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

Monday, 25 June 2012

Fish Pedicure... :)

So, I'm sure you all loved England! It's impossible to NOT love England. This place will always hold a huge place in my heart. My beautuiful, amazing, fantastical second home.
This week was CRAZY!! Alicia was not able to get batized, but we are working with her. It will be soon, hopefully. :)
So, today is P-Day, which always ensues craziness!! Already this morning we went to an English children's park. Which ALWAYS is fun. There is this spinny thing where you run around in a circle and try to not fall. Pretty crazy! And then the elders put me in this metal bowel and just spun me as fast as they could! I almost threw up, but it was fun nonetheless. And I think later we are going to get our feet eaten by fish. I don't know how I feel about it.I have a hard enough time with a regular pedicure, let alone a ton of fish biting at my feet. :/ Should be interesting.
 The rest of this week was good. Nothing really noteworthy, I guess. Which I guess I should think of something. . . . ummm. . . my Slovakian is getting way better! I am figuring out how to conjugate somethings and I'm learning a lor more words which is good!
I love you all and I miss you all as well!!! <3
Sestra Stoutova

Sunday, 24 June 2012

So Many Miracles

People of my home,
This week has been rather nice! Last p-day we just spent some time at the chapel playing chair football and watching Prince Caspian, which is SOOOOOO doctrinally accurate. It literally made our little missionary minds explode. And then the elders wanted me to break this board so badly and I did my darndest, but to no avail. The board was SOOOO thick. They were crazy if they thought I could actually do it. It was way fun to try though. :)
As for The Work this week. . . it was wonderful! We are having a baptism this SATURDAY!!!! YESSSSSS. Her name is Alicia and a bunch of her family are already membersand she said that she was finally ready!! She has been taught by the Elders for a long while now, but they said that they wanted to let us work with her and see is we could help her progress. :D  So miracles are happening EVERYWHERE!!!!
I love my mission so much! And I love you all as well!!! Talk to you next week!! :)
Sestra Ali Stoutova

Sister Harrop and I are bonding, you'll love her!

Monday, 11 June 2012

We Had Another Baptism

So this week has been CRAZY!!! But still epic. We had a BAPTISM!!! Two, to be exact! :) Their names are Anna and Jozef. They are 11 and 10 and are AMAZING! I love them so much!
Taking over the Don Valley area is not easy. I don't speak much Slovakian and we've faced a little adversity, but there is no doubt in my mind that everything is going to work out for the best. Basically, I'm learning how to speak better Slovakian REALLY fast. Haha.
Sister Harrop is great! She and I are really getting along and she is going to be a FANTASTIC missionary!! She is already amazing!
So, today, for p-day, some elders have been DYING to see me break something with my martial arts skills. So they found a 'bit of wood' which is actually a PLANK and they want me to break it. I don't know if I'll be able to, but I'm gonna try my best. :)These little elders are far too excited about it all. It's pretty hilarious.
Well, this email is short. I'm terribly sorry. This whole telling you what happens day by day is going to be alot easier when I'm home and I can just tell you stories. Or read my journal to you, which I have written in everyday of my mission so far. Anyway, I love you all so much!!
Sestra Ali Stoutova

The baptism of Anna and Jozef!!

My lovely daughter, Sister Harrop :D

Thursday, 7 June 2012

I'm a Mummy! :)

Well, hello my wonderful family and friends!!
I know that it is a bit late to be emailing this week . . . I went to transfer meeting yesterday, which is why I couldn't email. I went to transfer meeting because I had to go and pick up my NEW companion!! Her name is Sister Harrop and she is fresh from the MTC and is a FANTASTIC missionary! So the Lord has decided to trust me with the responsiblity of training a new missionary in the wonderful Don Valley area. It is a hefty responsibility, and I definitely feel that, but I know that with the Lord's help miracles can be accomplished! I still don't really speak Slovakian AT ALL and neither does Sister Harrop, but that doesn't really matter. I am very excited to see the miracles that God has prepared for us!
But that also means that Sister Freeman has left me, which is heartbreaking to me. She has been SUCH an amazing companion and I love her so so SO much! She has become one of my absolute best friends of all time and I will always cherish the time that we had together!
Everything else this past week was pretty fabulous! We have a baptism this weekend, which is always amazing! Anna and Jozef! It will be incredible!
I wish I had more to say. . . I'm going to be better about really thinking of better things to write during me weekly emails. :)
But I LOVE you all so much!!!
Sestra Stoutova

Freeman and I :)

 E. Balderee, E. Cumming, S. Freeman, and ME! I love all of these people SO MUCH!!