Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Another week has flown by!

Monday was a holiday in England; May Day.  So we got to hear from Lisel today!

This week has been crazy!  We've had snow, rain, hail, and sun! England weather is a bit crazy most of the time.
Well, I had a pretty high fever and was quite sick for a couple days this week but I was able to rest and I am feeling much better now :) 
We have this activity thing for recent converts and investigators that everyone loves. It’s called cottage evening and me and sister pro were in charge of it this week! All our progressing investigators came and it was one of the best nights of my mission so far. We played some games, ate some yummy food, and shared a spiritual thought. I just remember looking around and feeling so much love for these people. It was such a tender mercy seeing them all together laughing and talking and getting to know each other better. It was a great night! I felt so happy and blessed that I got to experience that feeling! 
A from Egypt is still progressing so well!  He has definitely noticed a difference in his life since we met him and in every prayer he says he always asks heavenly father to protect us. It’s so cute!  Anyway, so his baptism was supposed to be this next weekend and me and sister pro planned it and were so excited!  We really felt like he was ready. But A doesn’t have his visa yet, which is crazy because he has been here for 7 years and he legally is allowed to be here. But we called president and made sure it would be okay if he was baptized but he said he needs his visa before he can be baptized... so please keep him in your prayers! He is ready, just waiting. We are putting our trust in the Lord, He knows what A needs and when the time is right. 
This week I studied a lot about the sacrament and the importance of it. And also how we can get the most out of taking the sacrament each Sunday. It is the most important part of the week and the greatest part of the week! I have been setting a goal each sacrament meeting and really working and focusing on it during the week and then I evaluate and if still need to work on it I will keep the same goal or set a new one. I have really noticed a difference and felt the spirit so strong during sacrament meeting. It is also so important that we remember why we take the sacrament. We are becoming clean again! We get the chance to recommit ourselves to our Savior and Heavenly Father, and get a fresh start! It is seriously such a blessing!
I am so thankful the Lord has trusted me with this assignment to serve Him and His children. I am learning so much about myself, about the scriptures, and my Savior. If you are thinking of serving a mission, make the choice to do it! There will be hard moments and moments of doubt but it is so worth all the pain you go through. Just put your TRUST in HIM and everything will work out. 
I love you all!

xoxo, sister stevens
french braid selfie

We heart attacked Peter's door
cake and hot choc with investigators

Sister Chiu made sushi!

We went to a Chinese Market to get stuff to make Mango Sticky Rice!

And I got a 100 plus! (fave drink in Singapore)