Last night we had our first solo experience putting on a ward fireside. This is one that we scheduled with the ward, organized and presented. We were a bit nervous about the prospects of going in on our own. But when you're a missionary you're not really on your own. The fireside turned out great. The bishop added a special spirit with his introduction and the ward members brought some wonderful things to eat at the end. So we know that at least it started and ended well. Actually, the middle part, the self-reliance fireside, went very well too. It was a great evening for us.
We are still exploring and getting to know Lyon. This is a very beautiful and historic region. The Romans made Lugdunum (Lyon) their capital city in Gaul. Just on the outskirts of Lyon we found an impressive Roman aqueduct that provided water to Lugdunum. It had an ingenious system of ramps and siphons that would pull water up over the hills. Plus it was very beautiful with its surface treatment of brick and stone. Aesthetics and function; a great combination.
A cute missionary getting ready to present a ward fireside
Singing the opening hymn
A little food at the end
The aqueduct on the Gier river just outside Lyon
A siphon ramp on the aqueduct
Beautiful surface treatment of red brick and white stone
A neoclassic theatre in Lyon
Lyon is a very beautiful city