Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016


Glad you had such a great week! I always love the pictures, keep them coming! Also tell AJ that he looks so freaking cute in his boy scout uniform haha my companion and I did a collective "ahhhh" when we saw it! This week has been great. We had cambios on Tuesday, but Hermana Llerena and I are going to stay together again for the next 6 weeks! I am so happy about that. We get along super well and have gotten the flow of our teaching together a lot better. She also mutually enjoys eating mini m&m's, making random High School Musical comments, and it's always nice to be able to speak in English together when we don't want anyone else to understand what we're saying. This last p day we escaped from the zone and went to get pedicures! It was nice (more ticklish than I remember) and my feet came back a whole different shade of white. The poor woman scrubbed off 14 months of layers of dirt. Ok, it couldn't have been that bad because we DO wash our feet! haha 

We had some funny experiences- we taught a woman and her husband about the restoration and they loved it. We felt like we had taught it really well and when it came to the end of the lesson, the wife gave the closing prayer. She mentioned: "Thank you Lord for sending two of your apostles to my house to share this message". Well, we're going to have to go over all of this again! haha This week I also got to be companions with Hermana Kingston for a day for a work visit. por fin! We had a really neat experience where last sunday, one of the members of our ward that we rescued (who was less active) invited his half brother to church with him. He has been going through some hard things lately and we left him a Book of Mormon so he could read the introduction before the next lesson. We showed up and he had read a LOT, and had even prayed and asked God if it is true. He said he felt the same tranquilidad that he felt in the church. We taught about the Plan of Salvation and the power of the Atonement to overcome our weaknesses and problems. He accepted baptism in the second meeting. Yesterday for fast and testimony meeting he asked us why we didn't tell him to go fasting! We just laughed. God prepares people. He also answers our prayers and fasts- I fasted that the members wouldn't share anything weird in their testimonies that always seems to happen. It was such a great sacrament meeting and we all felt the spirit strongly. This week I was listening to some general conference talks from October 2015- Presidente Eyring said "My encouragement is to help you know that when you do your part, the Lord adds His power to your efforts. Hearts of people will be touched to make the choices that will bring them along the gospel path toward happiness and away from sorrow." I have personally seen this power. As the apostle Paul said: 
" 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in theLord." 

It was a good, fulfilling week. It is getting colder here- enjoy your summer! 

Hermana Stone

Homemade Chifles!

no pictures this week.... so here's breakfast (literally we didn't take any photos this week)

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