Friday, March 28, 2014

March 24, 2014

Stephen is doing great. He send us a package with some stuff he has collected. A whole bunch of ugly ties for Tyler, a Nebraska tie for Harvey, a Nebraska jacket for Ashlee and some Alice in Wonderland figurines for when he comes home. A ton of my coke reward point for Harvey and I mean a whole bunch, I will be entering them for months to come.
He learned that his mission president will go home 4 months before he does, a little bitter sweet for him really but kind of exciting too.
He is having to back off from one of his investigators which makes him really sad, she is a non member, her boyfriend is inactive. She wants to join but until her and him either get married or don't live together she can't get baptized. They have gone to church a couple of times even had their baby blessed but still having some hesitation so they have to visit less often for now to maybe get them thinking and it is killing Stephen just a little because he really liked them and had a ton of hope. I think he was meant to plant the seed and then see where it goes from there, I know they will always love Stephen though.
He said he would write more so we will see.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

Stephen is doing well, he has also gained 30 pounds since he has been out. He says it is helping him keep a bit warmer since it is cold enough there to freeze a polar bear.
He was saying people ask him and his companion if they are brothers a lot because they both have red hair which makes me giggle.
His companion and him have had some difficulties seeing eye to eye but they have decided to put their differences aside and work together because they are both there to serve The Lord nothing else.
Sounds like they have a baptism set up and are working on another one. Keeping busy with those is helping lift his spirits quite a bit. They also have another investigator that they are seeing his heart open up as well. They have a member family that they love and since they have been around them more their kids have decided to start their mission papers as well. Stephen is very excited for them.
He sounds like he is doing great, really happy, growing a ton and just overall the amazing man we always told him he would be.
He doesn't write a lot as he feels he is not good at this but he does great. We love hearing from him and all.

Until next time.....