First..., we met with Brother Jean-Claude. The husband of the member. It was a great lesson. Well, it was a great meeting. His home teachers were there also, because he really has a great respect for them. one of them is the Temple president, and the other is just a good friend. We set up a few base ideas, taught the restoration of the gospel, and then told them we would come back . We went back and had an INCREDIBLE lesson on the plan of salvation. He grasped the principles of the plan in the book of mormon so well when he read it (twice) that we basically didn't even have to teach him anything. He was even explaining things to his wife, who has been a member for 36 years. I was impressed. He was at church , for the first "official" time. He loved it. He was walking around talking to people, and we had to bring him to Gospel Principles class, and he was telling all the members that he passed that he had to follow us, his "two angels". he was telling us how he is going to be going up north for work at the beginning of September and if we get transfered he is going to be so sad and how we have to be there for his baptism and how he just loves us so much already. It was really incredible. I'm so excited for this man, his life has so completely changed in the past few weeks. It's really amazing to see the joy the gospel brings, to everyone.
Next, we went to a less actives house that the sisters are teaching and helping come back to church because she wanted a blessing, and so Elder Echeverria and I headed over and we gave her a blessing and it was really awesome. She had really bad back problems, and she was having troubles standing up and walking, and sitting in her chair, and basically doing anything. And after the blessing, we went downstairs to grab her mail for her and when we came up she was fine. She was actually bending over and touching the floor, and leaning up against the wall, and sitting in her chair and getting out and getting back in it. It was really special. We went backand are going back , because she is trying to quit smoking and wants a blessing as often as she can. She was also calling us her "little angels". That is something that hash't happened many times on my mission, but everytime someone calls me an angel, I feel so touched.
Thirdly, we went and visited a guy named Pierre (the French Equivalent of Peter), who is from Haiti. He was baptised 3 years ago in the Dominican republic, and then went to school in Germany for a year and a half, and has been here for a bit longer than a year. But he never made it to church because he didn't know where it was. But he and his cousin, Pascal, were on the Metros in Montreal one day and they ran into the missionaries, gave them their phone numbers and their addresses and they live in our area. We visited Pierre, and he asked if we had visited his cousin, Pascal, yet. We said no, we didn't think he lived in our area, but he did. So we gave him a call and asked if we could go over and visit him. He said "Uh, not right now Elders, I'm actually at the store right now buying a shirt and pants to go to church . But come over in a n hour of something." So we went over, thinking this man was a member or something, but it turns out he isn't! He went to church almost every when he was in Haiti, but never was baptised. He told us that his only goal right now was to get baptised. He will probably be baptised before Kaden hits the MTC. Which is crazy. Anyways, Pascal was at church ( ), then went to a Single Adults activity ( +). He said he loved it though, and we are going to see him . Things are going very well with the area right now. We are teaching a few people, and talking to members and passing by less actives the rest of the time. It's pretty crazy. We are always tired, but in such a good way.
I will toss in a few pictures but I love you all, and I shall talk to you next week!
1. Elder Hansen wrapped his head in a blanket and used two toilet paper rolls as eyes and a banana as a mouth and walked around the apartment for probably about 30 minutes the other day. It was hilarious. We think he looked like The Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch had a baby.