Friday, August 9, 2013

Little Children

Hello family!

This week was good and hard. Sometimes its hard to see what I'm accomplishing, but I have to remember that I don't see the whole picture. God wants me here though! I know that!

We continued teaching Dimitrina this week and now she's going to Spain. There goes our one investigator! She's absolutely adorable. She started bringing her granddaughter, Lucy, to our appointments so we got to teach her too. Lucy is so cute, I love her and miss her.

We met a new woman named Stefka who is also amazing. She traveled two hours to come to the apartment because she lives in Montana, Bulgaria, where there are no missionaries. She's been searching for the Church here in Bulgaria for so long and it was really hard for us to contact us. She has such a sincere desire to learn and follow the Savior Jesus Christ.

Last night we taught a family which has been my dream!!! It was challenging and wonderful.  The kids listened with big eyes and occasional smiles. They knew all the Bible stories and were good at participating and answering questions. The mom was pretty quiet, but was listening and contemplating about our message. The dad was completely against the idea of there being anything other than the Bible. He was so hard-hearted and stubborn. Sister Cross was really bold with him because she's good at that. At the end of the lesson we kneeled and prayed. After the prayer, the 10 year old boy Jovi came up to us and asked, "How do I ask God if the Book of Mormon is true?" He had such a cute little sincere desire to know the truth!!! Kids have open hearts! That is why Jesus commands us to be like little children. So we'll trust in God instead of our own understanding, and turn to him with open hearts. When we left the three kids were all  holding a Book of Mormon and smiling. They already have so much faith in Christ, and they were all committed to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I hope they join the Church someday.

We'll continue searching for new investigators this week. There's women searching for the truth somewhere in Sofia.

Much love,
Sister Stenquist

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