This week has been pretty great! We were not able to see Jeran or Chris this week so that was sad, we may have to push the baptism date back because we haven't been able to meet with them. Which means they need more time to make this a priority in their lives. We did however see some really amazing miracles. We met with Shay and taught her the restoration and she said it all made sense and she accepted a baptism date of August 15th! And we did a church tour with her and she loved the chapel and felt the spirit so strong. She has been searching for something in her life and she said she is feeling like she is finding it. I love being a missionary! Jeffery is doing good, he came to church this week! And all of the talks were about obedience. So that was just perfect. We met with him after church and read Alma 32 together. He doesn't have a lot of faith so we are breaking on baptism for right now to help him build his faith in God and Jesus Christ. He really liked the seed analogy and how when we are diligent we will reap the rewards. That's whats amazing about this gospel. If we sincerely want to know it is true and do the work to find out then we will always get an answer that it is true.
On Saturday I was able to go with sister Gomez back to la center! Hannah and Aaron Glenn, the penders cousins, were getting baptized! It was so amazing to see everyone from that ward there. It was like a great little reunion. We left our companions in Portland to work so that was fun for them! They did a great job without us, it seems like we are being trained instead of us training them. I'm getting more settled in my role as senior companion. And not being prideful in anyway haha just meaning that I'm less stressed about my duties and so that has been a really great burden lifted. We also went on exchanges this week and sister Olsen and I basically just did service all day and that was really fun. We have an investigator named Jerry who has some health problems so we go and help him in is yard. The elders came with us to help and we ended up picking black berries for like two hours. And sister Michaud and I love black berries. Seriously they are everywhere here. And we just eat them whenever we are tracting. So we are going to make a cobbler for district meeting/my birthday. It's gonna be great. And I promise I won't open anything until Wednesday. But I'm putting sister Michaud in charge of that because you all know me haha.
So we had to go to this stake meeting last night and we were all very confused and elder call from the 70 was there as well as three stake presidents and president Taylor. Which I never complain when the Taylor's are at meetings. But the purpose was they are dissolving the Portland east stake. We are now in the Gresham stake. Which we haven't found out what that means for us, probably next transfer we will be in the Gresham zone but still be in our areas. We were hoping to get more people in our ward but that didn't happen, our Ward really needs some more strong families to help with callings. It's so tiny! But I love it. This area is just coming alive. There is never a dead area only dead missionaries. And we have seen it blossom as we have worked hard and been strictly obedient. And we have also seen a lot more joy in it as well. I love you all so much and I pray for you daily! Sister Stephens