Tuesday, April 4, 2017

P-Day #35 – 8 Months Out, Zone Conference Pics and Cleaning Up After A 30 Year Old...

I can’t believe I have been out 8 months already. I am so thankful of where I am & what I’m doing. All the sacrifice has been worth it.

Hi Mom & Dad, 

I can’t believe I have been out 8 months already. Time really does fly when the Lord is on your side. I am so thankful of where I am and what I’m doing. All the sacrifice has been worth it.

This week has been a good week and a testimony strengthener for me. We still haven't been finding any new investigators but have been working with the less actives in our Ward.

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

We got to go to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival to see if we could talk to some people. We got some dirty looks and I realized just how much that some people don't like us. The festival was cool. It reminded me of The Vernonia Friendship Jamboree back home….without the dirty looks!

We Met with a man who was active and then went less active because of family issues. During the Zone Conference when we were talking about the Doctrine of Christ, I got the impression to talk with him specifically about what we as missionaries teach and the doctrine we are teaching. We had originally talked about going through studying the scriptures, but we taught him our purpose instead. He had kept the commitment of trying to pray and as we talked, you could tell the Spirit was there and his face changed. You could tell that he felt the Spirit, and that is what he needed. We could tell that he was making a sincere effort and as we got up to leave, he said “you guys don't have to leave”, you could tell that he wanted us to stay, but we had to make curfew at 9:30 pm. We felt like we had accomplished our purpose and that we had helped him. He committed to read three chapters of the Book of Mormon about the Doctrine of Christ in Alma 32-34. Before we had the lesson, he said a prayer that his heart would be open and that he would be willing to accept the commitments we gave him to improve his relationship with God. Heavenly Father answered our prayers and we have had some good progress with him.

Elder Jacob Perry, Canada Toronto Mission
at the Brampton, Ontario Temple

We have been talking with everyone we see but still haven't found any new investigators yet. We will keep it up though and hopefully we’ll find who needs us soon.

We helped a lady take out some garbage because her thirty-year-old son didn't clean his room and it was bad. There were over 100 coffee cups that had not been taken out. While we helped her clean, her son just sat in another room. I know that my Momma would have got on me, if my room ever got near that point. ( You Mom!) We helped her and she was very appreciative.   

Zone Conference
London and Kitchener, Ontario Zones
Elder Jacob Perry, Back Row(Again)

This was General Conference weekend.  It was good and I thought the talks were geared for missionaries than members, but the principles they taught are exactly found in Preach My Gospel and Elder Ballard even said the Mission Motto: Begin with the end in mind!

My companion Elder Hanks and I were eating with President and Sister Shields. In our discussion, we volunteered to help President Shields in doing an analysis about a town named Walkerton, Ontario and if missionaries should go there or not. I thought this was fun. We volunteered to help him by finding the closest set of missionaries.  Also, we were able to recommend if it would be effective to have missionaries assigned full time there or have another companionship cover it.

"What do you mean we can't go to the temple all day ??
Don't make me turn on my Angry Eyes..."
 Elder Perry & Elder Hapuku having some fun at Zone Conference

Being a Missionary is either Feast or Famine, slow or busy. It doesn’t seem like there is a balance… but we’re glad to be busier this week compared to last week.

I Love You and Pray for You Every Day & Night!

Elder Perry
Waterloo Ward
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada Toronto Mission 

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