Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Working Miracles....and Exchanges

Hello Mom and Dad!! We had a great week. the mission improved, the area improved, and we will have two baptisms this week! It’s getting a lot easier to stay on top of everything we have to do. I know that Heavenly Father is helping us out a lot.

We exchanged with two zone leader companionships in St. George as well as the elders serving in the Snow Canyon Spanish area. On one of the Zone Leader Exchanges I taught in St. George in Spanish with Elder Noriega. Mom might remember Elder Noriega. We were buying garments at the Distribution Services in Salt Lake when we met him. He is an outstanding missionary. We taught well together and found some great new people for the Zone Leaders to teach.

On the other exchange I went with Elder Gomez again (we came out together) and we went and visited people that we had taught together earlier on our missions that still aren't baptized. As luck would have it Elder Gomez is now covering his greeny area again and we did a lot of good work there again. It was kind of a tender mercy, now that we feel we are much better teachers to be able to go and start teaching old friends again.

It was really rewarding to spend time in Snow Canyon Spanish again too. We found new investigators for the Elders and visited some of my recent converts. It was good to see that they are going to church still and reading the Book of Mormon. Little M is doing especially well. He has read the Book of Mormon 3 times now, goes to Scouts, and church every single week. Those exchanges were really good opportunities to lift and help the missionaries and to find new people in their areas. We definitely love what we are doing.
In our area we found so many new people this week and we found two people that want to be baptized soon...life is good when you can find. Thanks for your prayers!!

One of the people we found who is getting baptized on Saturday is named M C.  Let’s just say Elder Campbell and I have been praying to find an athlete to teach. Well, M has been attending church for a while, has talked with the bishop really extensively, and is getting engaged to an LDS girl soon. He has a strong testimony, and it is such a blessing to be able to review the missionary lessons with him.  He is definitely a miracle.

The work just kept rolling and rolling this week. We are still teaching a lot and finding a lot. B will be baptized this week as well, and K is next week. Then we get to take them to the temple to do baptisms for the dead. It’s so good. Right now I am grateful to be a missionary in this mission. We are really happy with what we are doing and Heavenly Father is really blessing us.

I know this church is true. I love being a missionary. It’s hard work, but it is gratifying to know that Heavenly Father can use Elder Campbell and me to do a lot of good here in Southern Utah.  I love the people we are teaching, and I love my Savior.

Love ya!
Elder Michael Stewart

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