Monday, June 6, 2016

A God of Miracles

Hello Hello Hello!!
Wowzer what a week we had here!!  AH i love being a missionary!!!  Ok so we had so many amazing miracles this week.  I am just so excited to tell you about them all!  
Highlights from the Week:

Monday: On Pday we planted radishes in plastic baggies with damp paper towel and hung them in our window.  You know how we got taught in school when we were younger!  Why radishes you ask?  Personally i think they are not the most pleasant to the tongue, but they were the seed that took the least amount of time to grow!!  We named all the seeds, and today i went to check on them all.  Birtha and Fredrick are starting to sprout wahoo!!!  

Spanish Family: There is a Hispanic family with like 9 kids and they have been investigating the church since like 2009, and we picked them back up when i came here.  We were having a hard time knowing how we could get her to open up and trust us, and while we were there the first time (about a month ago) we offered to teach the mom English.  She loved the idea!  Because of that simple act of service she really opened up and wanted to actually start taking the discussions again.  We have two appointments a week with her (one for English and one for the lessons) and now her two daughters (a 16 year old and 10 year old) are taking the discussions!  They came to church 3 weeks ago, just the mom and the youngest, but this last Sunday almost the whole family came!  We went over to teach the girls yesterday and the mom was just sitting on the porch reading the Book of Mormon, no big deal!!! ahh its like night and day the difference this family has become, and they are more happy!  Also one of the mom's friends was there the other day when we were teaching English and she came to the gospel lesson and now she wants to bring her kids when we teach the girls again!  Such an amazing miracle!!!!!

Arise and Stand: Okay there is a less active lady and she has a Down Syndrome 25 year old son!  He is the sweetest.  He hasn't been out of bed in months!  No one can get him out of bed, and it really makes the mom sad because she always has to stay in the house and they can never leave.  The other day we had a weird prompting to go visit them, so we did.  The boy was in his bed like usual.  Sister Sundwall and i walked in there to say hi to him.  He waved.  Then the spirit promoted me to ask him if he wanted to come pray with us.  Why not?  It was worth a shot.  We invited him, and miraculously enough, he jumped right out of bed and came to the living room.  The mom was in total shock. We were in shock.  We sang "i am a child of God." and said a prayer.  He was so happy.  Then the mom was like, "now if only we could actually get him out of the house."  We handed him his shoes and told him we were going to Walmart.  And we went to Walmart and rode in the car with him and his mom.  Such an amazing Miracle!!!!

Singing: Yesterday we decided we were going to try a new method of finding instead of the same ol same ol door approach.  We decided to sing "i am a Child of God" when people opened to door and then testify of the truth of that.  Well it was scary haha!  Super out of our comfort zone.  But it was a success!  There is such a strong spirit in hymns!  It was pretty fun!

The Referral: Sister Sundwall and I decided we were going to fast this last Sunday for a headquarter referral that was prepared and ready to hear the gospel.  There hasn't been any referrals in quite a while here, but we figured, God is a God of Miracles!  Yesterday we received a text message from head quarters.  We received a referral!  She requested a Book of Mormon, and it said "excited to learn more about the Book of Mormon!" God answers prayers.  God can do anything.  He is a God of Miracles!  We contacted her within 45 minutes and we are going there tomorrow!  After that miracle, how could i not believe in God and that he does miracles!?

It was a wonderful week, and my testimony seems to grow everyday more and more as I see the Lord bring about many mighty miracles.  There is no other place i would rather be right now.  I love my life.  I love being a missionary.  I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I love proclaiming the Gospel to all that will hear.  I know that we are children of God.  I know that our Savior Jesus Christ is always walking beside us.  I know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever!  Miracles have happened, are happening and they will continue to happen all around the world because God does't change. "and if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable being? and behold, i say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles." Mormon 9:19

I hope ya'll have a blessed day!  Soak up everyday.  Live in the moment.  Look for miracles, because they are all around us.  I love you all so very much!
Hermana Stewart

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