Monday, August 24, 2015

Hey Everybody!!!

This week has been so full of miracles! Everyday we can expect miracles according to our faith. We also have to be looking for them to recognize them. On my mission I have seen so many miracles! 

One miracle that we have seen a ton of has been working with our investigator Jeremy. He is so amazing! I don't think I ever told you how I had met him.. It was Sunday night at 8:30. We were desperate to find more people to teach. So we stopped in our tracks and said a prayer. No one was outside, so we go and knock some doors. However no one is answering their doors either.. so we walk. As we are walking we see one person walking down Beechmont, and we anxiously pace ourselves towards him. We share with him a brief message of the restoration and he was interested in learning more. He said that we were an answer to his prayers, and he obviously has been an answer to ours! He is working towards being baptized this week! He has changed so much within the past couple of weeks we have been meeting with him. He is 22 years old, and lives with his parents. He was addicted to a video game for 3 years, and since meeting with us has given it up and never felt better! I am so proud of him! His only hold up is that he isn't sure about Joseph Smith, and isn't quite sure about the Book of Mormon. We fasted for him this past Sunday, and commited him to fast too for an answer. We had stake conference this weekend, and he really enjoyed it! He has been feasting upon the Book of Mormon trying to get an answer the past couple of weeks. He told us that he has a desire to believe in all of it, but doen't feel he has recieved an answer yet. There has been so much opposition trying to help him find answers and work towards his baptism. He has been going to this baptist church for a long time. His pastor there found out that he was meeting with us and was praying about baptism. He send him a couple huge articles of Anti material. He read all of them and was pretty shook up from it all. That was last week. He determined not to let it affect his decision though, and is still praying, still reading, and still coming to church every week. He recognizes that since meeting with us he has been so much happier! He was able to quite his addiction to his video game, he says his life will never be the sdame since meeting with us. However he doesn't recognize that that could be his answer from God. After stake conference we talked to him for a little while. He told us that he felt so peaceful. We pointed that out to be the spirit. He recognized that. He also told us that he thinks he is getting closer to getting his answer. And he can see that our baptism did something different for all of the people in the church. He said he just felt so connected to all of the people there. The members in our ward have been the best!

Well I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for all that you are doing back at home, and know that you are making a difference!

Love always,

Sister Steffani Stokes<3

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