Monday, May 16, 2016

3 months tomorrow!

This week was just incredible, full of so many miracles. Being a missionary is the greatest blessing. I am learning so much about myself and about Gods plan for us. There are still plenty of hard times but I don’t think I have ever felt true happiness like I have the past week. The sisters I live with are so inspiring and we spend our nights telling stories, laughing so hard, sharing miracles we had during the day, and of course eating cookie dough. I made a challenge for myself this week to be happy, even through the hard times and I just felt so good and I was able to do my best. When you put a smile on your face it makes the biggest difference. We all go through tough times that we can’t control, but what we can control is our attitude.  Attitude is everything!! 
It’s crazy that I only have 1 more week of training and 2 weeks til transfers, I’m anxious to see what lies ahead, but Gods plan is perfect! 
We had stake conference this weekend and President and Sister Pilkington spoke which was amazing!  They are such great examples. 
Another thing I was able to work on this week is listening to my investigators with love. When we listen to people with a desire to help we will always know what we need to say to them through the power of the Holy Ghost. One chapter in the Book of Mormon I really loved this week was:
 Moroni 7
 Read it!  I wish I had time to talk about it but I’m too busy sharing the gospel ;) haha
A still doesn’t have his visa, but we are waiting with patience. Heavenly Father knows.
I am so thankful to be a missionary for the only true church!  And to share this amazing message that can bring us true happiness!  I am so honored to be a representative of Jesus Christ. He lives and loves us so much. Keep your heads up!  Life is so good, sometimes we just need to look for that good.
Love you all!  Thank you for the love and prayers :)

love, sister stevens

I promise we do more than eat out...haha.
One of my favorite Sisters from Brazil...LOVE HER she is hilar (hilarious)
Zone Conference was amazing and inspiring

Five Guys...yum!  I felt like I was at home!!

Tacos in our flat
Sister Pro's 1st taco