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!