Zone LeaderArea: Ottawa Ontario Stake, Champlain Ward
I read your letter and I am so happy to hear that things are going well! I am excited for Christmas and it will be a wonderful opportunity to see the family!
1- It was so awesome! I described at least some of it in dads letter so you will have to look at it because of time constraints but life is so good mother! I have never been so happy! What can I say more? The baptism with Reneé was so awesome! I have never seen someone shine so much after a baptism she was glowing and everyone could see it the spirit was so strong! In church the next day she talked about receiving the Holy Ghost and she could just feel a warmth come over here. She has really changed my entire mission.
2- well....... 1- I am.. leaving! I will really miss this place I have grown so much here but I am excited for a new opportunity! I will be going.. back to LAVAL! Can you believe it haha? I only served 1 transfer there so obviously there was still something else I needed to do there! I am so excited though my companions name is elder Shakespeare and he has only been out for 2 transfers so he is fresh of the block! I am really excited to work with him and help him out in any way that I can! I am also the district leader of 3 companionship's 2 elders and 1 team of sisters! It is going to be such a blast! I loved Laval!
3- Well.. Now that I am being transferred I am not totally sure.. Lots of driving. I will be going back to Montreal on wednesday today and tomorrow will be packing and saying good bye and well. I am not sure what will happen the rest of the week.
4- Hm..Well.. I can think of a couple things first After I baptized reneé her just leaping forward and putting me into a death grip haha! She gave me one of the biggest hugs I have ever gotten, definitely caught me off gaurd and everyone laughed! Other things.. well we found a new investigator this last week and we invited him to come to church and he came and well.. the short of it is during sacrament meeting her started like yelling out and moaning and we had to escort him out of the sacrament room for a second and talk to him but in the end it was alright. The things that happen to you on your mission..
5- Yeah! Well at least that specific one they use the poppers and the theme is je me souvienne It is a very common phrase used here. It is on all the license plates. Other than that I cant really think of any.. Everyone here is super Catholic so a tradition they have is to open their presents atChristmas morning so by the time day time rolls around everyone is asleep haha..
6- I can't remember if I have talked about this before but elder Bennett came to visit our mission a couple weeks ago and something he said really intrigued me and it has stuck with me since that day. He said 'We have the seeds of divinity within us.' I pondered that for a little while of course it made sense to me all my life I have been told that I am a Child of God, but then it hit me. We are meant to be divine. We are meant to be something greater, BECAUSE we are the sons and daughters of God he even expects us to become somethings greater. To follow in his footsteps and work our way towards perfection. Of course it is no simple or easy task but it hit me how much he loves us and why we must love everyone around us because no matter what they have that seed of divinity inside them and that means that they can change. It means that they can repent and become better and in the end be.. Simply Divine. Of course there is much more I have thought about on this subject but the point being that God loves us. He knows us. Each one of us is meant to be something great and we should never judge someone based on where they currently are but look at them in what they can become. Take that second to see them through God's eyes. What is God's plan for him or her and what can I do to help them a long in that journey. God lives and he loves his children.
7- I am just so excited for this new adventure I want to get going! It is nice to stay in an area for a long time but it is nice to get out of your shell and go and explore! Often times we say "If only I knew then what I know now, I would have.. I could have.. etc" Well this is that opportunity for me! I am so excited to go back and use everything that I have learned to help out that ward! Now is my opportunity to make a difference and be better than I was before and I am definitely going to seize the moment!
Well I think that is everything for this week.
Love you so much have a great week!
1. How did the baptism go? I want lots of details!!
2. TRANSFERS?!?!3. What does your upcoming week look like?4. What was the funnest thing that happened this week?5. Are there any special Christmas traditions in Canada? Do they do the poppers like they do in England? Are there French traditions they incorporate?6. Spiritual thought?7. Tell me anything!
Oh man.. I am grateful for so many things!
1 Eternal Families
2 Jesus Christ and his Atonement
3 Our Divine potential
4 Our ability to Repent
5 Modern Day Revelation
6 Knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
7 Reneé Tremblay
8 A Loving Father in Heaven.
Those are just some but you know that I am beyond grateful for you mother. You light up the world and I will never be able to truly thank you for everything you have done for me in my life but I am glad that I get the rest of eternity to at least tell you how much I love you! You are the best! <3
Have an amazing week, Happy Thanksgiving
- Avec Amour Elder Massé