This is probably a very Aussie thing to say because we greet each other by saying "how you going?" but in response right now, I think I'd say things are going, or it's going. Very slowly, but we're going. It's pretty easy to say that this is a hard area. It's been known to be hard by the missionaries, and the members aren't really shy about that fact either. They are quite stoked to have "the zonies" in their Ward, but it's put a lot of pressure on us to do well. I think the stress has gotten to me a bit.
BUT. There were a lot of positives to pull from this week and that's what I'm trying to focus on. I think I might try this in future weeks as well to really simplify things.
1. MLC was pretty mean. As always, it's great to see the other missionaries. It's also really exciting to meet with President and see him in a different setting. You get the feeling that he really trusts us and just wants us to do all we can to help the missionaries we serve.
2. We had dinner with the Gollan family that same night. They lived in Hawaii for a bit and have some ties there. One of the dishes she made was sweet and sour meatballs and oh man it was heavenly.
3. There's a single mother recent convert in our Ward named Rebecca. Her son Kevin was baptized a couple months ago. Man she is so solid it's incredible.
4. There's only like two Poly fams here but all goods because the other fams are heaps cool as well. One of the Polynesian fams, the Halavaka's bought us El Jiannah's this week #boizzz. See picture below.
5. Got to go on trade-offs in Claremont this week. The new Elders are Elder Ngatuvai and Elder Clark, who is being trained. Elder Clark is Samoan born in NZ but from the Gold Coast in Queensland. He is the man. It was a pleasure to be back and awesome to serve with Elder Clark, who is open to learn and keen to smash the work.
I think that's about it for this week. I'll let the picture tell the rest of the story. Happy Mother's Day to all the great madre's out there.
Love you heaps!
Literally like a kilo of chips. Lebanese chicken with garlic dip, ohhh wow!
Elder Jung. I came in with this brothah, so it was mean to be flat mates last transfer. Unfortunately, he had to head home a few months early for ACL surgery, but I heard from him today and we're praying for the best. Speedy recovery homie!
Found some kangaroos today in Glenbrook. And yes, there's a joey in mum's pouch. Sooo cool.
'll send this one too because kangaroos are legit
And yeah we hiked in proselyting clothes because #whynot
I really like this shot #churchistrue
Elder Heu is up in Port Macquarie now, serving as a District Leader. He sent me this one this week. We balled up with Brother Jeffree here a few times.