Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dear mom,
I am getting on a train right now.  I just got transfered to Avignon.  I will try to write you later today.   If not, I can tomorrow ... I love you so much.  à bientôt (See ya later)

This is my letter last week.  As you can imagine....I was hungry for more.  Luckily....this came a few hours later.  

Dear mother, 
Here I am sitting in a stinky little internet café next to some guy on his myspace page. ha ha.  This city is beautiful.  It looks like how you would think that "real" french cities would look like.   There is a castle wall around the whole city.  There is a palace called "de le pope" here.  It is where the french pope lived.  There is also a little bridge here.  It's awesome.   My new collegue is Elder Arrington.  We were in the mtc together .... President made me the senior collegue.  Elder Arrington is really funny and really great.   We are going to light this place up .... after i clean the batiment . (not sure i get this joke.  ;) hahahah Well, not a ton to report yet.  Im really tired from traveling and I have a lot of unpacking to do.  I made all the members in the ward cry in Grenoble, so im feeling good about myself .... :)  It was snowing in grenoble and now I'm feeling the need for short sleeves here.  It's so crazy.  Well this week will be a little short because I need to go shopping and unpack all before 6.  I love you so so much mom and i hope you are having a rocking week.

He seems to be doing well.  We are excited for his transfer.  New scenery, a new companion and new people to meet. 

With Elder Hughes and a friend before the transfer. 
I'm sorry...those pointy shoes are just too much.  ;)

At least my boy's not going hungry.  
Here is a snippet from Elder Ferguson's letter last month.

It was really fun being in Lyon for the week.  I had the opportunity  to be with a lot of great missionaries.  I went out with Elder Sopi ,who is from Paris and Elder Tromeur who is from Italy. That did wonders for my french and  I loved that, plus they are both so nice and funny.  The next day i got to go out with the assistants.  That was amazing.  I just got to let loose with 2 people as excited about missionary work as me.  We contacted over 200 people on the street and ported a whole building.  I  got 6 numbers and they each got 8 and 9.  I was on fire.  I loved it.  At the end of the day i asked them what i could work on and they said nothing.  Just my french, which made me happy.  They told me they loved that i was a funny missionary that worked hard and that i had courage to go up and talk to people on the bus.  That made me feel good... its tough to be back here in Grenoble but i still love it ..... I miss the whole family.  Thank you so much for the pictures.  I will send you a few also .... all the Lyon  missionaries feasted for Thanksgiving.  We had chicken.  It's so  funny because 3/4 of our zone are Europeans and there were like, "what is this magical sauce?" ..... I said, "that's gravy my friend.   ha ha They loved it and were asking what we did besides eat on Thanksgiving.   It was funny explaining that we nap.  hahaha Did you know that 1 turkey here is 80 euros .... yikes that/s almost 100 dollars. 
Well, I would love if you would pray for me.  I love you so much and i will ttys.
 Love oodles and oodles,
 Elder Ryan Ferguson

Yup.  That's my boy. 

Well now that's just sad.  ;(