Monday, November 21, 2011

Blake Mason our French Tutor

Blake served his mission in the Geneva Swiss Mission which is now part of The Lyon France mission.  He is a lot of fun to work with and very humble.  He is a great help to us and we continue to learn and grow with the language.  He was serving at the same time Jared was in the Paris Mission.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Our Day At The French Consulate In San Francisco

Our group in San Francisco.  We introduced the Elders to The Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory.  They are all from Utah and had never been to San Francisco before.  We introduced them to the, "Finding the oddest person you can find" tradition.  They thought that was fun because they had never seen anything like a San Franciscan before.  They caught on to the game fast and were laughing like they had never seen a freak before. 

They were all amazed at the Bushman of Fisherman's Wharf.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mission Home

Just discovered the mission home for the France Lyon Mission is in Geneva Switzerland.  Since it is a new mission that may change, but until then the Mission home address is:

France Lyon Mission
8, Chemin William Barbey
1292 Chambesy (GE)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Mission Call

We received our call and are going to the France, Lyon Mission.  We report to the MTC in Provo on the 23rd of January 2012.  A long time to wait, but it will give us time to improve our French speaking skills.  The France Lyon Mission is a new mission.  It absorbed the France Toulouse and the Switzerland Geneva Mission.  Our mission borders Switzerland, Spain and Italy.  (See below for a map of our mission).  We will be there for two years.  More if I can swing it.  Below is an article from Church Headquarters regarding the forming of the new France, Lyon Mission.

(France Toulouse and Switzerland Geneva Missions to consolidate into the France Lyon Mission this July

Missionaries report that the France Toulouse Mission and Switzerland Geneva Mission will combine into a single mission this July.  The mission will be renamed the France Lyon Mission and administer LDS missionary work throughout southern France and Francophone Switzerland.  Some areas will also reportedly be transferred over to the France Paris Mission as part of the consolidation.)

Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhone-Alps Region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is located at 470 km (292 mi) from Paris, 320 km (199 mi) from Marseille, 160 km (99 mi) from Geneva Switzerland, 280 km (174 mi) from Turin Italy, and 600 km (373 mi) from Barcelona Spain. The residents of the city are called Lyoner (singular) and Lyoners (plurial).  Population of Lyon is 480,660, with a total population including urban and satellite cities of 1,422,331.
     Other cities in our mission include; Bordeaux,Toulouse, Nimes, Monte Carlo (country) Marseille, Saint Tropez, Geneva Switzerland, Nice, Avignon, PĂ©rigueux and many other to many to say.

Lyon City Flag

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In the Beginning

This where we started.  Our last interview was on 8-3-2001 with President Merril.  Our papers are in and we are waiting for the call.  Doing the process over the internet was a lot easier than it used to be.  Below in the computer screen of our Mission Application.  All check off and submitted.