Week 40:

10:00 AM

Hello everyone!

This past week was so amazing. Miracles upon miracles were being rained down on me and Sister Paine. This past week alone we were able to get 3 new investigators, and 2 people with a baptismal date. Sister Paine and I saw the most miracles while we were on exchanges with the Dow's Lake YSA sisters and the Kanata sisters. 
I had the opportunity to conduct and exchange with Sister Ferrell of Dow's Lake. She has been on her mission for about 15 months now and she's pretty familiar with this area. We were on bus and foot for the exchange which was actually so much fun. It gave us more opportunities for contacting. Sister Ferrell did a wonderful job of sitting down and immediately striking up a conversation with the person next to her. Although it was difficult for her to find people that were willing to listen or offer their contact information, she kept going. 
A miracle I saw while I was with Sister Ferrell happened at the bus stop. While we were waiting, a member saw us and began to speak with us for a little bit. As his bus came and he left, a girl turned around to us and said, "what ward are you from?". Going off of appearances, with all of her piercings, and her shaved head I would have not guessed her to be a member. We told her and she mentioned how she was born into the Church, but no longer goes. She happens to be friends with the daughter of the member who was talking to us at the bus stop! If she had not spoken up, we would have never known that she has friends and family who are still active members of the Church. And, she's YSA age.
I was also able to conduct an exchange with Sister Jex from Kanata. She has been out on her mission for about 5 months now. The area she currently serves in is a difficult one. They haven't had too much success up until now. Her and her companion, Sister Clark are doing wonders there. My exchange with Sister Jex was one for the books. We had a lot of great lessons, and on the way to one, we found a new investigator. His name is Patrick, and he was a referral about 3 months ago. Sister Paine and I have tried to pass by him several times with no success. This time though, he was home! There was no woman there so we couldn't go inside, but he was more than willing to let us share a message with him on the porch and pray. He was super excited to see us, and we have a return appointment for this week. 

The biggest miracle of the night though would have to be with our investigator Ange. Her family had been taught once before, and so we planned to teach her the plan of salvation this time around. When we got in there, we found out that she had been absent for most of the first lesson because she was cooking dinner. Automatically we knew we had to teach her the restoration. The spirit was so strong. She loved and agreed with everything. And at the end, we invited her to be baptized on Dec.10th and she accepted! It was the best.

While Sister Paine was on exchanges, her and Sister Barton were able to get into the home of, and teach the wife of our investigator Jean-Mil! It was all by chance, but it was a miracle indeed. Jean-Mil has been reading, but he's not super sure if this is the "true" Church. However, the sisters had an amazing lesson and not only did his wife, Suze, accept a baptismal date for Dec. 3, but she has asked that we go back and teach all of her family!

This week is looking to be another busy one! We have exchanges tonight with the Fallowfield sisters, and this week we will have the Elder Bennett visit! On Thursday he will be visiting our zone conference and we will spend roughly 7 hours with him, go to stake Council, and then drive up to Montréal that night. Then on Friday morning we will spend 8 hours with him as sister training leaders, zone leaders, and the assistants. It will be super uplifting. Elder Bennett is the 70 that has been assigned to our mission specifically. I know that he has all the ability to receive revelation and direction that will guide our mission to be consecrated representatives of the Lord.

Thanks for all you do!

Love,

Sœur Garcia 

Scripture of the week:

Alma 29:9

I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.

Quote of the week:

"I don't know what you said, but it sounded mean...and sassy."


On my halfway mark! I love this place 

Petawawa's district meeting 

Sister Ferrell

Sister Barton
Sister Jex

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