Monday, May 15, 2017

A Mother's Day boost :)

Roseberry Toppings Pday Hike

It was so windy we thought we were going to blow off

Ice cream after :)
Hiya fam! 

Hope all you mothers had a great Mother's Day! It was the best being able to speak and see my family! I could not be more grateful for their love, support, and examples. They gave me a little boost to finish the next 3 months strong! 

This week has been good! Lots of ups and downs as usual. 
The work has been a bit slower as far as investigator wise so we have been doing a lot of knocking. We have had some good conversations and we will keep searching to find the one! We know as we continue to work hard we will be lead to those who are prepared. I have noticed when I am talking to people that sometimes I feel like its not even me talking. I have noticed so strongly that when we just open our mouths the Spirit will help us to know what to say. 

A funny thing that happened while we were knocking the other day. We knocked one side of the street and then went onto the other side. This really old lady opened the door and was like "I saw you talking to my boyfriend across the street" (he was probably in his 20s) and then she says. "If you keep talking to him I will scratch your eyes out." Haha we were dying, it was hilarious.

We are trying harder to really help the members. To strengthen them and help them with their missionary responsibilities. I really enjoy talking to each of them and getting to know them better. I have felt so much love for them as we have listened to their experiences. One less active couple that we are working with are so great, we love visiting them! Sister Cook and I both feel like we have a connection with them. We were having a lesson this week and we were just talking about things that they enjoy or like about the church and she was able to recall a spiritual experience she had when her dad passed away. When she shared it with us she got emotional and said since then she has always known their is an afterlife and that helped her understand more about the Plan of Salvation. It was incredible. When we are able to recall spiritual experiences they help strengthen our testimonies so much and help us remember that we do have one.

I am so thankful to be serving with Sister Cook! We have had a blast together and I don't remember the last time I have laughed this hard. It makes everything more fun. Its so natural to teach and talk to people. We have been reading the scriptures together each morning before planning to help invite the spirit more and I have loved it. I am so grateful! Its definitely been an inspired transfer. I would be totally fine to just finish here with her. 

I read Alma 44:4 this week and it really stuck out to me. "God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto him, and unto out faith, and our religion.." I know that when we trust our Heavenly Father and put our faith in Him, He will help us through our struggles and bring us out on top. 

This morning we went on the prettiest hike called Roseberry Toppings. The tallest hill in the area! Lets just say I'm a bit out of shape so it was a good workout. We got to see the English country side from above and it was gorgeous. And the wind almost blew us off the hill.

Things are going good and time is flying. I am so thankful to be here and to have this once in a life time experience. 
Sister Stevens 

ps Keep seeking out the ONE!! :)

Our last face time call with Sister Stevens!
100 days left!!