Meredith’s mission update of Sept 21, 2015
Why hello! We had a great week preparing Emilie for baptism. She is learning so much and has an amazing understanding of the gospel already. We began teaching her at the end of July, had a gap of about a month, and then began teaching again for a month, and now she is getting baptised! It is amazing to see how rapidly she has caught hold to the gospel. And the ward absolutely loves her and has taken her in.
Monday I insisted that we do some sightseeing around Parliament while the weather is still pleasant enough to do so, so we did that. Then we went home for a brief dinner and did some pass-bys.
Tuesday we had lunch with a member at Subway where I got my favorite meatball marinara sandwich. Unfortunately my favorite sandwich is also the messiest one, so there were some spaghetti stains when we went to see Emilie later. While we are happy that school has started here and there are more YSAs to get to know in the ward, it makes things difficult in terms of getting members to teach with us. So we did a lot of teaching alone. Sad face.
Wednesday we had District Meeting and also a lesson with Emilie. She is so great! And her family is so supportive of her decision to be baptised. They are actually all coming to the service, and have been interested in hearing what she has been learning. She is already an amazing missionary.
Thursday we had a lesson and then served in the food kitchen. Then we had dinner and dessert with a member from China. He was studying in Michigan and then decided a degree from a Canadian university would be nice, so he came to Ottawa. While he was here for 3 weeks he realized that he should go back to China and then to Michigan to finish his degree there. He is really awesome, and it was great to spend time with him. Of course we took him out for poutine and beaver tails because he can’t leave Canada without that.
Friday we met with Emilie again and had some other lessons. Saturday was meetings and more lessons. We didn’t have dinner until about 7 so I was dying. Thankfully there was an Ikea close by, and I got to introduce my Mexican companion to the joys of Swedish furniture store foodmarts.
Sunday was great; Emilie came to church! So awesome!
I’m excited to see what this next week brings. I love you all!