Meredith’s mission update Nov 15th, 2015

by theclosetnarnian

This week we got back into the swing of things after experiencing paradisaical glory the week before. We had the usual barrage of lessons and appointments this week. I tried the sugar cookie white hot chocolate at Tim Horton’s, that was a highlight. On Preparation Day we did our shopping and everything, and we passed by a less-active member later. We were on our way home from teaching her when a man stopped us, asking about our tags (it’s always the tags). He is an Anglican Nigerian working as a computer engineer, and he talked about how his faith has been wavering as he has placed more priority on his work than his relationship with God. We were able to meet with him later that week. It was cool because right before passing by this girl, we were in the middle of deciding between passing by her and another person. I felt pretty strongly to pass by to see her, even though it was pretty likely she would not be there. But she was, and we also met this other man. Following the Spirit is always the answer.

The next day we taught two recent converts, they are both amazing. Wednesday we taught an investigator who went to the temple, had an amazing experience and knows that the gospel is true! It was so cool to hear her story. It was also Remembrance Day and everyone here wears poppies on their lapels from November 1st to the 11th hour of the 11th day of November. It is a beautiful tradition to remember those that have fallen in service to their country, and Canada is so respectful to their veterans and all they have done. It is very moving.

The rest of the week we had great lessons. I find that I am becoming more comfortable giving lessons in restaurants, which we do all the time because that is where the YSAs want to meet. I even taught a lesson at a pub on Saturday. The waitress seemed perplexed.

I love you all, and I love where I serve!