Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, it is Simple, it is Clear, it is Right

Good morning to everyone!!  I hope yall had a wonderful week!!  I sure did!  It was absolutely spectacular!!  I just want to start off by saying that this Gospel is beautiful.  We are so blessed.  Nothing has given me greater joy than living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is simple, it is clear, it is right.  Our Heavenly Father loves us.  I know that he does.  I have felt his love in numerous occasions, and i cant help but feel his love for each of you.  He loves each and everyone one of you.  

A few amazing miracles we had this week i wanted to share with yall.
Luordes (aka miracle lady): We had our first appointment with her on Friday, and it was simply incredible.  We sat down on her couch, and we asked her about her kids.  She has a 11 year old son and a 14 year old daughter.  She said they were in their room doing homework and what not.  After conversing after the lesson, the spirit told both of us to have the kids come out and join us but neither of us had acted on that prompting, woops.  First lessons are always a little awkward, and Hermana Stewart was being a little chicken and didnt want to bother them.  Well about 30 seconds after ingnoring that prompting, the Holy Ghost took matters into its own hands and imedietely walked out the daughter, Rachael.  The Holy Ghost sure showed me that he doent need me.  Lesson learned for Hermana Stewart, dont EVER ignore the spirit!!!!!!  You are never bothering people by asking them to hear this message, you are just inviting them to partake in the most great happiness they will ever experience!!  Anyway so after we got to know them, we taught the Restoration.  We absolutely love teaching that lesson to people for the first time.  It is just so powerful.  After we got done explaining all about Joseph Smith and that this is the true church and what not, Rachael with eyes so wide said "i get it!"  I cant even explain how incredible of an experience it is to watch the Holy Ghost make connection with the light of Christ in those very people that are prepared.  Thinking back to the first time we saw Luordes standing by the bus stop.  She looked so sad, like something was missing in her life.  Her and her daughter after feeling the Holy Ghost, they were so happy.  They had the biggest grins on their faces.  And then when they read Moroni's Challenge out loud, that is my favorite part.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, it is clear, it is right.  
Flor and Rogelio: they are doing great.  We weren't able to meet with them this week and they didn't make it to church either because now she is so busy working from home doing hair and all that jazz, but they are doing wonderful!!  

Little children: One of my most favorite parts about church besides taking the Sacrament is going to Primary.  Hermana Bringhurst plays the piano for singing time, and Hermana Stewart gets to enjoy a choir of angels sing the primary songs each week.  We had a full primary and there was no chairs.  i went in and stood in the back of the room.  A cute lil girl from primary Camila, we are buddy buddies, walked all the way across the room carrying her chair over to me.  She said "here Hermana Stewart, i brought you a chair so you can sit."  That was the sweetest thing.  I hugged her and told her thank you so much.  That taught me such a valuable lesson.  As King Benjamin taught us "become as a child- submissive, meek, humble, patient, and full of love" Mosiah 3:19 It made me really ask myself do i recognize the little opportunities to as he so taught "to become as a child?"  There is so much we can learn from little children as we strive to become one our self.  A quote I love from Jean A. Stevens from 2011 general conference talk "become as a little child" said "If we have a heart to learn and a willingness to follow the example of children, their divine attributes can hold a key to unlocking our own spiritual growth."  Just as a little child would be taught, we must learn and become as them.  After all the Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, it is clear, it is right.

Temple: We went to the Temple with Fermin and some of the Elders Recent Converts!!  It was an amazing experience!  I loved seeing their excitment to enter and do the work for those that have passed on. It was a very special experience for me, and there was a very sweet spirit we all felt being in the House of the Lord.
Being a missionary is so amazing!  I am seriosuly living the life here.  I want you all to know that i have a testimony of this gospel.  The gospel is simple. "And for this cause, that men might be made partakers of the glories which were to be revealed, the Lord sent forth the fulness of his gospel, his everlasting covenant, reasoning in plainness and simplicity." D&C 133:57.  I know that the Jesus Christ is our Savior and our Redeemer.  He lives, and we can be like him.  The path is clear.  "Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the way for man is narrow, but it lieth in a straight course before him, and the keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate" 2 nephi 9:41​  When we do what is right and follow our Savior, we will be on the right path.  The Gosple of Jesus Chirst is right.  When i do what is right, i feel good.  When i choose the wrong, i feel bad.  When we live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we feel good.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ, it is simple, it is clear, it is right.  
I love you all so much.  I hope you have a wonderful week!  I can't wait to talk to yall in 20 days now!  wahoo!!  Talk to you soon
All my prayers and love always,
Hermana Stewart

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