Monday, 23 September 2013

Bed Bugs????!!!!!!

Hey mom,

How is everything? And Happy Birthday Dad!! The big 5-3. Pretty cool.

So to be brief today has been pretty crazy, our apartment is being fumigated so we had to wait for the guy to come and everything, basically took the whole day, but got this chance to send a quick message. This week has been great! So many incredible experiences. We got a referral from the missionaries in Trois-Rivieres, this sweet Colombian family, and they came to Church on Sunday, everyone loved them and after church were like, hey lets have them over for dinner with you! YES! It`s so powerful to have the member support.

I love you lots, have a great week!

Love Elder Heinzlmeir

P.S. It's just bed bugs...
P.S.S. Great pics
P.S.S.S. I don't have them, they are just in the apartment.

Love you!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Hey mom,

Thanks for all the updates, the kitchen looks great! Cool new look. (sent him pictures of the reno) That's cool about dance, (filled him in on all the kids' dance lessons and Jenna's 2 jobs she's cramming in to earn heaps of $$$ for her mission and school) Jenna must be dead doing all of that! Hope Grandpa is ok. (my dad hit a giant moose going to work a couple weeks ago...on the airport road going only 35 km/hr--came right through his Cadillac windshield and in his face...he had to push it out and it fell and staggered off in the bush!  Gramps is shaken badly, but physically fine.  It was a miracle for sure!) 

The apple store is closed so we are at the sony store. We had a pretty great week. 2 of the boys from the miracle family came to church! It was amazing! They loved it, and the Spirit was so strong.

We did an exchange with the Spanish Elders, always a good time. Elder Fontaine and I are two peas in a pod. We get along so well, which is great. teaching is a breeze. We had a miracle last night too! We were knocking doors a few days ago and came across a nice Hatiian lady, she said come back tomorrow. When we came back, her daughter was there, but she also said come back tomorrow when her husband is home. The next day we went back again, and none of them were home, it was the cousin, she said come back tomorrow. So finally last night we went, and three of them were home, we had a great lesson, really following the Spirit. They are great and really interested in doing what God wants them to do. We are visiting tonight again!

Thanks for the quilt again mom, it keeps me warm at night. It is starting to get chilly. 10 today.

Well everything else is tickety-boo. (a phrase from my grandparents...passed down all the way to our kids!) Hope everything continues to go great! Love you!

Love, Elder Heinzlmeir

Monday, 9 September 2013

Elder H. is Awesome!

Hey mom,

Have had a cool week! This week it was tansfers, sad to see Elder Yunack leave me. He is training a new missionary in a Spanish area. My new companion is Elder Fontaine! He is from France! We are great friends already, we have a lot of fun, and work well together. It is cool because we started our missions at the same time, and our skills have really progressed, we teach really well together, it is easy for us to switch off between each other. We have a lot to talk about with each other, and I have a great place to stay whenever we want to visit Normandie!

This transfer, the other Elders we live with`s car got switched to a new area, so we are sharing, we have had great contacts though on the street and public transportation! We are at a point in our work where we have a lot of people to work with/teach and have plans to change the way we are working with them to meet all of their needs. It is great to work closely with the Bishop and being on the same page with the members in the Ward. We are also being backed up by great direction from President Patrick! The Lord`s work is progressing here for sure. Can`t wait for Jenna to get her call!!

Elder Fontaine and I had a very spiritual experience on Friday. We were invited to give a spiritual thought at a funeral. It was just a small family one, for the father of a member. It was in a nice place. We had the opportunity to bear testimony of God's plan of salvation. I know that life doesn't end with death, but we will live with Heavenly Father and the Saviour again. I know families will be reunited. The Spirit really touched all present, they thanked us a lot after the service was over. I was very grateful the Lord allowed us to have that experience.

Elder Fontaine bore his testimony at Church on Sunday and it was great, we are ready to do anything the Lord requires of us.

We went for a run the other day too, that was good. Much needed.

Hope all is going well with school starting. All is well here in Montréal.

Love you!

Love Elder Heinzlmeir

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Teaching, teaching, teaching.

Hey mom!

Oh yes, because of Labour Day our preparation day changed to today. Made for a very productive day yesterday. I had so many things to talk about but I am forgetting them. Lets see, oh yes transfers! We received our transfer calls on Saturday... I am staying in Hochelaga! As for my companion... Elder Yunack has been transferred. He is going to Monterey, which is a Spanish Branch here on the island, so I will see him still :) My new companion will be Elder Fontaine! He is from France! We came in at the same time. It is sad that Elder Yunack is leaving, but such is mission life. We have had a great three months together. A lot of great experiences, a lot of fun and work. 

Transfers will be tomorrow. Then we have a Zone Training Meeting on Thursday, thats where we give trainings to all the missionaries in our Zone, which is 28 now! Pretty excited for that.

So we taught the Louis-Jean family yesterday, so Elder Yunack could say good-bye. We had a great lesson about the Plan of Salvation. They are so great! They have a date to be baptized on the 28th of this month, so we will see if they are ready for then. That would be cool.
We also taught Eddy again! The one we walked by 4 times then took a Book of Mormon. He is sweet! He accepted to be baptized on the 12th of October if he is ready! SO excited for the work in our area, Elder Fontaine and I are going to keep it up! 

What else is new, we went to the Bishops for dinner, and it was so fun, our Bishop is a young French man, and loves missionary work, he actually served his mission here 10 years ago. He really does a lot to support us and gets the ward behind him. I love when we can be unified as a ward to do missionary work! 

Speaking of... President Patrick has just given us these "Our Family Mission Plan" sheet, they are super cool, the goal is to teach someone in our home, and the plan is up to the family, maybe you could give it a try?

Love you so much! 

Love Elder Heinzlmeir

Lol.  This is a funny pic.  Someone who really doesn't want to talk the Jehova Witness least Taylor's not one of them!  Wonder if they let him in. ;o)
Reminds me of a sign we saw beside the front door of a cabin we rented (well, on the owners house beside the cabin we rented) that said "Chien Bizzare!"  For non-French folks, the above sign in English would be 'no Jehova Witnesses', and chien bizzare would be 'strange dog'.  Which could be a "A crazy dog lives here", or "Our dog is bizzare and crazy so watch yourself."

I love this shot.  Good thing there was no traffic at that moment!