Miracles in Montreal!

We went to Chocolats Favoris today. It is literally my favorite place. Yes, we broke our sugar fast. We only eat sugar on P-day now.

We went to Chocolats Favoris today. It is literally my favorite place. Yes, we broke our sugar fast. We only eat sugar on P-day now.

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Cookies and Cream, my favorite!

Cookies and Cream, my favorite!

Yes, I got poutine this week...ha with hotdogs. Wow, you probably think I am so unhealthy now!

Yes, I got poutine this week…ha with hotdogs. Wow, you probably think I am so unhealthy now!

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Have a great week and peace out!

Have a great week and peace out!

Bonjour à tous!:)

Wow, I don’t even know where to start with this email. There is sooo much that happened this last week!! So many great miracles. We were able to go on two exchanges this last week with sisters. One of those days was spent in another area of the Island in a French-speaking family ward. It was a great day on bikes! It was so fun biking through Montreal! (Yes, dad you would be proud of your daughter, biking everywhere and then waking up with super sore legs the next day!) This time I got to bike along a scenic canal called, Lachine, in downtown Montreal! I love biking on the bike paths in Montreal 🙂 On Sunday morning, we woke up to thunder and lightning storms. It was so cool. It has been such a great week eating no sugar, living off of hot dogs and healthy smoothies…haha!

Anyways, back to all the awesome miracles. First, the week started out awesome with lots of cool contacts on the streets and on the metro. Sister Jeter and I was talking with everyone we could! On Tuesday, we found a lost, less active on the street. He was baptized in Chile and now he is living here. He said that we are the first Mormons he has met since he has come to Montreal. Later that night, we met this awesome guy, Serge, from Africa! He came up to us and started asking all these questions. He kept saying he felt a special spirit with us. We ended up setting up a lesson with him for this next week. He said he really wants to come to our church on Sunday

On Wednesday, we had an awesome lesson with our investigator, Victor, and his girlfriend, Evelynn. We talked about the blessings of the restoration. We focused on the temple and the priesthood. It was such an amazing lesson. Victor is doing great. We are hoping to start teaching him more often and helping him progress a little faster. It’s all going great! Then later that day, we went and passed by an investigator. We got there, but she said she was too busy to have a lesson with us. So we looked at her friend sitting on the couch and decided to teach her. It was such a great lesson. Her friend was here from Toronto for the weekend. The house was a little noisy when we started teaching her. We started going through the restoration lesson with her. When we got to the part about Joseph Smith and the 1st vision it was crazy. Literally, the whole house calmed down and the TV in the background even froze! Yes, Sponge Bob literally froze on the television! The spirit just came into the room instantly. It was awesome. I love the powerful spirit that comes when you teach about Joseph Smith. We got her information and will be sending it off to the missionaries in Toronto.  Later that night, after the lesson, we saw one of our investigators, Mamadou. He was walking down the same street as us. We got to talk to him and follow-up on his praying and Book of Mormon reading. He said he never takes this way home, but he felt like he needed to go down this exact road that we were walking on. It really was just a bunch of random little miracles, which probably don’t mean that much to y’all( oh no my Texan companion is rubbing off on me…)  Sister Jeter and I really felt blessed and we knew without a doubt that the spirit was guiding us this last week.

It was awesome so see our member missionary work really start moving this last week as well. We were able to teach with so many more members, getting referrals, hear about members working with their friends, and have some appointments set up with members and their friends this next week. This morning we woke up to a text from one of our members telling us she talked to two people on transportation that are interested in learning more. She said, “They should be coming to FHE tonight so bring Book of Mormons!”  It was such a great text to start our day! 🙂

I think the experience that brought the most joy to my week was yesterday.  When I walked into church, somebody told me that their was somebody up stairs who wanted to see me!. I ran up the stairs and there was Martin, my recent convert from Lemoyne!! It was so great to see him! He came to attend church in Laurier that day! It was sooo great talking to him, seeing how happy he was, and hearing about all the experiences he has had since his baptism. He has received the Melchizedek Priesthood and went to the temple last week to do baptisms for the dead. I just loved talking to him! He makes me so happy every time I see him! He is such an amazing example for me.

Well, this has been such a fantastic week!! I really don’t know what could have made it better. I love my companion. She is such a great example to me and is my best friend! The Lord truly showered blessings upon us this last week.

I will end with a scripture that really helped me this last week. “That the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers… and inasmuch as they were humble they might be made strong.” Doctrine and Covenants 1:19-28. Sometimes, the days get hard or even weeks as a missionary. This is when you feel a little simple or weak, but it’s okay because we are a little weak and simple. The Lord qualifies who He calls to do His work.  We need to remember that the Lord is on our side. I know we can find the strength and power we need through Him. I am so thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know He lives. I know He loves us. He is ALWAYS there for us through the hard and the happy moments. He is there right along our side helping us every step along the way. I love this work and can’t think of anything better I could be doing right now.

I love you all! I hope and pray that you will have a great week!

Love,

Soeur Hunt

Hot Summer Days!

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Hello everyone!!

Well, this week has been going pretty great. It is the first week of another transfer. It is getting super hot, especially living in an apartment with no air conditioning. With only two fans, our apartment feels like death sometimes. We found an old air conditioner in our closet that works, so we are crossing our fingers that we can use it this week. It is so fun being in the city during the summer. I love the summer heat, sometimes just not at night

This last weekend was kind of relaxing. Our whole ward was gone at a YSA conference in Palmyra. So we were able to attend church in English with the other YSA ward. It was kind of nice with no worries about language or ward meetings. We got to relax a little and enjoy the spirit. Then again, by the end of the day, I just missed our ward and speaking French! It was also a more relaxing week because we had no exchanges with sisters, Sister Jeter and I spent the whole week together! Exchanges begin this week and we have two planned.

An awesome discovery we found on our street this last week is a Dairy Queen. We had  been running around from lesson to lesson in the hot city on Saturday. Sister Jeter and I saw the Dairy Queen and it was like we read each other’s mind. We need some Blizzards! When we went inside, there were two ladies that came up to us, asking questions about our church. The lady taking our orders asked us to bring her back reading materials to read.  What was also weird, we were in the English part of town, so everyone was speaking to us in English. It was like we were supposed to be there at that time; it was cool.  Sister Jeter and I are doing no sugar this week, so sad, no Dairy Queen for a few days.

It has been a great week full of lots of lessons. We got to teach a lot of our members this last week. Our branch president has asked us to just teach everyone in the ward whether they are return missionaries, the Relief Society president or recent converts. He feels like everyone in the ward needs the missionary lessons. It has been such an awesome opportunity to teach our members. My love for the members of the branch has grown. It has been heart warming to feel the strength of the member’s testimonies. I have also realized that no matter where we are in life or how long we have been in the church, we all need the good nourishment of the gospel and the influence of the spirit in our life daily! I feel great joy when I help the members here and I truly love them!

This last week has been great and I feel so blessed to be here working in the YSA. I know this is where the Lord needs me at this time. This last week I have learned a lot about the spirit. I am constantly searching to follow the promptings of the spirit and acting on those feelings. There was an old lady sitting on the metro and for some reason, I felt the strongest feeling to talk to her. We talked a little, I shared my testimony, but then she got off the metro before I could get her info. It felt so good to rely on those promptings and to know I was doing what the Lord wanted me to do. This is the Lord’s work, not mine, but His. We will get no where without the spirit guiding us constantly. My favorite days are when Sister Jeter and I come home just so happy and exhausted. On those days, I feel like the Lord is helping us every step of the way and we feel the joy of this work through His holy spirit!  I am so thankful for the spirit, for the guidance, comfort, happiness and understanding it brings into our lives. We need to always trust and listen to those soft, yet powerful feelings that the Holy Ghost give us.

~“Just as learning an instrument or a language is a process, learning the language of the Spirit is also a process.”-Sister Linda K. Burton~

I love you all and have a beautiful week!

Love always,

Sister Hunt

Canada Day or the 4th of July…Eh!

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Sister Jeter and I are happy to stay together for one more transfer!

Sister Jeter and I are happy to stay together for one more transfer!

Bonjour tout le monde!

I hope you all have had a beautiful week! This last week has been hot, busy, exhausting and so great!! We saw so many miracles this last week. It was so cool, we feel extremely blessed.

Well, the big news with transfers calls…Sister Jeter and I are staying together here in Montreal!!:0 We are soo happy to be together for another transfer. This will be my first time to be with a companion for more than two transfers. I feel so blessed to be able to serve with Sister Jeter for a bit longer. Transfers will take place on Wednesday. We have a lot of new missionaries arriving because it is summer time. The next two transfers will be crazy. This last week we also had a zone training meeting and Sister Jeter and I were able to give another training. It was fun to do. We have an awesome zone and I love all of our missionaries.

Here is something cool, the USA women’s soccer team won the FIFA World Cup here in Canada!! The winning game that took them to the final was played in the Olympic Stadium right here in Montreal. Not like I saw it or anything (besides watching pieces of it on TV screens in the metro), but I am still pretty excited!! We had a lot of contacts with people from the U.S. this last week on the metro because of this. The U.S. fans were everywhere.

Well, a cool miracle of the week is that we found some awesome, cool, new investigators. Sister Jeter and I have been praying hard to find some new investigators. With one of our new investigators, Ignacio, we had an awesome experience. We had a lesson with him Thursday night, but he cancelled because he cut his hand on a tuna can( haha that rhymes.) He had to go to the hospital to get it stitched up. Instead we invited him to church on Sunday, to the potluck after church, and then to teach him afterwards. He came to all three things!!:) It was so great. He loved church and meeting the members. Afterwards, Sister Jeter and I had one of the best lessons! It was one of my favorite lessons of my mission. The spirit was so strong and we felt so guided to know what to say and share. At the end of the lesson, Ignacio, started asking questions like, “Why am I here in this life and What is my purpose here on earth?” He asked if we could answer those questions in the next lesson! We said, “oui!!” We are praying that he comes to FHE tonight. We are so excited to start teaching him.

It was a great week with so many more miracles! I wish I could write them all. Also, here is a funny story. We were in the middle of a lesson sitting on a wooden picnic table this last week with a less active in our ward. We were sitting there when I saw a cool design of a leaf in the table. As my first reaction, I said, “Wow, that’s really cool.” Then I realized it was a marijuana leaf. It was just so embarrassing. Everyone just started laughing at me. Trying to be nice, the less active said, “Oh, she meant the workmanship, not the leaf.” Haha!, maybe you had to be there. We were laughing because it was a really good spiritual lesson that I had to ruin with my stupid comment about a marijuana leaf.

I have felt so blessed this past week. I will leave you with some advice that my brother, Caleb, gave me. It has really helped me this last week. He wrote, “Here is my advice to you when I had six months left on my mission. It is to just teach constantly. No matter who it is; just teach investigators, people on the street, members, and even your companion. Just keep on teaching. Do not waste time being scared of what to say or what someone may think. Let the spirit work through you and teach!” This has become my new theme, to teach everyone and anyone. I am going to let the spirit guide me to do the Lord’s work and to have the courage and faith to act, to talk, and share the gospel with everyone. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” John 4:18.

I love this work and these great people. More importantly I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know He lives and He is always there for us. In the good and the bad, He gives us the strength that we need to keep on going when things get hard. I love you all and I hope you have a great week. Have the courage that it takes to share your testimony with someone who needs to be blessed by your spirit and our Heavenly Father’s love this week.

Je vous aime!

Soeur Hunt