Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Savior and A Shovel

20th March 2017

Hellooooo friends and family,


here we meet again, after another week that has gone by like the blink of an eye. This week was pretty unique, seeing that we had the worst snow storm since 1972. Yeah you read that right. In ONE snowfall we had over 2 feet, with some seriously crazy wind to accompany it, and the best part was that this storm was after all the other snow had melted and we could see all the grass and the hint of spring that was starting to come. But Canada, bless its heart, has a way of crushing your spring-weather-dreams, by sending a tempest in the form of fluffy snowflakes. 
BUT, we made it out alive, and now, today, the sun is shining and the sky is blue. Go figure. Anyways, continuing on, this week we got to do a lot of what we call, "Service with a Shovel" (!!!) to try and help some people out of sticky situations the snow caused and it was actually a lot of fun and we met some fun people. We just carried a shovel around all day walking around looking for people who might need help, and sure enough, there were people who couldn't even see their car under the snow. Then we started talking, laughing about the craziness of the weather, then the conversations turned to a gospel topic and the rest was history. And either we will be meeting some of those people this next week,or the French missionaries will be meeting with them (because ya know, we find A LOT of French speakers, because we are in a French town, but every now and then we find a solid Anglophone and our hearts let out a little cheer of happiness). 

shoveling to our car! it took 20 minutes!!

This week I've also been able to focus my studies more on our Savior Jesus Christ and everything that He did for us, to save us, to give us a second chance, and then to ultimately give us the chance to receive exaltation. Throughout my whole mission, I really have been finding myself turning more toward Him, thinking about Him, and what He would want me to do, and over the process of time, I have come to know Him better, my faith in Him has increased as I have served and trusted in Him. I really do love my Savior. I know that He is my Redeemer, our Redeemer. That He is my Advocate with our Father, that He will plead my cause before Him, because He is the only one that really understand, because as Isaiah said, 

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he wasbruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
(Isaiah 53: 3-6

He has borne our sorrows and griefs, He has felt everything we have felt, He really is the one we can turn to, so that we can find peace and rest for our souls. (

I love our Savior. I know He loves us too. 

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Have a great week,
Sister Thomas

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