She Calls Me "LaTeisha" hahaha. I think she's saying "The Teacher"
Happy Monday! It was a lovely, frigid (winter) week of miracles and learning.
This week I went on two exchanges with different sisters that go home in the next 2 weeks...it was incredible to hear and see how they have changed on their missions.
Yesterday we prayed that we would be able to meet and teach 5 new people. Realistically, this was a bit of a leap, but FAITH in Christ produces miracles and we really felt we could achieve this goal. But, due to circumstances we only had an hour... We felt prompted to show up at a woman's house who had been found by missionaries about 6 months, but had never taught her. Bel. moved here from Malaysia years ago. She immediately invited us inside to her bedroom where 3 of her girls (Pret,-12yo, Pri.-10 and So.-7) sat colouring on the bed. They eagerly and intently listened as we told them of our unique message centred on Jesus Christ and families. Their faces lit up when we explained what an "eternal family" was. Ah! Incredible. Bel.'s husband is a practising Budhist and did not join us, but we will pray that his heart will be softened. It was such a special experience. We are going back this week!
On my mission I feel love like I never have before...all I want is for my brother and sisters to be able to live with their families and Heavenly Father again.
We then met a beautiful Filipino family next door. Heavenly Father pours out His blessings upon us as we believe in, and trust Him!
There is a woman in our ward named M. She stopped going to church a number of years ago, and we have been visiting her frequently. We sometimes show up on Sunday mornings before church hoping to get her out the door with us, and for the past two weeks she has come! Such a happy thing! It is not just effecting her, but her children as well. Our choices determine so much.
S. is doing well! We have FHE with his family weekly and little Lor. talks about being baptised by her dad :) She calls me "laTeisha" hahaha. I think she's saying "the teacher".
I have the greatest opportunity of my life to teach people the ultimate reality---how they can be clasped in the arms of Jesus. Mormon 5:11 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/5?lang=eng I love what I am learning about charity, patience and truth. The more I learn about Christ, the more I come to know Him. The beginning of faith comes by understanding the character of Christ.
I am so grateful for your support. I serve with many sisters who have no support from their families...it is humbling and hard on my heart. Thank you so much for your prayers and love.
xox Sister Hailey Stevenson
p.s. We just found out we are going to be a trio! Sister V. (WOOHOOO!) will be joining us Wednesday.