England London Mission

England London Mission

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Haven't moved yet-

We thought we were moving flats by Thursday and starting packing everything up.  Thursday comes and we haven’t heard anything.  On Friday we were told it would happen on Monday. But now the word is Wednesday.  So all week when we got back to the flat at night we would just pack up everything in boxes.  We saw the new flat today and it’s super nice!  Two bedrooms and two baths in a new apartment complex.  Looking forward to moving this week.

We had a lot of success with investigators this week.  One family we tracted into seems to be really good, however, they weren’t there for the first appointment last week and we weren’t sure what to think. When we went back this week, we were able to visit with them.  We have a return appointment in a couple of weeks.  We were able to talk about the Book of Mormon and they loved what we had to say! Possible looking forward to a baptism for them the end of July. Another one is also looking forward to getting baptized.  Just wanting to make sure he is really prepared and ready personally.  We have been contacting some less active members as well and visiting with them.  Another we were teaching was really looking for an answer.  She felt the spirit really strong and was able to get her answer during a lesson. She is continuing towards baptism as well. 

We had a lesson with a man. He had some good comments.  We were talking about how we need to go to church, pray and read the scriptures.  That is what we are commanded to do. He said well some people do 2 out of 3 most of the time, which is good.  But it is not what God expects of me or any of us. He expects the best, he expects us to do what he asked us to do.  It was pretty eye opening to hear it from him. I just sat there and marveled at the fact for a while.

We were able to do some service for some ward members.  I love doing service.  Some yard work and some help with another home improvement project.  Once we get moved, we are going to look for a more permanent place to do service as well.  We also are working with the youth in the ward.  We held a nerf gun war, kinda crazy.  But the kids really warmed up to us.  We are teaching 4 youth under the age of 18 and so the youth program could be built up a lot in the next little while. We also play football with some investigators and members one morning a week.  On Mondays a group of missionaries get together and play football as well.  The exercise is great and I’m actually getting better! 

This week in my studies I am in Luke.  When Jesus is calling the apostles in 5:11. Peter, James and John forsook all and followed Jesus.  They gave up all natural man things and gave up all and followed Him. Also in 5:27-28- that man also left all to follow Him. Sometimes we need to give up the things that are holding us back from following Jesus Christ to the fullest. 

We have a great ward here.  They usually feed us 2-3 times a week.  With thinking we were going to move anytime, people just came to our flat to bring us food this week.  This is a great area with some really amazing people here. 

Thank you all for everything!  Love, Elder Stevenson

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