Last Monday was just a normal P-Day, with me falling asleep while writing letters, deciding to take a nap and not being able to, and hurriedly eating something that might be called a dinner before heading out to proselyte at night. Tuesday we had a lesson with an elderly couple, a very succinct, lovely lesson on faith. Wednesday we passed by Mary, the lady we talked to last week. She agreed to read the Book of Mormon! In a wonderful miracle we were able to pass by a less-active member, who was just about to walk out the door as we came up. We walked her dog with her and talked about how Jesus Christ is important in our lives. She loved when she talked with some sisters before us and agreed to meet with us again!
Thursday was Zone Conference! We learned a lot, ate a lot, what could be better. Friday we had a great lesson with Mario on Faith. It is such an essential component of belief, but hard for people to understand, because it sometimes seems like those who are religious follow in blind ignorance. That is why prayer is important, it gives us personal and individualized and real answers to our questions.
Saturday was amazing and surprising. I had really been feeling that I would stay in La Prairie for a while, getting comfortable in the area and with the members. We got our transfers call though, and I am leaving, going to le Rive Nord! Soeur Brimhall is going to the city of Montreal, and our area is going to become an elders area for the first time in the branch’s history. Earlier that day we had a really good conversation about the gospel with a French au pair. Great missionary moments can come from such simple things like complimenting shoes (this is my go-to compliment because I love boots) and just wanting to be friendly.
Sunday I bore my testimony, and I’m sure it was difficult for the members to understand what I was saying, I was holding back tears the whole time. This area is amazing. I’m jealous of the elders that are taking it over, and I’m thankful that I was able to spend time here.
I love you all so much!
Meredith finally sent us her last photos from the MTC and 1st from Montreal.