Sunday, August 18, 2013
We have been so busy as usual. Last week we went to 2 zone conferences. One of them was in Quebec City. Tomorrow we have to drive back almost to Quebec City to get one of the mission cars out of impound. One of the missionaries was wrongly stopped by a police officer. He, the policeman, told the elder that he was illegally driving because he didn't have a Quebec license after being here more than 3 months. He impounded the car, gave the elder a huge fine, and left the 2 missionaries on the side of the road. Luckily zone leaders were in a city not too far away and were able to pick them up. It has been a real runaround and big problem for a month already. John and also the mission president have been on the phone with the legal department in Salt Lake and with various agencies here in Montreal and Quebec City. The Elder absolutely was legal, but it will take a while for all of the paperwork to be approved, signed and sent here. Meanwhile John is the only one with power of attorney to get the car out of impound. And so tomorrow morning we drive there to get the car. Then we turn around and back track and drive in the opposite direction to go to Ottawa for a zone conference which will be held on Tuesday. Thursday is another zone conference. In between, we go to the office to catch up on the multitude of tasks there. I'm not complaining. I'm happy to be serving the Lord, but it is a lot of work.