Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Week 45


Stacy* got baptized! Things have been crazy and I don't even know if I officially introduced her. Stacy is amazing. She is from Kenya but has been in Canada for 5 years now, and was baptist. The Elders met her on campus for UBCO, and passed her to us. In her second lesson, she saw a friend, Reagan, and had her sit down with us. We taught her everything, and she just soaked it all up. Her original date was going to be for this weekend, but we realized there was a stake activity, so we changed it to this past weekend! She invited Reagan and her roommate to her baptism. She was so nervous, but so determined! Reagan came to the baptism and it was so sweet. The whole service just flowed. She could not stop saying thank you to us. It was a double baptism with the Elders, Elder Ellis and Elder Green. Afterwards, Reagan introduced us to her mom, and Stacy invited both of them to her confirmation. 

It was park-your-car Saturday, and so Sister Madson and I left and walked to the mall to do some contacting. We were there and Stacy texted us saying thank you and that she was so excited to be a latter-day saint! We were dying! And then as we were leaving, we saw Reagan! She said her and her mom were there getting new dresses to wear to church the next day. 

At church, Reagan and her mom came. Stacy was confirmed and it was so special. She has been glowing the past few weeks, but after yesterday it was so much stronger! 

A little while later on Sunday night, we went to UBCO and had a lesson with Stacy as the member, where we taught Reagan and Stacy's roommate, Melinda*! It was such a good lesson. And Stacy makes it seem so cool to be meeting with missionaries and learning about God! The best missionary work is definitely done when missionaries work with the members! 

On Thursday, we had 3 lessons planned at UBCO, where we find all our solid potentials. We texted a bunch of members in the branch, and no one was able to come. But then Nico, a member who I actually met downtown one day in Vancouver when I was companions with Hermana Wilson, said he could come to all 3! We got there and it was super sick. We just sat at a booth and one after the other, investigators walked up to us and we had 4 lessons, instead of 3! After that, we headed to the airport to go to Mission Leadership Council (MLC)!

Our flight left at 8 and by 9 we were grabbing our luggage and heading to Surrey with Sister Ritchie and Sister Yonk. It was a night of good stories and laughs. We didn't get home for a while, and then had to wake up at 5 the next morning. But it was all worth it. We headed back to Richmond and had a little singing practice as well as Breakfast. We started the meeting and it was amazing. The Spirit was so strong! President gave an amazing training to start it all off and I had 7 pages of notes from him alone. The counsel was so awesome! It started at 9 and we had to end early at 4 because we had an early flight back to Kelowna. I learned so much! We focused on making ourselves better as missionaries and children of God, what more we can sacrifice, and how we can be the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and then the last little bit was talking about how we can help those in our stewardships do the same. I'll just be sending home the goodness I learned throughout the next couple weeks. There is just so much! 

We went on exchanges this week with the Penticton Sisters, Sister Hubert and Sister McKee! It was super awesome. I got to go to Penticton with Sister Hubert and work in their ward of old people. They were super sweet and super old. Haha I wasn't sure if they could see me. But they are amazing member missionaries, nonetheless! Sister Hubert is awesome and such a great missionary! And I did a super sweet arm and core day, so I'm happy:) 

And this week I mastered the arts of store contacting, which we have to do a lot for YSA and because no one is ever on the streets. Congratulations to me!

Ponderize Scripture for the week: 
Romans 8:37-39
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That's all for now! 

Amor para siempre!!
Hermana Lewis

Making rings last Monday with Danica*

The drive from Penticton!

Sister Hubert!

This guy was a secret agent, trying to crash our mission, while in the airport, waiting to go to Vancouver.

We bought wings!

And just as we bought them, the Elders showed up.

I forgot to mention! We got permission to have a first ever Sister's Zone Meeting! And it was so awesome! And the sisters loved it!

I was going to send pictures of the baptism, but we are having problems with the computers here and the internet, so next week!

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