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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I cant lie it was a rough week here in Turin. We had a lot of progression and feel like I worked just as hard as I could. We saw some good results, but definitely not as much as i was hoping. I'm trying my best to stay positive but the truth is that I'm really struggling right now. I talked a little with my zone leaders, and they suggested that I talk with president. I am trying to do what I can to fix things between my companion and I, but we are really struggling right now. I don't really understand why, but she is almost always angry with me, to the point I was really scared to be with her this last week. I think it is maybe because she is home sick, but she is very easily upset and is always talking about home. She gets really mad at me and either yells at me, or doesn't talk to me for hours. Hermana Crowley and I had some problems, but they always seemed to go away after a little bit and I never felt like they were affecting the way that we were working or affecting our investigators. But right now, I feel like our investigators are suffering for the lack of spirit that I have been able to feel over this past week and I know she is not trying to, but a few of the members and our investigators have been really offended by her and I really don't know what to do about it. They don't want to work with us and our investigators feel super uncomfortable, to the point one of them wont even talk to her and avoided meeting with us this week.She doesn't want to study with me or pray with me or talk with me half of the time.  I feel like there is probably somewhere where I am lacking and probably something I can do better to help her. I just don't know what it is. I tried to just keep us busy this week, but I feel like it just made her more angry at me. I don't want to just sound like I'm complaining because I do love her and have learned alot from her. I just don't know what to do right now to help her better.  I'm just going to do all I can this week to help her stay positive and to keep working hard. We have alot of blessing here in Turin and i think shes starting to feel a little more comfortable here. Now we just have to overcome this challenge between us and work hard this week to strengthen our trust more with our investigators. I have definitely learned this week alot of patience, charity, humility and am learning more and more to depend on my Savior. I know we will be able to pull through this and that it is all because the Lord has something for us to learn. I just need some extra prayers this week. 

We were able to bring ten investigators with us to the viahe al templo and it was a good experience for all. We are teaching a new family that we found through one of the members. The dad is a menos activo and the mom and daughter are not members. The dad has been searching for a way to change around his life and is really taking the lessons well. He is definitely ready to change and is being taught by the spirit. We still need to work more with the mom and the daughter but i think the viahe really helped us gain their trust. We are praying for them alot and are preparing them to be baptized the end of April. I am excited to continue to work with them and watch how the church can change their lives. We need prayers in their behalf and I know that through our obedience and through the spirit, they will be able to repent of their sins and be baptized together. I have already seen miracles with them and am expecting to see even more throughout this week!

We are going to be moving houses probably this next I have no idea when we are going to write. But just know that I love you all and although it was a rough week, all is well here. Thank you all for your prayers and know your in mine too. ❤

Hermana Stoor

Sorry not too many pictures from this week...but here's my favorite from the week.....we had to kill the neighbor. But from what I hear they are good eating...I will let you know next week. BIG RAT=TACUASIN=POSSUM=MYNEWBESTFRIEND=MYDINNERTONIGHT.

​and my buddy GABI :) Soon to be neighbor. :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Well...there are always new things here in El Salvador. Survived my first attack this week for being a gringa. We were in the bus on our way to Auachapan after we finished writing and there was a man standing at the front with his bible. We thought he was going to preach something..but he starting telling some story about how the Salvadorians had ruined his life and that it was for them that his father didn't love him. He was screaming at the top of his lungs calling all the people on the bus worshipers of the devil and a whole bunch of other awful things. Then he turned to me and was yelling at me to look at the people and see in their eyes the devil that controls them. Then started screaming at me and pointing his fingers at me and telling me that i needed to stop playing with the feelings of the people here and that i needed to see that they were a lost people. He told me he was going to take me to Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua so that I could see that the people of El Salvador are workings of the devil. Every one in the bus was even angrier at this point so he started shouting even louder things like "Salvadorians you are not children of God. You are children of the devil." and many other filthy things. It was awful...and of course super awkward because everyone was looking at me waiting to see how i was going to react. I was mostly just trying not to laugh at the situation...but also felt super uncomfortable and was super disgusted by what he was saying. Crazy people.

That was just the beginning to a very strange week in Turin. We are safe and I have trust in the Lord that we are going to continue to be safe. But we are going to be moving houses down to a place a little safer than the area where we live and closer to more miembros and we should be just fine.We just have got to get out of where we are at right now.I feel like I didn't hear anything about anyone dying here in Turin until about two weeks ago...and now we have hit 10 or more. Thursday, one of the menos activos that we were visiting that lives on the corner just down from our house got killed. He was 19 and finally decided when I talked to him on the phone this last Sunday that he was going to go to church this coming Sunday, but apparently he was in a gang and the other gang that lives below us killed him. And then Friday morning, they killed a girl aways up the road. And then Friday night, they killed another girl just a block up from our house. And these were all after the 2 kids that died last week and the lady that died last week on the other side of the divider between the gangs. SO we are going to move. Its just so sad to see the condition of the country here. We hardly ever have to worry about things like this in the US. But the people down here have to live in so much fear. I am just hoping that whats been happening here in Turin over the past couple of weeks will open up the hearts of the people to hear about the plan of salvacion and proteccion that we can receive through living by the principles of the restored gospel. They need it so badly down here. 

I also have seen alot more people lately that are struggling. I have always know that there are families here who are struggling to put food on the table, but I've seen the full picture of that this week. We were teaching a family this week that just broke my heart. They were telling us about how the husband lost his job, they lost their home and he is still yet to find another job (Its nearly impossible down here) They eat tortillas from the neighbor every day and she has a brother who bought her a few bags of beans that they have been living off of for the past couple of months. The mom has lost almost 70 pounds and the children are not very well nourished. They are living in a super tiny tiny house that is falling apart that her uncle is lending her and don't even have running water...she said they fill a couple of bottles of water every day at the neighbors house to drink. The husband is gone every day looking for a job and she is at home trying to do the best she can to care for her kids while she is super super sick herself. It was the saddest situation I have ever seen here. It makes me feel so blessed for growing up in the situation which I did and also so awful for ever complaining about anything in my whole life. It was the hardest thing to watch as she just cried and such a humbling thing to watch how big her smile got when she told us that last week, someone brought them a loaf of bread to eat. And even through everything that they go through...she still has so much faith in the Lord. I'm hoping that as she learns more about the church, although its going to a challenge for her, that she can recognize the difference that it can make in the lives of her family. She said she believes that God is calling her right now. She said that throughout the past couple of months more and more Mormons have popped into her life and that when we came up to talk to her in the street, she just knew it was for a reason. I know the Lord has been preparing her to hear our message. We just need all the prayers we can get for this family.  

Other than all the deaths and weird things that have been happening this week, its been a pretty good week! Nestor got baptized on Wednesday and is of course doing so good! He is going to be a great member of the church all his life and I know hes going to make an excellent  missionary! We gave him a preach my gospel today and he was so excited! I am just really hoping that attending his baptism will help his mom and his sister. I think his mom was able to feel the spirit during his baptism and Karen as well soooo....We are going to work hard with them to get them to continue to come to activities and to church! They are also going to come with us to the temple on Friday for a tour and activity that President Spjut is doing for our investigators! I think going to the temple will really help Karen make her decision to be baptized. Shes just got to get over her fear and I know she will be ready to do it.

We are also teaching a new family right now se llaman Vilda and Levi. They have a 9 year old little girl and are expecting another baby in 2 months. They were a reference from a member to go to the viahe al templo que tenemos en este Viernes. They are a super sweet family. The dad always asks super good questions and the wife is open to learning as well. They are a wonderful family and I really believe we can move along well with them, especially after we go to the temple this week. Apparently Presidente does this viahe every 6 months in the mission and we can invite our investigators to come to the temple to learn about the things that we do there. He is going to talk with them for a while in the chapel and despues we are going to have different stations set up around the temple to teach them more about the gospel. We got a call this morning that we have to speak! So I am going to have to do some more studying on my spanish specifically for this. We are going to teach about the different organizations and auxiliaries of the church so I've got my nerves because i haven't really taught that here in Spanish and there's going to be a whole bunch of people..and we will see how that goes.

Other than the fiestas things are pretty tranquillo here in Turin. I feel pretty content to be here. Its going to take some getting used to being with my new companion, but other than that...just enjoying the people and trying to use every second I can to do my work here. I think this will be my biggest challenge in the mission...having a companion. I feel like I just cant do what i want to be able to do because I feel constrained by my companions...for different reasons. But I think it will be a good cambio...there's just going to be an adjusting period. Living around Latinos and living with a Latina are two  completely different things..just need some time to adjust to our cultural differences and we will be just fine :) I am happy because we have alot of new people, there is a lot of potential here in Turin and my Spanish has seemed to shoot through the roof this week. The Lord blessed with a good companion that's gonna teach me and thing or two about what I'm doing wrong(Latinas are open and honest), better Spanish, compassion and patience. Sometimes, I've learned, you just have to put it all in his hands and he knows what hes doing. I know that He is here with me. I have seen his hand here in Turin and I now he has lots of big things ahead of us. We had a zone conference with Elder Dunccan from the seventy and he talked with us about the miracles and ways that we have seen the work grow here in El Salvador over the last several years and he prophesied that if we continue to do the work and do it in the Lord´s way, the church is going to explode here in El Salvador, just like it is in other parts of the world. The work is moving forward quickly. Prophesies are being fulfilled. The Lords work is moving rapidly in preparation for his coming. Hes coming soon, and as members of the church...NOT JUST AS MISSIONARIES..but as members of the church of Jesus Christ, we have a responsibility to fulfill. We are here to prepare souls to meet their Father in Heaven. We have to give all of our heart, might, mind, strength and all that we have to building up the kingdom of God on the earth. ¡Hurrah for Israel!
 Love you all so much!

Hermana Stoor

​y Hurrah for Nestor! He bore his testimony after his baptism and confirmation in church. It was the greatest testimony I have ever heard. He said, "I know that Jesus Christ loves each of us. And I know that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church." Simple....but for me meant so so much. 

​Somos stuck in the Catholic procession....awkward. FIESTAS PATRONALES 2016

​Found a new little buddy this week....they agreed to let me bring him home. Think he will survive the change between 90 degrees and -20?

​Corn on the cob with ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce....El Salvador knows how to eat. 

They go all out here in El Salvador...their were people outside our house all night setting up for the parties and processions of the Catolicos.

​Hermana Osorio and I woke up at 5 am to make cake at the church for Nestors baptism...once we got there we realized we forgot a spoon so we had to mix the cake the El Salvador way....we washed good...and it was delicious :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I´ve got my first newbie :)

Meet my new companion! Hermana Monica Adriana Osorio Morales! She is super super cool or pila as they say in Guate. We are going to be the best of friends. She is from Guatemala City and has 10 months in the mission. She loves to laugh and work i think we are going to get along well! I was sad to say goodbye to my mom of the mission and partially terrified and partially excited to have a Latina companion...I still sometimes have a hard time finding the words I want to use, but Hermana Osorio is super helpful! She always does her best to help me do some translating :) I miss Hermana Crowley and wish I could go back and do our time together all over again...but I'm content and feliz to still be here in Turin. I think we are going to have some good success this cambio. We are going to watch a baptism this week. We are going to find a whooooollleee bunch of nuevos. And we already found a couple new families to teach. I just hope I can help my companion in these first few weeks here and do our planning well so we can have some success here. Its kind of scary leading an area. Our area is soooo huge so Hermana Osorio is pretty lost, but she will figure it out soon. We are working a ton with members..trying to have a member at every lesson with us and I think that is making her feel a little better. But we will just keep working hard and hopefully she can adjust to the heat and the people here in Turin. 

ADVERTENCIA: this is going to be a super misionary'ish email...but I learned so much this week and my testimony has been strengthened so so much. So here we go...

NESTOR IS GETTING BAPTIZED IN 2 DAYS. I am soooo excited to finally watch this young man take this step. He has been so excited and has been waiting for what seems like forever and I know he is ready. We had a really really good lesson with him this Friday. We left him the folleto for tithes and fast offerings and told him that we wanted him to teach us the lesson the next day. He read the folleto and a little in the Book of Mormon during the night and Friday morning was all ready to go. He taught a great lesson! And when we invited him to do the ayuno with the barrio on the next fast sunday, he told us he had already done a fast the Sunday before. I can just hardly believe him sometimes. Its just like when we were teaching the palabra de sabiduria and when we invited him to keep the word of wisdom, he told us that  his friend had told him that mormons don't drink he had already stopped drinking cafe a couple weeks earlier. It is amazing to see how he has changed and that he really understands the principles of the gospel.And now that he has had the opportunity to repent in the right way, he says he feels relief and feels happier every day. I just hope his good example will affect the hearts of his mom and his sister so maybe they will start coming to church and Karen can get baptized. I talked to Karen this week and she opened up a little and told me she feels uncomfortable about getting baptized because she doesn't feel that she can be strong in keeping some of the commandments. I talked with her about the blessings of the gospel, how they are eternal and how as she strives to keep the commandments and stay fiel, she will receive the help that she needs. She agreed to meditate more in that and told me that she would pray to specifically know if she should be baptized on the 31st of March. We need all the prayers we can get for her. I know she can be ready for that day...she just needs to be able to recognize her answer. 

We are still working alot with the familia Castillo and we have seen soooo many miracles with this family! About  6 weeks ago they were considering separating and i didn't think they would ever be able to fix there problems. They both said they didn't love each other at all, said they didn't have any desire to even be in the same room as each other. But now, they are doing so well! There is a HUGE difference in their home and you can just feel the love when you walk in. All it took was one thing...they started saying their family prayers and now that things are better between the two of them...he...for his own free will and choice...without us saying a thing...went in to talk to the obispo about recieving the priesthood! And we were able to see that happen this week! And now we have plans for the baptism of Jenifer on the 26th of this month.  ahhh. I love these people here. 

We have also been working alot with the familia Pichinte over the past few weeks. Their son Eric is a menos activo  and I just cant figure out why. Over the 3 months that I have been here in Turin, I have heard his testimony several times. He has a good strong testimony and is reading his scriptures every day and always has these really good spiritual experiences that make him want to change, but he just isn't coming to church. We sat down and had a good talk with the whole family this week and I just spent the whole time just bawling. It was so sad to watch his mother and his brother just cry as they shared their thoughts and feelings with him. They understand so well the bigger perspective of the gospel and they know how important living with the gospel is. Eric and his brother Alex were baptized together and when Alex left for his mission, Eric was super super strong in the church, but when he came back, Eric had gone inactive. It just broke my heart to hear him talk about it. Even more in this lesson with them, I came to understand the WHY of the gospel. A person can not prepare themselves to enter into the presence of our Heavenly Father without following the principles and ordinances of the gospel or without partaking of the Sacrament worthily cada semana. That's why this is all so important. We are here to prepare ourselves to enter into the presence of God and the only way that we can do that is through the authority that Jesus Christ established here on the earth. The authority that is found within our church is the most important thing we have in this world. It is literally the power, that through our faith and actions can carry us to the life eternal and into the arms of our loving Heavenly Father. If all people could understand the apostasy and the need of the restoration of this priesthood power through a prophet of God, the whole world would be LDS. I understood more coming out of this lesson the need that we have to esforsarnos (sorry i don't have Hermana Crowley any more to tell me what the words mean in English..look it up haha) every day here to become more like Christ and to follow the commandments just as closely as we possibly can and if we have the need...which we all do...we need to repent. We HAVE to repent. EVERY DAY, if we want to return to our Father in Heaven. And if we don't, the scriptures tell us very clearly whats gonna happen. We either choose eternal life, or eternal death by fire and eternal torment. We get one chance. We´ve got to do the absolute best we can to prepare ourselves and no matter what the sacrifices are to do it...its all going to be worth it one day. Also, I learned that we have to be super patient with people like Eric...although we kinda machetied him in the lesson, every one makes mistakes and every one can be forgiven for their mistakes though the 7 steps of repentance. We have to be just as loving as you can imagine our Heavenly Father is. We make mistakes every single day and sometimes make the same mistakes over and over and over again but he is still standing with open arms waiting for us to  just humble ourselves and let him know whats going on. 

I also read something about a month ago that has completely changed my whole way of teaching here, and I have felt the full power of it these last couple weeks. Harold B Lee said, "The most important thing you can learn to do is talk with God. Talk to Him as you would talk to your father, for He is your father, and He wants you to talk to Him. He wants you to cultivate ears to  listen, when He gives you the impressions of the Spirit to tell you what to do. If you learn to give heed to the sudden ideas that come to your minds, you will find these things coming through in the very hour of need. If you will cultivate an ear to hear the promptings, you will have learned to walk by the spirit of revelation." I have been trying to do all that I can to follow every tiny prompting that I receive in every lesson and throughout the day as we are walking and I have seen this promise coming true.  I feel like it was hard for me at the beginning of my mission to know what to say and now I understand that it was not only for my poor Spanish, but because I wasn't giving heed to the small promptings that I was receiving. I have been trying to do my best over the last month to follow every thought that I receive even if sometimes they don't really make sense and I have really seen a difference over these past two weeks...I feel guided by the Spirit in every moment. I receive several promptings throughout the lessons and have learned to recognize and act on the Spirit. I almost always know what I need to say or what we need to do...and I am teaching alot better with my companion. It is amazing what you can do as you follow the promptings of the Spirit.   

Its sad to see our second home empty...but the truth is that wherever grandma and grandpa just as home to me as grays lake is. I just hope they really love the new house and that you can all get some good rest after the big move! I want to see pictures of the new house all finished and also of course pictures of the prom! Shelb will have fun with Bridger! Its so exciting to hear of all the work that's being done at home for the Project Zion...thanks mom for submitting those names! Hope your all doing well and that your not all too worn out..sounds like there's lots going on at home! We are doing super good...I am really loving my new companion and am super happy to be here in Turín still! We have potential to have 3 baptisms this month and 6 ...not including the new people we will meet...over the next couple months. But mostly the moral of my story is....The church is still true. The Book is BLUE! and God has a work to be done here in Turín. His hand is here! And his angels are here preparing the hearts of the people here for us...and for you at home too! There is so much work to be done...even in our little valley of Grays Lake. Take initiative...and get it done! 

Hermana Stoor

Hard day of goodbyes for Hermana Crowley....especially with our sweet ​KAREN❤

 ​Elder Glygare and Hermana Crowley got transferred...but we took one last picture as the 4 gringos of Turin! 

​Nestor...Eric and Luis....We´re seeing miracles with these boys! 

​Mynor was a hard goodbye for Hermana Crowley....Hes gonna get baptized.. APRIL 31. 

​We showed up this week to Hermano Horacio and got to meet his son...his companera de vida (was his his friend) and his only grandchild! Shes sooooo soooo beautiful! And I've almost never seen a happier smile on his face...except for when he stepped in the font to be baptized ;)

Monday, March 7, 2016


Lots of changes happening here as well in El Salvador. We have cambios this week. Hermana Crowley is going to be in Santa Ana and I get to stay here! It is going to be sad to see her go...but I am pretty excited to have a Latina companion so I can learn the language a little faster and better. I feel like I am doing okay....but it is going to be a lot faster when I absolutely have to speak in Spanish all day. I really feel like its going to be a good thing. I love Hermana Crowley alot and am going to be sad to see her go...but I also think I will be able to progress alot faster with the new change. 

Things have been strange here in Turìn over the past few weeks and the next change is going to bring lots of new and exciting things. There has been kind of a sad feeling here, but with reason. Forgot to write about it but...the week before last the 2 year old of one of our menos activos here was killed by their dog. I don't know the whole story but apparently the baby sitter wasn't in the room with her and the Grandma heard her screaming from down the street and when she got there the dog had for some reason just torn into her. Awful awful awful story and we spent all of last week chasing people all around Turìn because there was so much going on with the family. This week, two people died here in Turìn for gang violence and there has just been a weird feeling here. But everything will hopefully pick up soon. There are some big parties going on these next couple weeks and then some big catholic tradition the next and EVERYONE is going to be out in the streets ALL DAY for the next couple weeks with catholic processions and say how its going to it will be an interesting month. Also the rain is starting! Which I am partially excited for and partially not. Its been way way WAY more humid this week and I have been understand the real heat of El Salvador. It has been pretty miserable...but a super rainy good day today so I am hoping for the best. Excited to experience the rain...and also scared....Hermana Crowley said when it rains there is no avoiding it and you pretty much have water almost up to your knees every that will be interesting...i will try to send you some good photos :)

Nestor is still doing just wonderful! We see changes in him almost every time we see him and he is soooo excited for his baptism! He is going to be baptized on the 16th and he is so ready. Mynor agreed for a baptism date on the 30th of April so I am just praying that I can stay here for that! We found 15 new investigators this week and we are expecting some big things week...I just hope I can do my part with all of them. I need your prayers more than ever with all these changes! But Mom...I am healthy. I am happy. And I am safe. :)

Love you all! Stay close to the gospel. Read your scriptures. And pray to God. BECAUSE HE IS REAL! 

Hermana Stoor

Got this sweet note from president this week! I could have asked for a better president. I really feel like he always knows exactly what we need. 

Hermana Stoor,
I am really grateful for your consistently positive attitude, as tough as things might be at times. Good job.
Pdte. Spjut

​This is Alba Lopez! She helps us so much with the work here and we just love her! Also she feeds us chocolate covered we love her even more. haha :)

Some of my favorite people here in Turìn! I have really come to love the Familia Pichinte over the past few weeks and Hermana Evelin too! 

Hermana Evelin, Maira Pichinte, Hermana Crowley and I, Jessica and Sophie and Eber (nuestra lider misional de barrio)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

¡¡MES 4!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARA! I hope you had a wonderful day! And I hope you got my letter this week!

This week was a good week in Turín. I think we have so much potential here, just seems like we never have enough to visit all the people we have. We didn't get as much accomplished this week as we would have liked to, but I am hoping and praying this week that we may be able to move forward with several of our investigators this week. We have a new family, the Torres Martinez family, who we are hoping to set some baptismal dates with this week. We have not had an opportunity to really talk much with the father yet, but the mother and the daughter seem to really like what we are teaching. So we need lots of prayers here so we can progress with them.

Honestly, its been a hard few weeks here. Its at times frustrating to feel like we are doing so much and not seeing many results. Although, I do feel over the past few weeks that our lessons have improved a whole bunch. So I just try to look at that. I have been able to feel the spirit really guiding us over this past week. That has been my focus over the past few weeks, making sure I am really following what the Spirit tells me to say and I feel it now. I feel a real difference, and I think as we have changed our teaching methods a little, our investigators have felt it more too. It is such an important and sometimes such a hard thing to do, but I am feeling better about it with every lesson. I have also really been focusing this week on charity. We are told several times in the scriptures that if we don't have charity, we aren't anything. In Doctrine and Covenants chapter 4 it says that charity will qualify us for this work along with faith, hope and with  an eye single to the glory of God. And it says it Moroni, that charity is where we have to start to have a true hope and faith in our Savior. And at least in my mind, it is these two things that help us to have our eye single to the glory of God. I feel as I have been focusing on these things, the work has been a little easier, my companion and I are getting along a little better and I have been able to feel the spirit alot more frequently guiding me what to say, where to go, and what to do. 

We are still working with Nestor and Karen. We have had several good lessons with Nestor, where I know he has been able to feel the spirit so strong. He truly loves this. It is so fun to see him with young men, attending seminary and in his white shirt and borrowed tie every Sunday. It is just so sad that his mom does not support him more. Her mom passed away when she was younger and shortly after started receiving the lessons and was baptized. Now she believes that she was tricked in to it and has alot of things against the church. And besides that she is SUPER Catholic (Not that she goes or anything, just because its the church of her family). We talked with the both of them on Saturday night and It was really sad to hear some of the things she said to her own son, especially because he is so excited about this change in his life. He has a different light in him since we started teaching him, and it seems that that goes missing every time his mother is around. But, we are hoping this week that we can have her sign the papers so he can be baptized and he has set a date for his 16th birthday on the 17th of March

We saw Mynor a couple of times this week. We aren't working with him much...just praying alot that he will realize the things he is doing are wrong and that he can find the strength to overcome his temptations and remember those things that we have taught him. Its so hard because we were so close with him. He was teaching the lessons himself and inviting all of his friends too. Then he just crashed when we told him we couldnt keep visiting him in his home. But, we are praying that the blessing will come for our obedience and he will be able to understand and search more into the church. We had a reeeeeeeaaaally good lesson with him on Thursday night. We read these verses in 1 Nefi 21: 

14 But, behold, Zion hath saidThe Lord hath forsaken me, anmy   Lord hath forgotten me—but hwill show that he hath not.
 15 For can woman forget her sucking child, that she shoulnot have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea,they may forgetyet will I   not forget thee, house of Israel.
 16 Behold, have graven thee upon the palms of my handsthy walls are continually beforme. 
He sat for a moment and started to cry. He then started to explain to us that he had never felt the feeling he was feeling before. He explained it as his blood was warm and it was like the Lord was standing right in front of him, but even then, he still ignored it. That is the hardest thing out here. To see people have a huge change and to watch them feel the spirit and then watch them ignore it and not do anything about it. But I have faith he will get there. Just need lots of prayer, lots of obediance, lots of trust in the Lord. And I know he will get there. 
Overall things are good here in Turín. Its the last week of the change and we will next Sunday who is getting kicked out of Turín. I am really hoping I get to stay here. I feel like there is so much more work to do here and I really want to be a part of it. And I just love the people here. They are so wonderful. I would be okay if I could stay here for my whole mission. So I'll let you know next week on Monday! I love you all so much! And pray for you daily. Never forget that. But most importantly, never forget how much the Lord loves each and every single one of you. He has you graven in the palms of his hands. And he is always waiting on you, to pray, to search for him. He is real. And his love is infinite.

Hermana Stoor