Sister May is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Canada Montreal Mission

Monday, April 29, 2013

The transfer call of all transfer calls

I received my transfer calls on Saturday. A lot is happening to me. I am leaving Ste Foy to flush into an area in Trois Rivière (meaning that I am replacing two other missionaries, in this case Elders) with another team of sisters. Two sister teams in one ward with no elders. I am training a sister straight from the MTC. And I am the new Sisters training leader in Quebec (meaning that I am responsible for training the sisters in the Quebec zone. the previous name was coordinating sister, but they changed it to Sisters training leader). I am sad to leave Ste Foy, but I know God has other plans for me.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Month 4 in the mission

I called H'hmi's husband and he said she can get baptized. Then the next day he changed his mind, sad day. H'hmi is super discouraged. I am not giving up on this family. I am not a quitter. 

Sister Zuniga and I went on splits with Quebec ward sisters. Sister Berry was with us. She is 19 years old. It was fun. She has only been out for 1 month. We took her to teach Vasco. She was surprised of how intense he was. 

Something really embarrassing happened to me while we went knocking. We knocked on a man's door. He was not interested, but he kept going on and on forever talking about how God is light. We were at the door forever. As I was listening to him, something strange began to happen. Everything started to turn yellow, then black. I felt myself beginning to fall. Luckily I caught myself before I fainted on the floor. Sister Zuniga looked at me with confusion and concern. I cannot believe I fainted at the door. Sister Zuniga said it happened because I locked my knees. 

Do you remember the story I told you about the woman who gave us those horrible crackers. Well...Sister Berry told me that the woman gave them a cake mix to bake a cake for the next visit. t=They looked at the box and saw that the it was expired. It expired in 1998. When she told me that I nearly gagged because I immediately thought of those rancid crackers.  

This Saturday is transfer calls. I wonder what Heavenly Father has in store for me. I hope I stay in Ste Foy. All I want to see is the fruits of my labours.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Desolée pour mon anglais

Last week i finished my 12 week training program

This week has been a crazy week. Heavenly Father is blessing us too much. He keeps leading us to people who want to learn more about the gospel. It is good and all, but now we have to figure out how to take care of 24 investigators. That is not including all the less actives we are working with. 2 of those individuals have a baptismal date. One is on the April 27th. I am going to call her husband this week to get his consent. He lives in North Carolina. He is super Anti-Mormon, but she has a testimony of the church. All her kids are already baptized, one is even serving a mission in Edmonton, Canada. We pray everyday for this family, and fast. It is now in God`s hands.
Me making phone calls

My french is now fluent. It is so fluent that I have trouble teaching in English. Whenever I teach my English speaking investigators, I think in french. Because of this, my English does not come out as nice as I hope. I even throw in the occasional french word. It was bad, but luckily my investigators are patient and understanding. 

It is getting warm enough to take out our bikes

My district- Sisters are dominating =)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The gospel changes lives

The work is moving along speedily in Ste Foy. Both me and my companion are working extremely hard. Heavenly Father continues to bless us as He guides us to those He has prepared to hear the message of the restored Gospel. We are teaching a lot of people. Some of which are progressing towards baptism. 

Something that I am beginning to notice more often as a missionary is how much the Gospel changes lives. I remember knocking into a man a month and a half ago. He was not nice to us at the door. He started to shout at us as he spoke about all the evil things people have done in the world in the name of God. We spoke to him and his heart began to be softened. By the end of the contact, his eyes began to water. He asked us to come back, and we did. The next few times we went to see him, his face brightened up with a smile. He no longer had dark energy around him. He is eager to learn as the spirit of Christ illuminates in his countenance. This man progresses each week towards baptism. The gospel really does changes lives. 

I am famous. I was on a clip between conferences

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Just another week in the field

Both Sister Zuniga and I had an amazing week. We were lead to find 7 people who want to learn more about our gospel. Heavenly Father blesses us every single day. At the moment, we have 2 investigators with a baptismal day, April 26th and May 11th. We hope to keep committing people to be baptized in these coming two weeks.

On Easter Sunday  after the Stake President found out we were spending Easter alone, he set up a surprise Easter lunch for us at a members home then we went to his home for dinner. I have never been so full in my life. My stomach was about to explode, too much food. Then today we went to the Sugar Shack, so much food.

It is hard to believe i have only been out in the mission field for 10 weeks. It feels like so much time has passed since i left home. I cannot believe i have my whole mission still ahead of me. I cannot wait to find out what Heavenly Father has in store for me in the upcoming months.