Monday, May 18, 2015

What a week!

First Package from HOME!!!!
Hola Everyone!!
I hope everyone´s had a great week! Things over here yonder in Peru are kicking up! With a new companion, it takes a bit to mesh our teaching styles and how we work, but once they do, BAM! Miracles!
This week we had a baptism!! Zilary is 20 and has had SUCH a hard journey to get to her baptism!! Her family kicked her out of the house and a million other things. But she is SO strong and SO steadfast in Christ, its amazing. I learned so much from her in this last month we´ve been teaching her. The spirit was so strong during her baptism and after, she was just crying she was so happy! It was one of the most spiritual experiences I´ve had on my mission! There really are people prepared for the gospel. People who are just waiting to be found! It made me want to work that much harder to find them!

Also, a crazy cool miracle yesterday! We were short our goal of 15 new investigators and were just praying and searching for a family that would be receptive to the gospel and are prepared to be baptized and enter the temple in a year. Because that´s the end goal of all this, THE TEMPLE! And at church yesterday, a recent convert told us that she gave a Book of Mormon to a friend and the friend wants to know more! So we went with her to her friend's house and it turns out that she´s MARRIED (for 25 years!) and has 8 kids who all but 1 are over 8! We taught them about family home evening and they are super interested! So pray for the family of Sandra and Jose!

Other than that, not much! Lots of work and teaching! And we had an old investigator show up at church yesterday, Juan Saminego! So miracles are real!
I love this work and testify of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon! It changes lives! I´ve been reading in Alma 37 about prayer and holding fast to the truth! I love it!
Have a great week!!
Hermana Stephenson

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