Monday, August 12, 2013
So about Tatiana and Alex. Monday Alex went back to Ottawa where he lives, we passed him off to the Elders there. Yesterday they sent us a text that they taught him and he went to church yesterday! As of today we have taught Tatiana six times. She is our miracle! On Friday we we took her on a tour of the church building. She was raised in a cult-like christian church and has anxiety when it comes to churches. She told us that the church felt good, like home to her is what she said and she did not feel any anxiety. Even so , she did not think she was ready to go to church and face all the people there. But, on Saturday we got a call from her. She had read a talk that we had given her (President Uchdorf's "The hope of Gods light") and also read the first book of Nephi. She told us she prayed to Heavenly Father as to what she sould do and she felt really strongly that she needed to go to church. It was really awesome!
She came to church, AND LOVED IT! The Gospel Doctrine lesson was on the Word of Wisdom. This freaked us out a little because we had not talked about the Word of Wisdom yet. After the lesson she just said "Well then, I need to stop!" We also had a lesson with her after church and she said she read through the Gospel Doctrine manuel that a brother in the ward had given her and she came across the section on chastity. She felt really bad and told us she's going to have to talk to Alex... She is so amazing and sincere and awesome! So keep her in your prayers as she tries to quit smoking. She is already down to three a day, and we have faith in her. Everyone at church thought she was the fourth missionary. We love her!
Oh, and Anne-Marie the lady in her 80's has a baptismal date for August 31st! We're so happy! Everything is going great and we are having so much fun!
The weather in Cornwall is perfect! We are loving it! Walking whenever we can and soakingup the sun! Some days are sort of hot, and it rains a lot more than it does in Utah, but overall, pretty good! We have a car and the ward provided us with bikes too, in case we need to save klicks (kilometers). Sister Berg drives. The apartment is really big and furnished nicely! The last missionaries that lived here were a senior couple, so they supplied it really well. Our area is really big. It goes up to Crysler, and out past Iroqois on the west and Lancaster on the East. But we do mostly work within Cornwall. Check out he map :)
Monday, August 5, 2013
So this week has been really busy! We really set a huge goal to be working with the members. We keep asking the bishop for people to visit. We visit them and aske for more. All in all, the Cornwall sisters visited over 25 households in the ward last month. It's a blast! We've had so amny less-active lessons and it's been great!
On Wednesday the Sister training leaders from Montreal came down and spent the night and the following day with us, and since there are five of us, we did splits! It was so fun. Sster Grossenbeck, Stiles and I were dropped off to go visit a less active, but she was not home so we did street contacting. But then it started to POUR! Like HEAVY RAINFALL. Nothing like that happenes very often in Utah. We looked like we had been dunked in a pool. But we contacted Tatiana, a real cute girl that I think thought we were crazy...BUT IT WAS A TOTAL MIRACLE!!!
She said we could come by the next day and we did! And then she had her boyfriend there with her and we taught them both. It was the best lesson! They had so many good questions and are really interested. We had another lesson with them yesterday! Her boyfriend was visiting from Ottawa so he when he goes home he will be taught by the YSA Elders and we will continue to teach Tatiana here. So, Tatiana and Alex! They have huge potential! We love them already!
Things are great. We have been having dinner with the bluff family and other members. The weather has been wonderful, and we're going to try to borrow a bike. I'm happy, I'm healthy, we are having a blast and doing the Lord's work.