leaving on a jet plane.....

leaving on a jet plane.....

Monday, April 15, 2013

Subjects are getting hard to come up with

Well ladies and Gents I love hearing from you all! What a blessing I have to have so so so many loved ones all over the world. Not gonna lie I love being here in God's army. It is fantastic. I have been pushed and challenged more than ever before and I have watched little by little my heart mind and soul change. I love being on the Lord's errand.
Well, you know how I always say I am going to extend my mission especially because they now have taken two weeks from my two years? Well I may have recieved direction from God that I have to go home on time and go straight into school. It is not set in stone we´ll see. I have to fast and pray about it first. I´m sure that will make you happy Mom:) (yes it does!!!!!)

Well another week another hundred kilómetros walked. It is crazy how much we have had to walk this last change. With both sides of the area being ours we have to sometimes cross the entire length of our area to get to the next affirmed lesson and its super sad when the person you walk all the way out to see is not in their house but hey its part of the work. We did not have a very good week when it comes to the work this last week., and we started to analyze and change the way we were working to find out why. After lots of people who were "for Sure" coming to church did not show we really changed things up and just did what the scriptures say. We looked for those on the wayside. That is where I have found the most success in my mission when you go through our bus schedules running back and forth. The Lord is constantly putting people in our paths to lift and teach so even though we had things good things set in our plans we took time to visit others on the way people outside and doors that were open and well we saw the change. It was what we had been lacking. The truth is I am really sad that next week we will lose the other area to two new missionaries because wow have we found some amazing families there that I really feel have been prepared by the lord. But that's how you tell if a missionry is a good one or an alright one or a great one. Even though we know we are going to be giving the area to two new elders, we know that we took a great part in their conversion, the intial contact.

Me and my comp have had huge testimony builders when it comes to the power of the priesthood and the healing powers of God. I will never leave the house without my oil vial again. I have seen miracles. God loves his children. What an amazing thing it is to be a worthy servant of the Lord to administer to thie sick as a representative of Jesus Christ. How I love him.

Last week I barely said anything I couldn´t believe how I forgot to tell you about me getting on the city bus and as my companion handed out invitations I shouted over the noise of the bus about General Conference. I did it because I remembered your story, Dad, asking an entire bus in England, "Does anyone here like to read?"
THe gospel is true and has changed me like crazy I could never picture myself with that much courage, enough to shout to the world that a prophet of the lord will be speaking to the earth but God has changed me. I love this gospel I cannot even explain how many sad people and hardships I have seen and tried to help but without relying on the Saviour we cannot make it on our own. And, people even I did not understand that before. I love President Uchtdorfs talk about never dwelling on the darkness only looking to and filling ourselves full of light. We will never fully recover from the pain we suffer in this life until Jesus Christ makes everything right. But, until then why dwell on it push forward and look to the light that offers forgiveness and happiness. Everyone of you should reread that talk.

Other great things were we saw a possum and scorpion and another carpinchu. A scripture I read today is fantastic from Paul Acts 14:22.

Right now we have a couple of investigators ready for baptism but parents are complicating the process. Hopefully we will be able to have some amazing people believe and take that step of faith that only brings blessings.

I love you all Watch for the mail man:)
Elder Stewart-Chester
also I need our new address Gracias

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I've commented on one of Elder Stewart-Chester's posts a couple of weeks ago, when I opened my call to find out I will be going to the Uruguay Montevideo West mission!

    I was just wondering how the money is there? As in, is it cheaper there than it is here, more expensive, or the same? I don't leave for a few months but I'm trying to get all the logistical questions figured out. :) I am SOOO beyond excited to get out in the field!