So Sister Taimona and i have been trying to achieve The Standards of Excellence for our mission and we needed 2 more new investigators and it was sunday...pretty hard to get. but we prayed hard and found those 2 like thirty minutes before church started!! SO EXCITED!!! we have also found another one by contacting a former investigator and talking to her friend that lives there now. YAY FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS!! we also had HEAPS of Less Active members come to church and we have been able to see them progress and come closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. MISSIONARY LIFE IS THE BEST!! i love this place and the people SO MUCH!!! words cannot even explain how serving makes me feel.
SO surreal that next week is my last pday to email but i can't wait for the adventures that are coming our way!!!
This week has been fast!! We went to a zone
conference in Tauranga and had to say goodbye to President and Sister Rudd. SO
HARD! just imagine 50+ missionaries standing side by side singing God be With
You till We Meet Again as they walk out of the Marae. SO MANY TEARS! SO MANY!
But i just keep reminding myself that i'm going to see them soon in august at
our mission reunion hahaha it's all that kept me going. they have changed my
It's also been SOO Makariri!!!! (cold) IT'S
BEEN COLD! SO COLD! and we're pushing through. we've got heaters. heated
blankets. and socks! good times.
I LOVE YOU!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STOOGEY!!! CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE
This week has gone by SO QUICK!! Sister Taimona
and i have been SMASHIN IT!! it's been so fun this past week! We had stake
conference this week and sister taimona and i sang in the choir. it was really
nice. we're looking around for someone who has a cello so that sister taimona
and i can play something together because she plays the piano! The stake
conference was SO good! They talked ALL about the temple and how we need to not
take the blessings of the temple for granted and that the temple is for all of
us to be a part and a family. missionary work was also a MAJOR part of both of
the meetings. Elder Fata form the the area seventy talked to the adults about
Opening their mouths and doing all they can to do missionary work. that
missionary work isn't moving as quickly as it should because members aren't
helping. they should be finding and we should be teaching. it was weird
thinking that soon i'll be in the MEMBER missionary category and not the FULL
TIME missionary category. SO WEIRD!!! AHHHH
There isn't anything really else to update on
hahah sorry! we're just going with the flow and working hard. everything's
going swimmingly :) i love New Zealand and i love being a misisonary. it is the
best decision i have ever made. thank you to everyone who helped me make that
decision. I LOVE MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND SERVING HIM.
It is a new transfer!! and i have a new
companion!! Her name is Sister Taimona and she is from New Zealand. Literally
have had SO MUCH fun with her and we've only been together for 4 days. i love
her and am so excited to spend this transfer with her!!!!
This week we visited HEAPS of people and
introduced Sister Taimona to the ward. it was so fun. i am loving my area and
all these people that have been prepared for us. Yesterday at church President
and Sister Rudd came to our ward and bore their testimonies and it was SO good
to see them. i love them so much, it was so fun laughing with them.
We are already seeing miracles and it is only
day 1 of the transfer. SO EXCITED TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON EVERYTHING THAT WILL
HAPPEN THESE NEXT 5 WEEKS! i feel so good right now. this transfer is going to
be SO GREAT!!!
I GOT THE PACKAGE!! i literally almost died
reading everybody's letters!! too tender for my heart. THIS JUDDLEFF AND HOOPER
AND SMITH FAMILIES ARE MY FAVOURITE!!! thanks everyone for the letters! i read
them every morning because they make me smile SO BIG! i can feel all the love
and support that yous are sending over!
LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!
have a good week!! i'm thinking about yous