Monday, November 3, 2014

I have gone back in time it feels! I am now in the other Young single adult branch in the mission. I feel very Lucky to of had the chance to serve in both the YSA`s here. It was very hard to leave Laval. Laval will forever have a part of my heart. I had some of the fondest memories so far on my mission there. I think the hardest part was leaving my baby there who I trained. She is so strong and is going to rock that area! Her new companion doesn’t speak Spanish but I know she will teach her in no time! My new companion is super awesome. She is El Salvadorian originally and she is from Texas so we connect big time with the country sass. She has been out 17 months so I will be killing her this transfer. She has only been a member of the Church for 3 years and her testimony is amazing!! This new area is so great and never stops! Its a French area most of the members are Spanish speaking so I get to practice my Spanish sometimes and me and my companion usually speak French, Spanish, and English in one sentence. Our transportation is the underground métros here in Montréal. I am not use to them at all there are thousands of people just smushed up against each other in a big train going and stopping fast. It is quite the experience. We work mostly in the mission office it is also our chapel. The people come there and we give them lessons. There is also institute, family home evening, and other activities that go on there that we are involved with. They had a huge Halloween dance that people came from everywhere! I got to see a lot of people from Ottawa there, which was really cool. As sister training leaders we have the responsibility of taking care of all the sisters serving in the French area around Montréal. We have the biggest zone so we are taking care of 10 teams of Sisters! It is no easy task so I have found out so far. This past Saturday all the teams in Montréal were gathered together by president Patrick the stake president and our ward mission leaders. The public affairs in Montréal explained to us the plan they have been coming up with for months. The Book of Mormon Play is coming to Montréal in December. It is a play that mocks Mormon missionaries. They have decided to do some thing’s to help make a better atmosphere in this coming month. One of the big activities they have planned is on November 29 members in each of the teams of missionaries are going to be filming and taking pictures of us all day long and documenting them on Facebook every hour. They are calling it a social media blitz and apparently stakes have done it in the U.S. and it has worked out really well. They want to show people what a missionary actually does from hour to hour. I will keep you posted for more information on how you can follow my day that day. They are also planning a big flash mob that is going to be happening down town Montréal where 100`s of people are going to break out in Christmas hymns! We are really excited about these events that we can promote the Church in a positive way. I really enjoyed Church this Sunday and the members are all really nice. Most of there parents are in the ward I just served in so it makes for easy relationships. We had to leave Church early though because some sisters were having a problem so the rest of the day until just a bit ago i was on an emergency split on the other side of the island. This calling has a lot of responsibility but I hope with time I can get better and better to know how to help these sisters here so they can serve the best they can. This week we have a busy week with two different splits with sisters so it will be lots of fun! I love you all!

-Sœur Dick

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