Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Trust in the Lord

This week has been a lot better than last week that's for sure. I love
being companions with Sister Black, she is super awesome. And we
already knew each other from the mtc so that makes it a lot more fun.
We did a lot of tracting again this week. But we were able to visit a
few members and invite them to pray about someone that they can give a
copy of the Book of Mormon to. They all accepted! It was cool because
one man actually is a convert and he joined after an old friend from
school just gave him a Book of Mormon. And that's how he was
introduced to the church. Super awesome story. The Ward here is great
and takes care of us so well. They are willing and ready to go out
with us and help us with whatever we need. We have been spoiled.
Especially with the car haha.

Teaching wise this week was a lot better than last week. We found
three new investigators. They are all still pretty new to the teaching
process so this week we will see how interested they are and if they
keep their appointments. Which sometimes doesn't happen, but we feel
really good about it all. Yesterday we had a cool experience when we
were knocking doors. We talked to this guy about the prophet, and Gods
love for us and he was really interested. He said to come back by, we
didn't get a specific appointment but it was still cool to see the
spirit work with people when they hear the truth about the gospel.

So the best thing about this week was on Saturday! The Pender's were
sealed!!! It as amazing. We went to the temple with with. And were
there all day. It was the best. We thought the kids would be there but
apparently they are waiting for the oldest son to turn legal age
because he wasn't legally adopted by Bro. Pender. But that should
happen in December so we will just have to go back when the kids are
sealed to them. I saw a lot of people that I love from the La Center
Ward. So it was just a really great day. We were able to take a lady
in our ward's family names and do those. That's the best kind, to do
temple work for our own ancestors.

This morning was super awesome. We went and made breakfast for the
whole mission staff and our zone. Well the missionaries made it, not
just us. But it was so much fun. The Vancouver west zone is so
awesome. We have some really great missionaries here. And every
Wednesday we get to go and do service, where we make wapis. Which are
these cool wax flotation things that you put in boiling water and when
it rises to the top it means that the water is pure for drinking. So
it's pretty cool. And we got to do service and hang out with our
missionary friends at the same time. And on Saturday we are helping an
investigator put up a vinyl fence! So that should be fun. Even though
I have never done one before haha.

Things in general are looking up! I have just been trying to have more
faith and trust in Heavenly Father. When we are being obedient the
lord really does bless us and we can hope for his blessings. Because
they always come. Always. In his own way, which is better than our
way. Because he is perfect. I think the lesson that I have been learning
is I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And my
ponderizing scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the lord! That's the
way to go in this life. We have to trust him. I can't imagine not
having his guidance. So it's important to recognize him and to be
thankful for all of our blessings. And then to go and do.

I love being a missionary and I love this gospel. It is true. Families
are eternal, there is a prophet on the earth again, the gospel has
been restored and Christ is our living savior. And those things get me
through the bad days and support me during the good. How great this
knowledge is.

I love you all and hope you have an amazing week.

Sister Stephens

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