Monday, March 28, 2016


President Winder decided that 7 1/2 months was long enough in my first area! I'm now in the Boise East area. My new Comp is Elder Walker, He's 23 but just came out almost 6 months ago! All of my companions have been at least 2 years older than me, other than Elder Meraz (19). It's crazy to think that in 4 months I'm going to be 19, time has flown! I sure will miss my old area in Meridian though! The people were so awesome! the Top 3 hardest to say goodbye to were the Hartley's, Bro. Riley, and the Driskell's, all people who helped me out so much plus others as well. That will be one place I'll have to go back to after the mish or before I go home. It was also hard to say goodbye to Elder Gallano we had a ton of fun together but I know he'll be able to take over the area and help Jesse Vycital and Sergio Espinoza progress to their baptisms. The cool thing about the tiny size of the mission is that we can drive just 20 min and go see our past investigators get baptized! I'm looking forward to the fun that I will have in this new area and then new people I will get to meet! The last baptism in this area was 1 year ago, I hope to change that! The Lord has brought me here for something or someone, I can't wait to find out why! 

I hope you all had a very happy Easter! #helives #hallelujah 

~Elder Stevens

My Hair cut lady, Sister Rice, It was sad leaving them. They weren't in our ward they were in another ward in the stake but they were so awesome!


Monday, March 21, 2016


This last week we had Leadership exchanges, Senior comps went with Senior comps and junior comps with junior comps. This is Elder Asu, he is on scholarship to go play Volleyball for BYU they're number 1 in the country so he's pretty good, we came out to Idaho together. He is spanish speaking so I went to his area for 24 hours. It's hard not being able to understand what was going on I could catch some words to sometimes know what they were talking about. One thing for sure though, The church is true no matter what language!!!Inline image 2
~Elder Stevens

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Hey everyone! 

This transfer has been going by pretty fast, might be due to the work that has arisen. We have been contacting like crazy! We are mostly focusing on the Part-member families. We haven't had any notable success with this but we have had some things come out of the woodwork, just blessings because of our diligence. We have finally been able to sit down with one of our less actives, Mike. Due to some recent situations in his life, it seems he will be coming back to church now! We are now going to be meeting with him twice a week just to check on him and read scriptures with him. The other thing that came out of the woodwork is a family that is now investigating! Finally, my first full family on my mission! This last Sunday there was  young man and his dad that attended church, we recognized that they weren't in church apparel, so it was a dead give away that we needed to talk to them. As soon as Sacrament meeting was over, I had to run over to them because they were headed straight for the doors to leave. Well they were actually headed towards the Bishops office to meet with him haha. We were able to introduce ourselves, and it turns out that the son had been in prison where he attended the LDS branch. His first Sunday out he came to church! What a cool kid. He is on 5 year probation, which means he can't be baptized but his whole family is willing to hear from us! We have an appointment with them for this Wednesday!
As far as our other progressing investigators, they are all doing well. Jesse is ready to be baptized, we are just working on resetting a date with him, which he and Natalie and prayerfully considering. We will find out later on this week at our appointment with them. Sergio is well on his way to finishing the Book of Mormon, and then he will be baptized. We had set the date with him for July 30 so he had time to finish the Book of Mormon, but he is already in Alma! We finished all the lessons so we are just hitting the books like crazy! We meet with him two times a week and we are going to be, strictly, reading only. 
The work is progressing! I love you all!
~Elder Stevens