Monday, January 30, 2017

Bowmanville it is...for six more weeks!

Well, this week has absolutely flown by, but the last week of the transfer always seems to be that way. After p-day ended last week, we went out tracting on a street we felt prompted to go to. We prayed and headed off to a house we felt like we needed to go to. The man who answered the door was home with his family, and they invited us in. They let us teach them about the Book of Mormon, and then they shared their beliefs with us (they're Muslim, so it was pretty cool!) It was a bit tricky, because they challenged a lot of the things we taught, but they accepted a copy, and said they would start reading. Good way to end p-day!
On Tuesday, we got to go to the Bowmanville Older Adult Association to help them make their senior lunch. It was the first time back to help them in two months, so it was so much fun to be able to see them again.
On Wednesday, we had another lesson with Peter, and it went really well! We taught him about prayer and how to recognize answers to prayers. It's so awesome to be able to teach someone who is so sincere about learning the gospel. Also on Wednesday, we had a worldwide missionary broadcast. They taught us about teaching repentance and baptizing converts. Elder Bednar taught us about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the first time, it made sense to me! He taught that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a bunch of separate steps, but it's an ongoing process. Faith is believing in Him, repentance is relying on Him, baptism is following Him, and enduring to the end is pressing forward with Him along with the companionship of the Holy Ghost. You have to have all the components, or the process won't work.
On Thursday, Sister Barrow had her six-week follow up meeting with all of the new missionaries she came out with, and after the meeting, we got to go to the temple! It was so nice to go back! There's such a feeling of peace and love there, and I loved being there. The traffic to and from Brampton was awful though! We were in stop and go traffic for hours! But we made it!
On Friday, we had a lesson with our new returning member. It was an amazing lesson. We taught her about the Restoration, and she was asking questions, trying to apply what we were teaching, and really trying to understand what we were teaching her.
Sunday, TRANSFER CALLS!!!!...but we didn't get one, haha. I get to stay and finish training Sister Barrow! 6 more weeks in Bowmanville! :)
I love you all! Have a great week!

Sister Dille

Sister Goral!

The Shield's came to our ward on Sunday!

This Jacqueline! She is a sweet lady we go do service for once a week.

Temple trip!

Canadians love maple syrup so much, they put it on their ice cream.  It's actually not too bad!

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