Mummy and Daddy,
First off, thank you so mch for the Balemtimes Gift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sister Lamb saw the uber long skinny parcel at the office whilst we were on exchange, (I'll get to that in a bit), saw that there was "lip gloss" in it and told me I had a GIGANTIC LIPGLOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D It was perfect! I loved everything! Tried on, ate, experimented with everything inside straight away!!!! HA-HA! Yeah! Thank you!
This week has been pretty epic. It started out with Zone Conference where we heard from President and Sister Lindley, watched videos, had lunch and had a question and answer session for what 6 hours?! no....more like 4 but it was wonderful. I'm in the "Mighty Leeds Zone" and we all got matching Leeds Zone Ties.....well......we were one short........guess who didn't get one.....................yep............story of my life.........that's alright.....I don't need one....I have my magnetic personality and having a sensational tie would just put me right over the top....it's for the best really. It's ok...I'm not bitter :D hahaha.
Straight after Zone Conference Sister Lamb and I went on exchange with the Pontefract Sisters. So Sister Alidi and I rampaged Pontefract. We were two caroling fiends! I believe I lived a musical for a day. BAM! MIRACLE!!!! I've missed singing all the time. "Would you like some Mi-i-i-i-i-i-lk?!" "Some milk some milk..I really want some milk!!!" etc etc. We sang at every body and everybody listened hahahaha. We found some golden investigators, and scheduled a man named Eric Beer for baptism!!!! haHA! BAM MIRACLE! Now that's what I'm talking about. Our tea appointment fell through, so the member, Brother Maron, who came with us to see Eric invited us over; however, we had to "pay" for our meal by singing, "Be Still My Soul".....so...... we did. When the song finished, Brother and Sister Maron were beside themselves and their inactive son was "touched." BAM! MIRACLE! That's what I'm talking about! The spirit can do amazing things!
Speaking of amazing things, Mick and Joyce were all prepped and ready for their baptismal interview, when we got a call saying that they could not obey the Law of Tithing because they've been on the poverty line before and they would NOT allow themselves to get into that spot again....bah! So we grabbed our Branch President, Pres. Craig, and went over to talk with them. Ooooooh ....tense.......but we all testified that if they paid their tithing God would NOT let them go without. We discussed this for about an hour. Mick got up and left the room . Shoot......we waited, talked with Joyce some more.....then after ten minutes Mick came back in the room and said, "It's fine....we'll sort something out. I know there's a solution. We'll pay it" BAM! MIRACLE! They agreed to have their interview and they PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! Uggh! SO GOOD! They are all set and ready for this Saturday! They are some of the most prepared people I've ever met! Wow! We're so excited for them! So I'll keep you posted with that.
Life is good. I just feel like I need to share how I KNOW that Heavenly Father hears AND answers prayers! I know that he loved us so much he sent Jesus Christ to open the doors of heaven so that we can live with God again. I just need to say how much I love and appreciate my Savior....wow.....The more I think about it and the more I read the scriptures, the more I am in awe of the many things that Jesus Christ did for me....and the more I realize that I am nothing and that he is EVERYTHING....yet he still pays attention to every paper cut, allergic rash, every frustration, every little niggly thing that's happening in my life. I am so grateful that I've been granted my testimony.... that it meant enough to me to do what I needed to do to find it. More than anything, I appreciate how my testimony is really becoming a part of me....everything i do or don't do is out of love for my maker. How crazy is that....I have a maker....and I appreciate him so much, and he trusts me with amazing people and growing experiences....wow....who am I? I just want to tell you how much I love you! Thank you for all you do for me and all the prayers that are sent my way...I definitely feel them. MMMMWAH!
Love always and forever,
YOUR Sister Stephanie White