Monday, June 24, 2013


WOW. Oh my goodness. I am SO overwhelmed with all the amazing things that have been happening over the last week!!!!! Heavenly Father is progressing his work! Can you feel it?!?! It is so amazing how much Heavenly Father loves His children, and how much He is growing in trusting us with them. I love being a missionary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, I know I've forgotten a trillion shout-outs. So happy birthday to:

Jakey Harper
Chandler M
Spencer Captain Fuller
Taylor Onchalk Antczak

and this week... Trey Brimhall!

There, now I'm not stressing over that:)

Oh my gosh, I'm going crazy over all these mission calls. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY MAIN GIRL QUINN NILSSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND TO MY BIG COUSINS CAM AND AUSTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh I screamed when I read my mom's e-mail about it! I love you guys SO MUCH!!!

aw489tyan89p wdyhavioe qye 890vaeyio I can't handle it. I'm really excited right now.

So my first baptism was Saturday!!!!! At 4:00 your time, Isabelle Phillips* made one of the most important covenants she will ever make. It was incredible. The Spirit was so strong. I sat with her in church yesterday, and after she was confirmed, she sat down and was really stir crazy and kept looking around and swinging her legs and smiling. I thought it was really funny, and finally she whispered to me, "Sister Lewis, I feel this weird, bubbly excitement right now!" And I whispered back, "Isabelle, that's the Spirit!!!!!" And she got this HUGE smile on her face and started jumping up and down in her seat. She asked me to give a talk on the gift of the Holy Ghost at her baptism, and I was so overwhelmed by the time I got up, the Spirit in the room was so THICK. It was amazing. She was so prepared.

Okay, quotes of the week:

1. Elder Woodbury--while holding a styrofoam cup with his teeth: "Hey Sister Lewis, am I FOAMing at the mouth? Ba-dum-chow!"

2. I keep forgetting to say that the traffic lights here are horizontal! What the heck! And there are four lights... red, yellow, green, and red. It's really weird. And the lights blink at you if you have right of way. Yes, this is important information I wanted to update the world on.

Okay, I'm sorry, I'm really distracted by all these mission calls and I don't even know what happened this week haha. But the work is progressing, Heavenly Father has BIG things in store for His children.

The gospel's true. God speed:)

Love love love,

Sister L


The awkward hands....

Me, Sister Starkie and Sister Pizzey!

Zone training--the Sisters of PEI and New Brunswick East! Sister Davis, Sister Judd, Sister Pizzey, Sister Starkie, me, Sister Hart, Sister Tibbets, and Sister.... shoot, forgot the last name!

Zone training, me and Sister Starkie!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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We are aware that the last gargantuan batch of photos aren't visible unless you're logged in as me.  So rather than giving out my login information for the world to see the photos, we have wisely decided to go back in and fix the problem.  Be patient and give us a little while.  We'll get right on it.  And check back maybe tomorrow or so.

--Missionary Mom

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Me and Sister Pizzey on exchanges--we got DRENCHED. It was awesome!!!!!

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I broke the key to the baptismal font hahahaha SUPER STRENGTH.

Elder Waldie said, "She bugs the nuggets out of me!" So Elder Woodbury started dying laughing and drew a picture of the grandpa form of Elder Waldie getting his nuggets bugged out of him hahaha.

You know you're a missionary when you open the trunk of the car and Law of Chastity pamphlets exploded everywhere.

Canadian Smarties! Just like M&Ms, but in more colors, and the outside candy is really disgusting.

Je suis Soeur Lewis, et j'ai tres faim

17 June 2013

Ok, LAST WEEK MY E-MAIL WOULDN'T WORK AND I WAS LIVID. Actually I was just really sad. So I'm sorry you couldn't have 6 pages of my life last week. Desole (this isn't a French keyboard, so je ne sais pas how to put in accents, sorry).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CALVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My 11-year-old brother!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love you Tort.

And happy dang Father's Day, Pippy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST DADDY EVER. A lady in my ward told me yesterday, "I can't believe you can't call your father on Father's Day. No offense, but that's racist."

Quote of the week(s):
1. Elder Woodbury--after Elder Waldie spelled a new investigator's name (S-H-R): "That SURE is a nice name. Ba-dum-chow!" (I was dying laughing).

2. Sister Hart--while we were discussing how much a mission changes people: "But then if you become perfect, you'll probably get his by a bus because Heavenly Father won't need ya anymore."
So, updates in the Moncton ward. The English gospel principles teacher got released, so I've been filling in the last two weeks (and probably will for a long time). It's been a little stressful, but nice, because we have so many investigators come to that class that it's good to get to teach something that addresses their concerns. I love it! Last week the lesson was on the Holy Ghost and this week was on the Priesthood.

Yesterday I also got "called" as the primary chorister hahaha! I'm the pianist AND the chorister, so this will be different, but I'm super excited! I'll only get to keep it until they get a replacement (again, this will probably take several weeks), but I'M SO EXCITED I GET TO WORK WITH THE PRIMARY KIDS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Nzojibwami was the one who always translated sacrament meeting into French, but since he left, they've asked me to do that too! Haha just kidding, just kidding.

Baptisms! Oh man, I've extended 6 baptismal commitments now! We had all 6 of them on date until Saturday, when we gave two investigators to the Elders for certain fun reasons.... But here's who we have on date:

1. Isabel Phillips* (18)--June 22!!! My first baptism! She's so ready! She wants to serve a mission and get sealed in the temple!!!!!!!!
2. Lawrence Choret* (12)--September! We had to push it back for a lotta reasons, but we are so excited for him and he is too!!!
3. Benjamin Choret* (8)--September as well! He says the most sincere prayers and it's amazing to listen to. He told me, "I used to think Heavenly Father wanted me to be baptized, but now I know it." WOW.
4. Samantha O'Brien* (40)--July 13!!! So excited for her!!!!! We're hoping to get her daughter Amanda (11) on date tonight! So stoked! She came to church for the first time yesterday and was crying through the whole thing.


One of the most humbling things of a mission is teaching someone how to pray to their God for the first time in their lives. They kneel, and we kneel. And the first thing they say to their Heavenly Father is, "Thank you for the Sisters. Thank you for sending me the missionaries." That is the COOLEST feeling in the whole world. I don't know how many times an investigator has prayed for that and I got choked up in the middle of the prayer...

I am seriously bursting with happiness right now. I love this church so much. I love the gospel. I love the Savior. I love my mission. I feel so blessed to be able to serve one.

I am called of God:)

My authority is above that of kings of the earth.

By revelation, I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is my Master, and He has chosen me to represent Him.

To stand in His place.

To say and do what He Himself would say and do if he personally were ministering to the very people to whom He has sent me.

My voice is His voice.

My acts are His acts.

My doctrine is His doctrine.

My commission is to do what He wants done, to say what He wants said, to be a living modern witness in word and in deed of His great and marvelous latter-day work.

How great is my calling!

I don't want 16 months to be up. I don't want my mission to end yet.

My release date is November 14, 2014, by the way:(

This week we had exchanges AGAIN and while Sister Hart was gone, I put 2 more people on date:) YES! I was so excited! Too bad we had to give 'em over to the Elders. They're gonna have to have a lot of faith if they're gonna be baptized on July 13th though... Could ya pray for them? Austen and Theresa*.  

Well, it's a great day to be a missionary. I've had an amazing week. I really appreciate the prayers too. Thank you.

I love ma famille. (Speaking of which, the French is going great!!! I did not think I could pick up a language this quickly. Seriously, I'm lightyears ahead of where I was before I left.)

Love you all. Don't forget me yet. Go play the piano for me. And sing Elise the lullaby for me. And give Lydia a giant hug for me (just got two of her letters and passed out from how cute they were).

Sister Lewis
(*Names have been changed)

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42. Ok everyone move to Salisbury just so you can have the prettiest drive back and forth between it a

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37. Our last morning with E. Nzojibwami--Elder N, me, and Elder Waldie

38. The fantastic four:)


40. So... one day the Elders' car was in the shop, so Sister Hart and I were driving them to a couple appointments. We took them to their next apartment building and agreed that the 4 of us would all go in for it. As we got closer to the door, Elder Waldie started acting weirder and weirder. He said things like, "Are you sure you want to come in? Maybe you should just wait in the car." Eventually Sister Hart asked, "Elder Waldie! Are you worried about us?!" Elder Waldie finally gave in and said yes, and that the people who lived there were not the type of people he wanted his sisters around. Aww sweet! But we ignored him and the 4 of us knocked on the door anyway. They opened it and I found 4 shirtless men sitting around smoking pot. And this picture was my expression. I grew up in Utah. Sister Hart and I waited in the car.

41. Fun fact. Here, Smarties are M&Ms. Their Smarties are called Rockets. It's the most confusing thing ever.

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32.  PETRA

33. A break-the-fast meal of champions. Corn on the cob, ribs, homemade mashed potatoes (thanks mommy, for training me to make the world's best mashed potatoes... I sorta didn't have milk though hahaha), banana chocolate chip muffins, and cranberry OJ! I'm an amazing cook, I know it.

34. More foooood.

35. Fun fact. People here really say "eh" all the time. It's crazy.

36. Good morning.

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21.  Ohhhh yeahhhh.

22.  Best fortune ever.

23.  That explains it!  Thank you very much.

24. We were waiting in the car for something. I was trying to reply to a text and the car was quiet. Then Sister Hart said, "I have a beard." I looked over and laughed at this gem. Weirdo.

25. CTR! Fun fact. They have ketchup-flavored chips everywhere here. I'm too scared to try 'em. So I'm gonna try 'em.

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16.  Canada in springtime.

17.  Canada

More Canada

19.  More Canadaaaa

20. So Canada has this amazing place called Second Cup. And they have hot chocolate. Really good hot chocolate. And it rained a ton last week. Enough said.

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11.  Exchanges with Sister Thompson

12. We teach lessons with Mr. Potato Head sometimes. I committed 2 boys to baptism with this guy.

13. Ohhhh Canada

14. More exchanges with Sister Thompson.

15. This picture was a mistake. Didn't know it was being taken. Everything is wrong with it.

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6. Hey, so I live in Riverview.

7. Riverfront Park. I think that's what it's called.

8. More Riverfront Park.

9. Yo put dat camera away.

10. On exchanges with Sister Thompson.