Friday, 25 July 2014


I can't believe that my Boy has been gone over a week, that is so crazy ahaha, Mad proud of him and for his decision, I saw some of the pictures, I got sent a few from his Mum, as he was set apart and all, but i'm sure there are heaps that I have not seen :), It was crazy for me to remember when I was set apart and all it has gone so fast since then, do you remember seeing those pictures go onto FB just after I got set apart. and also I can't believe Austin Leaves this week either that is super exciting and all, and that he will maybe see Joe around in the MTC. So this week has been pretty decent, We are doing are best to find new people and teach, we taught not a lot last week as like I said we have no one to teach but are doing are best to find some amazing people to teach. I met quite a few English people this last week, there are heaps of Pome's here, in Aussie, but known of them can tell I'm from England, as my accent has changed heaps already. and It was funny as I was talking to this one woman, and she was from Gloucestershire, I went down there on my 19th Birthday but she was like you sound Australian, you even say Heaps hahaha!!! and when I was talking with these other guys because I got to speak some of there language and knew a little bit about there country, they were so happy they were like I guess you all 'Cultured up'. As you know I also Love Husky's and I saw this type of Husky I believe it is called an Alaskan Malamute, (Not sure how to spell it) It was a boss of a dog. Also the dogs I really like are Pugs hahaha!!! So it was funny as I had a Chocolate Craving and I was in this store and I was like man I could really do with some Chocolate right now, then as I walk around the corner, a woman is standing in front of me dressed in a Lindt Lindor uniform and was like would you like some Lindor's I was just like heck Yea I would, and I ate it the proper way.
So also this week was awesome because we got to do quite a bit more service, so I was up on this ladder, then went on t the roof after and was cleaning out the gutters, for this man, he was American, from Colorado, but has been here in Australia for 30 + years, but he has such a strong accent still :) It was so much fun helping this man out and then after cleaning the gutters, I was on the roof and got a Chainsaw and had to cut down the top of this tree and all It was a heap of fun. 
I also got to do service for this lovely 93 year old woman, we done the garden work for her, and then had a wonderful chat with her afterwards, and It was super funny as remember me telling you about the Jehovah's Witness Ear wax experience when I was in the Gold Coast, well a similar thing happened even a glass of water again, but this time instead of ear wax she gave me this glass of water, but it was full of like dead insects floating around and the glass was really dirty, she walked out the room and I turned to my companion and was like Bro I can't drink out of this hahaha, it was so crack up. then I rushed around the table before she came back and poured the glass of water on to one of here plants that she had, then rushed back round to my seat just as I got to sit back down she walks in, It was really funny at the time :) Also this old woman has a really old car in the garage, like a 1950's model that has not been used for donkey's years. and I was looking at it and tried to open the door and it just opened and I was like what the heck hahah, then I look in and there is just this possum (bush baby) in my face just staring me down hahahah, i thought it was awesome that he lived in there, just chilling, kicking back like a villain. 
Also yesterday, I went of Trade off with Elder Harris, and the weather here in Australia has been pretty decent, I've only seen it rain twice in the last few months, and one of those days was yesterday and it came hard, we were going wild just sprinting in the rain down a few streets as we had just finished knocking doors and while we were running, we were getting smashed by hail also just hitting us in our face hahah! It was lot of fun though, then we got a lift back to the flat freshened up, then went to English Class, and it was so much fun we were just doing all these activities using a map of Australia, and every one in the English class is from the middle East, from Iran and Afghanistan, so they all speak Persian (Farsi) So I had a heap of fun trying to improve mine, this man was like this is so wonderful that you speak my language, what do you think of it, then I replied to him in Farsi 'I think Persian is a Beautiful Language' and his reaction was so priceless hahah! :) Also there is some exciting news, so Iran is being baptized so many people are joining the church here from Iran, and remember how I mentioned I was teaching my friend called Amir, and set a date with him, and then I got moved areas, well he is being baptized this weekend. the reason it took longer is that he had to be interviewed by the mission president and all and the area authority needs to give permission so that it can go ahead. It is so exciting, I'm so happy for Amir and his decision. So today is also a Multi Zone P-day, so 4 Zone are coming together, as our reward for the 100 baptisms in June and it's actually a ''full day'' P-day like untill 7.30pm which is awesome and it is at Karawatha chapel, if you have not checked it out you should do so :) we will be playing Basketball like crazy, President will be there and really wants to play, he has got out the basketball shoes and got a new basketball, it should be so much fun :) just kicking back and chilling shooting some hoops. So I'm also going to ask President If I can get permission to go to Amir's Baptism and all as EMP is just so close anyways. hopefully so. Also Transfers are next week :) and hopefully I will be going to the temple this Friday with Georgie, we are trying to sort it out :)

Fire of Motivation

So I had a good week, it was pretty decent, last P-day, we ended up instead of playing Bball, we went to an indoor sports center and we all played Netball, and some Cricket, it was the first game of Netball I ever played in my life, I was playing the position of Goal Attack, the only reason being because I play Basketball. Cricket was also fun playing it has been ages since I last played and we were teaching are American friends on how to play it :)So also in this ward, I am teaching the Gospel Principles (Essentials) class, I have been teaching it my whole mission. Also I have been asked to speak in sacrament meeting again next week, so that should be great. one of my very close friends, who I have been with for pretty much my whole mission, we were in the Gold Coast together, and Brisbane North and now here in the Cleveland Zone, and it is so much fun living with him His name is Elder Harris, we have such a blast, if I was not in the flat he would go crazy and be so bored hahahah. Have you ever seen the film 'Forever Strong' I love watching that film, well he played for the Highland team. BYU wanted him to play for them but he turned down because he said that the Rugby is better in New Zealand.
I will have to contact my friends in Kuwait and see how they are doing, we will have to go to Kuwait one day :) They also have a house in Idaho, 2 and half hours from Campus and they said I can go they anytime :) 
So this week, we also had a Mini Missionary with us and just took him out for the week to show him how it is done and he had a great week and loved it, It was a good experience for him, and he is excited to go on a mission. 
So this week, I also got to try a deep friend Mars Bar, Have you ever tried one????? They a massive in Scotland. Also this week I have been trying to get more motivated, I have lost so much motivation lately, I just have not been the same, I'm trying to get back my Fire, and they last few weeks I have been really finding in hard, I have been listening to a lot of motivational things which have really helped me, by this man called 'Eric Thomas' Maybe you have heard of him and listened to one of his things??? Also every lunchtime for the last few days, I have been practicing my dribbling in Basketball, my shooting is not bad and that's because I practisced heaps, but I not that good at dribbling the ball, so I thought the only reason why, is because I have never practicsed it, so I know that if I practice, during my lunch break even for a little bit  I will definitely improve. Also Guess what??????? I saw Elder Elisara, as the area I am in connects with Eight Mile Plains, and one of the people we got permission to visit lives in Eight Mile Plains so It was crazy to go back to my old area, and Elisara happened to be in the same neighbourhood, called him and we met up :) So this week, I had one of the best days on my mission, I went out with my good friend Elder Nelson on trade offs. I was also with him down in the Gold Coast, he was one of the first missionaries I ever met. I met him when I had just got off the plane at the mission home, and he remembers the first time meeting me and seeing me, I was the only one walking around the mission home talking to every one and introducing myself all the other missionaries were to scared, or nervous, he said I remember seeing you 'Elder King Loud, and No Fear' he is going to BYU Idaho aswell so we will kick it there, will be awesome. we had a crazy day, got up to crazy times, it's good to be able to work hard and have fun, i Always think of this 'Work Hard, Play Hard'. He is from Yuma Arizona and he is the man at Basketball and Golf., So happy got to work with him we were just cracking jokes all day. Also one night we were bored so Elder Harris and me decided to shave a massive Crown into my thigh haaahaha it was crack, i Just hope it grows back hahaha

Sunday, 6 July 2014

All Around the World

So My week was awesome, work is going well here, we have not really got anyone to teach at the moment, which kind of sucks hahaha, but we are doing are best to find new people and got 10 return appointments in 1 day, so hopefully these potentials can turn into solid people really wanting to learn more, Also I met this guy, who had lived in England for 4 years, he is a member and he just moved back from Kuwait in the Middle East as he was out there for 4 years, and I asked him if he knew my friends 'The Bomans' who live in Kuawit and he is bestfriends with the son of the Bomans, and the reason I I know this family is became I became really good friends with Melissa the daughter as she served in the London South Mission, when I was Investigating and Joining the Church and then just after i Joined. So i thought that was awesome that I had that interesting connection to Kuwait, again, I always find this connections haahah It's awesome :) we got a picture together and sent it to them. saying that I serving in his ward. Also this week we have been working a lot with the recent converts like Stephen, he just got the priesthood and we were working with Josh, he brother plays Rugby for England, which means he is a Boss, and Josh is playing for Queensland and will probably end up in the NRL over here, National Rugby League, he has been scouted by a few teams and all, he is in Darwin this week in a competition. But it is great to see these young guys coming into the Gospel. I have been very blessed so far on my mission with being a Convert being able to connect so well to people, one of my friends Brother Baptista, well his son is on his mission in Perth, he asked me about my story, I shared it with him and all, and then after I said your friend might know one of my friends from my home ward he is also serving in Perth, unfortunately a few weeks ago I found out my friend had to come home early because he has Cancer, he had been serving for 18 months, he is a champion, I have so much respect for him, I really look up to him, he is actually from Arizona, but moved to England, well I was telling Brother Baptista about him and how his son might have met him, then I go to Brother Baptista's fridge to get something out and who do I see on the fridge but a big picture of my friend with his son, at a baptism, it turned out my friend who had to go back, trained Brother Baptista's son :D I Love these connections, there has been a few this week, but I always randomly get these, for all around the world. :)