Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Greenfield Park March 29, 2016 RIVAS FAMILY BAPTISM!!! :D

March 29, 2016

Where to begin on this lovely spring day?? I'm so happy today.... the sun is shining, and it feels like spring is finally coming :) Driving to the Library I kept talking about how sunny it was, how much I loved it, how lovely spring was... and Sister Prince patiently would just respond, ''yes yes, I know'' each time ;) haha.... Sunshine just makes me happy :)
But it's been another wonderful week... so much has happened.

First off... noone will believe who got baptized this week. Because I hardly believe it. Victor and Jakeline Rivas from Mascouche!!! And to make it even better I got to go to the baptism :) Sister Beaumont (who just got transfered to my area in French :)) and I got to go on a mini exchange with one of the other sisters who began teaching their family, and the three of us headed up to Mascouche Thursday night. . All 9 months that Sister Beaumont was in Mascouche was spent trying to set baptismal dates, trying to help them read in the Book of Mormon, trying to help them prepare. And they finally felt that it was right :) And even sweeter, they chose to be baptized on their wedding anniversary :)

I think what made it the most special was seeing the effect it had on Jakeline. She's been  baptized before.(in  a different  church) She loves the Bible and always had a really hard time with the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. It was amazing to see her at the baptism, though. We got there a few minutes late during the opening song, but I still had to go and give her and the girls a big hug. She looked so BEAUITFUL. Really like an angel, dressed in her beautiful white dress waiting for her baptism ;) She was so touched that Sister Beaumont, Perdue, and I were all there :) There was such a change in her face. She was so touched by the spirit during the entire evening. We were able to sing ''Je sais qu'il vie, mon Redempteur'', and she and Victor both had tears streaming down their faces the entire time. The spirit was so powerful, as we could see the testimony and desire they both had. Victor bore his testimony after the baptism, and shared the whole (long ;) ) story of their conversion... from the first sisters bugging him about helping wash is car ;) and his frustration when Jakeline invited them back for a lesson. It was amazing to hear him bear testimony of Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and his Savior Jesus Christ. Such a powerful, MIRACLE night :)

( ***Insert by Heather's mom: 
News of the  Rivas family's baptism caused me to reflect back on  an email we received from Heather on December  21, 2015 regarding the Rivas family.A short time  before they had told the sister missionaries they didnt want to be taught anymore, Heather had recieved news that she was being transferred to a new area and she wanted to say goodbye to the Rivas family.The following is an excerpt from Heather's email of December 21: 

 "Well first off... I'm actually still in MASCOUCHE!!! Probably the best news of my life :) I get to spend Christmas with my wonderful Sister Beaumont!!!! I couldn't be happier :)
The highlight of this week would have to be Monday night.... After P-Day we had a couple appointments set up for me to say goodbye to people before I left. We ended at the Rivas, and had the most AMAZING rendez-vous with them.... We hadn't really discussed anything to share. Because we had really planned on just stopping in really quick, getting a photo, and then I wanted to bear my testimony to them. I had looked at a few scriptures that morning, but we hadn't discussed ANYTHING. (not what I'd recommend... but in this instance it was exactly what needed to happen). Are you ready for a miracle??? 
So Jakeline asked if we wanted to share something, so I opened up my Book of Mormon and had her read 2 Nephi 31:19-20. Victor ALWAYS talks about how he knows he's on the right path, but since his little "break up" with us, we haven't been able to have any real lessons yet. So I shared this scripture and bore my testimony that I knew they were on the right path and that they needed to keep pressing forward, that they needed to keep on the path, and that by so doing they'd be able to achieve that eternal life the scripture talks about. I turned to Sister Beaumont to add her own testimony... we ended up having the most amazing discussion. She asked them what blessings they've seen since starting to come to church and meeting with us. They clearly have seen SO MANY blessings come to their family. Love, unity, happiness... to which we testified that those blessings become even greater as we are able to be sealed to our families in the temple. (after going to the temple open-house they've been learned quite a bit about temples and sealing). We talked a while about that, and it was so clear that this is what they wanted. They LOVE EACH OTHER SOOO MUCH. They couldn't deny that sincere desire to be together forever. So we asked them what they felt the next step was... sweet Valentina and Victoria said "give each other hugs more" and "say we love each other"... definitely on the right track :) But then Victor said that he knows they have to keep coming to church and be baptized. YES you do!!! Amazing because up to this point he's been pretty hestitant about baptism, he hasn't wanted to be baptized for fear of his family feeling like they have to follow him without having their own testimony. Jacqueline has pushed Victor to be baptized but hasn't realized the importance of doing so herself. But it was amazing this night as both Victor and Jacqueline were SO on board for baptism. JACQUELINE is the one who said that they are for sure going to be baptized... And then she continued to say they were going to MAKE time to meet with us during the craziness of the holidays. And.... Victor said for the first time "Je sais que l'eglise est vrai"..... I know that the church is true..... AMAZING!!! Such a miracle. It was amazing because that felt like exactly what they needed. But the Lord really did know exactly what needed to happen... it had been so hard to get a time to meet with them. But knowing I was leaving they had been sure to make time to let us come over that night. And then I really don't think we would have planned the same scripture and discussion if I hadn't been planning on leaving either. So it all happened exactly as it needed to to get them back on board for baptism. I said as we were driving home that night that if I had to leave Mascouche only for the sake of them having that discussion with us, I was so willing to go. Because I know that night was sooo important.
But then we get miracle number two.... 10:25 p.m. we got a call from President Patrick. Not the norm at any time of the day... but especially not right before bed. He basically said that Sister Beaumont's trainee is held up at the MTC... sooo....... there wasn't any more need for a trio and there wasn't any need for me to leave. So.... he said I'd be STAYING IN MASCOUCHE!!! We were beyond excited. Sooooo soooo happy. Like bursting. We were already so excited about the Rivas... But then to make it even better I actually get to stay :) 
Amazing though, because weird as it was for President to call that late, had he called even 3 hours earlier we wouldn't have had the same perfect discussion with the Rivas. ALL things happen for a reason. All things have been done of the wisdom of he who created all things. This is his work and it is guided by his spirit :) I definitely received a much greater testimony of that this week."

The rest of our week has been full and wonderful. We had such a nice easter with the Thériault family... An older couple in our ward, and some of their friends. It was such a nice night. And we just felt so happy and blessed to be there with them, celebrating the resurrection of our Savior :)
Also... the women's broadcast on Saturday night was AMAZING. ... There was such an intense spirit in the room as we set beside Sandra to Watch it. We were surrounded in the chapel by all our wonderful sisters, and there was so much love. There were so many things that touched me. But I especially loved President Eyring's words, and I've thought a lot about them since the broadcast. When we are in the service of our brothers and sisters, we are LITERALLY in the service of our God. Lightening the loads of those around us--Neighbors, family, friends, enemies... whoever it may be... when we are serving them, bearing their burdens, and comforting them when they need comfort, we are lightening the load that our Savior bore when in the garden of Gethsemane. We're comforting our Savior in his darkest moment. As we answer the prayers of others, it's as if we were the angel sent to answer the prayer of the Savior when he was in need of comfort.
I've thought so much about that these last couple of days, and how much I want to love and serve those around me. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is so much greater when we have that love for others and do all we can to share that love, joy, and comfort that the Savior brings.... So my challenge to everyone this week is to really pray about who and how you can serve. Pray on your own, and pray as a family, to know who you can serve together. I know there are so many blessings that come from service, and I'm just Learning how much JOY really does come from serving. There really is power that comes from loving and serving our brothers and sisters. When we understand our role as Heavenly Father's children, and realize that we are ALL part of that eternal family, we'll naturally turn outward and want to love with all our heart, might, mind, and strength :)
So please, lets all ask the Lord how we personally can better turn outward and serve those around us, and to help us know WHO is in need.
I love you all and hope you're enjoying wonderful spring weather as well.
Moi je vous aime, mais le Seigneur encore plus!! :) :) :)
avec amour,
sœur Heather Shelley

The  Rivas got baptized!!! Such a happy, beautiful day :) Really... doesn't Jakeline look like an angel in all her white? :)

Sister Beaumont and I on our way to the Rivas family baptism.!! :D Couldnt be happier...:D

                                                                 Sister Prince and me

Monday, March 21, 2016

Greenfield Park - March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016

Bonjour tout le monde! :)
Well it's been quite the week... I have my new companion fresh from the MTC.... her name is Sister Prince, she's Canadian (from Alberta :) ) and is a joy to have around... I'm excited to keep getting to know her better and see us both grow. But she's already an awesome missionary. Her French accent is a lot better than mine when I arrived.. we've just got to do lots of practicing so she can keep Learning in a French area.
But where to start for the week??
We had a crazy day of dropping off Sister Dexter at the Montréal bus station, then heading to the mission office for a little trainer training and then to get our lovely companions. Did I mention that Sister Agapinan and I are both training? Pretty fun :) And then we wandered in a couple circles around Montréal before Learning how to get on the bridge to go home... It's taking some time to get used to no longer having my gps with me all the time (Sister Dexter)... she knew the area so well and always told me exactly where to go. It's hard when I have to pull over to look at the map after every street^... but we're doing well so far :)
After picking up Sister Prince, we had planned to pass by Audrey to see if we could have a lesson or set up another lesson. Instead, a disgruntled woman answered the door (I think a family member). After saying Audrey wasn't home, she asked who we were. She wasn't too happy to hear that we were missionaries and had been meeting with Audrey. She angrily told us in her beautiful Quebecois that Audrey wasn't interested anymore, and that if we tried to come by again the police would be involved. So that was really sad... and quite the experience for Sister Prince's first missionary experience. We just don't know exactly what to do, because I really think it's just the family who don't want us coming over. Audrey was so excited about the gospel and so open! So we don't want to just disappear without her knowing why we didn't stop by :( So that's pretty crazy.. maybe pray for Audrey's family to be a little bit more open. Because she is so prepared to learn about the gospel!
Luckily from there the rest of Sister Prince's first couple of days have gone fairly well :) She met Sandra... so of course that makes everything better. We have reset Sandra's baptism for April 23, and she is SO EXCITED. I know she'll be ready by then :) She's just working to get over smoking right now... but she is doing so well! She has progressed so much since teaching her the Word of wisdom just a few weeks ago... oh how I love her!
It's been a good week. I feel really blessed to have felt so strongly the love that our Savior has for each of his children in this area. I felt pretty inadequate as Sister Dexter was preparing to leave. I hope everybody gets the opportunity at some point in their life to feel the love of a tahitian. It's pretty powerful :) Sister Dexter has so much love, and I felt kind of inadequate asked to take the lead in this area, worrying about how I could fill the huge place she's had in everyone's heart. But this week was amazing. We had several lessons with less active members, where I just felt the most overwhelming love for those people. I really do feel the Lord filling my capacity so I can love and care for these people. I really do love these people SO MUCH. I'm no Tahitian, but I am doing my best to help these wonderful people feel the love I have for them. And I know the Lord is helping me along the way :)
But life is good. The work continues to move forward, and miracles keep coming. I love you all and wish you a happy Easter. Please please please Watch the ''hallelujah'' video on it's so powerful and is a message all the world needs to hear :) I invite everyone to share the video as well... with everyone you can think of! Share it on Facebook, share the pass along cards with people you meet... we should all do our best to share this joyful and hopeful message of our Savior Jesus Christ :)
I love you all and wish you a week of miracles and sunshine!
Sœur Heather Shelley :)

 Heather and Brother Legacee ( Years ago he served as a missionary  in my mom's and Grandma and Grandpa Burton's ward )

Heather is really going to miss Sister Dexter..."I hope everybody gets the opportunity at some point in their life to feel the love of a tahitian. It's pretty powerful :)

                                           Heather and her new companion, Sister Prince

Three of my favorite people

A joyous reunion with Sister Beaumont!! 

Greenfield Park - March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Where to start??? This week has been crazy as we've worked to handle both areas... It was pretty hard to plan well, as we struggled to evenly meet the needs of both wards. We also had tons of meetings and zone training... so really there wasn't a whole lot of time for teaching... but it was great nonetheless! And I'm grateful for the experiences we had in our trio.
Transfer calls also came on Saturday night... I'm TRAINING!!! EEEEKKK!!! I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but also excited. I just hope my new missionary likes me :) It's just going to be crazy being in charge of the area... and it's overwhelming trying to fill in after all the love of Sister Dexter. I really love these people. But Tahitians just RADIATE love. And so I'm feeling a little inadequate to be the senior companion taking her place... but I know I'll just have to show my love in my own way. It should be good, though :) I am sad that Sister Dexter is leaving me, though. I love her so much... she's the cutest :) And we"ve had so many miracles this transfer. But I know she's needed in Fallowfield now, and she will continue to bless lives there. 
This week was pretty crazy, so we didn't get to teach a ton of lessons. Sandra is still amazing. I love her and it's amazing to see her progress so much! She studies and learns  so much from between each lesson, and reads so much.. I'm getting worried she's going to get overloaded and confused with all the information... so we need to help her focus on those basics. But she's awesome :)
Holy cow there are so many changes that come with being a missionary... but I really do have a strong testimony that every single change is so inspired. I know President Patrick is so in tune to know exactly what the Lord has planned for each area and each missionary. The spirit of revelation is so real and really is used to lead the Lord's work here and all over the world :) I'm moving again back to apartment #3, I'll be having companion #5, and still in my 2nd area and 6th month :) The changes definitely aren't always easy, but I really am so grateful for all these changes... they bring so much growth. I really am so grateful for each of these experiences I've had on my mission and continue to have. :)
Please keep me in your prayers though, as I want to be the best trainer I can be! I want to be an example and be full of love and charity, to help my new sister to be her best missionary self as well :) So just pray for us both. Pray for Sister Dexter in Fallowfield, for Sister Agapinan who is also training, and for all those we're working with :) Also pray for my driving because I won't have Sister Dexter to teach me how to drive anymore (seriously, I've felt like I was in drivers ed again with her ;) You're all in my prayers as well. I love you. Keep strong and remember that the Lord is always on our side as we turn to him and serve him with all our heart, might, mind, and strength :)
je vous aime mais le Seigneur encore plus!
Sister Heather Shelley :) :) :) :) :)

Greenfield Park - March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

Hello all!
So we are back into trio mode, with Sister Agapinan. She is darling… the cutest sister ever, so it's fun to work together. It is a little stressful, though, just trying to balance our work between the two wards. Two wards, ward councils, mission leaders, district leaders… it's a little crazy for the next 2 weeks. But I'm grateful for this experience and really do believe the Lord knows what he's doing. So here we go for a week of craziness and lots of miracles, I'm sure :)
Sandra has progressed so much this week. I'm amazed with her every time we meet with her. She is amazing. SO AMAZING. She's been reading so much, watching videos on the church website, learning so much about the gospel before we even have the chance to teach her. It's a little crazy, actually. I think she needs to just slow down a little so she can really learn and understand everything! But really, every time we meet with her or have a lesson, I'm just amazed. But this week was amazing. We taught her the Word of Wisdom and she is so excited to change her life and start living it. She kept saying, "I know this is exactly what I need". She's really working to cut down her smoking, and we're really working with her to be prepared for her baptism this month. She's so excited… about her baptism and about the temple. She can't wait to go to the temple. This week she had an amazing experience. She was having dinner with her kids and husband. Her daughter (who is moved out), was asking a lot of questions about the church. I think she's pretty worried about the sudden changes in Sandra and worried about her getting brainwashed. UP to this point Sandra had questions of how she could get a testimony of Joseph Smith and the restoration. But as she sat at dinner, she described that the most amazing feeling came over her. At that moment, she boldly testified to her family that she KNEW that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that the gospel was restored, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that this was the true church. Her family was so amazed. Her daughter, Sam, started crying and gave her a big hug, saying how happy she was for her mom. Her entire family has seen such a difference in their mom. She is so happy now. It's amazing seeing the changes that have come into her life. She got up and started scrubbing down her entire house, started listening to MOtab all day, and smiling and laughing so much more. It's amazing the spirit that has entered her home. In the beginning she was so down, so sad, so hopeless about the life she'd lived. Now she can't stop smiling and laughing. There is a light that's started to radiate out of her. I just feel so humbled to be able to teach her at this time…. I can't wait to come back with our family to see her someday :) And it's more than just spiritual healing, as well. She has had really severe psoriasis--so extremely dry and irritated hands, legs, and face. Like really severe… but as the gospel has relieved the stress and pain inside of her, she has been physically healed as well. The psoriasis is still there and still healing, but it is so much better than the first time we met. It's amazing to see the Savior's miracle of healing both spiritually and physically in my own life. Miracles definitely continue to come to pass in the lives of those who have faith in him.

We're continuing to work with our other investigators, as well. We struggle to get a lot of them to progress and really want to seek the truth. We teach a group of older women (we call them our grandmas ;).. who are all friends and members of the same church. They have so much faith, and I really do look up to their examples so much. But it's really hard for them to see the need of the restoration of the gospel and see how it applies to their lives. Their names are Edith, Yvonne, Patricia, and Hyacinth. We've been working my whole time here to open them up more to the restoration and the Book of Mormon. They are progressing slowly. Patricia and Hyacinth read each week. They all accept the Book of Mormon as scripture but have a really hard time seeing how that then applies to the truth of the restoration. But we continue to work with them and strive to increase their faith in the Book of Mormon. 
We're trying to get back into meeting with Sangita again, too. She says every week that she's going to come to church, but then keeps getting sick or being busy. She has really severe anxiety, so has only ever come twice and has a really hard time. But she has such a strong testimony, and knows she needs to be baptized. So we continue to work with her. We're hoping to work with her son Cory, too. He's 22 and is a funny guy. He doesn't think he needs religion in his life, but Sangita said she saw him reading his Book of Mormon, so we're hoping to open him up a bit more :)

But I love all these people we teach so much. I love the members here, and I love my companions. I'm so nervous for transfer calls this weekend… I really hope Sister Dexter and I will both be able to stay in Greenfield Park together. I love her way too much to have to leave so soon :) And we really are seeings so many miracles together. It's cool, though. because we definitely have a lot of differences, but we have such a strong unity and love for each other as we've really striven to be obedient and serve the Lord with all our might mind and strength :) I love her! 
I love my mission, I love this work, I love the Lord so much :) I know that this is his work and I know that he is guiding us. He loves each of you so much and is waiting with open arms for each of us to humble ourselves and come unto him. I KNOW that this is true because I have felt it and experienced it in my life. He waits for each of us to experience that love and healing he brings :)

I love you all! Have a great week and don't forget about this little missionary in Canada :)
Soeur Heather Shelley :D

Trio mode: Sister Shelley, Sister Agapinan and Sister Dexter...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Greenfield Park - February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016

Another week gone by... but again, so many miracles :)
Sandra is continuing to progress so quickly. After coming to Church last Sunday she couldn't stop talking about it all week. She kept talking about how much it had already changed her life. That she wakes up in the mornings so eager to face the day, whereas in the past it was such a struggle to even Wake up. But there really is a light growing in her... she is amazing. I just feel so blessed to be teaching her :)
We also met with Audrey again... who is also AMAZING. She is so Darling... and so so sincere We taught the restoration and set a baptismal date with her! She is so open to all we teach. She had started the Book of Mormon the night before, and said she wished she'd have started sooner. She LOVES it! She said she was so excited for her kids to take a nap so she could get back to reading :) When we talked about Moroni's promise and having a sincere heart and real intent, she just kept saying, '' Oui, ca c'est moi!''- yes, that's me! She smiles so much, too. REally, she's just amazing.
We've had so many more miracles too... other friends we've found and started teaching. Like Samuel who we found smoking with his friends last month (but who has now invited us back for our second lesson!), or Bangalay, the brother of a less active we work with, who is excited to read the Book of Mormon and who has such a strong testimony of God. So many miracles and so many blessings :)
Also, this week we had our interviews with President... I love that man. He is amazing. We have the most wonderful mission president. But we talked about consecration and how to really be consecrated. He talked about the law of Consecration in pioneer times (or the united order), and how the reason it failed was because of a lack of love. People let jealousy into their hearts and forget that we really are all brothers and sisters... they forget that all our efforts should be dedicated to the Lord's service, not to helping ourselves or even just our own family or friends. Today I read in D&C 82 which introduces the law of consecration... I invite you all to read it this week, too. Imagine if you were called upon to live this law. How would you react? Would you be eager to give all your excess earnings and food to others? I think imagining this circumstance helped me to reflect a lot on the love I have for these people and for the Lord. I do love these people so much... but there is a lot more love to be had. So my invitation (and my own goal) for this week is for everyone to turn outward just a little more... so that ''every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God''.
True consecration is more than giving the lord our might, mind, and strength... we have to have that LOVE :) The pure love of Christ that really sees everyone as the brother and sister that they are. We are all called to serve the Lord. The moment we are baptized, we promise to mourn with those that mourn and comfort those in need. To stand as witnesses of Christ. To always remember him and take his name upon us... We covenanted to do so with our HEART, MIGHT, MIND, AND STRENGTH. Not just our heart, or just our strength. If we consecrate our efforts to serving our brothers and sisters, then ''may ye stand blameless before God at the last day'' :) When we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of our God. There's a reason Christ said to Peter, if ye love me, feed my sheep. Christ needs each of us to go forth and feed his sheep. Physically, and spiritually. To bring in those lost sheep. To help them feel the joy and love of the gospel of Christ. So reflect this week on how you can turn out and REALLY serve him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength :)
I love you all! I really do :) I hope you have a wonderful week and you remember that moi, je vous aime, mais le Seigneur encore plus! :)
Sister Heather Shelley

p.s. Marie Claire went through the temple on Friday! I found out too late to plan to go with her, but I was able to stop by and see her before she went through that morning :) She was so surprised to see me, and it was the sweetest thing to see her and give her a big hug before she went in to the temple :) And to see my dear sister Beaumont... :) It was wonderful. So wonderful. Just another little drop of sunshine in a wonderful week! :)

also.. crazy side note. There's crazy transfer stuff going on right now... so for the next two weeks we'll be back in trio mode! Crazy!! And our trio will be covering ours and the French ward.... so it's going to be crazy. I'm a little stressed about it because we already have been so busy with just our area! So keep us in your prayers as we enter this whilrwind :)

Sister Heather Shelley and her Tahitian companion Sister Dexter. 

                                                Heather looks so little behind the wheel....

Sister Shelley and her new Tahitian hairdo....

Our car was frozen closed the other day! Ice rain, snow, and wind. Eek! WE had to chisel the ice off of all the windows!

Miracles in Greenfield Park - February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016

First of. sorry for not emailing very much last week.. we went into Montreal with some of the other sisters and didn't end up getting back early enough to finish emails. And sorry it's coming so late today... our P-day is tomorrow because we're going to the temple. We're supposed to do emails today, still... we just got caught up at one of our members. A wonderful African family... we got stuck because they decided to feed us delicious food after we'd already made cookies and had a lesson to do.... crazy! But here I am :)
But... this week has been so full of miracles. Oh meine gute.... First off... SANDRA. She is AMAZING! This week we met with her twice. We taught the Plan of Salvation and the Restoration... The moment we set a baptismal date with her, she excitedly took down her calendar to write it down. She has read TONS in the Book of Mormon, and loves it so so much. She came to church yesterday and LOVED it. She had been so nervous before, and apparently almost called us to cancel. But she came and was so grateful. She loved each of the classes so much, asking if she could have all the different manuals and her own hymn book so she can learn the songs at home. It was such a special experience to sit beside her in the chapel during Sacrament meeting. She kept whispering that it just felt different here. That she felt something so much larger than herself, something she'd never felt before. She felt the spirit so strongly, and felt so much happiness. This morning we talked to her on the phone. She said she was up last night looking at the church website, looking at mormon messages and the 12 step program (she found it herself!) We have barely mentioned the word of wisdom and she's already started working to stop her smoking. She is absolutely AMAZING. I love that woman so much :)
Also... Faith came to church too! I don't know how long it's been for her. And she came with her mom and sister.. who I had never met. Her sister hasn't come in years either I think. It was absolutely amazing. Miracles are so real :)
Another miracle is Audrey :) We had stopped by her house a few weeks ago, trying to find a former investigator who used to live there. Audrey lives there now, but invited us to come back. So we taught her for the first time today. She is darling. In her 20s and has two kids. We ended up teaching the plan of salvation, and she was so excited about it. She was baptized into another church when younger, but as soon as we invited her to baptism with the priesthood authority, she accepted our invite. We get to come back again in just two days!
I don't know why, but so many blessings and opportunities are just pouring down right now. Sister Dexter and I really feel so humbled and just so grateful. I am SO HAPPY :) Every day is so exciting because we don't know what miracles are going to keep coming. Time really is flying by too.
I really do love this work with all my heart, and I KNOW that it is the Lord's work. He really does guide his missionaries as we do our best to serve and do his will. I love my Savior so much. I am so grateful for the knowledge and testimony I'm gaining of his gospel. I know his gospel is true and I am so happy to be sharing it with the people here. I LOVE MISSIONARY WORK :) I know miracles are real, and the Lord really does have a hand in every day of our lives.
I invite everyone to really search for his hand each day. If we really invite him into our lives and show our desire to follow him, we really will see his hand guiding us along :)
moi, je vous aime, mais le Seigneur encore plus. N'oubliez jamais de ca! :)
avec amour,
Soeur Heather Shelley :D :D :D

Heather is the designated driver in their companionship.She needs lots of prayers in her behalf. 

SOOOOOO Cold!!!!

                                                                Old town Montreal