Monday, 28 October 2013

Acceptance. Growth.

Hey mom,

Thanks for the email. I love you so much. I'm glad to see all the support from family and friends. I teared up when I saw the picture of you and Brent, Rob and Dave. I'm so grateful for our family. Thanks for letting me know how the day went.

I think the Lord gave us extra blessings to help this week. We are meeting with some great people. On Sunday, 9 of our friends came to Church. Everyone made jokes about our Chinese gang. Our Mandarin class was packed. Doubled in one week.

It still hits me sometimes that he is gone, which is hard. But I cry when I need to. The Lord is definitely supporting me. I know this is right, you know that feeling you get when you miss out of something, like missing a Sunday at Church? It's the worst. But I don't feel that way. I know my place, and you are right, Mac would want me to stay.

The weeks are going by so fast now. Hard to keep track of what we did. I've been rapidly improving in Chinese. I teach better. I did an exchange with Elder Mortenson this week which went well. I have been learning a lot about ministering, the why and how. It is a great way to feel like I am serving the Lord. This week on Wednesday we gave a Sister in the ward a blessing for her health and comfort. When we saw her again on Sunday, she said she felt much better. What a privilege it is to serve others.

I miss and love you all so much. Sorry if my mind is scattered and I don't have much to say, especially to express myself. But I love you!

Have a good week!

Love T

Monday, 14 October 2013

New stuff.

Hey Mom,

Week was really great! First of all, I live with Elder Jules, he is Elder Laboulaye's companion. (A guy from Calgary who just arrived in the same mission as Taylor) My companion is Elder Mataoa! He is from the Gold Coast, and grew up in Tahiti! Yes, another island companion! He is great, and so is his Chinese. It is cool to be back in Dow's Lake. Saw Kyle again, and they invited us over for Thanksgiving. We have been walking around the University, looking for the Chinese students. There are so many. We already have a group of people to teach.

On another note, Elder Smith is training again, maybe he will be with Elder Pilling! That would be sweet!

Oh and I talked to Sister Piper and she told me that the McAteer's are moving back up, that's so cool. It's a small world.

Saturday Elder Mataoa and I got permission to go back to Montreal for the baptism of Jhonel and Diny, the family I was teaching in Montreal. It was so amazing! The Spirit was there so strong, I know it is right. The opportunity we have to make a covenant with our Heavenly Father is so great.

I feel like I'm spoiled, I get the best area, I live with the coolest missionaries, life is great!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Time for a change!

Hey mom!

Yes Congratulations to Shannon! And Brianna, it`s a big day!(Shannon and Brianna are getting baptized this coming Saturday).

My mandarin is ok, no practice really, but speaking of that... EARLY TRANSFER! So normally transfer calls would be this Saturday, but I got a call yesterday from Elder Williams, I am going to be transferred early... I am going back to Dows Lake Ward in Ottawa, the YSA.. but this time.. CHINESE! I will be training again! This time it is another Chinese Elder, they are coming a week early from the MTC so I got an early call! It`s exciting because I get to go back and see old friends, and be in a Chinese area, but I am a little sad to be leaving Hochelaga and Elder Fontaine. Elder Fontaine is so cool! We are going to keep in touch him an I. It`s also a little sad because I won`t be here for the baptism on Saturday of the boys we have been teaching, or the Ruiz family in November. But maybe President will let me come back for those. We will see. So thats some exciting news.
I`ll keep an eye out for Elder Pilling. (Friends of ours...their son will be arriving in Taylor's mission next week!)

My time here in Hochelaga went by soo fast. Met some great people, and made some new friends. A new chapter begins soon. I`m really excited to train again. Working with a new missionary. It is a great learning opportunity.

I loved how the prophet emphasized the importance of missionary work. (2 times a year we listen to great speakers on all topics relating to the gospel and life in to improve and find peace in an ever-changing world...can't help but feel uplifted.  Talks are available to anyone at )  In Doctrine and Covenants 88:73 it said the Lord will hasten His work in His time... the prophet said on Saturday... the time is now. We need to be united in doing the Work of the Lord. Members and missionaries need to be united in their efforts. I wish I shared the Gospel better with my friends, it really is the most important thing in the world.  Knocking on random doors unfortunately is no longer the best way. We have to pray for and be on the look out for opportunities to invite people to learn about the Restored Gospel. I LOVE being a missionary, and will be for life. It is awesome!

Well there are some of my thoughts. Have a great week!

Love Elder Heinzlmeir