We were super blessed to have our mission funded! We traveled as a family with 5 other members of our church to Toulouse, where we connected with the local church, spent time having meals with new friends, did some sightseeing, and threw 2 awesome events: CA Cafe (a big party with trivia, food, and other things) and Thanksgiving Dinner (a full meal for 100 people with presentations about Thanksgiving as well as a testimony by one of our team). It was incredibly challenging with the kids, but it was so worth it. Our daughter made some friends there – she even had a playdate without us! Our son was a bit harder, but we thought it was important to go, showing that there is no ideal time for a mission; when you are called, you go, no matter the difficulty.