Monday, February 27, 2017

Zone Conference

Family & Friends,

This week was good. Things were a little crazy with President in town. We had interviews on Wednesday which take up most of the day. Then on Thursday we had our Zone Conference where we were able to see the new missionary broadcast and we learned that the new schedule we received from the Assistant had been annulled and we are returning back to the old schedule. So basically nothing changed for our mission. On Sunday we finally had one of our Amis make it to church. I didn’t even recognize her. (She had her hair different) We started at 9:10 with 9 people including children. My companion and I gave talks, I taught Sunday school for the adults and Amis. Then my companion taught Elders Quorum.  We were very tired afterwards. I know that our Savior loves us and wants us to increase our knowledge of his gospel. Going to church with the right Attitude can make a difference!

I love you all, Elder Stephens

Monday, February 20, 2017

D&C 63:23

Hello everyone,

This week was crazy with valentines the whole town was up with music and there was a massive party at the “fair grounds” food all along the street it was crazy smelled so so good but my comp doesn't like chicken or fish so we didn't get any. This week we will have a zone conference with President Monga it could be our last one with him haha pretty crazy. This week in my studies I came across D&C 63:23 But unto him that keepeth my commandments I will give the mysteries of my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life. I really like this scripture because it's about our desire. (Again to go back to attitude) If we really want we can achieve anything. I am so very grateful to be here on my mission and to be able to share the gospel with those who are in need of it in their lives. I know that the book of Mormon is true and that our Savior Jesus Christ is our redeemer and that through him we can return to live with our families and our Heavenly Father again. I am so very grateful for all of your support I love you guys and I hope everyone’s doing well! Have a great Week!!

Love Elder Stephens

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hello everyone,

 This week was really good. My companion and I were able to get a lot done. On Sunday I learned that if we go to church with the attitude to learn we can, but those who don't come with that attitude won't. I really study my attitude with each thing that as a missionary we have to do. It was eye opening. So this week I'd like to challenge all of you to look inside and see if there is something that you need to change your attitude towards. It also made me think of repentance and how when we repent we make a change in our lives for the better. I love you all, I hope you have a good week and think about your attitude towards the little things!

  Elder Stephens

Monday, February 6, 2017


Hello everyone,

    This week was pretty good I had splits with Elder Temahuki on Friday, it was really good. I got to teach in French again. This week we found out about transfers and two missionaries moved this transfer an Elder and a sister missionary everyone else stayed the same.

    Something interesting I thought about this week was repentance. As missionaries we are to teach repentance. But how do we forget all the other things that we know about? We need to show how repentance and faith are the keys. Without faith we will never repent. Why would we repent if we didn’t think it would work? It’s like jumping off a cliff and saying well the parachute isn’t going to work but I’m going to go for it. When we have faith we believe that the parachute is going to work and so we jump. And then we have faith we then need to use it and repent. We can see if we look carefully that repentance helps us to change. It’s making changes big and or small in our lives to become more Christ-like. I’m so very grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the path of repentance that we can all take to align ourselves to return to him. I love you all have a wonderful week!


Elder Stephens

Republic of Congo, Brazzaville Mission / Cameroun District