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

Monday, February 10, 2014

We all passed!

Firstly, I passed my citizenship exam. I finished the exam in 5 mins. I only got 1 question wrong. 
Damien had his baptismal interview last Monday and he passed too. He had such a huge smile on his face when he told us he passed. He could not stop smiling. His whole countenance changed. He was full of joy. He is really excited fo his baptism this saturday.
Also, Sheila had her baptismal interview on Sunday before church and passed too. She too was extreamly happy and told all her friends. Her baptism will also be this coming saturday.
I am so gratful and blessed to have had the time to see the full conversion process of both Sheila and Damien. They will make great additions to the Greenfield Park Ward!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Just another week in the mission field

Yesterday was fast Sunday. My investigator Damien fasted for the first time to have additional help from God to help him overcome his word of wisdom problem. He even paid his fast offering. He told us that so far the fast has worked. He has no desire to smoke anymore. He has his baptismal interview today, so we will see if he will be baptized this Saturday. He is really excited about his baptism and has such a strong desire to change.

Sheila is also excited about her baptism too. She still wants it to be a secret though. When we went over the baptismal interview questions with her yesterday, she bore her testimony about joseph smith and the restored Gospel. It was so sincere and beautiful. It has been such a blessing to see her conversion process and see her grow in the gospel. She will be getting baptized Feb 15th.

Yesterday night, sister Rubio and I lost the cell phone. It is not the first time that it has happened. We are usually able to find it, but this time we lost it for good. Luckily three weeks ago the spirit told me to write down all the numbers on the cell phone in my planner, so I did. Tender Mercy!

Today is a big day for me. I have my citizenship exam. If I do not pass this exam, I will not be able to go to school this fall. I hope I pass.

Usually every week we share a scripture of the week with members or investigators. Three weeks ago it was 2 Nephi 33 ( the testimony of Nephi). Two weeks ago it was Luke 15. Last week it was Jacob 2:18. This week it is going to be 2 Nephi 14:24-27.

Last week during district meeting, our district leader gave all of us priesthood blessings of comfort. the spirit was so strong as he did it. Because of that experience, Sister Rubio and I have felt inspired to ask people the following question: when was the last time you received a priesthood blessing? We have been surprised to hear that it has been years since a few members have received one. Some do not ever recall ever receiving one. Some do not even know what it is. We have had the privilege of inviting home teachers and family friends to give priesthood blessings to those individuals.
 
Last week I received a text from the sisters in the Gatineau ward. They gave me a follow up on one of my converts there. The told me that Serge Tanguay is progressing in the gospel. They said that he is preparing to receive the Melchezidek priesthood this spring and that he has been continuing his family history. He now has the names prepared to go to the temple to have the proxi work done for them. He is just waiting for the next temple trip. Those truly converted to the gospel continue to grow in the gospel.

 

Dinner at the De la Cuadra's