Well we had a great week here in Vancouver. It has been super raining and windy and that has been pretty fun to walk through. Thankfully the members are super awesome and make sure that we had rides to and from places. And we just try to stay warm. Which works pretty good most of the time. And this week we were able to teach more lessons than we have previously. So that has been a huge miracle. Hawaii and Tonga are doing great. Hawaii went to the temple this past week and she loved it. Which she already had gone but we are working on them both getting through and sealed. Which will be so awesome. Nikita has completely disappeared. We haven't been able to get a hold of her in weeks. So we have dropped her. We were teaching a lady named Shannon a few weeks ago but she moved to Colorado. We were singing in the choir practice before church and she walks in! Apparently she has moved back and now we get to teach her again. That was a huge miracle. We also taught a man named Peter and his wife Jessica. They were found earlier in the year but stopped because they were having a baby. We talked about the restoration and he has a little difficult time understanding the priesthood and prophets so we are going back again with a different approach. Hopefully that works out well. We found some awesome people this week as well. The first one is Katie. She has a three year old daughter and really wants to come to church and start to learn more about Christ. She is busy for the next few weeks but we are really excited to teach her. She already had a Book of Mormon and has been thinking about coming to church on her own before we met her. We also tracted into a man named Pete. He is trying to find a different church to take his family to so we invited him to ours :) he said we could come back and teach them next weekend. Then we found a lady named Courtney. She let us in to her home last night. She grew up as a Jehovah's Witness and then left the church and feels like something has been missing in her religious quest. We taught her the first lessons and left her with a Book of Mormon. She wants to meet with us in January....which is a long time away but at least she didn't shut the door on us! So. Lot of cool miracles here :) We were able to have mission conference this last weekend. And elder Johnson of the 70 came to speak to us. We talked a lot about the nature of God and the restoration. He challenged us to ask Heavenly Father five questions and the experience we have we will remember for the rest of our lives. I did it and it is awesome so now I'm extending that challenge to all of you. Ask Heavenly Father tonight these questions, 1. Do you really have a body of flesh and bones 2. Are you really there 3. Are you really listening 4. Am I really your child and 5. Do you really love me. I know they are pretty basic but that knowledge is so essential for us to progress and pray in a way where we have faith to receive the answers that God wants to give us. It's amazing knowing that Heavenly Father is real and has a body and is in the details of our life. It's the greatest. I was also able to see Sister Michaud at the mission conference. It was awesome. I miss her. And this week we did a service project for the city of Vancouver and helped them plant 270 trees along Vancouver lake. It was a lot of fun. And this week we are going to be doing a lot of service as well. And for thanksgiving we are going to different members houses to spend it with them. And president Taylor invited our zone over for pie that night as well. It'll be great. And then transfer letters come in two weeks. It's been a fast transfer that's for sure. I'm glad things for Tyler's court of honor went well and that the Christmas tree is up! If I had a car we would be listening to Christmas music....but I don't. Oh well...maybe next transfer :) well I hope you all have a great week and a wonderful thanksgiving! Love, Sister Stephens
I saw sister Michaud at mission tour!!!!
We planted trees this weekend!