Meredith’s mission update 3/23/15

by theclosetnarnian

This week was nice, just a calm one as the weather continues to improve. I am wearing only my Fall coat now and regular boots!

Monday we had dinner at the home of the Houde family. Tuesday we had a great lesson with the famille Fils-Aime. I have decided that I want to learn some Haitian Creole. After that we went to a lesson with Soeur Cleroin, and then to Ward Council. This area is even more French than my last area. And there are a lot of Spanish speakers too!  I have used only a little Spanish, but one of the members made me promise to speak Spanish at every Espanophone home.

Wednesday was District Meeting. Our District Leader asked us to raise our vision of hope, having more hope in our daily work. We had a lesson with another member, Soeur Babin, then we had dinner at the familly Geriepy. Our area is even bigger than La Prairie, with more countryside and farmland, so commutes from one place to the other can be around 45 minutes. Friday was Weekly Planning after an amazing lesson with Soeur Lavoie. After we talked about the temple with her, she let out a long sigh and said “everything’s clear now.” She had been frustrated by all the things people had told her about the temple and all the steps required to get to that point.

Saturday we finished Weekly Planning and went contacting. I can’t wait until the weather gets better so we can contact outside more, instead of making ourselves even plumper with all the Tim Horton’s products we eat for contacting.

Sunday was church of course. There is no pianist in the ward so they usually listen to recordings to sing. I felt like maybe I should offer to play, even though I can only sight-read with my right hand (#violinistprobs). The bishop was really happy even with that, so hopefully I can play next week.

Afterward we ate chez la famille Belanger and passed by an investigator. We knocked on the door after noticing someone was in the house and immediately someone inside turned off the lights.

This week was all-in-all fairly uneventful, but we have been able to see miracles everyday. I’ve also developed even more of a testimony on prayer, and how exercising faith in Heavenly Father can give us so much peace.

I love you all!