Happy birthday yesterday, Dad! I hope you ate a piece of cake for me, hahaha! :)
This week was so great! We had so many blessings, that we were exhausted by the end of the week from all the happiness. ;) There were so many experiences where we saw small little miracles that reminded us that God is helping us in the work.
We had zone conference this week in Oakville, and it was so good! The first part of the meeting was about the Doctrine of Christ. We talked a lot about repentance, and President Shields told us that coming on a mission is like coming to "Repentance U" (university). It's so true! On your mission, you really realize your sins and weaknesses, and you get opportunities everyday to repent, change, and improve. I realized this week, that this is the only time in my life that I'll be able to focus 100% on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We can give all of our time to studying and applying His gospel. I'm so grateful for this time I have to focus on other people and learn how to live the Gospel. The second part of the meeting was all about music. We got a new senior couple in our mission, and one of them plays the piano beautifully. President Shields let him bear his testimony to us through playing a song, and it really brought the Spirit into the meeting. After that meeting, Sister Seegmiller and I decided we were going to be more picky about what we listen to, so we can have the Spirit to be with us more fully.
We have an amazing investigator named Tina, and we had two amazing miracles with her this week. On Tuesday night, we were on exchanges, and I was with Sister Rhodes in Mississauga. We were teaching Tina about the Word of Wisdom, and we were a bit nervous because it was the first big change she would have to make in her life. But it went so well. She told us she didn't have any problems with it. She said, "Baptism is something I really want to do, and I know that it's going to require some changes." Miracle! Miracle #2...on Friday night, Sister Seegmiller and I were teaching her about keeping the Sabbath Day holy, and again, she willingly accepted the commandment and committed to making the necessary changes so she can obey God's commandment. She's such a good example of having faith, and being willing to act upon it!
Our investigator Lisa got baptized on Saturday! It was such a good baptism; the Spirit was there! It was really cute, because she has an eight-year-old son who watched her get baptized, and as soon as she came up out of the water, he said, "when can I get baptized?" So now Dave is preparing to get baptized too. :) Later that day, we got to FaceTime into Peter's baptism back in Bowmanville. That was such a miracle for me. I felt the Spirit so strongly, and it was amazing. You can tell he's made changes to his life, and that it's brought him peace and happiness. It was probably my favorite memory of my mission so far!
I got to work in a YSA unit for the first time this week. We went on exchanges with our Churchville East sisters, and so I went to Toronto with Sister Kim, a Korean sister. We got to go talk with people close to the York campus, and it was so much fun. We got to talk to a bunch of college kids about the gospel. After about an hour, we started walking back to the car. As we were walking, we saw a girl coming towards us. We got to talk with her, and she agreed to let the sisters come back on Sunday before general conference. It was like Elder Uchtdorf's Fourth Floor, Last Door story.
Anyways, I'm going to run out of computer time if I don't wrap this thing up, but I hope you all have a great week!