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

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hello

Last Monday, we were able to go to the Tulip festival. It is a festival of tulips. Apparently it is really big. People travel from far to see tulips. 

Over the week a lot of small miracles happened: One of our less actives asked us to help him quit smoking, one of our investigators had a very positive experience at church and did not pray to Mary, One of our investigators told us he had a testimony of the Church, we were able to teach some inactive members of the Church and reminded them of positive experiences thy had in the past with the Church. 

Overall, it was such a great week full of opportunities to serve people and teach them the Gospel. I am so grateful that I am a missionary. It is such a blessing to see how the Gospel really can change lives

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Am I worth saving to you? (May 5th)

The miracle of the week must have been what happened last Tuesday. One of our Less Active members was not home for the appointment we had planned and confirmed with him, so we decided to do some pass bys on potential investigators. None of them were home. on our way back to our car a man called us from the other side of the road and shouted out to us, "am I worth saving to you?" we walked up to him and spoke to him about our beliefs as members of the Church, and we also spoke about the Book of Mormon. He seemed really interested and open to learn more about our Church. He even asked us if he can come to our Church. 2 hours after we met, he called us to ask us where he can find more information about our Church because he had a thrust for knowledge. Unfortunately, Russell’s life is a bit hectic with work right now, but he looks forward to meeting with us again to learn more.   

Another Miracle of the week was when we went to teach one of our investigators called Naomi. She is in her 20's and is originally from the Congo. It was a miracle how we found her. It all began when we went to see an investigator. We caught the investigator at a bad time because she was in the middle of getting her hair done. However, she still invited us into her home. We gave her a lesson about prayer. Little did we know the hairdresser, Naomi, was listening intensively. After the lesson Naomi asked us if we could visit her. This morning we were able to visit her. She is so awesome. She has a strong desire to increase her relationship with God. She is excited to come to our church this Sunday to see what it is all about. She is really open and looks forward to the next time we will teach her.

Have a great week full of miracles! 

Me &\Sister Gerday- My last companion in the mission field



Hello (Apr 28th)

Last week we went to see our favourite investigator family from Nepal. This time we brought a member with us from Sri Lanka. At the end of the lesson they fed us a ton of food. This time we ate slower, but that did not stop them from refilling our plates with food. When they came to refill the member’s plate with food, she shielded her plate with her hands and gave them a stern "no thank you!" This time the food was not as spicy, but it was as filling. We are going to see them again this week. We shall see what happens. 

On Saturday morning, Sister Gerday and I were in Tim Horton’s waiting to teach one of our investigators. As we were waiting patiently, we saw these two young Catholic Priests wearing their "black robes of the priesthood". I looked over to Sister Gerday and asked her if she has ever contacted Priests. She said that she hasn't. I told her that before they leave we will talk to them. That day in Tim Horton’s it was really crowded, but to our luck, they sat down in the seats next to us. Before we had the opportunity to talk to them, the older woman on their left started to talk to them. As they were about to leave, we finally had the opportunity to contact them. They were not interested, of course, because they were in school studying to be catholic Priests, but it was still a short but interesting conversation about religion.  

Our experience with the Catholic Priests reminded me of an experience I had in Trois Rivieres with Sister Stiles. We were walking down the street, and then all of a sudden we saw two Nuns.  I asked sister Stiles if she has ever met Nuns before. She said that she has not. I then said, me neither. We walked up to them and in French I said, "Hello sisters, we are sisters too!" We then went on by telling them that we were full time missionaries for 18 months and then a bit about our Church. It was a nice conversation with them.

The highlight of this week must have been our lesson which we had Sunday night. It was with an ex-member of the church. We taught her a lesson about the Book of Mormon. We asked her how she came to know the Book of Mormon was true, she then bore us her sincere conversion story. The spirit was so strong in the room when she testified of the truthiness of the restored Gospel and the Book of Mormon. She also bore her testimony about how much mercy and love God has for all of us, and because of that, he is always willing to forgive us from our sins because we are not perfect. As she was speaking, the spirit testified in my heart that the things she said was true, and strengthened my testimony too. I am so grateful to be a member of this Church. How blessed are we to have the fullness of the Gospel. Millions of people living on the Earth have had that same witness by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Church is true. 

This week I challenge you all to think and ponder on the blessings you have received through being a part of this Church.

Having fun at Parliament



Happy Easter (Apr 21)

Last Friday, our investigator Rosaire got baptized. She was so happy.


Baptism of Rosaire
Last week we taught the Darji family (our investigators from Nepal). We had a powerful lesson about the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. While we were teaching us they cooked us a lovely meal. The meal took a while to cook, so sister Gerday and I were going to be late for our next lesson. We discussed amongst ourselves about how we were going to get out as soon as we could. We decided that we were going to eat fast and try get out within 10 minutes. We blessed the food with the family, and then we started to eat. Sister Gerday started to eat really fast with her fork. I had my fork in one hand and my spoon in the other hand to help me eat faster. Just as we got close to finishing, they kept putting more and more and more food on our plates. They must have refilled our plated 4 times. Each refill bigger than the last. They would not take no for an answer. When they saw us struggling to eat, they stopped refilling our plates. Never in my life have I been so full from 1 Dinner appointment. Later on in the evening we realized that we must have looked so hungry to them because we started to eat so fast at the beginning. No wonder they fed us so much. 


I hope you have a Happy Easter!