Kia Ora Kia Ora Kia Ora Kotou Katoa!
This has been such a fun week! Lots of sun! Lots of miracles! Life is good.
The beginning of this week, we still had the mission trainers with us! Sister Ioane and Sister Wikaira were amazing! They stayed with us until Tuesday, and they taught us a lot about motivation, and how to be productive missionaries! I love being a missionary!
Let me share a little miracle of the week! On Wednesday, we had about an hour before we needed to be back to our flat for the night, and we were trying to think of someone we could visit. Sister Finefeuiaki suggested that we visit a less active family that lives fairly close to our flat. We both agreed, and quickly walked there. When we got there, the 2 less active daughters answered the door and invited us in. One, Suli, never talks to missionaries, and never really gives them the time of day. But we were talking to her sister, and she slowly came and sat in the room, and eventually started talking to us as well. We asked if we could share a quick message, and they BOTH agreed. We were shocked. We shared a message about faith, and we asked some really good inspired questions that got them thinking. After the lesson, the older sister, Suli, started asking us more questions about the church. She then said “I normally don’t like listening to missionaries, but I feel like tonight was different… can you come back and do a Family Home Evening with my family next Monday? I’ll even invite some of my non-member friends.” Sister Finefeuiaki and I were completely shocked! But we know that Heavenly Father has been preparing her. We told her that, and she thought it sounded about right. I am so glad that my companion was in-tune with the spirit that night to follow the impression to visit that family! I just love being a missionary!
Also, another miracle, this week there were 8 inactive families/couples at church! That was so cool to see them come back! MIRACLES.
We also had Zone Conference this week! With President and Sister Hudson! It was good to see them, and to gain new knowledge from our leaders!
Fun fact: In Feilding and Palmerston North (Where we spend most of our time) you always have to parallel park. It was a pain at first, but I am slowly becoming a pro! It’s funny to me now, how much I was freaked out about driving over here, because now everything seems normal. When I go home I am in trouble:) But all good, I have got a while to go!
Lastly, yesterday we were looking for a family’s house that is in our ward, and there was an airshow going on so all the roads were blocked off! So, somehow we ended up at the beach! We just decided to make the most of it, and do our studies there, and eat some lunch, before trying to find our way again:) GREAT WEEK!
Spiritual thought: Matthew 6:34. I am slowly learning while I have been on my mission, that there are some things you can control, and some things you can’t. The only way we are going to be happy and find joy in this life is to worry about the things we can control! Have a great week!