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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Miracles all around (May 26th)

This week I had the opportunity to do companionship exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders. I went back to Gatineau, my old area. It was great seeing the faces of individuals who I found and taught the gospel with. I was surprised to see how much people remembered me. It was such a happy reunion. It was great to see how well my recent convert Brother Tanguay is doing. He now has the Melchizedek Priesthood and is enrolled in the temple preparation class to work towards going to the temple near his year mark of his baptism. I heard that he taught a really good lesson during Sunday school about the atonement a few Sundays ago. He is even teaching the gospel with the missionaries with his friends.  When I saw him, I thought about how much the gospel changes lives. I am so grateful to be a missionary to have the privilege of being God's instrument to touch the lives of others by teaching them His gospel.

Sister May, Rosie (recent convert in Gatineau), Serge Tanguay (Recent Convert in Gatineau), Friend of Serge who is taking the missionary discussions. Picture takien in Serge's home.
Most times as a missionary, I feel like Nephi when God commanded him to go get the gold plates "led by the spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do" (1 Nephi 4:6). That happened yesterday evening. One of our lessons cancelled on us, so we had to make a few changes in our schedule which led us to have a time slot of time to pass by some less actives. Before we left our apartment, I felt inspired that I should bring my guitar with me. As we walked to one of the less actives homes a man approached us. He asked us why we were walking around with a guitar. We told him that we are going to visit some friends to sing to them. He then asked us if we would sing something to him. We sang him I am a child of God. We then started to talk to him about what we do as missionaries. He then started to tell us his life story. He told us that he has been in and out of prison and that he wants to turn his life around. He asked us if we could strengthen his faith by sharing with him the teachings of Jesus Christ. We will see him again on Wednesday. I wonder if he would have approached us if we did not have the guitar with us. 

I look forward to each day as I kneel down in humble prayer to God in faith for the welfare of those we teach. I know that God hears all our prayers. I have seen many miracles this week from prayer. An inactive member of the Church (has not be to church in over 20 years) sent us a text telling us that he thinks he is ready to be re-taught the missionary discussions. An investigator who has been investigating the Church now for 1 year wants to be baptized. An investigator family who I found while I was in Gatineau will be baptized in a couple of weeks. A Young Woman wants to go on a mini mission with us. It is such a blessing to see in action "that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they be in; yea he numbereth his people, and his bowls of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy" (Alma 26:37). 

I hope that this week you take an extra look at the tender mercies of the Lord and the miracles, whether big or small which happen each day. 




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