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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Miracles Always Come

So. Last monday we take a Sister in the ward's niece with us out tracting who is preparing to serve a mission. We go to some different peoples' homes, including potentials, and 2 different potentials dropped us. Hahah it was hysterically horrible. Well I told The member that sometimes we have those days, but that when we see miracles, it is all worth it. We had about 20 minutes left in the day when this young adult guy comes long boarding down the street. Charles is in his early 20s. As he was riding by, we started contacting him. After stopping and listening to what we have to say, he said, 
"Why hasn't anyone told me about this before??" He was so interested and he accepted a Book of Mormon. We are waiting to see where it will go from there.

Well I got the flu this past week. It was pretty funny though because we were coming home from a service activity so I could be contained, and our roommates walk in like 20 minutes later. One of our roommates was sick too! So we just went on exchanges. I spent that day watching some classics: the Joseph Smith movie and On the Lords Errand.
> We went to the Spanish Night of Music at the Washington DC visitors center last night, and we were lost with what was going on haha. But the members we went with were from Nicaragua, and they really enjoyed it!

We are teaching a family from Honduras- Tegucigalpa. I met them this past week, and they warmed up to me after I told them my brother just got back from serving a mission there recently, and that I went to Roatan and held a Honduran monkey. They have some major concerns with church. Satan is working hard on them, so we hope the a Spirit will touch their hearts and work a miracle inside of them.

So Paula, our awesome investigator with a white mullet and a Chevy van, came to do service with us this past week. We went to help a member unpack boxes in her house. Paula is really opening up to us and is truly seeking to know if this is true. She just drove to Philly to by a Chihuahua so her dog, Pooh, would have a friend. She is just a character. We are going over to see her new dog tonight and to resolve concerns about prophets.

My personal study is currently focused on the children of Israel and why they were a chosen people. Something I read that was so interesting to me was that when the children of Israel were in bondage, it was far from the ideal situation for them, but their needs were taken care of. God wanted to give them the opportunity to act on their squandering faith, or build heir faith through humility by giving them trials. God does that for us as well through trials. He wants to give us the opportunity to grow. How good he is to us.

Sister Steenhoek 

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