Salut toute le monde!
Where do I even start…this last week has just been amazing and full of so many miracles. I feel so happy all the time and a little tired all the time…haha! I just love being at the temple everyday. There have been so many great experiences such as, sharing your testimony with others as they end the tour in the reception tent, random people showing up to learn more, seeing members from old areas, and seeing the joy of your investigators go through the temple for the first time!!:) There is a special spirit at the temple that just makes you happy and full of peace. It’s so great to see others come unto Christ as they enter the house of The Lord and instantly be filled with the spirit. One of my favorite days was the VIP day which we saw people from all religions come to the temple: Jewish, Muslims, and Catholics. I got to answer questions for a lady from the Catholic church here in Montreal and then share my testimony with her.
Last Monday, November 2nd, was one of those only-because-I’m-a-missionary-experiences. It was when Elder Richards of the Seventy took us through the temple and gave all the sisters of the mission a tour. The spirit was so strong. He sat us down in a room of the temple and just taught us. He taught about the role of women, the priesthood, and eternal marriage. It was an experience I will never forget.
I think my favorite experience was going through the temple tour this morning with our investigator, Ugo!:) He is progressing so well. We are seeing him change and have that desire to learn and come unto Christ. One of our members came to the temple with him this morning. We are praying Ugo had a good experience and felt the spirit. He had a lot of good questions afterwards.
I will be at the temple everyday this next week!! It’s pretty exciting although, it is hard to not be in your area teaching:/ Fortunately, Ugo is progressing well and we were able to begin teaching him the commandments last night. You can really see his desire to change and be better. He gets along really well with all the members and comes to all the activities. The only thing missing is church for him on Sunday. We are praying that his job will change soon.
Youcef, should be coming to the temple this coming Friday with one of our members. He is doing great. We have been praying for him to know of certain decisions he should make in his life. He has a strong testimony of the gospel and of Christ that inspires me. He is reading and praying everyday.
Our new investigator, Jean, is doing great. He came to stake conference this last Sunday and saw Josue have the Melchizedek Priesthood conferred upon him. This was such a great experience! I am so happy for Josue. Jean wants to be baptized. He really has felt the spirit at church and knows this is what he needs to do. He read the restoration pamphlet and came to FHE, yesterday, and said, “Everything just makes sense, those pamphlets are brilliant!” He was explaining how he understands that today we have the same church and authority on the earth that was here when Jesus Christ walked the earth.
We have been praying and fasting for our investigators so much lately!! We see the gospel and the hand of The Lord in their lives. It has been just a great week as we talk and share the gospel with everyone and see others be blessed by The Savior’s love and teachings. I love being in the mission field here in Montreal at this time. There is a special spirit here that I can’t explain in words. I also had a miracle day with my old companion, Sister Leon. With all the temple stuff, we go on lots of exchanges with sisters. I was able to go on exchanges this last week with Sister Leon and Sister Kinghorn. Sister Leon and her companion slept on our floor all week. It was just a little tight in the apartment, but lots of fun. Well, I love you all and hope you have a great week!! I hope you enjoy the fun pictures from this last week!!
Je vous aime,