Tuesday, 30 December 2014

End Of 2014!!!

 I can't believe we are at the end of 2014!!!!! Everything went super great, I had an incredible Christmas, it was so wonderful, we had 7 dinner Appointments, it was so crazy hahah, but it was so much fun being with the members and just eating like a boss. Skyping my family was sooooo awesome and incredible it was soooooo great to see them again, I had the best time, I'm excited to just catch up with my mum, dad and sister and spend some quality time with them, They are all doing super well, it was crazy listening to them as they are super English haha, they have the most English accents I have ever heard!!! It blew me away, I never noticed it before :P  It was funny as my family knows how much I love my dogs back home, they sent me a Christmas card with 2 paw prints in and it said Merry Christmas Sam, lot of licks and woofs hahah, I Loved it :) It put a big smile on my face :) ! It's New Years eve we have to be back in the flat at 5pm and stay there for the whole evening, so I'm not doing much, but we have heaps of Pancake Batter Mix, Chocolate, like $400 of Chocolate it's like the only thing I have been eating hahaha, just straight Lindor all the way ;)  It was awesome as we were knocking doors yesterday and we ended up teaching a woman called Natalie and her daughter and by the end of the discussion she was super excited to come to church this Sunday and all it was an awesome day, yesterday as we also met with Lynn and went over the baptismal Questions with her and just helped her prepare more, she is so ready and is being baptized on the 10th of January and 10:00am :) Also we made an old lady cry in the good way ;) we helped her in her garden and done service for her and after we sung her a Christmas hymn :) It made her Christmas :)  I'm loving this work and i'm making the most of it and I'm loving this weather it's 33 degrees outside as i write this to you :) It's the best weather!!! We also went down to Mooloolaba Wharf the other day and helped out on a boat, we were sanding it down and filing it and make it also nice and smooth, It was super awesome just working on it on the Sun and the Mooloolaba Wharf is super nice :) Also we are moving flat!!! We will move a little bit of our stuff today, so I guess that it what some of our New Years will be :P So also i just thought i should put about how weird it is not having a cold Christmas and the fact that we ended up having an Aussie BBQ!!! BBQ on Christmas, it's actually pretty awesome,  It's a great thing!!! Also I tried Camel hahaha, I know :P but it changed my life hahaha, it's actually surprisingly really great :P

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Here are some photos that I have been sent over the past year or so. Hope you enjoy them. 

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Message

So I'm really looking forward to Skyping home as well as that will be super awesome!!! It will be so great to see the family again and be able to speak to them!!! I'm really happy about that, so I actually also get to spend Christmas at the King's. I Love how there is a family in the ward called the Kings :) It's weird spending Christmas with the King's but in Australia haha :) It has been a great day already, we just got finished with hiking up Mount Coolum.  I Loved it!!! It was so nice up there, and I heard this couple speaking Spanish, and I was with my friend, and he can Speak Spanish, he was born in Sydney but his parents are from South America. We started speaking to them in Spanish, but they were both from Europe. the girl was born in Finland, raised in Sweeden and the guy was from Italy. The week was great as well, we set another 2 baptismal dates. so Lynn for the 10th of January :) and also Meegan, who we just found for the 21st of January, we are also going to try and set another date this week, with Gary, for the 17th of January and we have Kathleen on date for the 7th of Janauary, so overall that would be great to see all these wonderful people enter the waters of baptism. Also it is 1 year ago and a big shout out to Caitlyn as she was baptized and confirmed a member a year ago. :D That is super awesome and I'm so proud of her!!!! This week we are also going Christmas Caroling and I remember when we all went out a year ago and done Caroling as well and Caitlyn came it was super awesome :) Also the weather this last week has not been that great, but today is super nice!!! So it was also awesome as we were also able to help this family with service and he was the missionary who served my family when he was in the London South Mission, so it was great to be able to repay the favor :) Also one of my friends a while back we got matching One Direction toothbrushes, as he knows I Like them and I'm from England, and the toothbrushes sing a few songs as well, it's awesome haha!!!  I Love this work, I will continue to work my hardest we are seeing great success in like one of the hardest areas!!!! the next P-day I get to go to the Brisbane temple on New Years Eve!! Something we Love to share and I don't know if you have seen it yet is the Christmas video on christmas.mormon.org It's only about 3 minutes long and is centered around the Savior. http://www.mormon.org/christmas I'm looking forward to this coming week though, It's awesome to be able to share the Christmas message, people got up in church yesterday and were like have you got the Elders round to share a message with it was the best, they shared it to my dad who was not a member and we have never seen him act like that before he loved it and now wants to learn more :) It's little things like that which are awesome, who would have known it would have had such a big effect :)

Monday, 8 December 2014

I am One of A kind, Rare Kind

So it is crazy as in 4 months I will be back!!! and It was awesome as we were knocking doors this week and the houses were right by the canal and this person is like there our dolphins in there all the time!! I also love that it is like Summer time here, wake up in the morning play some Basketball and then by 9.00am on someday it's already 29 degrees out :) Gotta love Summer ;) we will love it together, it is weird having this at Christmas time though!!! and this week we have the ward Christmas party!!! it's a cotton tree park at the swimming pools and it's crack up because we can't go in the water, so I'm just going to be smashing all the bbq food instead :P So the goal in the mission into have by the end of the 700 + convert baptisms as a whole ABM, this has only been done like twice before and both those times were when Papua New Guinea was part of this mission, so i have met quite a few people who served there!!! I know we will do it!! we set a baptismal date for the 7th of January!! Also we had an awesome experience we got a referral from someone who was not active and we went and the address did not exist, then we continued knocking around the area and we knocked on this one door and this other person was like Stacey is not in, I think I mentioned Stacey last week, the single mum, well we invited her to prayer and find out that there was a God, we promised her she would find a full time job and all, and then as soon as we left she went and prayed and within the hour she got a phone call with someone offering her a full time job!!! so crazy!!! Love it!!! Prayers work, I knew it before and had a strong testimony of it, but this just increased it heaps. Also we have been smashing heaps of Mexican food, I'm loving it hahah! and the other night we went to Carols in the park, in cotton tree in Maroochydore it was awesome Anthony came out with us :) and Guess what I'm the only English Mission here in the ABM!!! I'm a one of a kind, rare kind!!! The only one!! I'm really looking forward to Chrtistmas to Skype back home as well, it will be so great :)  Also Top shout out to those from my ward reading this!!!  Buderim ward is the best!!! a big shout out to Chelsea and the Portors family, As i know you will read this!!! :)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Australia Zoo

 So It is Transfer day today and I did not get transferred :) I'm staying here which I thought I would which is awesome!! So the week was great we had a very special Sacrament meeting and it was across the whole of the Pacific, it was known as an Invitation Sunday. It was really centered around Jesus Christ and we had quite a few non members turn up :) and the missionary work here is going really great, and we should hopefully be able to see a few more people enter into the waters of baptism. Lynn will be Baptized next month, 2015 what the hahah :P and we are teaching this guy called Gary and as we left he said just out of the blue 'You can helped me get baptized right??' and we were like we sure can haha! So we will continue to work with him. We also had an awesome experience yesterday were we ended up teaching this single mum, who is really going through a hard and tough time, she is in her 30's and is so humble and loved the lesson we shared with her. And she is coming to church this Sunday we are actually trying to get her to someone's house for a dinner this week :) We Also got to go to the Australia Zoo, and for like a lot of the day we just done impersonations of Australian accents :)  It was soooo awesome and I got to see some Red Pandas :) I'm getting closer to seeing the other type hahah, one day I will get to see one!!! Also the keeper's were walking a Cheetah and we were about 4ft away from it, it was so incredible :) and I got to stroke and cuddle with a Koala!! it was awesome, we also saw the bird the Cassowaries. and I also at this other time they were walking a wombat on a lead and I got to stoke it, then it climbed into a thing they had made for it a 'wombat wagon' and then they wheeled him away haha :) we also got to go and see heaps and heaps of Kangaroo's and lye with them and feed them and just mess around with them it was soooo much fun!! I also got to see a Tasmanian Devil. and got to watch the Crocodile and Tiger shows. We also got to see Giant Tortoises and something I have always wanted to do is go and see the Giant Tortoises on the Galapagos Islands :)  we had Thanksgiving at our friends home who is actually from Vegas and we had Pumpkin pie and Root beer floats. I also went on a few trade-offs last week, and we went to Coolum Beach, it was awesome and to Mount Coolum it is so nice there :) I should also be going up to Noosa, or Noosa Heads in a week or so on another trade-off, and there are a few other places also, Sunrise Beach, Peregian Beach etc. Also I found Spongebob Sqauepants home we are always going past this place near Forest Glen ways called the 'Big Pineapple'. we are super excited to start this Transfer are we straight ravished the last Transfer! We are happy we are both staying in the area, people actually were writing to the Mission President and just asking for us to stay. Or is there any way you can stay here. It was so kind and thoughtful, I truly love this ward and the people in it :) When we were finding out Transfer deliberations, we had a group of members listening in as well and when they heard that we were staying they were cheering and shouting haha, it was sooo sweet off them!!!