Monday, October 3, 2016

"We do not doubt our mothers knew it."


How blessed are we my wonderful family and friends.  How blessed we are to have been able to hear the beautiful general conference this weekend.  How blessed we are to have a living Prophet called of God.  How blessed we are to know the Plan of Salvation, the Plan Heavenly Father has for us.  How blessed we are to have a Savior who loves us, died for us, and is there for us.  I felt the love of God this weekend and of our Savior Jesus Christ.  I felt the spirit confirm to me that those men are truly called of God.  I felt encouragement, comfort, and guidance was received.  I hope y'all enjoyed it and received similar feeling for yourself.  

This week was super great!!  We were busy and that is what I like! :)  I honestly can't remember what we did though haha but i know it was great, so just a second I have to look back on my planner.  Speaking of planners, I would be lost with out mine.  Ok here we go, the memories are coming back!  

Monday: We had a short P-day because we exchanges some of our P-day hours so we could go to the temple with Sachi, one of the young women in our branch.  She is the one that we went on a 48 hour mission, and after that she decided to go on a mission.  She leaves to the MTC on October 12 and after 9 weeks she goes to Japan on her mission!  She is amazing, and I have learned so much from her coming on team-ups with us.  She really wanted us to be there when she went to the temple the first time which really meant alot, so we got special permission to go with her and her parents to the temple Wednesday.  We had a great day.  We went to one of the aweome members in Cedartown, went to dinner in Rockmart with a family and visited less actives over there.

Tuesday: We had District Meeting and that was great!  The highlight of Tuesday was definitely going to the Askews home.  I love this family!  They are amazing members, and I look up to them so much for all they do for this branch.  We had breakfast for dinner.  Literally everything you can eat for breakfast we had it haha.  Pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, bisuits, gravy, fruit salad, milk, orange juice.  It was great!!! :)

Wednesday: Two highlights from Wednesday were 1) we got to go to the temple with Sachi and bro and sis askew :) That was so special!!  I love the temple! and 2)We got to visit an awesome less active family and have dinner with them.  We have been trying so long to be able to meet with them!  They are awesome!

Thursday: We had weekly planning on thursday which is always a hoot!!  It always feels so good after planning cus it makes the rest of the week so smooth!  The singletons (the new senior missionary couple) took us to Gran Gran's for dinner!! mmmmm i had a deep fried pork chop, mashed taters, deep fied corn, biscueit, fried ocro, and banana puddin.  Can i get a yummm?!  Then Sister Singleton came with us to visit Lisa and Steve, Brenda, and Keyla and Juicy.  We had 3 great lessons with them.  Having members in lessons makes so much of a difference!! :)

Friday: Wow Friday was busy!!!  We went on exchanges with the other spanish sisters in our zone Hermana Gallardo(my trainer) and Sister Sundwall (my most recent past companion).  They came to Cedartown and I went with Sister G.  It felt weird to be with her again haha!!  It was way fun.  We visited sooo many potentials Investigators.  We taught some lessons, and it was fun.  

Joke: Why did the squirrel cross the road?.........Because he saw the sister missionaries on the other side!
I hit a squirrel with the car.....i cried :( 

Saturday: Conference!!!!!!  We watched conference in the Singleton's home with our investigators Lisa and Steve!!!  It was super awesome!!  They loved it alot!  In between sessions we contacted a Bible Media Referral, and found a family of 8!!!!  Miracle!!!!  We are going back tomorrow!! :) We have been praying for a family to teach for so long!!  After conference we went to Cave Spring to visit potential investigators and less actives. 

Sunday: Conference again!!!  We watched it at the church.  We watched it in English Saturday and spanish sunday for my companion :) Oh Zoryda and Hector(my recent convert) and his daughter surprise visited me in Cedartown and came and watched conference with us!!!!  That was kind of the coolest thing ever!!!  His daughter just moved here from Mexico and she is taking the missionary lessons!!!  Wahoo.  Conference was amazing all sessions.  I learned soo much.

Today I was studying in Alma chapters 56-57 about the 2000 stripling warriors.  A couple of things really stood out to be and that I loved from these chapters.  1)How much they looked up to their mothers.  "We do not doubt our mothers knew it." 56:48 I was listening to a song in the car the other day that is about missionaries thanking their mothers.  I am so blessed to have the mother I do.  Mama I love you.  Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for me and my siblings and for teaching us the way.  2)"yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness." 57:21  I have a testimony of obedience, but even more so of exact obedience.  Miracles happen when we are exactly obedient.  How blessed i am to have these commandments and standards to keep us away from danger.  They protect us and they bless us.  And 3) how much faith and preservation and trust they had.  These are the reasons none of them perished because they had wonderful mothers whom they looked up to, obeyed with exactness, trusted and had faith and preserved.  This is what we must do in today's world.  

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Know that the Lord loves you.  He is mindful of you.  He wants to bless us, and he can when we obey and trust and preserver."  I love you all.
Hermana Stewart

P.S. The senior couple asked us if we were stranded on a desert island what food would we take with us.  I said pickles and my companion said corn we got a lil fun gift from them this week!  I have you know that is 128 ounces of pickle.  How blessed am i! :)

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