Monday, June 8, 2015

La Sainte Vache (Holy Cow)

With Elder Iliffe from England at Lake Geneva

Hey everyone!!! j'espère que you are all doing great! Its raining pretty hardcore over here in Gex, France and lightning keeps going crazy all over the place. I feel like I am in Desert Storm or something. 

Okay, so this past week was great! I basically spent more time in Switzerland than in France. We started our week off by going to Geneva to meet up with the Geneva Zone Leaders. Then we visited with Aurore (a less active member of the Church) and talked about Mosiah 24. We also read President Eyring's talk "The Comforter" with her. She is super chill and she came to Church yesterday for the first time in a really long time! WOHOO.
After that, on Wednesday, we went to Lausanne for a Zone Finding Day. It was legit. My new fit bit (Birthday gift from Silver) said that I walked 26,000 steps that day #beatthatheidi. Lausanne is ridiculously beautiful. We contacted and taught two lessons near the coast of the lake in a town called Ouchy. It is a really pretty view with Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps in the background. For lunch, we went to a place called the Holy Cow, where I dropped 24 francs.... It was one of the best burgers I have ever had (Dad, I need more money). 

Then on Thursday, we had District Meeting in Lausanne. MY district is enormous!  There are 5 equipes in it. I conducted the meeting in the chapel. It was on using safeguards for technology as well as teaching. I shared the Bible Video: Feed my Sheep and talked about the importance of showing our love for the Lord by feeding His sheep. Then on Friday we did service for Brother Stuart in the Geneva English Speaking Ward. He is from Texas and we helped him move into a house in our sector with the Saint Genis Elders. We also received our transfer calls! I found out that I am staying in Gex - YES!  President Roney called me and said that the things that I said during the Geneva Stake Conference has really helped some people so I was really glad to hear that. 

Then, last but not least, on Saturday our ward held an Open House for our chapel in Gex. It. Was. Glorious!  Elder Beck and I stood outside and contacted everyone in Gex while holding a huge banner. We got a ton of people to wave at us. We even wrapped up a passing French man in our banner and he loved it. 

My dear friends, life is awesome!  I am so gateful to be a missionary.  I will work hard until the last minute out here.  I have ten weeks left to change peoples' lives!  I love this Gospel and the many blessing we receive when we embrace it.  I am grateful for the Priesthood and the love that we can feel from it.  I love you all and I hope you have a great week!!!

Elder Bollard


  1. Une pluie de bénédictions pour vos 10 prochaines semaines ! :-)


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