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

Monday, January 27, 2014

What a week!

What an interesting week I had.

This week we taught our investigator about the word of Wisdom. He was struggling with drinking tea and smoking illegal substances. After the lesson we committed him to keep the word of wisdom. He agreed to. We then asked him if we could have his tea. He then got up and handed it to us. Then we asked him is we could have his illegal "stuff". He hesitantly gave it to us. On our way to dispose of the "stuff", there were so many police cars around. We both said a silent prayer in our hearts that we would not get pulled over. Luckily we did not, tender mercy. The things you do for your investigators to help them progress towards baptism. That same investigator revealed to us that he has a strong desire to be a missionary. He is awesome.

Last week I wrote about our investigator Sheila who wants to be baptized, but was too shy to tell her family members the great news. Well, on Saturday during dinner she told us to tell her cousin and Uncle. They were so happy. Sheila will be getting baptized on Feb 15th. She is so prepared. She is already keeping all the commandments. Thank goodness! She is going to be a great addition to the ward.
During sacrament meeting I did a talk on "we rejoice in Christ" it went really well. During my talk I spoke a lot about missionary work and the atonement. I compared the Atonement to light. Whenever light is present, darkness disappears. It is like when night turns into day. As the sun rises, the darkness vanishes. If we apply the atonement to our lives, our sins are washed away. Light always prevails against darkness, just like God always prevails against Satan.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Power of the Priesthood

On Saturday, I had the privilege of attending a baptism of an 8 year old girl in Greenfield park. As I watched her in the baptismal font with her father, I could not help but remember my baptism. I remember how clean and pure I felt as I ascended out of the water. I remember having a huge smile on my face because I knew and felt that I made the right choice to be baptized in this church. We are so fortunate to be part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. We have the priesthood, which is the power of God here on the earth to bind ordinances, such as baptism, in the heavens. On Sunday, we had the privilege to hear talks about the priesthood. A young man said that the power of the priesthood is more powerful than all the powers of the superheroes combined, and it is. Not even the powers of superheroes can effect life after death and across the veil. What a magnificent power we have in our Church. And it all started because a young man in the year 1820, called Joseph Smith, seeked to know which church is the church of God. His logical question lead to a humble prayer which was answered by God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. I am sure that he must had been surprised when they revealed to him that none of the Churches on the Earth at that time had the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They told him that the Church of God that Jesus Christ organized became many churches of man after the death of Jesus Christ and all the apostles because man changed and twisted the pure doctrine of Christ. A "restitution of all things" (Acts 3:19-21) was needed. They called him as a prophet. They told him that they were going to help him restore all that was lost. The priesthood was one of those "things" that needed to be restored, and it was. Our Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only Church in the entire world that has the priesthood. 

Last week, one of my golden investigators had the privilege of receiving a priesthood blessing from her uncle. After the blessing, she expressed how she felt the power of the priesthood and that she wants to be baptized in our Church because she knows it has the priesthood authority of God. She said that the blessing touched her heart because she felt like it was exactly what she needed to her at that point in time. She felt comforted and love by God. She is too shy to tell her family members that she is has a testimony of our church and that she wants to be baptized. All her family members are already members of our Church. She wants to be baptized before Sister Rubio and I are transferred out of the area. At the moment she is praying for her baptismal date. We will be eating dinner at her home with her family, so hopefully she will tell them then =)

This coming Sunday I will be giving a talk in sacrament meeting about "We Rejoice in Christ." I hope it goes well =)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year

Firstly, I will be staying in Greenfield Park for at least another 6 weeks with my companion Sister Rubio. We are excited to keep making miracles here =)

During sunday school, my ward mission leader, brother Plaskett gave a really powerful lesson about the nature of God. He focused around the principle "God is our loving Heavenly Father, who loves us." As he was giving the lesson, I reflected on my life as a missionary and thought about how my investigators were able to grow more in the gospel after they gained an understanding about that small, but powerful principle of the gospel. God loves us so much that He sent us His son to atone for our sins and to provide a way for us to return back to His presence. He gave us the sacrament so that we can renew all the covenants we have made with Him. He has chosen our day to restore His gospel, wherein we have a living prophet to guide us in these latter days. He has given us commandments to be our guidelines to attaining eternal life. In the scriptures we read about how merciful He is to us and how willing He is to give us time to repent from our sins. He really does love us. The unconditional kind that no human being can understand. I am so grateful to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. If more people understood this simple doctorine, the world would be a better place.

Happy new year =)
Christmas eve with the De la Cuadra's