This week is transfers! This zone will be getting 6 more missionaries. 3 wards are being double covered. Crazy.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
So! I mentioned last week that I was being double shifted (transferred) out. My area got closed, because there aren't enought missionaries in the mission to fill the wards they need, so until more come in, it's back down to just one companionship in the ward. But in 4-10 weeks, it will be back up. :-)
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
So, this week was good in a lot of ways, and bad in others! But that's the way of life.
We found 7 new investigators this week. however, 4 of those went to the new area in our ward. We were proselyting in their soon-to-be area, and found 4. Then they went there and found 3 more. Lol... However, 3 new investigators for us! We found a very large stack of teaching records that are really old. The oldest was 2004, and the latest was 2011. So, most of the people have moved out, but there are some that have become new investigators. 2 of the 3 that we get to keep were from this. This missionary work is taking off.
Something that we are trying as of recently is giving a copy or more of the Book of Mormon to write their testimonies in. Then we will proselyte with those. That way, instead of our word being declared "by the mouth of two or three witnesses," it will be declared by the members as well. Because it's good to hand out BoM's, but it's even better when they include testimonies. So, that will be really good. The members are loving it. A lot of them are scared to do missionary work, or they don't know who they can talk with. So this will help them to catch the spirit of missionary work. :-)
We had a goodbye conference with Pres and S. Lekias. S. Lekias was really really sad about losing us. But they wished us the best. P.S. Do those photos of Zone Conference and all those other things get emailed to you? I've always just assumed that they do, without actually checking to see if they are. :-) Lots of exciting things. The Airport is now not in our mission, so we can never go home, and the MTC is not in the Auckland mission, so they can't ever go pick up missionaries! ;-) Lol...
Patrick, the Nigerian man that we were going to baptise this past weekend turned dodgey at the end of the week, and as a result, he was not baptised. Now he's in the Zone Leader's area. So, lots of the progressing investigators are theirs now, or no longer progressing. But we are managing. We'll pick back up the pieces, and we will turn this ward into a successful ward. It already is, but even more successful.
I just read the First Presidency Message on lds.org. It's really good. It's about walking in circles. It talks how, as human beings, we naturally walk in circles. Literally. Without the guidance of the sun or the stars to get out bearings, we naturally walk in a circle. So, P. Utchdorf talked about how two landmarks that we can use to get our bearings. The Scriptures, and General conference. These give us modern revelation for everything in our life. I would like to add two more. Sacrament meeting, and also Prayer. These landmarks help us to overcome any trials of life that we may have.
We are having great success, and we are looking forward to our last week in the New Zealand Auckland Mission. New Zealand Hamiton Mission, here we come!