Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chasin' waterfalls... and doing cement work.

Man so transfers were this past weekend and I am still in Dapto with my main man Elder Foa'i for another 6 weeks! I am stoked to stay here because the work is picking up for us! So here is the week!

Monday- We had district P day! We went to a place called Fitzroy Falls and we did a cool hike and saw heaps of lookouts and a few waterfalls! Then we came back home and had dinner with Sisters Tyson and Zimmerman! Sister Zimmerman is such a crack up! Then we went and gave Nicola a blessing of healing which went really well.

Tuesday- We went to fix Jared and Latisha's car but the part we needed was going to take some time to get there so we had to wait. Then we went and did some tracting and we found some really good potentials! Then we went to follow up on one of the potentials but he wasn't home. Then we went and had dinner with the sister's investigator Pat and her boyfriend Lez! It was a good dinner and we got to teach her more about prophets! She is getting baptized this week on the 27th!

Wednesday- We had some MCM in the morning which went really well and then we went and did some tracting. We were about ten doors in when we came across a guy who let us in and said that he investigated our church for 3 years. He asked a lot of questions and we answered them nicely and then 45 minutes in to the conversation he finally told us that he is a Jehovah's Witness! He kept bashing our doctrine with the Bible and he kept trying to say we were just having a nice discussion but he knew exactly what he was doing haha so we got sick of it and we stood up for ourselves! Needless to say we wasted way too much time at his house arguing when we could have been finding people that wanted to actually learn. It was a crap experience and I was just pissed after so I am going to avoid situations like that in the future to the best of my ability! Then we went and followed up on a potential and we taught him the restoration and he wanted to start reading the Book of Mormon and he said to come back again next week! His name is Brendon and he is a young guy who is keen to learn more so we are excited to get to work with him! Then we went to FHE which was a good lesson and then to the Tiananga's house for dinner before splits! Then we went on Splits with Bro Tiananga to see Pat and Lez which was solid!

Thursday- We spent the whole day doing service! We did concreting in the first half of the day for the Roach's which was fun (not that I ever want to be a concreter) haha! Then we went to fix Jared's car but the store misunderstood them and gave them the wrong part so we made sure they got the right part this time and we are going to fix it this next week! Then we went to the mall and got some free Kebabs from a member who works at the food court!

Friday- Today was a pretty good day! We had a good DTM in the morning and then we did some tracting after that with the District! Then we had an awesome district lunch that one of the sisters made for us because she is a chef! Then we went to see Sister Fisher in the nursing home but she was asleep and we didn't want to wake her up haha so then we just went and GQ'd until our lesson with Nicola and Robert! Big news from our lesson with them is that Rob wants to be baptized! We are going to set a date with him this week and its going to be awesome! Nicola also will plan a date with Bishop for when she will be baptized too! They are progressing so well and we were so surprised that Robert wants to be baptized so bad all the sudden! He has come a long way! So we taught them the first part of the plan of salvation and it was solid!

Saturday- We went and did service for the Sa's in the morning and we had lunch with them after that! Then we ran to catch a bus and then ran to catch the train to go to the ward activitu at the church. The event was a movie so we couldn't go watch but we played some ball with the youth and we ate some good food haha! Then we went and did our deep clean for transfers and celebrated with create your own burgers at maccas!

Sunday- Today was Ward Conference and it was solid! Byron, Robert, and Nicola came to church and they all stayed the full 3 hours except for Byron he left after 2! Then we had soup and sandwiches after with the whole ward and it was so good! Then we went and did some following up on potentials and set one return appointment and the rest weren't there or said they weren't interested haha! Then we went home and did our weekly planning finally and had some dinner!

Monday- Man it was a long as day! We did tracting in the morning with no success so we stopped doing that and then we went and were able to see Sister Fisher finally which was good! Then we went and got to see Paul Souris and his family and we shared a good Mormon message with them! Then we went and had dinner with the Johnstones and we had a good lesson with Keiran about being a good priesthood holder!

My spiritual thought this week is from Alma 7:23, "And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle;easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping thecommandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; alwaysreturning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive."

If we strive to have these attributes our lives will be blessed so much and we will find that things go a lot smoother for us! Pray for help to do these things and the help will come. Return the thanks to God for the help that you do receive! :)

Elder Jenson
Man... that necklace sure does look great..

chasin' waterfalls.... again...

he's like "yeah, I found the waterfall... take a pic"

group pic

another group pic..

aaaaaand another... my favorite is the elder in the yellow shirt... #selfie


popped the collar...i forgot that was in style.... NOT

taking after his old man.... such a natrual

whistle whistle... buns of steel

so green so orange

which one of these is not like the other

haha that smile... he looks a little tired.

district photo

the burger he created

his companion did this to Keirans hair.. mad skills, bro.


had to make this picture XL so you could see the street name... He's been lookin' for mamma all along.. finally found a clue as to where she may be...

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