Sunday, 28 September 2014
I'm definitely looking forward to General Conference, I always get a lot of things out of General Conference and I will fast while it is on. So the week was a great week, we were working soo hard and It was really nice as we were visiting this member he is less active, and his sister and her children were visiting, his sister has a non-member husband, but she has stopped the missionaries from coming around and visiting him, as they were 'To forceful' and then she just told me ''why can't we have you in our ward, isn't that right kids, a cool awesome missionary like Elder King' It meant a lot to me for her saying that as she said she would gladly have me over any time and I could teach her husband as I'm Kickback and still work hard but also I can joke and have a great time and actually be friends, I'm not robotic in any way I'm just myself,, I just love becoming people's friends and then after I can share more about the gospel with them, they love it. Also we had dinner with a wonderful family in the ward and she said to me ''If it was not for you, we would not have you elders around the house, you are the reason we have you around''. I did not really reply to that and she said she did not like my old companion, but that the only reason we were still coming by was because the family really loved me'' and it definitely means a lot to me to know that coming from the members because that is great if they like me as an individual and want us to come around and share the gospel. I try to help the best way I can, but I just Love the people and Love the people in this ward, I really want to stay another 6 weeks, please pray for me that I will be able to stay for another 6 weeks. I also made some friends with these wonderful people from Sri Lanka they are our neighbours, they were so happy when I spoke some Sinhalese to them. Just a few words, they then just wrote on some paper there address back home and said come and stay with us any time :) Also we helped with service in the back garden and I got permission to go and start this big fire, we had the hose there under control we had to cut down and burn all of this excess waste to create more room in the garden, I guess you can kind of say we were like Moses and had are own Burning Bush Experience......Literally, then after played soccer with the kids, Also we have been seeing our investigator Brad, like every day, he is coming along really well, we Love seeing him and he loves seeing us. He has been having a lot of problems with family etc, but he just can call us up at anytime and talk to us for ages and we love it, we love that we mean that much to him we he just call us and we want to help him so much we love him and his family. I will have to send you a picture of Brad, his partner and there kids, the most adorable kids ever, it will be awesome for you to put a name to a face :) We will get a picture this week. :) So also the world G20 summit is coming to Brisbane and soon and there is much preparation and anticipation that is going on, especially the way the world is going right now, It will be interesting to see what happens when It comes to Brisbane and we are only like less then 10 mins away if that from were the summit we be held. I also for the first time ever yesterday in Church gave a friend the priesthood, he is a recent convert who I have been seeing every week since I got to this area, his name is Jack and he is mid 50's it was one of the coolest experiences being able to give that to him, his excitement was so wonderful after and he just was soooo happy, I Love seeing happy people and he came up to me after and Said 'I will do anything to serve the church in any way that I can' He is not all there mentally, but it was the sweetest thing when he said that to me. The Love I have for him and his willingness to help even in the slightest way. So this week should also be great coming up, tomorrow with have a massive Zone Conference that goes from 8.30am-4pm So it's going to be an awesome meeting tomorrow and I'm really excited to receive something out of it. :) Also we should be moving this week, into a new place in Morningside, which will be fantastic as we live in a really not very nice place at the moment, let me just put it like that, so that will be great, it will make everything a lot better. Also I met up with my friend from Eight Mile Plains ward, he is an active member and his family are awesome, there are from New Zealand, there are heaps of Kiwi's here. Kiwi being a person from NZ. So I have not actually had my own set of scriptures for months on end, it has been tough. I gave them to him to get them fixed up and I finally got them back, but they look like they our brand new again, It's so nice to have them back and to see where I marked everything, there is nothing like your own personal set of marked scriptures which is personal just to your self. We met up had some Lunch in a place called Hogs-Breath Cafe and then we talked for a while then, he went back to EMP.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
I just got back from the temple, I put you and your families name on the prayer roles!! :) Please also tell Natalie that I put her name on the prayer role also, and I also say a massive CONGRATULATIONS!!! to her as well for getting her mission call and that she will be an incredible missionary. So there is a cool video I want to try and send you over email sometime, I have been playing a lot of soccer lately and really getting into it and all and with the video we parked the car a while away and popped the boot (Trunk) and the video is of me getting the soccer ball in from distance into the trunk, it might sound lame, but it is pretty cool and was definitely harder then it looked :) So last week was an awesome week, the best week, work wise since I have been here in Camp Hill and I'm continuing to work my hardest to build up this area. Also I had this cool experience this week, this less active man had been struggling and we got a call from him to come and see him, we knew it was bad and I was just bold and asked him straight up because I knew I could and the moment was right, ''Have you been having suicidal thoughts'' and he opened up immediately and said yes I have, I was thinking of killing myself earlier today. Then talking to him and reassuring him about everything and all, by the time we left he was happy and now he is fine :) So that was a relief, but at least I was able to help him before something bad happened, my companion was not there, i was on trade off with a member from our ward. Also this weather has just been fantastic and the weather again today is looking great so far :) We are also having another ward activity this week, 2 in a row, we had one last week, we had bare foot bowls and a bbq after our investigator brad came and he loved it, and he also came to church on Sunday which was fantastic and he has made heaps of friends in the ward already which is great!!! we see him pretty much everyday and teach him. :) Guess what Amery, I saved another dog hahah, there have been a few more as well and this brings the total up to 5 :D #Thedogcatcherstrikesagain. We found him near the chapel, but he was so dehydrated as well, so I took of my belt when I caught him, tied him to a pole under some shade, then got a big plastic container filled it with water and then called the RSPCA and the Brisbane City Council, we had to wait to 2 hours with him, but in the end he was safe :) while we waited we had a meeting in the chapel, and you could keep seeing him jump up at the window to get in! It was so cute, he is now our Mascot hahah. Also yesterday was awesome, Elder Nelson, my good friend, came and stayed the night with us from Toowomba, we had a crack up time it was soooo much fun!!! we might room together in byui, probably not but we will kick it for sure. Ahh it was crazy, Dinner was the funniest, it involved me wheeling myself around in a wheel chair, we ate quite a bit, but usually I can smash the food and I'm fine,
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
So I have so much to tell you, but unfortunately I do not have that much time :/ It is Transfer day and we have been so busy, My companion Elder Parson left early though, yesterday morning as he had to fly up to Townsville, he will serve up there until he dies, it's his last area. and I'm better now as well, I'm so happy with that as the last few weeks have really been tough!! but got through it and all is well! So I'm with my new companion Elder Higham he is from the Factory #Utah. hahah another one from the Factory hahah! It will be great though, you should have seen how happy he was and is that he has me as a companion, he lit up like a Christmas tree when he i stood up and he was announced that he was with me!! you see he had heard a lot about me as well, also we have both served with elder eldridge from the Factory also, so he has heard a lot about me through him and different missionaries. I'm also the oldest missionary in the flat haha again. It's funny because all theses new missionaries are coming in and I have no idea who they are, but they know who I am haha! So my friend I have been with my whole missionary Elder Harris is done we took him to the Mission Home and he flew back today, he is already back in New Zealand, we have been with each other my whole mission, like every Zone I have been in, he was there, so it was weird saying goodbye to a good friend. After dropping off Elder Parson from the Airport, me, Elder Harris and Elder Bejarano were driving back to the flat when Harris just broke down crying, it just hit him all at once. It has been an awesome week, but a really weird one. Also a big shout out to Caitlyn, as Elder Huntington, came and stayed the night with us and we were talking about how awesome she is. The days off Bracken Ridge. We miss her greatly and Love her lots. It was also Father's day here in Australia :) I'm doing my best with the work here in Camp Hill and I'm excited to start off this Transfer with Elder Higham! Also my family doing great, my mum went to the Visitor center the other night and listened to some converts on why they joined the church which is so awesome :) I also saw my old companion Elder Naumann, who I got at the start of this year well I actually got him December 31st last year it goes so quick!!!!!! and we were so happy seeing each other again, he just told me and it meant so much to me, he said the best 3 months of my mission were serving and having you as a companion, nothing else has compared to that. It really means a lot to me, that other missionaries think that, some maybe not haha, especially when I used to spike their muffins with hot sauce ;) hahah! but he was from the factory, so you will have to let me off on that one ;) But it was a really nice Transfer meeting hearing all these things and catching up with some good friend and old companions. I sat next to Ly Waut in the meeting my boy from Tahiti! we finish togther. :)