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

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Week

This week was a great week as we shared the Christmas Spirit with the members and investigators.

This week we met up with another team of sisters to sing Christmas songs to members and investigators. It was so much fun.

On Christmas day we had a Christmas miracle. Our dinner appointment cancelled on us last minute which left us without a place to eat on Christmas day. Two minutes after we received the bad news, a member called us to ask us if we had somewhere to eat for Christmas. We said no. then she invited us over to have Christmas dinner with her family, that experience strengthened my testimony that God hears all prayers...even the ones that we have not formally said.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you will have a happy new year.  I have been really bad at sending pictures because the computer that i use takes a lifetime to upload the pictures. 

Love, Sister May

p.s. it was great seeing you all again =)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

This week we paid a few surprise visits to our investigators and members and shoveled the snow from their driveways. It was so much fun. The best part was the looks on their faces as they saw us with our skirts in their driveways with their shovels.  A few were confused and happy at the same time, others tried to take the shovels from our hands.

Because of dangerous driving conditions, the temple trip with one of my converts was cancelled and moved to the end of January.
This week we have been sharing a Christmas story about the meaning of the symbolism behind Christmas. We made it super fun with props and visuals. The funniest part was when we took out a small Christmas tree from our bag. The look of shock in peoples eyes has been priceless. The reactions are always different. some people laugh with shock, others have a look of amazement in their eyes and huge smiles on their faces. It is the best.

On Saturday we went caroling in the Longueil Metro with some of the missionaries who lived on the South Shore. It was so fun. we set up a table with DVDs and Books of Mormon. on different occasions people kept trying to give us money. When we told them we did not want it, they were surprised. When we gave them a free Joy to the world DVD and a book of Mormon, they were even more surprised. One woman and her friend came to the table and asked how much items on the table cost. We told her it was all free. She then took 3 Books of Mormon and a few restoration DVDs. Her friend too. It was great. A random woman even joined our group and sang with us.
On Sunday morning, we received a call from several members informing us that church was cancelled because the roads were like an ice rink. A lot of members insisted that we stay home and not go out because of the driving conditions. Of course we did not listen to them and went out and worked. We assisted instead at the French ward, which started at 1pm, so by that time the roads were a lot safer. The room was filled with missionaries from all over whose services were cancelled too. There were in total 23 missionaries who attended the Lemoyne Ward sacrament meeting.

 On Sunday evening, we had a Christmas activity with the missionaries in the Stake. We walked the streets of Montreal singing Christmas songs. on the way we sang to a few members who lived close by to the Montreal chapel. People looked at us as if we was crazy, but we loved it. On the way we helped push a car that was stuck in the snow and then carried on singing. It was great to spread the spirit of Christmas to those around us. After the singing we went back into the chapel and watched a few of the new bible videos about the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas family and a happy new year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

1 year already

This Thursday marks my year mark since being a missionary. Time surely does fly by. The other day I was reflecting back on my mission since being set apart as a missionary. I have learned and grown so much. Missions really do change people. I am going to make the most out of my mission. These last six months are going to be intense as I continue to endure till the end. 

Yesterday as my companion and I went to the car we were in for a treat. Our car was buried in snow. With only brushes used to dust the snow off the car, and no shovels we managed to shovel ourselves out of the snow. As we were shoveling, my companion was so happy. She comes from Mexico so there is no snow in her country. Never have I seen someone as happy as she was. She was more happy than a child on Christmas day. 

This week was a super busy week. We had to run to appointment to appointment. it was great.

Just a few pictures from last transfer. The first two are part member families who we are teaching

picture of a Christmas stocking a member made me

picture I took with my district, you may recognize a few faces =P

Monday, December 9, 2013

Great news

This week I received some great news. One of my converts, Serge Tanguay from Gatineau, will be going to the temple to do ordinances for his ancestors. This was the convert who has been doing a lot of genealogy and has a long list of names of his ancestors ready to take to the temple. It is so exciting. I look forward to help out in the ordinances this Saturday.
Also, a man called Guy, one of the investigators I taught in my first area, Quebec, is now ready for baptism. He has been waiting for a bit over a year now to be baptized. He could not be baptized in the past because of health problems. His has now recovered from his 3 operations and is excited to enter the waters of baptism. He will be baptized next Saturday.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Let the holy spirit guide

Yesterday, sister Rubio and I was walking down a stairwell in an apartment complex after visiting a potential investigator. all of a sudden we see a door that had Merry Christmas. We felt inspired to knock it, so we did. a woman from the Congo answered and invited us into her home. we was so confused, but of course we entered. We shared a brief message about the book of Mormon. The spirit was really there. The woman is super open and excited for the next time we will visit her. The Spirit works in mysterious ways =)
p.s. we had another amazing week in greenfield park =)