March 11, 2019


Reconquista, Santa Fe, Argentina


Hermana Crismon and Hermana Espinosa

I ain't gonna lose

Hey friends. Another week has come and gone. Like always, I have the week in review down below.

1. This week I found myself face to face with lots of animals. (pictures are included). Luckily we were able to use that as an excuse to talk to everyone. After coming across a BABY COW we were able to talk a little with the owners. I told them we don't have many cows where I come from to help explain the excitement. We also found a very friendly goat who let me touch its beard.

2. We got lots of rain this week as well. I think it's starting to cool off a little. I think fall has begun. Of course right as I am getting ready to go.

3.This week I finished the New Testament!! In the book of Revelation I found something I really loved.

8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

If there was one person that should be worshiped it is Jesus Christ.. yet despite any and all victories He won, he gave all glory to the Father. He is the perfect example of humility.

4. So these days, I have had a lot on my mind. As we all know, my time is coming to an end here in the mission field. One may often ask herself if they have done all that the Lord expected of them. While I was walking with my lovely companions this week a song popped into my head. "We are the Champions" by Queen. I started to ponder a little bit just exactly what Freddie Mercury might have been trying to express. Two parts of the song really stuck out to me.

I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
But I've come through

But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose

The truth of the matter is that sometimes the mission (and life in general) are pretty tough sometimes. But God has never and will never set us up for failure. His work and His glory is to see us succeed. It is up to us if we succeed or not. Although the adversary will try to convince us that we are failing, the only way we can actually fail is to quit trying. Which is why the title line to my email says, "I ain't gonna lose". So thank you all for your constant love and support of me to curve Satan's attacks. I love you all so much and will talk to you next week.

Love, Hermana Stirling


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