Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 6, 2015

Wow the work in this area is hastening. We have 4 people on date and we just had a Baptism on Easter Sunday right after conferences. It was awesome and so many people came to support her. We got special permission to have her confirmation at the baptism. It was a really happy day and Andrea was so excited. She has changed a lot since January and she is ready to give her whole heart to the gospel. we are excited to be able to take her out with us to lessons :) she called us today and told use she is finally moving to her own house. she was so excited so many miracles came to her when she decided that she was ready to be baptized :) most of our investigators that are on date came and watched the baptism :) we made lots of Easter baskets for our investigators and handed them out with” Because he lives” cards to those we haven’t shown it to yet. It was so fun. Kevin is preparing this week to have a Baptismal interview and so is Thomas. He still isn’t married but we got the prompting that we should schedule one. We are acting in faith. I know the Lord will prepare a way for him to be baptized. We asked Lara to study and prepare for conference and it was cool conference was mostly about marriage. It was so good.

Me and my companion are praying to be humble. We realized it’s easy to be prideful when good things happen in the mission and we don’t want all the work we have put in to go downhill because we got prideful so we have been praying really hard to be humble. we have to keep reminding each other this is the Lords work and we are just instruments in his hands :)

There were so many things about conference I loved but the thing that I loved most of all is how strong my testimony is of the gospel. I don’t know everything but I know enough. I liked the story of the sister that fell away and the family never gave up on her. They loved her and watched and waited. I think that’s the best thing to do. I saw that in my life. My parents were always there. They waited and because of that my testimony is firm in Christ. I love this gospel. I love the Savior. I love that the gospel brings families closer together and that it brings so much joy and happiness. One of my favorite things to say is the gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of transformation. Let it change your life. It changed mine and because I let it I’m stronger and happier. When the winds blow and the floods come my foundation is firm. My testimony of the Savior and his gospel doesn’t sway. I am proud to be LDS. I see so many broken families and lost souls who are scared and far from God and I am grateful that I am a missionary and that I can bring the restored gospel to these people so they can experience that change, that transformation that the gospel brings. I know that the Savior lives. I know that families can be and are meant to be eternal and everlasting. Only in and through Christ can we be cleansed of sin but we must seek and act. Let the Lord guide your footsteps. these things I say in the name of my Savior Jesus Christ amen

Love Sister Steen

 Easter for our investigators woot!

Driving home from dinner out in the country on a ranch. it was like a dream. lol

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