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Sunday, February 8, 2015

My Heart Is Really Sensitive Right Now



My dearest family,
My heart is really sensitive right now. Probably because my heart is here in Australia and I know I have to leave soon. I didn't know it was possible for me to love people so much. I feel so much peace though. I have faith that all will be well.
I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven. I am in awe that someone so flawed could have this incredible of an experience. The work of Salvation is real. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is real. It is the most real thing on Earth.


I am convinced that angels have assisted and lifted me in the past 18 months. My heart is so full. This past weekend I saw the hand of the Lord in the most miraculous ways. I am truly a part of the greatest work on the Earth today.
I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that this is His work, and that as a missionary I represent Him. I know that as we rely on Him, we can do all things. I know that God is my loving Heavenly Father.  I know Him. All I want is to please Him.
I love you so much. Thank you for praying so diligently for the missionaries. Hurrah for Israel!!
Sister Stevenson








Monday, February 2, 2015

EVERYDAY IS A DREAM....."MY HEART IS FULL OF HAPPY"

Hello!
Time is literally flying. "My heart is full of happy" as one of our investigators once said. I feel at peace.

I am so grateful to be serving as a missionary with my brother!!! We are over 11,000 ks apart but I feel so close to him. We are part of God's army.

I was asked to briefly speak and bear my testimony at stake conference. A boy that's about to leave for Papua New Guinea and H. Parton, the stake presidents daughter also spoke. She leaves in April for the st George temple visitors center! 
After Conference

Everyday is a dream. Honestly, I cannot articulate how much the Lord is hastening His work. Day after day this week we have found the most incredible people who are so surprised and happy when they meet us, because they are looking for a church, or they are looking for good people in the world. They come to the branch and feel the Spirit there and don't want to leave.

This week we met L. from China. He came here to study English, but in his english class met some friends from Spain who taught him basic spanish. Somehow his Spanish is better than his English and he doesn't want to be taught in Chinese so we get to teach him! He rode the train to stake conference with us and M, J, J  and K. It was a Espanol fiesta! Liu was in Heaven! After the conference, all seven us traveled back to the branch for a lesson. In the lesson, L didn't know how to answer a question in English so he spoke in Spanish and J translated...haha oh my. 

We teach J. and M. everyday...they are such pure-hearted people. They are truly disciples of Jesus Christ. They are getting baptised this weekend with Chir.. The same day that K. is going through the Temple and the Kiri. family  are being Sealed!!!!  I feel like I am in a dream.

During the Mun. girls first lesson, I could barely open my mouth, I was so close to bursting into tears. Oh how I wish you could meet these women. They are the most loving souls. They are truly FEASTING upon the Book of Mormon. They yearn to know what more they can do to follow Christ. I so wish they remembered the Elders that taught them in Spain....those missionaries would be so happy to know how they are doing.

Chir. is truly becoming converted...he glows. He is doing so much good in the world.


I love love love you all so much. I love my Heavenly Father. I love being able to devote every second of everyday to becoming one with Him, and helping others do the same. I honestly do not think I could be more blessed. I know that the Lord IS hastening His work!! Do all you can everyday to follow Him...we are all missionaries! 

Sister Stevenson
Our route home each night