Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants thereof, for the Lord is God, and beside him there is no Savior. Great is his wisdom, marvelous are his ways, and the extent of his doings none can find out. His purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand. From eternity to eternity he is the same, and his years neverfail. For thus saith the Lord—I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end. Great shall be their reward and eternal shall be their glory.

Doctrine & Covenants 76:1-6

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

I'm Extremely Blessed

Dear people back home,
I'M STAYING IN DON VALLEY WITH SISTER FREEMAN!!! For another transfer, at least. Which is fantastic.  Everything here is amazing. I can honestly say I have met some of the BEST people I have ever met in my entire life. Some people that I know I will be friends with for the rest of my life. 

I'm learning a bit of Slovak. I can say some things. Like, 'Why you no come to church?' (JUST like that too, haha), or 'We talk about the gospel of Jesus Christ' :)
This week was good and bad. I got really sick with the stomach flu AND a cold and it was just a sad sad thing. BUT we also had an EPIC baptism! Which NO fever could keep me from!! It was fantastic!!
Considering I was in the flat for so long, nothing much happened. But it was a good week.
I am the absolute happiest I have EVER been in my whole life. I am so blessed to be able to serve here with such wonderful people! I am grateful for the person the Lord is shaping me into. And I'm eternally grateful for my decision to serve a mission.
I'm so sorry this is short, but I don't have much time. . . but just know that I love you all very much!!
Sestra Stoutova

The littel girl who got baptized last week put Freeman and I's hair into pigtails!! :D

I love this family!

So exciting - such a happy family!

This is actually me this morning before I came to email! :D Haha.

The pics below are a couple of many taken by a church photographer. It's an exciting time in Ali's mission. The Slovakian people in her area are excepting the gospel in record numbers.  The church is documenting it because it is the largest mass conversion outside a peoples native country in the history of the church. She's extremely humbled to be a part of it all. To see more photos, click here... there are lots of duplicates but some are really neat to see.

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