I hope everyone has had a good week! Our was really great here in Burnaby! So this week is transfers already and it's funny that you mention how fast time is going because it honestly just feels like yesterday that Elder McGahan and I became companions and now we're already in the last week of the transfer! I don't really know what to expect this transfer, I've been in Burnaby for a while so I might be moved somewhere else, but at the same time I still feel like there is much for me to do here! So we'll see what happens
We're still working really hard spending time in the neighborhoods and on the streets, talking to as many people as we can! This week we were tracting around the church and we were knocking on this one house and we saw a man walking across the street with his dog, and he seemed like a really nice guy. We waved at him and he waved back, but he was a little far so we didn't get a chance to speak with him. We knocked on the door of his house! He opened the door and he was like "You guys found me!", he invited us it was neat because we were tracting for about another hour. So within for a few minutes, we spoke to him about what we did as missionaries and he thought it was really neat. He said he didn't have time to meet with us right then because he was about to ave supper with his family but he invited us back later on in the week. He told us his name (Darcy) and told us to come back and that he was open to learning new ideas, which is awesome! I'm excited for him he seems like a great guy with an awesome family!
Yesterday we were walking around going visit a less active member, who lives in Queensborough, we got to the address of where this member lives only to find that it was a run down church. So we started walking back to the car and we saw a man walking down the street, we both thought hey we should go talk to that guy! So we did at first he was hesitant to talk to us and he actually started walking away, but then he stopped and turned around and asked us what church we were from. We explained that we were the missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and that we had a message for him. He then went on to tell us how he has been trying to find answers about Heavenly Father as well as his purpose for sending us to earth. We told him our job was to help people learn these things and then to pray and ask if they're true. He thought it was great, we got his address and we're going to be visiting with him this week. It's really awesome to see the spirit work with people, to open themselves up to us so that we may help them. I'm so grateful for the spirit in missionary work. It's amazing the miracles that happen. Sometimes they are simple, but I have a strong testimony as Alma did that by small and simple things great things are brought to pass.
Gordie is doing amazing, as always. He actually got to go to a tri-stake priest/laurel conference this weekend and he loved it! He said that he really enjoyed the testimony meeting because he said that many of the people that went up to bear their testimony had very similar experiences to the ones that he has had. His mom also got to drive him to the conference on Saturday morning which was on Saturday. It was also in Langley where the temple is, so she got to see it! I know that the temple has a special spirit and just being on the grounds brings us closer and helps us become more sensitive to the promptings of the spirit. We have not been able to meet with her yet, she's have a hard time finding time in her schedule to meet with us, we're working closely with Gordie and this is something that he wants
which is great. He has a strong righteous desire which I know Heavenly Father will bless him for!
So next week when I e-mail you I'll either still be in Burnaby or not, I'll go wherever the Lord needs me!
Have a great week! Tell everyone I say hi and that I love them!
Elder Kameron Lahache