Monday, February 23, 2015

Hey Everyone!!!

This week has been full of Grace!! The members here are so awesome! There are so many relationships I KNOW I will be keeping forever! I love every aspect of this gospel! Its just so true, you cannot deny it!

Miracle: So the other day, we got a call from one of the members in our ward. She told us to come over because her neighbor is there and says she wants to be a mormon and go to church! We had an appointment with a less-active right then, so we told her we would call her right back. We didn't know what to do, but we decided to just try the less-active really quick. They ended up canceling on us, so we were in the clear to go to the members! Grace right there! Then we get there and teach Tenia the restoration, and give her a baptismal date for March 14th, and she accepted!!! She came to church this Sunday, and is eagerly working towards her baptismal date!!! She is so great! Me and sister Chismar had recently been getting depressed because we have good numbers, but we have nothing to show for it.. no one was really coming to church, and no one was really working towards baptism.. So we fasted one day together for a baptism, and have been constantly praying to find the elect to teach and bring in the fold, and boy does He answer! I Just Love Heavenly Father! He definitely has his own time-table, but its the best time-table. Its always right when you need it!(:

Oh and crazy story!!! On Monday night we had a member come out with us. We were going to visit one of our investigators in "shed-town." So we pick her up and park in front of the gators house. I looked up out of our front window and I saw car a ways up the road driving really slowly, but I just thought he was slowing down to park or something.. but we bow our heads and start to say a prayer before we go see Glen. Then in the middle of the prayer I started seeing bright lights through my eyelids.. so I open my eyes and the car that was way up there was right in front of our car, with its high-beams going straight into our eyes! There were flashing lights all around us!!! So I quickly just finished the prayer, and we all were super confused! I was the driver, so I was just a little terrified, but it just happened so fast I didn't even know how to react! So a man gets out of the hug black SUV right in front of us. He was dressed is a full armored suit, and across his chest read, "SWAT" ................... I didn't know what to do, because he definitely had a gun on him, plus we were surrounded! So Abruptly I get out of the car and start running for dear life! I just left them to fend for themselves in the car.. hahaha jk! But I quickly turned off the car, to just let them know that we weren't a threat or would try to escape. He came up on Sister Chismars side, and she just opened up the side door and said, "Can I help you?" In a confused/frightened voice. He started asking us about the member we had just picked up and where we picked her up. I coul not remember the name of her street for my life!!! She wasn't talking, and sister Chis didn't know! But luckily, after a long time of him watching me struggle, I finally got the street name. And all the tension seemed to go away.. it was weird. But I guess they were following us since we picked up the member!  But He then told us that we had matched a description of someone they were looking for.. He then said it wasn't us though and told us to have a nice day.. Our investigator saw the whole thing right in front of his house and freaked out a little too! It was just crazy!! Man! The areas I serve in are just full of fun stories! Apparently muncie is the 3rd biggest meth place in the Usa! Northern Kentucky is the first! Awe well. 

Well love you all! Have a great week!!!

Love always,

Sister Steffani Stokes<3

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