I am staying here and getting a new companion. Hope to stay here for a couple more transfers.
It’s crazy to think that this much of my mission has already gone. I was emailing today and thought in 15 months I will be home- then I thought 15 months is short! But it has been wonderful.
I passed my theory test on Monday, so just have the practical driving test to finish before getting an official license. I still have to get that set up.
Monday we played futball- soccer, as we Americans call it, with the guys in the district. It was really fun. We are trying to get a soccer game started each week with the ward members on Saturdays. This week was the first one for the ward. Just having the members come and invite their friends and investigators to come as well. We are hoping that this week will pick up even more with it. The weather was been really warm, and somewhat dry.
Tracting experiences this week- We were out one night and ran into a preacher and had about a 45 minute chat with him. That’s the third preacher I have been able to visit with in this area so far. Another guy stopped us and wanted to know if we were Americans. I said yep- it’s my accent. We visited for a few minutes and he invited us to see something. He opened his garage and there was a 1920’s car fully restored in there. His dad had bought it new and they have kept it in the family. It was really cool.
Service opportunities- YEAH! We did some service for a couple in the ward. They are taking out a flower bed and planting it to grass. We took out the flowers, and while my companion mowed the lawn, I proceeded to dig the dirt 12 inches deep and just mix it all up. While doing that, the guy said you really are a farmer. I said yep- a true farmer that plants things. We also found out that a YMCA charity shop has opened up in our area. So we went in there to volunteer to help. We will be working there once a week for an hour or so. It has been fun so far. When we first signed up we went out with the delivery guy and picked up some couches. Then this week we put books on the shelves and sorted things. It should be a lot of fun to help there.
We have been trying to keep in touch with our investigators as well. One wasn’t home and the phone was working, but we will keep trying. Another just finished renovating his living room, which is really nice- we had a good visit with him. Had an exchange with the Zone Leader again this week- it was a good time!
While studying this week, I came across a thing by Harold B Lee. He was talking about revelation and said, “Revelation comes when we are relaxed and not under pressure of appointments.”
Other than that- nothing too new this week. Just happy to be staying, we have some things planned!
Love, Elder Stevenson
Mom: We also got a letter from him this week and he said that he finally found out the Chinese lady was baptized in his previous area.