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Monday, January 23, 2017

I am glad to hear that everything is going a little better at home. God really does answer prayers! Send my love to Grandma and Grandpa!
I don't have much time this week, but here are a few fun, scary and wonderful experience from this week:

1. We went to the temple for the first time in almost a year. It was just what I needed this week!
 I felt something so special being in the celestial room that day. I have always loved a scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 109 "And we ask thee, Holy Father, that thy servants may go forth from this house armed with thy power, and that thy name may be upon them, and thy glory be round about them, and thine angels have charge over them". I felt this power and glory round about me as I sat in the temple, and received the strength and comfort that I have needed so much over the last few weeks.
2. So, one this week, we were walking in the street and there was a little homeless lady in the street so I told my companion that I was going to buy her some chicken. We went to the fried chicken store that was there close and bought her a few piece of chicken. As we walked up to her I said "Buenas noches" and that we had brought her something to eat. She rapidly grabbed a BIG THICK stick that she had there close and went to hit me. So I repeatedly told her that we had brought her some chicken and she took her stick and with more strength than i believe i have hit the chicken right out of my hand stood up like she was going to chase me with her stick above her head.
3: This week we have been spending alot of time in a canton about 20 in bus from Metapan. We have seen so many miracles there!!! About 3 months ago, there was a man with lots of tattoos that started to talk to me in the bus stop in Santa Ana. I tried to ignore him, because I was a little scared. But then he told me that he was member and had been baptized a few years ago and that he needed help. A little uneasy, I talked to him just a little and we got on the bus. He followed us onto the bus so we quickly went to the back (still a little uneasy for his appearance). The bus was full and I was the only person standing as we left Santa Ana. A few minutes down the road, the seat next to him opened up. I tried to ignore it, but he told me to sit down, so i walked forward to sit down by him. As we talked, I felt something so special and felt so bad for having judged him. He really needed my help and I was able to help him a little i think this day. He gave us his address so we went with the bishop to find him. These last few weeks, we have been working with him and he has shown a big desire to change and repent. And this week, he gave us three reference of some very positive investigators. It has been such a miracle! and I learned my lesson to never judge someone by the way they look. He had had problems before in gangs and has had a hard time getting rid of some old habits, but is a loved son of God who is seeking repentance. And the gospel is perfect for that.

Anyways, I best be going....but I love you all! And I will continue praying for each of you throughout this week.
Just remember to stay true and I know Gods blessings will be with each and every one of you!

Hermana Stoor

Hermana Burgos made us these cute dresses. Shes the best!

​And a failed jumping pic :)

​When you know you have too much time in the mission...

 These cuties came to church with matching skirts like my new dress :)

​My companion gave me a haircut!

Hermanas Carrillo, Garcia y Martinez ❤

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