We had lots of fun meetings this week where we learned a lot! One cool thing that our mission president taught is that our purpose as missionaries and our purpose as disciples of Christ are very similar. Our purpose as missionaries is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. A parent’s role is to help their children come unto Christ and help them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. A Relief Society President’s job is to help the women in her ward come unto Christ and help them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. A seminary teacher’s job is also to invite his/her students to come unto christ and do the same.
So really, we’re all missionaries!
We’ve been seeing many miracles with returning members here in the Brampton ward. The M family, along with many others, are now back into full activity! One couple we’ve been working with surprised us by showing up to church, and then the mother even bore her testimony! We’ve also been working with active members and helping them to receive saving ordinances. I was surprised to find out how many families in our ward aren’t sealed to each other! There’s lots of work to do.
We didn’t have our car for the last half of the week, so we got bus passes. Bus contacting in Brampton is definitely less effective than it is in Toronto! But it was still a lot of fun. We met one man from Ghana who is actually a member of the church! He’s a public affairs representative in Africa. He took a picture with us and said he’d submit it to the Ensign haha.
C, our friend who’s super into family history, is getting baptized on the 21st! His ride for church fell through Saturday night so we frantically made some phone calls and in the midst of all this chaos, we gave the member wrong directions Sunday morning to pick him up…. And she doesn’t have a cell phone. So we prayed mightily that she’d be guided and find his house okay! And she did. Prayer works, my friends. C loves church! We taught him on the temple grounds after church about the word of wisdom and he loves the peace he feels there.
We were walking around the church between classes to try and find someone, when we found Sanjeev and Suman instead! They arrived here from India 2 days ago, and decided to pop into church on Sunday. So we gave them a tour, and they insisted on staying for the Spanish ward’s sacrament, even though they don’t speak a word of Spanish because “Jesus knows their hearts.” =)
We exchanged with the Barrie sisters this week. Sister Howle came back to Brampton for the day, and I went up to Barrie with Sister Rasmussen. We spent most of the day doing various service projects, one of which included ripping carpet off a stair case! We went over there expecting to vacuum so we came in our skirts…
ESL S went to the temple to do baptisms this weekend and I saw him! Tender mercies.
Good news! I was finally accepted to the U of A! Bad news! I dunno what to study! Well I do but I can’t because I got accepted into the faculty of arts and I need to be in the faculty of business but I can’t transfer over until next year… I dunno what to do!
Anyways, I just wanna go eat some chinese food and have a nap.
Everyone: keep the sabbath day holy. https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2010-06-2064-im-a-mormon-karate-master-and-mother-to-be?lang=eng All aspects of life are negatively affected when a nation grows careless in its Sabbath Day observance.