|Bonjour Ma famille et mes amis!!
This last week has been pretty great and full of so many blessings! I am so thankful to be serving the Lord in Sherbrooke. I just love the people here so much. There is no place else I would rather be. I am super jealous of all the pictures from back home because it is sure not spring here! It literally like snowed all day yesterday. It’s okay, I am just enjoying it and saying to myself, “this is the only full winter I have to survive through.” You gotta love Canada and the cold:)
Well, here is an update on our new awesome investigator, Valli. We have taught him twice and he has made it to church twice. He says he loves it all:) We also gave him the Book of Mormon last week and he already has read the introduction and up to chapter 15 in 1 Nephi. He loves it and just looks so happy at church. He is just a happy guy in general. Soeur Leon and I could talk to him for hours. He is so fun and nice and I love teaching him:) We have a dinner planned with Valli and a family in the ward this next week. I am pretty excited for that. We have also found a couple other new investigators. One of our ward members started bringing his friend to church and now she wants to be taught by the missionaries… and of course she said, “it better be the sisters!” Also, we found this other awesome guy from Haiti to start teaching too. The Lord truly has blessed us this last week.
All in all there isn’t anything too new to tell except for two weird experiences. They are just a few things I never imagined I would do on my mission. The relief society did an activity for the ward this last week on how to be a better husband and wife and they wanted the missionaries to be at the activity. So Soeur Leon and I were instructed for two hours on how to become a better wife… so awkward and weird. Also, we started learning Quebec sign language to help one of the less active in the ward. This was actually pretty fun.
Also, last night we had this huge birthday party for one of our amazing ward members, Hans. He has literally changed his whole life around in the last year. It was so fun being with all the missionaries and the different families in the ward last night. It was just great talking and learning more about how the Lord has blessed us all in our lives. Also, Hans who we celebrated with is the real life version of the grandpa from the movie, “UP”…crazy right?! Disney found him on the street one day and took pictures of him and told him they might use him for character in one of their upcoming films…so crazy. He looks exactly like him.
Well, I hope you all are having just a great week. I will just leave you all with something I was studying this morning that I just loved so much. It’s about a story in the bible when Jesus visits Martha and Mary.
“Jesus entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary which also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving and came to him and said Lord dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10)
This story really touched me this morning and really got me thinking. It wasn’t a question of right and wrong, but rather of good, better, and best. What Martha was doing was good, but she was distracted by a good thing at the expense of a best thing. The Lord answered Martha with such a beautiful statement “One thing is needful” and that is to hear and follow our Lord Jesus Christ. There are so many little things in life, worries and problems that we get caught up in thinking only of ourselves and our needs forgetting those around us or the one most important thing in our life. We don’t have to worry over so many things. The one thing that is needful the only thing that is truly needful is to keep our eyes toward our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Remember to always seek what is most important in life and keep working towards becoming like our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I love you all!