Monday, August 13, 2012

I have not been a very good missionary mom blogger and so i apologize and promise to do better. Somebody snitched on me to my missionary :) and so I have been given specific orders to "get with it".  
Here is the latest and greatest..........
Elder Ferguson has made it to France!!
His dad and I got to talk to him during a layover at the airport in Chicago.  That was pure awesomeness.  He sounded great. He told me great stories and spoke french for me.  I loved every minute of our conversation.
We were so lucky to receive a letter and picture of him from his mission president, President Roney, on the day he arrived.  I was so happy to receive that.  I knew that he was safe and in good hands.  Here is a picture of the group he traveled with.....

He looks good right?  I think so too.  

Here are some snippets from the first email we received from France.

Traveling was super hard and I'm just barely getting over my jet lag. The mission home was tons of fun and I went contacting right when I got there.  I got yelled at by some Muslims.  They probably just said that they loved me.  I don't speak Arabic.  
We were examined by a doctor when we arrived and so now I am "legal" in France.  I am living in Grenoble in a 4 man apartment.  It's just me and my trainer, Elder Han, so that is awesome.  
Grenoble isn't a big deal.  Just a little city surrounded by the french alps.  Ya know, no big deal.  hahaha
Every night we sleep with our french doors ( or as we call them here in France...........doors) open.  It's like camping but you stay clean.  Dad would love it. haha
I can understand the language really well.  The 2nd counselor in the bishopric and his wife are from Utah. They are here for work, so she translates for me a little bit but the kids are impossible to understand.  Haha. Impossible!  
I got spit on by a french lady because she told me to go back to America but i told her i was Scottish and then she apologized.  That was funny.  In our city we get a BMW! Bus, metro and walking. 

Here are some pictures of life in France that he sent.......

Ryan and his first companion. A young man from Cambodia named Elder Han.

So beautiful!

What a beautiful place to live and work. 

Here's some fun stuff from our 2nd email from France......

I am sending you a picture of the french keyboard.  It's all messed up. To put a period you have to hold alt and shift to use it,,,,,,,so, no, you will not receive a period from me for the next 2 years,,,,,,Even for the numbers you have to do that.  You can however have commas.  haha
My french is coming along great.  It gets easier and easier each day.  I already think to myself in french but don't even realize i'm doing it.  Even when I speak english it's more of a franglish. 
The style here is interesting. Addidas, man burses, cork mandals, hats all the way tight resting on top of their heads, jeans tucked into socks. 
I also sent a picture of me doing some door to door tracting, or rather intercom to intercom. 

It seems like Ryan is getting settled into his surroundings and we look forward to hearing about all the work and experiences he is having. 
I'll keep ya posted....I promise.  :)  


1 comment:

  1. Love this update, Wendy!!! My husband said the children were the hardest to understand at first, too! Can't stop laughing everytime I think of that lady appologizing to your Scottish son:)