Monday, June 19, 2017



Wow what a week! It's been so rewarding and the sun is shining here in England! It has been so warm! 

Sister Chantry has been great, we have had lots of fun already and our area is doing great! We have enjoyed running/walking through this gorgeous park and getting breakfast sandwiches on our way back home, staying up late talking, meeting lots of new people, and getting lost because we are both new to this area. Our first day together we went to try by this referral but she wasn't in, so we talked to some of her neighbours who were outside. A young couple who are looking for more direction in their lives! And then they told us to go down the street and try by their neighbour. So we went and talked to this young mom and she said we could come back! We went back the next day to teach her and were able to set a baptism date with her! She was so excited to hear more and said this is exactly what she is looking for. I know Heavenly Father guides us to people who are prepared.

Other good things: 
We were able to get back in contact with our friend who is 12 and his mom! His mom is a less active member and we are teaching her son. He is getting baptised on July 1st! And he is so excited. I love teaching him and I feel so much love for both of them. 

The best part of my week, by far was watching someone I love so much be baptised! Ah, I taught her in Billingham and was able to go! When I met her I instantly felt connected to her like I knew her before. She has been working towards baptism for so long so it was such a special night. I am so happy for her! 

Some members had a BBQ on Saturday and they invited so many non members and less active members, it was a good experience and good to talk to them. Hopefully planting seeds for later down the road when they meet missionaries again. 

We had interviews with president and sister turvey which are always a treat. I will miss 
them so much!! 

Roasted marshmallows and ate Costco hotdogs during ward coordination :) #bestwardmissionleader

Today we went to Durham with a bunch of missionaries including Elder Norton :) it was so beautiful and so fun! Cutest little town, like what I imagined all of England to look We got to see this cathedral where part of Harry Potter was filmed. I just kept looking at Cayd and thinking, is this real life? And is it real that we are literally on the same flight home? And is it real that I only have 2 more months of being a missionary in England? Ah so bittersweet. I am truly so grateful for this experience and I am so excited to keep going and to push a little harder to finish strong! 

Hope you all have a great week!
Sister Stevens 

P-day in Durham in the sunshine!

Cousins together again!

Sister Chantry and I in our flat

Baptism of a friend from Billingham