He's funny!
Today was a fun day!!! First off I hit my year mark of being in
FRANCE! Regional indicator for France second, we had our branch day which consists of a day of
cleaning the church and having branch council and then usually they
have an activity after. We weren't sure if we were invited but we were
prepared just in case;) we headed over to the church first thing in
the morning and met up with everyone. We went and had branch council
while the rest of the people there cleaned #perkofbeingamissionary but
actually I think I would have been cleaning... Branch council is not
my favorite thing on the earth but we do what we must. After a good
amount of time talking and figuring what we need to do for the next
month and getting things in order for our party that is coming up on
the 10, we all we out to the hallway with the rest of the members to
eat and talk! Our branch presidents wife made us this really delicious
couscous meal with this really good meat. It was delicious and then
they invited us over to their house next week for dinner before elder
Jorgensen leaves! So we were pretty excited. We then were invited to
the activity that they were having that day. We found out that they
were going on a tour a the cathedral of Dunkerque and the clock tower
just across the street. But not only were they going to go see the
clock tower, but they were going to climb to the top! And so we made
our way there! The cathedral was cool, and I'm sorry if some of you
are going to shoot me, but I feel like once you've seen one cathedral,
you've seen them all haha so I've been in a lot here in France and to
me they all seem the same....haha maybe it's just my inner self cause
all that museum and galleries stuff doesn't really interest me in the
first place. But it was super funny cause we were in there and our
branch president and his wife were just making jokes about religions
and how different ours is from Catholicism and it was just making me
and Jorgy laugh! His wife, soeur Duez, showed me St Antoine who is a
St that you pray to when you lose something. She then goes, 'yup they
pray to him. Not Heavenly Father!! Hahah' it was pretty funny to hear
an old couple saying that stuff! Then we went and climbed the clock
tower and it was so cool! We were actually up there while the bells
went off! So it was really cool to hear! We got to go up to the roof
and look over the whole ville of Dunkerque, and it was so cool!! The
little teeny stairwell to get to the top was so small and so scary. I
got some pics for you! Then we had to leave cause we had an appt with
this crazy lady we met yesterday. Literally she was crazy. We tried
tried to teach her the restoration but she kept interrupting and
talking about how Jorgy looked just like her daughter's friend and it
was just bad haha so anyway after we had finished we went home for
dinner. We had one last rdv for the night and it was with Mike! It was
a fun rdv. We talked about the 10 commandments and the sabbath day and
it went really well. Me and Jorgy love going to see Mike.
Today was a pretty good day. It marked one year since I actually
started missionary work!! One year ago today me and Eldredge were
headed to Metz. #promisedland #placeofmydreams I miss that place! It's
hard to believe it was that long ago. Hitting my year marks is weird!!
But today we started off with some studies which were great. Yesterday
during our branch council, the branch president informed us of a less
active member who had written him a letter requesting to have her name
removed from the church. So he asked us if we would be so kind as to
deliver her a hand written sentiment that told her she had 30 days of
a waiting period and that after that 30 days her name would be
removed. So this morning me and Jorgy headed out to do that. We made
our way to her house where her mother answered the door and let us in
while we waited for her to come home. She got home and she was so nice
that I almost didn't even want to give her the letter. It made me so
sad to see her and remember what she was wanting to be done. It just
made me think how possible it is to lose a testimony, and how grateful
I am for the counsel to 'doubt our doubts, before we doubt our faith.'
After that me and Jorgy had to go and renew my train reduction pass
cause they expire after a year. Then we had a rdv with Dominique! It
was really good. We shared 2 Kings 5:1-14 and talked about how
sometimes our problems seem like they'd have to have huge answers or
solutions, but sometimes the counsel we recieve is so easy and related
it to conference and asked him to prepare himself to act on the
answers that he receives even though they might seem too simple. Then
we went home for lunch and then out contacting. Sadly there isn't a
ton to share about today's contacting session. Right now me and Jorgy
are just doing a lot of searching trying to find those who are lost.
We came in for dinner and then went out and did some porting and went
to a new neighborhood that neither of us had been too thinking we'd
find some crazy cool family and have em hooked! But tonight again was
just another searching night. It was good though, to get out and find
a new area to do some work. We had to stop by a grocery store on the
way home to buy some drinks and some stuff to make a cake for district
meeting tomorrow.
Well usually we have district meeting on Tuesdays, but because Soeur
Foutrein invited us over for lunch on Tuesday afternoon, we had called
and requested to move district meeting. So it was moved until today.
We woke up and got all ready to go and headed out the door to catch
the bus. When we had gotten to the gare to catch the train, we found
out that for some reason the train that we had planned to take was not
going to run. So we were like uhh and so the guy that worked at the
gare told us that he was gonna get taxi's to take us wherever we
needed to go. Since it was a Friday morning, there were some high
school kids that still needed to get to school, so he was like in
super stress mode and got us all papers to go to Calais in
we were waiting for a good half hour and no taxis showed us and so one
high schooler goes in and asks the dude what was up and all of the
sudden he goes there's a train waiting for you all right now and it's
about to leave! So we all ran to the train...long story short, we
ended up still taking a train, we were just 45 minutes late to Calais.
So we got there and had a good district meeting on virtue and
knowledge. Again Christlike attributes haha they are trying to pound
those things into our brain or something! Then we ate and me and Jorgy
had to run out to catch our train. When we got back to Dunkerque we
spent the rest of the afternoon planning for the week. Weekly planning
is always a joy Pistol but we got it done and went out to find some
miracles! We went to go and try to stop by the old man that we found
last week but he wasn't home, so we went to this less actives house
that we'd tried to visit a few times but he was never home and when we
stopped by tonight he let us in and he is so cool! He used to be in
the branch presidency and used to be a super strong member but married
a non-member and figured it was better to stop going than to have his
wife mad at him. He said they'd tried coming to church a couple times
but never had a good experience. So we'll see what we can do. We then
stopped by a kebab shop on the way home for Jorgy to get a kebab. When
we got home we watched women's conference getting ready for general
For some reason my body did not want to wake up this morning. The
alarm went off and I climbed right back into bed. It was bad. But I
finally got up and we started studies. After studies Jorgy needed to
run off to the dry cleaners to pick up his dry cleaning and on the bus
ride back, we ran into Anna!!!! She had been on vacation at her moms
place in Italy for the past few weeks but she told us she was coming
to conference at the chapel tomorrow morning! So we were pretty happy
about that! Then we were coming back to our apt and in our building we
have this couple who is so cute. They are a little older but not too
old..60s or 70s I'd say and every time we see them they say hello to
us and talk a little bit to us (which is SO weird for French people. I
was so shocked when they did it at first.) they first off told us that
they were moving in s few months and they wanted to invite us over
when they left! So that was cool! Then they asked who we were and what
we did. It was fun to talk to them for a while! We'll see if anything
comes out of it. Then we headed out to drop a Book of Mormon off at a
less actives house cause she requested one for when she goes into the
hospital so that she can leave it there. We left and there was this
group of friends that were probably 12 years old riding their bikes
and trying to do wheelies. There was this one kid who was a little
chubbier than the others and just couldn't get it up! But I may or may
not have caught the funniest pic of him getting it up in the air
finally! Me and Jorgy were dying. After that was lunch and heading out
to do service at another less actives house. Sadly we caught her
smoking....Disappointed but relieved face so that sucks...but we weeded her front driveway for her
and then had to head home to make it to conference!!! Here in France
we watch the Saturday morning session on Saturday night before
bedtime:) we got to the church with some goodies and had a little bit
of a scare getting conference going but we finally got to watch the
Saturday morning session and it was amazing! I loved President
Uchtdorf's talk and Neill F. Marriott's voice ;) she also gave a very
good talk!! Then because we were having troubles getting conference
started, we were late getting home. I realized that we didn't have any
laundry detergent and I was down to my last pair of garments! So we
had to run to the little 24 hour convenience store down the street and
buy some EXTREMELY expensive laundry we were
late for bed😬
well because of today being conference and me being in France, that
takes up a lot of our day! We got to the church at 9 AM and left
around 8 PM so our day was kind of just packed of conference! But
holy! I got some answers to questions that I didn't know I really had.
My favorite talk of the day was by Russell M. Nelson and I know that a
lot of you think that the talk was directed to women...but his talk
was written especially for elder Libby! I can't even begin to explain
the peace that I felt as he was speaking. He is a truly inspired man
and I hope someday to meet him!! Like I said we were at the church
this morning and we started setting up the computer from the member
and in walked Anna!! She watched the Saturday afternoon session with
us and I'm sure that she had lots of questions. But we have a rdv with
her this week and so we will hopefully be able to answer her
questions. After that session and the shock of the new apostles, me
and Jorgy ate lunch and we're looking up new info about the new
apostles and having some fun with a new update on our iPads. Then the
priesthood session was so good! I loved elder andersen's talk! How can
I pick a favorite?! Jk I have a favorite. After that session, we went
and did some soul searching and contacted around and actually
contacted someone who was pretty good friends with the member who
brought her computer to the church this morning to watch with us! So
that was funny to talk with her. Then we went back and started
watching the Sunday morning session! We were in the middle of Elder
Rasband's talk when some stupid teenagers from the neighborhood were
outside our building and cut the electricity to the whole building! It
just went completely black! I was so mad! But we went out and gave
them a stern look and hurried and got conference back up and going
again. It took a while and we missed the last half of elder Rasband
and all of Gary E Stevenson' we'll have to go back. I was really
nervous sitting there and watching president monson. He's getting so
old Disappointed but relieved face but elder Nelson knew exactly what I needed and gave it to me
good. I've never felt the way I felt after that talk!! It was so good!
So after that session we had to run home to be in on time. Conference
is just my favorite!!!
Well I had a great week and I hope you all did as well. Like I said,
we find out transfers on Saturday so send all mail to the mission
home. I love you all. God is there. He loves us and answers prayers
and knows the worries of our hearts. I'm so grateful for living
prophets and apostles who help us and guide us through this journey we
call life. The Lord is amazing and I love him so much!!
Much love
Elder Libby aka tanner aka the frenchie