We had so many things happen this week! I hope this isn't too many
stories for you! I couldn't narrow it down!
We had our second lesson with T! We taught her about Joseph Smith,
the Book of Mormon, prophets, she just loved it all! She has so many
questions, but she loves that we are still receiving revelation from
God! She still has a long road ahead of her, but she has agreed to be
baptized!!! We don't have a date yet because of other commitments she
has at her current church, but it's going to happen!!
A sweet woman we met this week is Sister N. She is from Olds, but
she and her husband have a house in Gull Lake, and they are in
transition to moving to Dubai! This woman is so incredibly close to
the Spirit! She has no idea why they are moving to Dubai, she just
knows that that is where the Lord needs them! They have sold their
house, started selling furniture, and are preparing to move forward
with this plan! Her faith and diligence to the Lord has been so
inspiring to me! We went to her cabin to help organize her sewing
room, (she's a quilter! Mom and Grandma C would be in heaven!) and we
spent the whole time listening to the numerous experiences she has had
with Heavenly Father. I hope to one day have the same relationship she
does with Him!
A small little miracle we witnessed this week was with Sister R.
Her husband was the one that passed away a few weeks ago, and she's a
horse dentist! Our investigator lesson fell through so we decided to
go see her. Turns out she was in dire need of help with a blog and
Twitter! I can fix that! I helped a 62 year old lady tweet for the
first time! What a blast! She is one of the sassiest ladies I've ever
met, and we get along famously! She has been praying for help, and
guess who showed up at her doorsteps. The Lord really does work in
Saturday was Super Saturday! It's amazing what becomes a big event
when you're a missionary.. 😂 We had a less-active member making soap
for one of the activities so we signed up! It's not nearly as adorable
as your soap mom, but it was fun to make. We were listening to
Christmas music, and just chatting like Relief Society sisters do. It
was a nice stress reliever! And I ended up being the DJ, so life was
great! We also got to teach a class on making candy cane lollipops.
There's white chocolate in the middle and dang it was so good!
Sunday was the re-dedication of the Montreal Quebec temple. Ah it was
wonderful! The chapel became an extension of the temple, and you
really could feel a difference! We went to the 7 am session and the 10
am session. While it is the same prayer, you get something different
out of each time, just like the temple! Something that really
resonated with me was how in the Old Testament, the temple was always
built on a mountain. Now it's not always the case, but symbolically,
we venture up the mountains of life to go to the house of the Lord. I
have really been missing my mountains, and now I know that I have the
strength of the temple to represent my mountain!
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to be trained in family history, and
I found a name! Elizabeth Godfrey! She is the only one in her family
that hasn't received anything! How sad is that! Aimee, I would love to
help you get the baptism stuff so then I can do the initiatory and
endowment, and then mom and dad could do the sealing! So dang cool!
Something they mentioned in the temple dedication was that while the
work is strong here, the work on the other side is working 10x faster!
So we've got to do our part by helping them receive the ordinances
they have accepted!
I love Canada! I feel so blessed to be serving my Heavenly Father.
We've become the best of friends, and I have loved the quiet time I
have had with Him. I know that he loved all of his children, and I
love that I get a small glimpse of that love for my investigators and
those I teach. Have an amazing week! I love you all!
Sister Bethany Christensen