Anyways, we were able to teach our investigator Peter his first official lesson last Tuesday! Driving to the lesson was a bit interesting...we had freezing rain all night long, so the roads were super icy. Then it snowed a little bit on top of the ice, then it rained on top of that, and then to top it all off, we got some more freezing rain, so we took the trip at a nice relaxing granny speed, and made it there safe and sound! The lesson was incredible! He knew more about the Restoration than we probably do! He's been doing so much research on lds.org and he's so anxious and willing to learn more. It's so incredible to be teaching someone who has such a sincere and honest heart. On Saturday, one of the Oshawa North Sisters' investigators got baptized, and Peter came to watch. He really enjoyed it! We're so grateful for all of the progress that he is making!
Another cool experience...yesterday, we got done with our dinner appointment, and we still had about thirty minutes left before we needed to go inside and finish up some things. We decided the night before that we were going to go tracting on a street we felt impressed to work on during our weekly planning session. (This was the third time we went to work on this street because it kept coming back to us). By the time we got to the street, we were only going to have time to knock on maybe three doors, so we prayed and then started working. We knocked on one door, no answer. Second door, no answer. Third door, MIRACLE! A nice lady named Caroline answered the door and told us that she had been taught by the missionaries several years ago before they moved from Saskatchewan. They moved to Bowmanville, and lost contact. Five years later, we were blessed to find her and her family! We've been working and praying to find new investigators, so we're really grateful that our prayers have been answered.
This past week, we had interviews with our mission president. During my interview, we talked a lot about how we need to remember that we cannot achieve perfection in this life. He told me that our measuring rod of success needs to be "what does God think of my efforts" (efforts, not results), not "what do other people think of me?" God's opinion is the only one that really counts. As long as we're working hard, and trying to do as He asks, it's enough.
I hope you all have a great week! Have fun with all the snow you're getting! :)
|This is the river that runs through Bowmanville.|
|We got ice cream on my birthday....of course!|
|We got our nails done on my birthday too...Sister Barrow's are purple and mine are pink.|
|Kinder egg predictions....Sister Barrow's very first kinder egg.|
|Apparently, Canada has "parkettes." Sorry about the picture quality.|