MAN OH MAN! It’s Sister Weight comin atchyou live from Beautiful sunny Flaxmere, NZ. Bahahaha I hope this email finds you all well!!! Thanks for all of you that email me:) I love hearing from you!
A lot happened this week so hang on while I try to articulate it all!
On Tuesday night we spent the night in Omahu with Sister Quinlan and Sister Nacar because they live closer to the airport. They had to drop us off at the airport on Wednesday morning at 5am so that we could fly to Christchurch!!!! It was a beautiful flight. I am so lucky. (If you ever get a chance to come to NZ, DO IT!!!) We went to Christchurch to meet with our mission president, other missionaries, and a member of the Quorum of the 70! (Elder Cardon.) That was a really cool, spiritually uplifting day, PLUS I got to go to the south island!!! Woowoowoo! We flew back into the Napier airport that night, and even though we were totally exhausted, that was such a cool experience. It was super cool because we flew out at sunrise, and flew back at sunset, so the views were unbelievable.
Sister Amato and I barely had time to unpack on Thursday, before we drove down to Palmerston North with the Omahu sisters to spend the night before mission tour! We stayed the night with Sister Wilbur and Sister Tupou, Sister Quinlan and Sister Nacar! Mission tour means all the missionaries in our mission from the North Island come together for a conference. It was so cool, I got to see SISTER DUCE! And SISTER BISHOP!!! AND SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE THAT I LOVE!!!! My heart was so full. We drove back on Friday night, and we were all SO tired from the long drive. (correction, not all the Sisters in my car were tired, they all fell asleep, but I was so tired. Perks of being designated driver:)
Once all the traveling was over, SIster Amato and I finally had time to focus on our area. Our Kiribati branch had their dance competition in celebration of their 7 years of being a branch. (Pictures included). That was so cool. We are the only Kiribati branch in the world outside of Kiribati, and I am so proud of our branch for how hard they work.
Fun fact: Seth and Rebecca, 2 kids from a part member family we were teaching in Feilding got baptized this week! Sister Duce told me! I love that family!!!!
Well, that is all for this week! Hope you all have a great week!
Spiritual thought: Alma 38:2-3. I love these scriptures because Alma is complementing his son Shibblon on his faithfulness and steadfastness. I that sometimes when changes come our way, it is easy to focus on the negatives. I have noticed that in myself, as changes come on my mission. When things become unfamilar of uncomfortable, it can be easy to see all the things that are going wrong. Something that we can learn from the example in this scripture, is to be Faithful, steadfast, and positive no matter the circumstance. Look for the good. Seek it out of this ever darkening world. “we can either choose to be happy or sad. I choose to be happy.” Marjorie Pay Hinckely.