Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 6, 2015

Hi family! Happy Easter! No transfers around here, just a transfer week. General Conference was great! It's nice to always here what everyone liked. I really liked Elder Pearson's on Sunday afternoon about Lehi's dream and the 6 steps. I also liked President Eyerings from Priesthood about prayer and our callings. The other one I liked was about learning to hear the music not just learning the dance, what a crucial thing. We spend most of last week in Tonto then Saturday to yesterday in Young. Tuesday- We had a lesson with Pat, she is a really old widow and although she is not a member her grandson is leaving on a mission in a few weeks so that should help us! We talked to her about the Plan of Salvation and families. Saw Cindy again... she dropped us and said God is not narrow-minded enough to only make you follow him in order to get to him, that doesn't add up but oh well. We also had a lesson with a LA, read Moroni 7 with him. Wednesday- We had district meeting in Payson, we gave a training on companionship unity. Then we came back to Tonto, had a dinner appointment with a PMF, they are super old, we showed up and she told us the lasagna still had 45 min to cook and then they ate sooo slow, so it was a long appointment but we had a good chat. Thursday- We spend Thursday in Gisela with Brother Wall. We had stuff all planned but it fell thru, we had a few good visits though, Thursday we also went to the Easter Pageant which was great! Our branch went as a small group, we rode with our BML and his wife. In order to go we have to take an investigator or LA so we went down a little before the group and had it all lined up that we would have an investigator there but then got a call saying he wasn't coming. Luckily we still had a newly reactivating member come so it was ok! Friday- We saw our neighbor Jean again, he hasn't read the stuff we left him with but he said he would. He also said "I will have to check with my wife" and she wasn't the nicest to us so we will see. We also saw a lady named Sharon at the feed store. She is a member but la. Then we went out to Gisela again and had a lesson with the Tweeds, it was really good! Except it's hard to keep them on tract sometimes. We had missionary correlation that night too. Saturday- General Conference. Between the morning session we tried to see jerry, then mark with bro wall, neither home so we saw a la next door who said he isn't ready to come back right now. Sad day for him. Then between the other sessions we did service at an RV park (it was actually one we got kicked out of a few weeks ago) so that was nice. After priesthood we drove to Young. Sunday- Easter! We watched the morning session with Trevor then had a lesson with him on following the prophet. We watched the afternoon session with another family. We had dinner with the people we stay with, they asked that we didn't share a message though. It was because one of the ladies is engaged to a total LA member. I thought that was crazy and sad she would lower herself to his level, especially on Easter Sunday. Monday- We did service for a while, built fence, spread some manure. Went out with our other BML leader for a bit, he is pretty hesitant to share the gospel. Had a lesson later with the Megayhe's. They are an older couple who started up a "community Christian church" in young. They were really nice though and didn't want to argue with us so that was great! We then saw Aldo, our Italian friend, this time he invited us in and we were able to talk about the book of Mormon, he said he has been reading a couple verses each night. Also had another lesson with Trevor and started teaching the Restoration with him, just to go over it again but got onto trials and he's going thru some right now. We showed him a video the refiner’s fire and he might have watched mountains to climb after we left. The computer was slow. Tuesday- We spend in Payson with another Elder who was companion less because it was transfer day. We did a lot of good! Well there's a lot of names and lot of things you might not have understood but I am trying to make it longer. 3 Nephi 6:14 And thus there became a great inequality in all the land, insomuch that the church began to be broken up; yea, insomuch that in the thirtieth year the church was broken up in all the land save it were among a few of the Lamanites who were converted unto the true faith; and they would not depart from it, for they were firm, and steadfast, and immovable, willing with all diligence to keep the commandments of the Lord. This verse stood out to me this week, if the church was to be "broken up" where is your faith at? Love, Elder Stevenson

March 30, 2015

Happy birthday dad! This week was good! I am running short on time, we are in young and the library is closed today so we only have one computer and my companion went first and we have to go in a bit.. So we had our Easter Pancake breakfast in Tonto on Saturday! It was good, we had 13 non members who came! If only people would do that for church. People who came that we are working with was Walter and his daughter and Shelby and her kids. There is a new Easter video called because he lives! It is super good. We had some good lessons! Well I love you, remember He has Risen! Love Elder Stevenson