Monday, April 14, 2014

A Week of Change

 This week has been one of the best weeks of my mission so far! It has been super hectic with all the changes that have gone on, but I have loved every minute of it! change is good, did you know that? We may not always like it, but I know that that is how we grow.

1. Change in temperature. it's been in the 90's pretty much all week! and in the middle of the day, like high 90's! I want to say i'm getting used to it... but i'm really not. hahah its all good though.
2. Transfer change! At transfer meeting, President Toone invited the whole mission to be there! (except the Yuma zone, they skyped in). But he pretty much had a smackdown on us about being better and more consecrated and leading each other with Love. it was powerful.
3. Companion change! My new companion is Sister M*. She is from Virginia! She is 21 and has been out 1 transfer longer than me! I love her so much already! We get along really well, she is the sweetest most loving person I know. She is super dedicated and converted. And we work really well together. I am so excited for this transfer! Things are happening in Maryvale.
4. Easter pageant! WE had the opportunity on Thursday to host the mesa easter pageant "Jesus the Christ"! We didn't get to stay and watch it becasue we didn't have investigators there. but on friday we will be able to! This is seriously a huge thing here! it's like the Hill cumorah pageant! I am so excited! it is a great misisonary tool!
5.Technology change. Since sister M* has been here, we have transferred completely to ipads and don't use our paper planners anymore. it's super hard to get used to but I know this is they way the Lord wants it and how we are going to hasten this work even more! we also have been street contacting a lot more! it takes a lot of faith but we have met some cool people on the street and have had some short powerful lessons with the spirit on the street.

6.Change of LIFE! J* WAS BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY AND CONFIRMED ON SUNDAY! I could literally go on for pages telling how amazing it was. I have literally seen her change her life around 360 degrees. My testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ has grown so much by seeing her enter the waters of baptism and make that covenant with Heavenly Father. I love her, and told her that after my mission she should come live in Oregon with us! haha

I love this work so much and I love the people here. Thanks for all the support and all the prayers. I love you so much! And thank you Stimpson family for the care package! I loved it!

Sister Dewey

"Family tree picture! A*, the recent convert, Sister J*, my grandma, sister F*, my mom, sister K*, my aunt, and then ME!"

"J* baptism"

"Sister M* and I were matching with J*that day!" 

"With a youth in our ward, N*, at the Stake BBQ"

"at the mesa temple for the pageant hosting"

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