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Sunday, March 30, 2014


Angie standing by the "original artwork" 

Miracles! I love being a missionary for Jesus Christ. It is the greatest! Some stories of the week:
I continue to teach my companion with key phrases and terms.  I taught her what Deseret Industries is, and she loves it! Sister missionary heaven!

I dropped Virgina, my less-active the other day. It is the saddest moment to drop someone because you know they could use the guidance of the Spirit SO much! But unless they choose to accept it, you've done all you can do. But I have the faith that Virginia will be provided with another opportunity to further increase her testimony and her desire to come unto God.

We took a tour this past Saturday, and took around 2 women from Thailand, an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old. The cutest things! They had just come to the states to work for a few months and then return home. They told us they were Buddhist, so we were trying to come up with some common ground. The tour wasn't going too well at first until the Spirit brought to my remembrance that they believe God is in all things living! We built on that and taught the Plan of Salvation. We taught them how to pray to God and we are going to start teaching them!

We then took a Spanish tour, and it was a less-active member and his non-member wife. We took them through God's Plan, the wonderful 20 min video about families, and we will start teaching the man's wife! We are so excited for them to be working towards going to the temple to be sealed forever!

We went to the Lion House to celebrate Sister Cano passing off for English tours! Sister Asay from Texas, Sister Lopez from Mexico, Sister Dutra from Brazil, and Sister Vargas from Spain all came with us! 

An employee talked with us and mentioned he is on a service mission at his local family history center. He told us that only 2.5% of members do Geneology! WHAT?! What a sad fact! I'll make it a trend(:
 I went on exchanges with Sister Ueno from Japan and we took a Japanese tour. This girl from Japan had visited Temple Square with her host family for the evening on an exchange program. We took her to the Beehive House and we talked about the construction of the Salt Lake Temple. Sister Ueno and I taught together. I would speak in English, and she would translate in Japanese.
Quote of the day:
"Without the Book of Mormon, where is our religion? We have none." ~Joseph Smith. That is so true. Without the Book of Mormon, we are Christians, which is good, but it does not provide us with ALL the truth that God wishes to share with us. Why deny all the blessings that are in store? Why not partake? Just as Lehi has seen in his vision of the tree of life:
"10 And it came to pass that I beheld a atree, whose bfruit was desirable to make one chappy.
11 And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the afruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the bwhiteness that I had ever seen.
12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great ajoy; wherefore, I began to be bdesirousthat my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was cdesirable above all other fruit.
 15 And it came to pass that I beckoned unto (my family); and I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me, and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other fruit." (1 Nephi 8:10-12,15)
We as missionaries are here to help people prepare to meet God, and we want all the opportunity to know of the FULL goodness of God.
Sister Steenhoek

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