Tuesday, March 21, 2017

P-Day # 33 – Hard Week Finding Investigators, Bishops Storehouse & Finding a Great Restaurant!!!

People think I look like a Canadian Police Officer.
If my jacket was red, I'd look like a Mountie!

This week has been a rough week in terms of finding new people.

We went searching for our “former investigators” and went through the last of them. We had no success in finding them and the people who did answer their doors weren't interested. We then commenced with the “potential investigators” with the same result however, we did have a couple of blessings from the Lord.

We were trying a “potential investigators” and we knocked on the door. There was no one who answered but a man pulled in the driveway. We asked him if he was the person we were looking for and he said no. The person was not home but we started talking to him about the Gospel and he seemed interested. We gave him our pass-along card with our number and we gave him a Book of Mormon. He tried to pay us for it but we said it was free. He was surprised and thanked us for talking to him.

We then started walking to a “potential investigator” in the area and we realized that we had forgot the apartment number. So, we had to walk back. As we did, we were able to talk with two guys who stepped outside for a smoke. We were able to share how we share a message of happiness and peace. We shared a card with him and with his friend that we talked to. Had we just kept walking we would have never talked with those people and they would have had to wait more time to hear the gospel

We had one “former investigator” come to church after we had stopped by their house and left a card at the door when he didn't answer. He was a native French speaker and I was able to speak with him in French and he seemed to like the meeting. It was really nice and I was able to use my French to help him feel welcome.

We had tried to go to some Elderly Retirement homes, but they have “No Soliciting” signs in the window. We were going to volunteer in the local school, but since we didn’t have children enrolled in their school, we cannot volunteer they said. We have been trying to find "new investigators" but with no success. We will keep trying though and I know that the Lord will bless us for our efforts.

On a Happy Note, we got to do the Bishop Storehouse this week and that was pretty fun. We set up tables and helped people get their groceries. There was a lot of food left over because people didn't come to get it so they gave it to the missionaries …..Bonus! 

Also, the person in charge of our meals found out that we didn't get fed this week. So, after Relief Society we looked at the calendar and now we have a meal appointment every day except Friday and a member fed us dinner yesterday. We are so thankful for the members that take the time to have us over and feed us. Not only with the good food, but it’s good to get to know the members and leave them with a spiritual thought. 

We did find the Best Restaurant EVER… It’s called Smoke’s Poutinerie, www.smokespoutinerie.com , and it rocks.

 Regular Poutine is fries with gravy covered in “Squeaky Cheese”, but this place has a bunch of extra toppings to put on. It’s sooooo good!

Well, I'd better close for this week. I can't believe in a few weeks, I'll have been out 8 months, 1/3rd of my mission. Unbelievable!

Remember I Love You and Pray for You Ever Day and Night, 

Elder Perry
Waterloo Ward
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada Toronto Mission


  1. I love the squeaky cheese description of curds! lol

  2. Remember no soliciting signs don't apply to missionaries. Your not selling anything. Your giving it for free.