Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New address for France Lyon Mission

The Mission Home for the France Lyon Mission is no longer in Geneva.  It has been moved to Lyon France.  The Swiss address is now a private residence that has no affiliation with the church. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Blog Address

It has come to the point in this blog where I have used up all my free space for posting photos.  So I have changed to a new Blog address with a new email address.  The new Blog address is, lyonfrancemission.blogspot.com.  So if you want to follow our blog you will need to go there to see what is going on with us.  There will be no further posts at this location. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mission Conference Trip to Lyon

We had a Mission Conference in Lyon with Elder Neil L. Anderson.  Pictures to follow when we get them from the Mission Home.  After the conference we took a two day side trip to Dijon and Grenoble since we didn't have to be back in Marseille until Thursday.  We were gone three days in all counting the Conference.  It was a great conference, but could have been reduced to only two speakers.  Our Mission President gave a great talk on faith.  Asking us to simplify the word "Faith" by replacing it with the word, "Trust".   Then Elder Anderson spoke and really taught me on using Christ in our teaching, relationships and everyday activities.  How we should be more like Christ and show a little more compassion for the weaknesses of others.  Even as Christ showed his love for the women taken in adultery, the Samaritan woman by the well and the Gentile Roman Centurion, so we should love those not of our faith or belief system.  Loving these types of people is not necessarily difficult for me.  It's loving the members that is the hard one for me.  Anyway here are some pics of our trip.  First stop Lyon.

After the conference all the couples got together and talked for a while then we all went on our separate ways.  Most of the couples since we come from so far away make the most of our journey and visit some near by places. Next stop for us was Dijon.  Dijon is the northern most part of our Mission and yes it is a lot colder than Marseille.  It is the difference between grey sky's in the north Sunny sky's in the south.  The couple from Nice and Mom and I are not used to the cold.
On the left is the Ville, Dijon.  On the right is the region Bourgogne

Why can't our chapels look like this.  I think the Gilroy chapel needs a makeover. 

For those who are not aware of what a Kabab is this is a beautiful sight to the hungry traveler.  I was first introduced to these when picking up Aaron in Paris from his Mission.  Then reintroduced to them when picking up Jared in Paris.  Now they are a staple in our diet when out in down town Marseille or any other ville in France. 


The Ville is Grenoble located in the French Alps.  The Region in Dauphine.

We arrived to Grenoble late in the afternoon so we didn't get too many good photos.

Jared will notice that there is a sheep painted on the building at the bottom of this photo. 

This was the low point in my Mission.  My blood sugar was low and I get very light headed and shaky so we made the sacrifice and went to.......  I can't even say the word but you can see for yourself.  It was horrible.  I don't even like McDonald's in the U.S. .

This brought me back to reality

Night Time in Grenoble.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bon Anniversaire for Elise

Some of the Young Adults came to our house after church for a small Birthday party for Elise Dimanche.  They like coming to our house which makes us feel good.  They played some word games, had cake and we just talked.  They are a wonderful group. 

This one is for Thyci.  These are Coralie's Shoe's

Monday, November 5, 2012

P Day in Glanum and Tarascon

We originally went to go to Glanum to see the old Roman archeological dig, but it is closed on Mondays.  We have been to Glanum before but never to the city center, just the gate to the entrance on the city.  The first three pictures are of the gate entrance.  We were there with Jared once before during the summer, but never found the city center because it is a good hike and it was very hot that day.  We will need to go on another day than Monday.  Maybe if someone comes for Christmas.  So we decided to go exploring and drove over to Tarascon, about 20 minutes west from St. Remy.  A very worth while ville to visit.  We got there sort of late so it was difficult to get more pictures, but we will go again.  we did a lot of walking through the ville and found it very tranquille and beautiful.  It is right on the Rhone and has a mid-evil castle. 

Castle Tarascon

You tell that it is getting close to Christmas by the lights over the street.