Como se valu(sp)? Se va tres bien. How are you? I'm great! Our new
African Member from Togo, Charlesmagne, is teaching me a little
French. Its really fun. So since you didnt get my email last week you
just gotta get me back by not sending one this week eh? Ahh I see.
Well let me tell you whats the haps here in Wollongong.
This week was pretty awesome. Elder Tamatafaarere went back to his
area in Campbelltown so I got Elder Kerr back. He missed wollongong.
You just cant really beat this place. Plus we're seeing a lot of
evidence of God's hand in the work down here. I had fun with Elder
Tamatafaarere for the short time that I was with him. So much happened
while I was with him it feels like we were together for a whole
transfer. Hes a funny as Islander. Massive and just the biggest softy
ever. He also can barely keep his massive body awake so he's always
falling asleep haha. It was good to have Elder Kerr back. He's a great
missionary. I need to learn more from him. He knows a lot about the
This weekend for the Wollongong ward is the Christmas Nativity
Pageant...thing. Its gonna be sweet as. Katrina Stewart asked me and
Elder Kerr to sing We three Kings and for me to play it on the guitar
since we will be the wise men but we just found out that Elder Kerr
has to go to his last area because one of his previous investigators
is getting married and baptised so he wont be able to make it. I'll
probably be with Elder Sermersheim's companion for the weekend. But
other than that it should be fun and we should be able to get some
investigators to it too.
Triston is still with his family in Bega. Hopefully he comes home soon
but Renee came to church! Her partner is the famous footie player.
Renee, Jr. and his Rm brother Setu came to church and it was really
fun having him there. I'm pretty sure Renee liked it. She went to
Relief Society too which was great because they were going to leave
before Relief Society. Triston and Renee are probably our best
investigators. They are very genuine people. They would great members
of the church. Jacob, our Greek Orthodox Priest friend had to return
back to Greece yesterday morning. We went and said good bye to him.
Hopefully he'll catch up with some missionaries in Greece.
On friday we had a very exciting experience. I met Tad R. Callister!!
Yeah buddy. And Elder Jensen of the Seventy. They visited the mission
and had a short meeting with us in Carlingford. We werent going to be
able to go at first but Elder Kerr REALLY wanted to go so we asked
president and he allowed us to go which was very nice. Elder Jensen is
actually the church Historian so they were busting out all these cool
historical facts and trivia from the church's history. Before the
meeting started we got to shake all their hands which was great. They
wanted to know who we were and where we were from and I thought to
myself "Crap! do I say I'm from Sacramento, CA or From Springville,
UTAH?" In the end I decided to tell them I was from Springville
UTAH...ya know..just incase Tad needs to give me a ring and get in
contact with me. haha. They were like "Oh, its so great to have so
many missionaries out from UT." Man I'm a Cali Kid and I always will
be. haha jk it was all good. Then they got to serious stuff. Their
message was on POWER and Authority. whats the difference? "The
Priesthood given to you by the laying on of hands gives you authority,
keeping your covenants gives you power." They strongly emphasized the
importance of our "exact obedience" and how that is what will gives us
power and the spirit of prophecy that the sons of Mosiah during their
mission which made them so successful. It was a great mesage. After
that Elder Callister finished off with His testimony of the Book Of
Mormon and he SMASHED it. It was awesome. I definitely believe the
Book of Mormon is true. And for those of you who believe its true but
dont really know why? Read it. Ponder its words in your heart. Ask God
if it is true. Apply its teachings. The Book of Mormon is such a
remarkable book. I love reading it.
The South Coast Zone has been great. We've got some high, faith
testing goals this month and we are going to try and see how far we
can all push each other to help the mission acheive its goals. One
thing we are going to try to do. I got the idea from our family's
tradition. We're going to do "A Christmas gift for Christ." At our
meeting on friday we're going to have our missionaries write down one
gift they are going to give to christ this month to improve themselves
as missionaries and to help the mission to acheive its goals. I think
it will be great. We are also going to be showing this documentary
that Johnny Jackson showed everyone in Elders Quorum called Marathon
Monks. Check it out. Its crazy.
Well I think thats about it for this week. I hope you all have a great
week. This is the last week of another transfer here in Wollongong. I
dont know whats going to happen this one. We'll find out Saturday
night. Love you all. Catch yas.
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