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, Périgueux and many other to many to say.

Lyon City Flag

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