I want to share an excerpt of the email I sent to Pres.Clayton this week:
We had the most amazing experience this week! In our nightly planning we felt like we should go tracting in an area we hadn't been to in a long time. The next evening as we were out and about it was nearing 8pm and we had had little noticeable success on the street. But, we kept going. We then knocked on a door and were greeted by a Chinese student who had just arrived to start his first semester at university here in Canada. After saying that we were out and wanted to teach him how to pray, he welcomed us in and then brought his four other roommates into the kitchen to sit down and talk with us. As we taught these five students, all of whom had just barely arrived in Canada, the Spirit filled their house with such strength. Among the group was a Christian, several agnostics, and an atheist. We bore testimony of the power of prayer and then invited them to try. One by one, they went around the table, each taking a turn offering (in all but one case) their first prayer. Watching them talk to their Heavenly Father and feeling the Spirit grow stronger with each prayer was amazing! All five became our new investigators. I may have skipped down the street after the lesson, I was just so happy! But basically, God helped make that happen, there is no way we could have done that on our own. Those students were led to Canada and we in turn were led to them. Who couldn't love being a missionary!I'm a happy missionary, what can I say?
Also, I took time today to read some of the transcript of the broadcast on social media that Elder Bednar gave this past week. WATCH/READ IT NOW! It's so good and has got me super pumped to share the gospel online when I get back. So yeah, I still love Twitter. :)
Speaking of Twitter, fun news! On Sept. 20th, all the companionships in our mission will be followed for the day by people giving a play-by-play live tweet update on what we are doing. Sort of a "day in the life of a missionary" type thing. All the posts will be followed by a #mormon. So get your Twitter accounts ready and watch what I'm up to! Even better, re-tweet the posts and let the world know what us missionaries are all about!
Love you all! Stay hip and happenin'!
Sister Makena Bauss