Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5/23/11 Letter

A good week:
> Monday: Elder Evans of the Seventy comes and gives us revelation from
> our Heavenly Father about hard work and getting referrals. It's great
> that his son is serving here in the Chinese-speaking program.
> Sometimes I wish they would just send a Chinese sister here, and then
> me and her could be companions and I could spend the dusk of my
> mission baptizing Chinese people.
> Tuesday: ?
> Wednesday: We teach the Stop Smoking program to two Lebanese men. I
> ask them for their cigarettes, tobacco, rolling papers, and lighters,
> and I carry them on me until I find an outside garbage bin, and for
> that ten minutes, I feel dodgy and dangerous.
> Thursday: We found Mele and Paul, mother and son, tracting and teach
> them about the Restoration. Down the road, we find Collin, and teach
> him as well. All of Alexandra Hills is getting baptized! And I have
> french toast for breakfast.
> Friday: ?
> Saturday: At the ward talent show, I see something I've never seen
> before called the "lolly scramble." Brother Cooper stands on the stage
> with massive bags of candy. He yells "LOLLY SCRAMBLE!!!" and throws
> all of his candy out towards the audience, and the children
> just...well, you can just imagine what the children do. It's one of
> the most violent things I've ever seen.
> Sunday: ?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

5/16/2011 Letter

Kia ora,

So training and white-washing an elder's area (and apartmentttt) at the same time is proving itself to be nice and challenging. I think the Lord is trying to kill me. Or at least make sure I'm picked up from the airport in a stretcher. When we got there, the apartment didn't have a working vacuum, microwave, washer, dryer, blankets, pillows, towels, cleaning supplies, any edible food, and we were missing a bed. What??? I cried for five minutes. But it's been a week, and we've gathered the necessities and I clean a lot. I can clean good. Yes!!! I just physically can't believe I'm not in the Gold Coast anymore. I'm actually in Brisbane City.

Friday, May 13, 2011

5/9/2011 Letter

Kia Ora,

I've left the Gold Coast! It's been entrusted to my kind, wise trainee Sister Cherrie. And so coming into transfer meeting I thought, "Terrific, I can have a rest!" but no, I'm whitewashing an area in Brisbane City, training a new person. I wonder who she'll be. We'll see. I wonder if I'll sleep? Maybe I'll just sleep when I get home.

Here's a picture of me and Cassie, getting baptized this month! And Arianna, another investigator.

More Pictures 5/09/2011

Me and Ancient. Mean!

Boys names:Scripture, Exodus, Ancient,Emperor and Braxton and Master Lee,Yes !!

The Horomonas.

Me and this deep fryer are close friend.


I do the Yard.

My old man friend Brother Bale.

My old lady friend Sister McCoy.

I love chicken schnitzel, and this lady always makes it for me.

Me and Mama George, from the Cook Island.

Me and investigator Arianna.