Monday, June 12, 2017

Week #94



So the moral of the story this week is sometimes you have have to go a little deeper or be in all the way and it involves a storm drain.


So Monday was just a regular day since Elder Taylor and I are both staying.


Tuesday was a little different so let me begin. With the way transfers were Elder Taylor had to go up to Brampton with a couple other Elders to bring one of the new Chinese elders back since he couldn't drive and so I went on mini exchanges with Elder Huang in the morning where we went to the church and on the way we decided to drop by the apartment my dad used to live at while he was a missionary.
When we were looking over the fence to see the backyard a man across the street greeted us and it turned out he was a less active member and we ended up walking down the street with him towards the church. Now he didn't come in with us due to his wanting to stop at Mr. Sub instead, but we did have a good conversation. As we later walked back to the apartment we ran into some Jehovah's Witnesses and had a lovely conversation with an elderly lady. We then exchanged back and went about our day. So we then are at the end of the night, its 8:30 and we got an awesome text from a member who had been talking with one of our investigators. We then get out of the car, I with the phone and my companion with with keys. We start walking and my companion drops the car key and it falls hits his shoe, bounces off it, onto the sidewalk and right off onto a storm drain and then right in. Its 8:30 and our way home is down a storm drain. Elder Taylor then goes and opens the storm cover and he starts to go down and gives me all his stuff like watch, tie and jacket. He goes in and the water (if you can even call it that with all the other stuff mixed in there) is up past his knees and he tries to find it with his foot.


I then am like just go in and he ends up reaching down into it and fishing through it all and finds the key. Some of our witnesses included a man who walked by and said "not the first time I've seen that" and a handful of elderly people across the street at the an old folks home. I guess the lesson of this is that sometimes you gotta do the things you don't feel like doing in order to find success. If we had not found the key we would not have gone home. Sometimes I feel like we give up because the consequences don't seem too drastic but when things are on the line you are more compelled to go the extra mile. Like for example, what happens if we don't open our mouths to people? Is it "oh thats ok maybe next time" or is if we don't share this message, they could miss out on soooo many blessings. After we got the key, my companion hopped in the back (because he was dirt) and I drove us home where he took a nice good shower. Probably the best transfer day of my mission thus far.


Wednesday we met with one of our investigators out in st. cats and brought a couple members, one of which is a convert and the other a returned missionary and we taught the plan of salvation. It all went quite nicely.


The next day we were busy at a meeting in Brampton and came back for another meeting. We then went to institute and met with a returning member and talked about repentance and how the Atonement (what Christ did for us) is so powerful that it can even change our deepest desires for good.


Friday had district meeting and found 2 new people, Christians from India to teach and also met with one of our new converts who just moved here and is originally from Nigeria so hes pretty cool.


Saturday We went and met with a couple people in the morning and did some planning. Sunday we went out to St. Cats (St. Catherine's) for church because thats where one of our investigators was going and one of our members was giving a talk there. After we went to church back in Ysa where another one of our investigators came and really seemed to enjoy herself and participated quite a bit. After we visited an Arab family where only a couple spoke English and had to translate, but we taught the whole Restoration and it made sense to them and they asked at the end what they were supposed to do when they got their answer that the book of Mormon was true. Some cool things happening here in the Hammer, Have a great week!

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