Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What a week!

Hoooooooooooola a todos! Como estan este semana? :)
Well, hope everything is going great for all you guys! This week was quite to week of WALKING for us down here in Chimbote! But hey, is great exercise :)

Freddie and David are doing pretty great! Going to Institute together and making friends from the other wards too. We're planing a temple trip probaly next month or so to go to Trujillo with them and Luiggi! I'm so excited!!

We've really struggled with finding new people to teach this week, lots of knocking doors and talking to people in the streets, BUT Alondra, our only investigator, is really progressing!! AND her mom, Jakie, is also interested and wants to learn more.. They are passing through some rough times as a family and they both commented what a miricle it was that we came into their lives just at this moment when they really needed God in their lives. It just shows to me more and more how the Lord knows each and everyone of us and our lives and problems. And he'll provide ways to help us along and through our dark times! And as a missinary, we'll be led to thoes who need us!

AND this week FOR SURE we're going to have our huge ward missionary activity! We're doing a night of family games (kind of like Aspen Follies mom!) and having the members invite all their friends and everything. And a bit of a surprise yesterday, because it was a 5th sunday, the bishop stopped us in the hall and wanted US to give the lesson to pretty much the WHOLE ward about giving references and helping them invite their friends to hear the gospel! I was so nervous!!! But it went pretty good (I hope!). So we're all pretty excited for Friday.

Okay quik funny story. The other day we were knocking on doors and this old lady answered the door all happy, but when she saw who we were she just scowled and shut to door! We stood there for a second when we heard someone inside yell 'who was it?' and then the old lady yell back 'TESTIGOS!' (that's what we call Jehovas Witnesses or Testigos de Jevova). Me and my companion were like NOOOOOOOOOO!!! It was great :)

Lastly, I've been studying a lot about Humility this week. It's actualy quite a deep subject and I've really liked reading about it. In Jacob 4:6-7 Jacob is teaching that the Lord will show us weakness so that we can learn to come to the Savior, and that through HIS grace and love and power, we CAN do the things which are needed of us. Sometimes I feel as though I'm holding the world on my shoulders, but in reality, I'm just being more prideful than humble. Christ suffered and bore our pains for us. And he's there waiting to help us with our burdens! So just trust in His power to do so and look dilligently in your life what the Lord wishes for you to learn and acomplish, because he'll help!

Love you all and have a great week!
Hermana Stephenson

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