Salut a tous!
Well, it might be the end of summer here in Montreal, but the weather sure doesn’t feel like it! Our apartment is still hot as ever, especially when the power goes out in our apartment at 9:30 at night! No fans working is not fun in this hot and humid weather! Although, it is fun being on the metros seeing all the college students going back to school. I am excited for the trees to start changing and the weather to cool down.
Yesterday, was a super fun way to end the summer in our ward. We had a ward BBQ and we all went up to Carlos’ cottage by the lake. It was a pretty long drive. It took almost an hour and a half to get to Joliette. It was a lot of fun even if Sister Neri and I couldn’t go into the lake. We were able to spend the time with our ward members and eat lots of yummy food! Our investigator, Youcef, even came and he had a lot of fun. Youcef is doing so great! He came to church this last week. He is planning on getting baptized in New Caledonia this next month. So we are teaching him every week and getting him involved in the ward to prepare him for his baptism. We love working with Youcef! He is so fun and he fits right in with the YSA.
This last week went super great for Sister Neri and me. We had a lot of success working with our members and trying to help them become more involved in the work by working with the less actives in the ward. I just love working in Laurier with the Young Adults. I feel so much closer to them all.
One thing Sister Neri and I are struggling with is finding new investigators. We keep passing a lot of them to other missionaries because they are too old or speak another language. We are praying that we can find some new investigators this next week to teach.
I have learned a lot about prayer lately, how we need to follow the promise that Heavenly Father gives us in the scriptures that says, “Ask and ye shall receive.” When we ask our Heavenly Father for things, it is called prayer. Jesus taught “what
man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:8-11) In other words, Heavenly Father wants us to pray and wants us to ask for things and when we do, He will give us good gifts – not always what we ask for, but always what we need. We just need to have the faith and courage to ask for what we need and to align our will with His. Now that Heavenly Father is there listening, He will give us what we need when we need it and He will give us His promised blessings.
I am sorry that I don’t have too much to write this week. I hope you enjoy the pictures from the week though!
Bonne Semaine a tous!
P.S. Here is the most random question asked on the metro this week, “Are there a lot of over weight women in Utah?”