This week has been pretty exciting! I enjoyed the last few days working with Elder Lamipeti as we tried to visit as many people as we could, teach them, and offer our service. We had a fun four months serving together and definitely learned a ton.
We got to visit a number of less actives and investigators before he left, and even saw a miracle as well. On Australia Day, we had to go to the office for my drivers test, so we planned for a pretty long travel due to less bus services on holidays. So we had started walking towards the bus stop when a taxi driver honked. We thought he was just picking up a person, so we kept walking, but he pulled up to us again and honked. This time he goes: "Hey! Elders! Get in, where you going?"
The taxi driver happened to be one of our less active members' husband, who is not a member. He drove us all the way to the train station (a good 50 minute bus ride) and refused to let us pay for the ride. Suuuch a blessing.
Thursday was a big day, we got to meet our new companions! My new companion is Elder Flake, from Arizona! Seriously so exciting to be serving with an American. We've had some fun the past few days, getting to know each other, and feasting on the two boxes of brownies his family sent him in the MTC.
It's been a pretty humbling experience to have the opportunity to train a new missionary, especially since I'm a fairly new missionary myself. I have definitely been able to feel the trust that not only President Checketts has put in me, but the Lord as well. It has been really cool to look back and see how much progress I've made in these 4-5 months, and the growth that is still in store. Elder Flake and I look forward to improving our companionship unity and becoming more powerful teachers and effective disciples in the upcoming week!
Sending my love from Australia,
Word of the Week
- Whipper Snipper, Weed Wacker
- Romans 8:29-30
"For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
Paul teaches the doctrine of foreordination simply: God knew each and every one of us personally before we received our bodies and came down to this earth. Every single calling or responsibility we'll have on this earth, we already accepted in heaven and are just confirming it upon the earth.
The New Comp: Elder Flake from Snowflake, Arizona
Just a water dragon chilling on the side of the road
The Space Mountain Escalator at Epping Train Station
Biked over to lookout for morning exercise
Finally gave in a bought some frosted flakes