Elder Masse

Elder Masse
Serving a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints August 2015-2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 23, 2017- pics! "Life is good I am happy and I dont think there is much more than that! I am just very humbled to have this opportunity to serve and it has been quite the experience so far! I am excited for what is to come! "

Montreal, Quebec
Comp: Elder Carr

1- Flores family

2- Riverin Family

3- Tremblay Family

4- Anne Marie!​

I wont have time to respond to all of these questions sorry time is short.. as you know but know that I love you and that I am thinking of you

1- It was really good! It was just extremely busy haha, I cannot think of very many other weeks where I have been this busy things were just crazy preparing for 5 zone conferences and an MLC for the following week so in doing that we didnt even have time for a p-day haha but now worries! It has been an adventure! 

2- I got to go back to Ottawa I got to see half the mission it was a lot of fun! we have been giving a lot of training's and it has been very humbling to pray and listen and seek after the will of the Lord for the different missionaries! IT has been amazing though

3- Haha.. that is a great questions I am still figuring them out as they go, but we get to go to the airport and great the new missionaries, we get to train them the next day and then say goodbye to the departing missionaries and take them to the airport, we get to train at zone conferences and make many calls, the list goes on and on! There is a lot of administrative stuff as well but I dont have time to write about all of that haha..

4- Not yet! But I will this next week! I will get to go up to Quebec city and that will be so fun! It is like mini-Paris so I am excited to see what it is like! 

5- I dont haha... sadly though there is a big desk with 2 computers and we are on them all the time! The first 2 days we spent more time at the mission office than at the apartment I am living at! I think I have been to the mission office almost every day! I think this is due to zone conferences this week and so the work load has been quite large.

6- Oh man.. I have been learning so much! It is such an amazing opportunity to be around President and Sister Phillips and I love them so much! As well as Caleb their son! They are absolutely extraordinary and I love spending time with them they are always teaching me things in everything that they do! They are so amazing! 

7- He is so amazing! I have had the opportunity to serve around Elder Carr before and he is a total stud! He is like my twin brother except he is 6 foot 3.. We have learned a lot from each other already and I am excited for what is to come! He is already like my best friend and I love him to death! \

8- Life is good I am happy and I dont think there is much more than that! I am just very humbled to have this opportunity to serve and it has been quite the experience so far! I am excited for what is to come! 

WEll I love you!

-Elder Massé

1. How was your week?
2. What did you do this week?
3. What are some of your duties as AP?
4. Have you been to any new places in the mission?
5. Do you have your own desk/computer at the mission office? How much time do you spend there?
6. What insights have you gained?
7.  Tell me about your new comp
8. Tell me anything!


Feb 21st: Hey so I am super busy and I dont know if I will really have time for emails this week.. I have about 15 minutes so I will do my best to let you know khow things are going but there are just no computers available and we are in the middle of zone conferences so things are kind of crazy haha.. but I am happy and healthy! 

 I have not had the opportunity to go anywhere new yet but! We are in the middle of zone conferences so next week I will have the chance! I will get the chance to go up to Quebec city which will be really cool I haven't had the opportunity to go up that far yet and I am excited to see what it is like! I am told that it is like  a little piece of Europe in Canada so we will see! I will send pictures! I got to go back to Ottawa on monday though which was nice it was like going back home I spent so much time there.. 

I dont have a desk at the mission office though there is a desk with 2 computers that are open to missionaries to use for various reasons and I have used it more in the past week than I would care to count haha.. There is quite a bit of administrative stuff we do so we are in the office quite a bit! 

I think since last Wednesday there hasnt been a day that I havent seen him.. We are always correlating and talking it is a little bit different though because this is zone conference week so I am seeing him more than normal.. at least I think maybe it is always like this, but it is nice to be in the mission home again there is always a sweet spirit there and I love President and Sister Phillips so much it is like being around you and dad all the time! They also have a now 17 year old son as of today who is such a stud! I love him to death and it has been fun to get to know him better! 

Did I tell you that I got to drop elder Rosenlof off at the airport last thursday? I got to spent 2 days with him more or less because he was finishing his mission and it was nice to see him again I hadnt had the chance to really see throughout my mission except for last week.

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017- PICS! Transfers!!!! I'm leaving Laval! Soooo Cold!! Temple,

Laval, Quebec
Comp: Elder Mullen

1. Transfers????  Do you have a new comp? If so, tell me all about him! New area?
2. What were the highlights of your week?
3. Do you have any thoughts for Elliott and Natalie?
4. How are you feeling about things?
5. What have been your successes this week?
6. What made you laugh?
7. How is your health?  Are you still sick?
8. Birthday wishes for Aiden?
9. Tell me anything!

I will try and answer quickly so that you can know! What is going on because I need to go home and finish packing haha.. 

1- Yes I am leaving Laval! I am sad to see it go it was a wonderful ward and I got to see so many amazing miracles! The members were great and I will miss them! I know who he is I have served in his district about a year ago but only for 6 weeks his name is elder carr. Actually I went to EFY with him haha fun fact so we know each other. He is actually currently the assistant to the presient so he is a great missionary I am excited to serve with him! My new area will be in English and it will be on the island it is Montréal east!

2- It was a super good week! We had the opportunity to go to the temple on tuesday and It was so peaceful! I loved it, I love the peace and joy that the temple brings into my life. One of our investigators this week as well whom I love! Said that she would be baptized before I went home and that she would call me to invite me personally to her baptism so I am super excited about that! She has come a long way and she is such a sweet woman! Sunday was nice I had the opportunity to bear my testimony and it was sad to say good bye to the ward but it was nice to feel of their love and support for me! 

3- I am so excited for them! Words cant desribe! I just hope they know that I love them. I am proud of them. I wish them the best in all that they do. Elliott I thank you for everything that you have done for my sister from what I have heard you bring our the best in her and I know that you will make her happy and that is what counts. Natalie I am so excited for you. I cant believe how fast all of this is going. You know I love you and I am so proud of how far you have come! Keep just being you continue to work hard! You two are the best and I am so proud of you! P.S. - dont forget to Cater TACO BELL for me haha. 

4- Things are great! It is weird to leave this area I will be getting my 12th companion in total including the MTC this wednesday which is a lot I am thinking about what I will do to serve and what I will learn from the experiences and opportunities that I am about to have! I am excited! 

5- Hmm.. Well we had the opportunity to find 2 new investigators this week 1 which we put on date immediatly and he should be baptized this transfer.. though I will not be here for it.. so there was that other than that we just worked hard taught many lessons and got in contact with many investigators that we havent been able to see in a while! 

6- I think the thing that made me laugh the hardest this week was Elder Mullen. You know all those canadian stereotypes about how they say funny words and say Eh all the time? Well it is totally true lol.. So Elder Mullen decided to speak this week as a normal canadian and it was hilarious as well as it snowed a bunch this week and he just went crazy! It was like the canadian side of him came out and I have a funny video to show you at the end as an example.

7-I am doing great! I am back to 100% All is well here! Though 2 of the elders in my apartment seem to be getting sick so hopefully they will be okay..

8- Aiden.. Buddy I am so proud of you! I am so excited for you and I cant believe how big you are growing! Stay patient and before you know it I will be right there beside you! Dont miss me too much though I will be home before you know it! Remember distance makes the heart grow fonder! I am so proud to call you my brother! I am so proud at home mature and loving and what good example you are to me and to all your other siblings! Keep up the hard work buddy and know that I love you! 

9-I am excited for what is to come! It will be a fun next 6 months only 4 transfers left.. it is crazy to think home quickly time has been flying by but I am excited and ready to work hard these last 4 transfers there are going to be many amazing experiences I am sure! 

Love you! 

-Elder Massé​

1- We are turning into old men.. Look at that white hair!

2- Love the snow!​​​

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 "We get to go to the temple tommorow", " 2 investigators, NetiPot, speaking Spanish

Laval, Quebec
Comp: Elder Mullen

1- Yeah I am! I am a little congested still but I have my handy dandy NetiPot! It is really gross to use but man does it work.. If you dont know what it is I will have to just send you a picture next week of how it works! 

2- I think one of the coolest things was a baptism yesterday for the Elders we live with we had 2 investigators come to it and there was such a sweet spirit! I had the opportunity to teach the man and let me tell you he was a handful he wanted to know every little thing to the detail and it was hard at times but it all worked out in the end and it was amazing to see him get baptized! President even came to the baptism! It was quite the occasion!

3- Things are great! We will be getting transfer calls this week and it is hard to believe! Time has been going by so quickly.. I am not sure what will happen so I guess we will just have to see next week! So I will get back to you on that one! Other than that life is good things are really progressing here and I love the ward and the people we are teaching they are so cool! It is amazing to see who the Lord has prepared and the amazing opportunity we have to teach such wonderful people! I know that many of them will be baptized It is just a matter of time now so it will likely be next transfer! 

4- Hmm.. We went and visited the Hernandez family this week and ate dinner with them! They are so cool! They are from Mexico so they are trilingual! Well basically their youngest kid needed help and he ran up to Elder Mullen and was asking for his help but he was speaking in Spanish and speaking very fast and loud and it was super funny to see Elder Mullens reaction.. He just looked at me and said I feel so bad! I dont speak spanish and I cant help him! Maybe it was one of those you had to be there moments but when you are in a place with so many languages you find it funny all the mix ups that happen. I forget a lot of words in English haha. Example! Ay! Hier night or Tomorrow matin! Lets go teach les gens. Est-ce que you know..? Too many languages! 

5- I think they are awesome! I think it is an amazing opportunity to help missionaries focus on what matters most! Hm a little bit I think it really helps in making sure that each lesson is more focused on quality than quantity not that we were focused on that but I think it is easy for missionaries to fall into that trap but now it is focused the more important aspects of missionary work. The standards of Excellence we have in our mission focused on those key indicators though so I was already kind of used to focusing on those no that the other dont matter but not that there is less to worry about it is easier to focus! We are getting into specifics and I think we will have very specific improved results with the changes so I am excited!

6- ben le! Toutes est belle et beau.. j'ai fier de natalie and j'ai beacoup aimé le courriel que vous venez de m'envoyer! Je sens le meme choses parfois, la vie c'est pas toujours facile et satan et fort il arrete jamais de travailler dans le tenebre et son but c'est seulment de nous amener vers le mal. Mais je sais que il y a les anges qui sont autour de nous et ils nous protègent. Je les sens chaque jour. 

7-  Hmm.. What else! Well we get to go to the temple tomorrow which will be amazing! I havent gotten to go in a little while so I am excited! I love the peace the temple brings so I am excited to be there again! Other than that it should just be a pretty good week.. Last week of the transfer though so you have to go hard on the paint! 

I love you have a great week!

-Elder Massé

1. Are you feeling any better??
2. What were the highlights of your week?
3. How are you feeling about things?
4. What made you laugh?
5. What do you think of the new key indicators?  Has it changed anything for you in the way you do missionary work??
6. Tell me something in French.  Is the song, "My Saviors Love" in the French hymnal?
7. Tell me anything!!!