Monday, 13 April 2015

The Best Way to Go Out

 I could not have gone out of my mission on a better way, I was able to Baptize Toni a beautiful single mum with 5 children, last night at 7pm, there was over a 100 people at the service there to support her!! She is the best and it was the best night of my life to be able to baptize her and she was confirmed a member straight after as well. It was unreal, the best thing ever!!! I'm so happy, I'm at peace, There was nothing more in the world that i wanted then to see her get baptized and see the change in her life, to be at peace in her life, despite all what is happening and all, when she told me she feels like a daughter of God ahhh it was wonderful, I could not have had a bigger and cheekier grin on me then yesterday :) I tried to send to you a picture with her and her children I hope you got it :) 
I could not have had a better mission, being able to baptize someone I Love with all my heart on my final week and for my final Sunday to be Easter Sunday. and I'm 2nd speaker on one of the biggest and most packed Sunday's of the year and I love it, I Love speaking as you know and I'm speaking on Elder David A bednar's talk ''come and see'' which is my favorite talk out of all of them  ;) but being able to deliver something I know to be true and that has blessed me immensely, I don't know if you remembered but last week was a very important day for me, on the 25th of March 2012 and I got baptized when I was 18 and looking back on the 3 years I have been in the church, and what has been accomplished is unreal, It has been such an amazing experience thus far and will only get better to come :) 
I look back on my mission thus far and look at what has been accomplished, I baptized in every area, there was not one area where I did not baptize whether it was for 6 weeks or 6 months. I was blessed to see someone  change there life :) and now that Indian Couple who I get to meet just before I fly home and I get to present them with a Hindi book of Mormon what an honor it is to me, this Indian couple are going to be baptized on the 18th of April, and we also set another baptismal date for the 18th of April as well, and we will set a few more this week. 
I have also been so blessed looking back, to see all of my converts over the 2 years and they are all still active and solid. An amazing track record, which is usually unheard off!!! :) 
I tell you these things not to Boast, for as myself I am nothing. But the In the hands of the Lord as his Instrument, I'm something and can be used to bless people, I have always been a missionary, I will always be a missionary, It never stops and I will never stop, If you know anyone I can teach when I come to America let me know :) My missionary badge will be impressed upon me forever. This week has been the best it only gets better, I'm running through the tape. Always Learning, Always growing and progressing trying to become a better person. 
We had a great week, we were also able to save a Posom, this week, Posom's are one of my favorite animals, we were driving back it night and at the side of the road we saw a man by the road next to an animal, it looked like a cat, we flipped the car around and pulled over next to him, we walk up to him and see that it infact was a Posom and then just a pool of Blood. he was in a right state, So the Posom is still on the road and I'm diveriting all the speeding traffic around the Posom, so he does not get completely smashed, we then get a towel and pick him up move him on to the grass, we were trying to help him and we get the animal people to come out, and they collect him, to some it was just a Posom, but we knew we had to help this Posom and at the same time try to share the Gospel with this man, who was trying to help, missionary opportunities can come in all different ways!!! It's amazing, Something I also love is the word, Listen, which if you change the letters around in it you also get the word Silent, a skill that has blessed me now on ,my mission, although I love to talk heaps as well, but I know when I listen I'm able to receive that revelation to asked inspired questions!! 
I'm excited that General Conference is coming up, I hope you all love it and enjoy listening to a Living day Prophet of God, what a blessing and Privilege. I love that together we can all work as a TEAM, Together Everyone Achieves More. 
This time next week, I will in the Temple with President Henderson, On Tuesday I will flying to Dubai, then London. 
This is my final departing statement to all the missionaries i will give to in the ABM, 

A is the 1st letter in the Alphabet and T is the 20th letter. If you add up all the letters in the word Attitude you get 100% Attitude develops character and to develop the character of Christ we need to give it are ALL, Elders and Sisters, in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

My Badge is Impressed Upon My Heart

Well this week, has been a lot better, I definitely have seen the Tender Mercies of the Lord in my life, like we went up to a place called Montville and we got to look at the view of the Glass House Mountains, and walk in a Rain forest and all, well it was really awesome, and all, as when we were looking of the view of the mountains, it was quite cloudy and I felt like saying a prayer, so I said a prayer with my Companion Elder Derhak and Brother King and his son Benny, and as I said it, a massive ray of Sun, just burst threw the clouds and landed straight on me!!! It was such a Beautiful experience and all, looking back, I was thinking what a similar experience that Joseph Smith had and how important it is sometimes to have our own Sacred Grove experience :) as we were in the Rain Forest we saw Baby wallabies hopping around and afterwards we played some Soccer (Football) Also Anthony and Vicki went through the Temple last week, what a wonderful experience it was for them, that same weekend Anthony also received his Patriarchal Blessing, and Vicki is getting her's so soon :) Also Anthony is preparing to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood in May :) He is already Progressing so much. 
We also had an incredible miracle happen, we were on Trade-offs I was out with one of the Assistants we were knocking doors and we knocked for ages and no one was home, not a lot was happening, then we knocked on this one door and a 15 year old boy called Cory came to the door, we spoke to help and told him, we could help him find God in his life and help him come to know the Saviour Jesus Christ more, we asked him if he would like to learn more he said he would be interested, we said that becuase of your age, we are going to have to get permission from your Mother first, so we got a return appointment on to go back on Saturday, so when we went back on Saturday, we knocked on the door and Cory was not there, but his Mum answered the door and said Cory was away at his Father's and gets to see him once a month, she then Proceeded to tell us that she was a super Inactive member, who had joined the church when she was younger and then was Re-Baptized at age 21, a held a calling and was an active. She said she was not on the records, but that she would love for us to come again and help teach her son Cory and Convert him. :) 
I ended up also having a lovely Birthday here and visited Members like all day, and was fell feed and had another surprise Birthday party here at Lion's park!!! Then in the evening went down to the Mooloolaba Esplande and saw Anthony and Vicki, and Vicki, got this man to play the guitar and sing me and song in front of every one, it was ''Purple Rain'' by Prince she said this is the song she wanted to sing me!!! It was the sweetest thing :) Also the best Ice Cream here or ''Popsicle'' has an interesting name but it is the bomb, just totes mcgoats the best it is called ''Golden Gaytime'' and my friend in the ward, she made me a Golden Gaytime cake, it was just soooo good!!! just Dangerous. I also got a pair of Aussie Thongs!!! and a heap of Caramel Koalas, Buderim's the Best!!! I don't ever want to leave Buderim, just because the relationship I have with this ward in unreal :) It was also pretty warm out lately and I was loving it, it was around 37 degrees which is probably around 98 Fahrenheit and all, and that is not bad for Autumn ;) 
We also had great success, this one time we were out knocking doors a few weeks ago, and we spoke to a 16 year old Rugby player called Benny, who had met missionaries in the past a year ago. We got on really well, Benny also has two sisters one age 18 called Jasmine and one age 21 Called Savanna, when we meet them, we got on super well, and this one time after we had finished talking to them and walked off, they ran after to catch up and said we could come anytime, so we saw them again and then, we have built up a good relationship with the parents, we saw them on Saturday evening and ended up having dinner with them, and we are going to watch Benny play a Rugby game on Wednesday evening and then they are coming to watch 'Meet the Mormons'' with us on Thursday at the cinema, we know great things will come from this and that as we introduce these awesome people to some more YSA miracles will Happen. 
Also last night we ended up having a BBQ, at our friends place and he had family over from Arizona, they are from Yuma, one of my good friends here on my mission was from Yuma, well me and my friend from Yuma, had the best of times, just so many crack up times, and I asked this couple who were visiting from Yuma if they knew this family and they were like, yes we know them, your friends Dad was our Bishop :) what a small world, I treasure experiences like this. 
Also hopefully Chelsea Coalfax will be coming to listen to my final talk in Sacrament meeting, it is hard to believe that next week, is my last on my mission, but I'm smashing this week and my last week, going hard in the paint!!! Also I was talking to this awesome girl yesterday at my friends mission farewell, party, she is going to the Temple Square Mission, so I will see her later this year anyway, well one the people i was talking to know's Kate Mathieson and she just got back from her mission in Korea, it's unreal how fast it went, i really hope to see her before I leave, and I have got her to pass on a message to Kate and hopes she can come up to Buderim on the 5th of April for the 9am session of Church and here my farewell talk. 
Also a big shout out to Caitlyn if you are reading this and can come to Buderim on the 5th of April at 9.00am to hear my farewell talk the address for the chapel is 1 Sunbird Chase Road, Kawana, it's just of Nicklin way. 
Also Toni is getting baptized this coming weekend, on the 29th of March at 4.00pm, she is so excited and really really wants it, a lot of hectic az things have been happening lately, but I can't wait for her to get baptized and all :) It is so exciting :) 
Also we have the coolest experience and miracle this morning Brother ''the Man'' Smith our Assistant Ward Mission leader came around this morning, to tell us some good news :) One day, while he was waiting for the Elders at are Flat, the one's that were hear a while ago, he decided while waiting to talk to our Indian Neighbors who are the sweetest people ever, he left them with a Book of Mormon, and he wrote his testimony in it and put his phone number in it and gave it to them, the Book of Mormon, then was sent to India, when It reached India, it waited there a while, before being sent back to Brisbane, where this woman who has been in Australia for a week, while she is studying over hear with her husband, found the Book of Mormon and read the testimony inside it and called the number and spoke to Bro Smith and she said she wants to get baptized, so I then called the husband after receiving some information, and I wanted to speak to Poonam, that is his wife's name his name is Vikram and we chatted on the phone for about 30mins, his wife Poonam was away at univeristy, we had a great chat, he said how he had been stiudying the bible for 3 years back in India, and before they moved here he prayed that he would be shown the way and that is when the Book of Mormon showed up. So I got all his information and his house address and I'm going to call the missionaries near Brisbane to go and teach and baptize them, as he expressed over the phone how he wanted to join :) also on my last day, I'm going to try and meet up with him and give him a Book of Mormon in Hindi with my testimony in it :) 
It had been a great week!!! we just went hard knocking doors the whole of Saturday and wow did the blessings come with over 10 return appointments. The Lord really is Hastening his work in this part of the vineyard, I can't believe next week, is my last week as a missionary, although i will also be a missionary, as my badge is impressed upon my heart :) 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

See You in Three Weeks

 I'm so lucky to be here in Australia turning 21, good ol' St. Patricks day, it's a great day!! The sunshine coast is Paradise!!! It's the best, the weather is amazing, and Buderim ward is the best :) It was really Lovely as Vicki one of the recent converts, well we always see her every single Sunday at 3pm, we turned up yesterday thinking it would be like a normal Visit, however when I walked in and all, there was a lovely cake with 21 on it and the Australian flag all the way around it, and there were some people hiding in the Kitchen, and in the Garage who jumped out to say Happy Birthday, It was the nicest present, putting on an awesome surprise birthday and what not, I was soooo happy :) 

It's not been easy for me lately, I have been really struggling, emotionally and really down in the dumps as well as well as really happy, like I'm not happy, then I am, but then really I'm sad but I'm not, I'm just Numb so very Numb. Like I just don't want to leave my mission and go back, i love it here being a missionary,I have mentioned and about going back so much, but I truly do not want to leave because It's amazing, I wish I could just start over and do it all again, I love the people with all my heart,!!! We had a ward activity and it was the best it was a Mexican Fiesta, it was super sweet and all, and I got to teach my last Gospel Principles class and Brother King was like that was the best Gospel Principles class I have ever been in!!!! .

 Skyping my mum was great, I Loved it, she is the best and I'm just so blessed because of her like I'm so happy to be able to see my Mum, Dad and Sister and the rest of my family, but It is so great being here, I know you always love using the words ''Bitter Sweet'', well this is the most ''Bitter Sweet'' ever for me., I was super sweet as my family sung me happy birthday, who would have thought 21 years ago we would both survive, me and mum, I know that God lives and his Only begotten Son Jesus Christ lives, I love the scripture in D&C 76 verse 22-24. ''That He Lives''. That God has been so merciful. 
It was really interesting Skyping them, just to be like, see you in 3 weeks hhaha, So I Loved that.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Marching Forward in March

 Everything is going super well lately, Wow I Just am having the best time ever here and just loving it!!! I'm so happy here, the Mission is the best and going so well. We are having lots of wonderful experiences here with teaching. This week was great,  I went to a Leadership council in Brisbane with President Henderson and all the Leaders were there, it was just incredible such a great and uplifting meeting, It was super awesome and we are excited to launch the Easter Initiative, 'That he lives'' the church will be realizing it on the 27th of March. It was so awesome in the meeting, as I was standing up and saying something, President Henderson, was like, 'I Love you, I just have to give you a hug'' His Love for me since I have been serving is just incredible, he is the most Christ Like person I have ever met. It was great in the meeting as this one comment I made he was like 'Now that's revelation'' haha, he is the man, I have been able to spend a lot more time with him, we actually went to Dinner last night with President and Sister Henderson, he took out the whole of the Sunshine Coast Zone as we were the only Zone to SMASH all of our goals and all, no other Zone came close, and this is the hardest Zone in the mission, February was a great month and we are all ready Marching forward in March. I also had my last Zone Conference, yesterday it was super intense and just such a great day, then after then when we went to Dinner with President and Sister Henderson, we ended up going to a park and smashing like 50 boxes of Cost Co Pizza and drinks and Churro's. The Zone Conference was really great, we got to watch ''Meet the Mormons'' in it and I think I was like crying for half of it haha, i was really emotional during it, It hit me like a brick wall. Then after I was talking with one of the Sister Missionaries who is in Caitlyn's ward and she said Caityln was going to watch Meet the Mormons with them. so a massive shout out to CAIYTLYN, IF YOU WATCHED MEET THE MORMONS, I HOPE YOU LOVED IT, IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED IT, YOU WILL LOVE, KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND I'M SO PROUD OF YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO  FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT MOTHER, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!! So all is going super well here in the best mission in the world, what ever mission you serve in, is the best mission in the world :) the Australia Brisbane Mission, THE MIGHTY ABM, ''Australia's Best Mission'' 
Toni is doing super great and all and the kids are doing really well, we are seeing them pretty much everyday and helping Toni prepare for her special day, It's also awesome and me and Bishop get on really well, and we just found we have the same Birthday, so we will have to do something then, with Toni and the family also. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Finish Line

 I have just got back from the Australia Zoo!!! I Loved it there and had a great time Anthony came with us and all. March is already here it is going to be the most exciting month on the mission, a lot of great things happening :) So my travel Itinerary is all sorted, I got 2 different copies for some reason, But I will be back on the 8th. I get to Skype home in 2 weeks time, as it is Mother's day in England :) So that is pretty sweet I get to Skype just before I come back, not long just under 5 weeks, and Toni did not get baptized on the weekend, but is getting baptized this coming Saturday on the 7th of March at 7pm, so 7 for 7. We also set another 2 more baptismal dates, for both on the 21st of March and they are friends they are called Amy and Nikhil, they are friends of a member's daughter :) It's also crazy to think that I baptized Chelsie Coalfax a year ago, on March the 1st and she is going really great in the church and lives with a member family, I'm excited to be able to get in contact when i get back :) The work is going amazing here!!!! I Love it, and I'm going as hard as I can, running through the tape. Going to run through that Finish line, we hope to set a few more Baptismal dates this week, we are pumping this area!!!!! Buderim's just incredible. Sorry, I could not write more this week, We have to go in just under 30 mins to a lesson!!!!But i will write much more next week. Elder Samuel King

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


So I don't know if you heard but the weather here the last week or so was was crazy there was an Earthquake further up North, then came the Cyclone,and luckily we were quite south of it, but still got hammered and there was quite a bit of flooding, I don't know if you saw the picture of me standing under the massive whole in the roof, that was in the chapel, the roof caved in and got destroyed!!! It was pretty intense, the last week was a really tough one, not just with all the other things happening, but also, that Toni, did not end up getting baptized, but we have reset the date and she will be getting baptized next Saturday, the 7th of March, the other dates we has with Gary, for the 28th, we got dropped by him and he is not interested any more and with Jacqueline for the 28th we are going to have to move her date back to sometime in March, but she is still going really well and wants to get baptized,  but still we have already seen a lot of blessings come despite these things happening, we were able to set another baptismal date with Skye for the 4th of April, and have been able to teach a lot more as well. I was also able to interview 5 people last week, the Keech family, they are from the States, and when they were living there, they moved to Utah, to St.George, and went to church for a year and no one checked to see if they were members or not, they just assumed they were and all, so they would go every single week, then they moved here to the Sunshine Coast, and they were driving in their car and saw the elders on the street and pulled up next to them and said, hey we were living in Utah for a year and no one taught us anything about the gospel, we want to learn as a family, so they started being taught, then they all got baptized, the Dad got baptized on Friday, and he was baptized by my south African friend and he has a daughter who is serving in the England London South Mission,  So i think it was super sweet that he was able to baptize him!!! :) , then he baptized his wife and their 3 children on Sunday, they are called, Edward, Maribel, Travis, Ty and Arriana Keech, the wife is from Panama, so i got to practice speaking in Spanish to her :) They are just an incredible family and I love them dearly, i met them a few months back when I first came to this area, but know they are ready and all :) and They are going to meet Toni and her kids properly, they met briefly but we will try to get them together for an activity. I also get to interview another 2 people this week, one Tomorrow and one on Friday :) It was also Elder Derhak's Birthday and all and it was a super sweet Birthday the ward was amazing and he was really looked after as well, so I was just super happy for him!!! We also should be going to the Australia Zoo next P-day, to celebrate Elder Derhak's Birthday, he just turned 19. Also It's funny as when we are teaching people we show people a picture of Jospeh Smith, and we have had a few different people say, is that 'Captain Cook' haha, it's definitely put smiles of our faces :) Well I hope you have a wonderful and great week and that all goes well.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Hello Elder King..... and Elder.....

So I hope you have been able to see the pictures from Mooloolaba beach last week when we were there and we found 'The Loo with the view'' and how there was the perfect rainbow there, like I have never seen a more perfect rainbow, it when from the sea into the sand and looking at it through some palm trees it was just amazing. So I found out some more about why this was a 8 week transfer for you, so the reason is they are trying to get all the transfers in all the missions across Australia in alignment with one another so they coincide one with another :) So this week my companion's Birthday is coming up and all, he is still only 18 at the moment!!! but it will be awesome as his Birthday falls on the Sunday!! and we have some great news!!! We moved Toni's baptism a week forward from the 28th to the 21st next Saturday at Noon, and she has asked me to Baptize Her!!!! Yay Yay Yay!!! It will be an amazing day and everyone loves Toni, so there will be heaps of people there!!!! Then Elder Derhak, will give her the Holy Ghost on Sunday, so it is awesome as he is giving her a gift on his Birthday and it is a great start to his mission and all. We Love Toni and the kids, we are actually all seeing them today at Cotton tree park at 4.30pm to play sports with them!!! The work is going so well here, we also moved Jacqueline's baptism up from the 14th of March, to the 28th of February, so a week after Toni, and we will then probably Move Gary's baptism from the 28th of February to the 1st week in March as he needs that little bit of extra time and all. And Yesterday evening we had a Pacific Wide Area Broadcast, and that was super great we had Anthony with us for it and all, I found out that, at the moment in the South Pacific, there is 127 Stakes and 35 Districts :) So the work is definitely hastening for sure in this part of the vineyard!!!! So it was also funny in the week, I was out playing some Basketball in the morning and all, and this random woman approaches me and was like can I put this Sling on you, and I was like Yea go for it hahah, I was thinking what the heck hahah, so I get this sling put on me, so was going around trying it on people as a prototype and getting there feedback on it, that same day my companion ends up with a different sling given to us by Toni for his shoulder!!! So the work is going super well here, I was on trade-off on Forest Glen on Saturday, Valentine's day and it was a great day, we just done heaps of Door knocking and all, and I ended up being able to teach with the missionary who was with my parents back home, so that was awesome being able to teach with him in a lesson together, it was an awesome experience, I don't know if you have seen the picture of us together on FB, I'm holding up a Book of Mormon next to him :) I also on Trade-off for the first time in ages so long was able to practice speaking some Persian (Farsi) This man from Afghanistan came to the door and he said to me after we had been speaking for a while, you would not be able to speak my language at all, I said try me I want to see if I can, he said you won't be able to hahah, Then he says do you speak any Persian, Next Sec I'm spitting out some Persian to him and he is so happy, I then asked him for a glass of water in it, it's a useful line as a missionary, and as soon as i asked him no hesitations or anything he just goes to the tap turns it on, and pours me a glass of water, I was so happy to at least now that it worked!!! :) Then he invited us in and we taught him :) I have also been setting other goals as well for when I get back, another one of my goals is to become a better cook :) So I also had interviews with President Henderson on Friday, it was my final interview with him and I have some exciting news for you to tell you when I get back, it is really good news :) So it was also awesome as when we were out knocking doors we met this awesome elderly couple, she had her 89th Birthday and they were so happy together it made me smile!!! and I thought of us :) It was also sweet as we got a card given to us and a big block of chocolate :) in it the card said " To Sam (Elder King) and Elder Derhan I hope you like chocolate! Thank you so much for stopping off that day to help me with my car, from Trish'' It's funny because everyone always get my companions name wrong, Derhan instead of Derhak, in fact Australians do not even try to pronounce my companions name, they are like Hello Elder King....... and Elder how are you!!! me and my companion always joke about it, these our some of the different names he gets on a daily basis ''Derhan'' ''Derhank'' ''Durbar'' ''Burhar'' That one was not even close :P ''Dererk'' just ''Dur'' and DurHawk :P we just call him elder Burhar now as that has to be the most random one!!! So a lot of great things are happening here though and all It will be a hectic and exciting week!! 

Monday, 9 February 2015

This is is, my last Transfer!!!

So today is Transfer day!!! This is it, my last Transfer!!! It's going to the be the best one ever!!! I'm excited to let you know about it, I'm so happy I'm staying on the Sunshine Coast and all and Finishing here, the work is going actually amazing, Toni, the single mum is just loving the church and cannot wait to be baptized on the 28th of this month Ahhhh  so exciting, I Toni and her kids got to watch another baptism of a members child in the ward and all the kids over the age of 8 want to get baptized :D There is Flynn age 12, Jed age 10, Matilda age 8, Millar age 6 and Olive age 2. :D The Best family, Love them so much, They are so happy here and we went to Lions Park again on Sunday after church had a kick around with the kids, some soccer, then got to teach Toni and then got to teach her yesterday and we are going to arrange to go to Cotton Tree Park and play some sports with the kids and teach her, we are trying to see her as much as possible. We Also have started to teach another woman called Jacqueline and she is in her late 50's we got a phone call from this member saying, My friend she wants to learn about the gospel, we went taught her  the Restoration and committed her to baptism for the 14th of March and she said Yes, but we are going to move the Date forward as we feel she will be ready before then, we also had this same member bring another friend to church, got a phone call on Sunday morning saying my friend Carmen and her son Dallas have been wanting to come to church for ages, I should have invited them sooner, but they are coming today about 10mins after the phone Carmen rocks up to church in her red Hummer, she wants to be taught and we know she can be Baptized soon as well, We also had some 14 and 15 year old girls come to church who our friends with that members daughter and they want to start being taught and so do there parents and grandparents. We are also teaching a woman called Natalie and she came to church the other Sunday, she is doing really great. We Know this will be a smashing Transfer, going to go as Hard as I can here in the Sunny Coast!!! I Love it here in Paradise!!! when the members found out I was staying here, they were cheering and shouting with Joy, I know a few our going to come to the Airport and see me off!!! It was also funny as well as after the Super Bowl last week, I got back after emails and checked the mail in our box outside our apartment and I got my USB back from my friend who was borrowing it and on the Letter to me it said to 'Elder Go Hawks' the return address 'The Superbowl' Then he was also borrowing a not pad of mine in with some info and I got in back and it said 'I Love you man, from Elder E, I'm two down from the Water Tower at Rexburg, here's , my number call me hun ;) So I will definitely catch up with him after, it was funny as remember last week how I said I'm going to go call my boy and he will be so upset the Sea Hawks lost, well this was all from him :) One of my close friends Elder Ly Waut from Tahiti, right now as I email this to you, is on a plane heading back home, He is finished already, he called me last night to say goodbye and we just had a crack up time on the phone just messing around, I'm definitely going to hit up Tahiti. I also got to Interview someone this week called Joy from India, I interviewed his wife for baptism a while back, well he passed ;) and got baptized on Saturday morning and now there daughter is going to be baptized, it's so exciting, we had the best Curry after the interview, I smashed it haaha, then after we had Toblerone chocolate. It's crazy to think there is less then 2 months now!!! and that Valentine's day is coming up. I have heard back home that it is really cold and the snow has came!!! I hate the cold hahah, loving this weather for life!!! So Also I have to tell you about this awesome experience we had, we got a phone call to help with service moving people's furniture for them as we were coming back after helping out we see a woman standing on the road and that her car has just stopped, in the middle of an intersection and no one had helped her, so we pull up and get out and push her car for ages for her as there is no where we can place it, we pushed for a long time until we could get it into an appropriate place and all and we parked in the spot so well, we had no idea how we done it for her, but she was so grateful got out, and was just thanking and was so appreciative of the situation, we were in our own clothes in our sweatpants and my panda t-shirt ;) with our name badges on and she knew who we were she was like do you know this family and we were like yes we had dinner with them on Monday night, she was like I used to take the missionary lessons, my husband at the time now my ex was about to get baptized but when we got a divorce, she was close to baptism and wanted to repay us so now we are going to her house this Saturday for a Pancake Breakfast!!! And we will teach her also, I know it was not by chance that we happened to be driving down that road at the time and I know that we meant to help her and meet her and all I know the Lord's hand was in this work, I know it's unfortunate she had a falling out with that member we had dinner with because of something in the past, but we spoke to that member about how we met her and we know no matter what regardless of what has  happened in the past, everything will be ok and that is why we have forgiveness to move on together so the member said as she started to cry I have been praying for her for ages I'm so happy for this experience I will contact her and sort out everything it was a great experience. :D Know I have to give a massive shout out to CAITLYN FOR A HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS COMING VALENTINE'S DAY!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAITLYN HAVE A GREAT DAY!! I LOVE YOU AND THE KIDS!!! It was also funny this week as I went on Trade-off and we got locked out the bathroom from the outside, no one was in the bathroom, but we were locked out, it was crack as we all needed to go, we were like what do we do haha, then got a clothes hanger and unlocked the door lock, like a sneaky secret agent or something!!! I also got to teach these incredible Chinese people on Trade-off as I was in the Nambour area, It was the best to teach them as they came straight from mainland China, have never heard of God and it was so sweet to hear them tell me, they are our age, she says 'I Never knew there was a Purpose to life, but know I do and that changes everything'' I will prayer tonight she also wants to get baptized and we will make that happen back in Hong Kong, a few calls and she will continued to be taught out there and all :D I also Loved just chilling at Coolum Beach on Saturday Arvo, just eating some good food and just soaking up the sun and loving it.  Well that was the week!!! It was Boss, just making the most of it and all, I hope you have a great week!!! 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

So There I Was....

So I ended up watching some of the Superbowl because I went to the Podiatrist today, to get my Toe nail checked out hahaha, remember how I said I damaged it really bad, well it is still messed up and all :P But not looking that bad, I thought I might as well go to one and get it checked as I want to make sure it is as normal as it can be. t's ok, just ugly az haha, but it adds character right??? something like that!!! it's makes a cool story, well not really, but i will make it sound cool!!! So there I was fighting this massive Crocodile............. and then just leave it at that, adds for suspense.  But in the waiting room, the SUPERBOWL was playing it was sweet!!! The Superbowl adds are always the best!!! So this week was great as well, I actually ended up getting my eyebrows shaped by getting them threaded for free, as I was walking through the shopping mall and I got stopped by a woman who was a member and was actually in Burleigh Heads ward on the Gold Coast and I explained to her, how i served there :) She was like me and my husband have just moved in and all, he is the new bishop there!!! And then she was like, I have just opened up this business and would you like your eyebrows done for free, I was like for sure!! She asked me if I have ever had it done before!! I used to at home every 6 weeks get my eyebrows either waxed or shaped, gotta love them eyebrows.  Also I went on Trade-off this week, with a really close friend of mine, he is going to come visit me up in the Burg :) So teaching this week, has been incredible, I can't even begin, to tell you how amazing Toni is, she is so excited about getting baptized, her and her kids love church. So is so grateful for the church and we brought Anthony, to a lesson with her and he is the just the man, teaches like a boss and he is just an amazing person, I Love him so much, you would think he has been in the church all his life, but only 2 months, he has progressed heaps, it is so nice to see him just loving it!!! it makes me so happy as Anthony is one of my best friends, because it is P-day, we are going to meet up with Anthony again and we are going to all make smoothies together have heaps of ice cream. Then after we are going out for burgers, then we are going to the lighthouse down in Mooloolaba and all!!! and last nice we went to Lions Park in Buderim, you should check it out it has such a great view of the ocean, lovely little park on a summer day, we did not go with Anthony, but we went with the King family and they had some friends who I have taught once before come along, it was super great!!! had a bbq, then after I played some soccer with the kids, well with my brother Benny ;) He always knows me as his big brother :) The work is going so well though!!! It's actually the last week of the Transfer!!!

Monday, 26 January 2015


So It was super awesome as here in the mission for like only like the 2nd time or so here in the ABM mission, we got over 700 convert baptisms in a year, and the only other time we have done that or achieved that here is when Papua New Guinea was part of the mission, we ended on 702, which was incredible and a lot of miracles are being wrought here, Toni and her children and loving church, we even got to meet Toni's mum yesterday and she said she is so happy that Toni found the church and it's the best for her, I played some sports with her kids, Soccer and Cricket, I will have to teach you how to Play Cricket, just for fun :) It was so sweet at church as Matilda Toni's 8 year old, knew we were coming on Thursday as she was like this sucks I have to wait until Thursday to see them, so we dropped in a surprise visit yesterday and wished them a happy Australia day!!! It was a sweet day,It's cool here as people just shout out AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI. I'm helping my companion with the Lingo teaching him some 'Stralian'. They cut off the end of like every word here to pronounce it hahah, It know heaps of the terms and look forward to you hearing me give them a crack. Elder Derhak is the man and he is settling in really well, day by day, getting accustomed to the Aussie Traditions and what not, I Love him to death. It's really great training a missionary as you just Love them. and then you realize in yourself how far you have come, then I realize how far I still have to go :) I Love flying the Aussie Flag and Yesterday was a Rippa of a day!!! Nothing but chucking a few shrimps on the barbie ;) Always I'm super close with my Bishop and he is actually coming on holiday to England the week after I get home, so we are going to hopefully meet up, all though he is in town for only a few days, super excited though as i think it would be sweet if he can meet my family :)  maybe we will all go out for picnic!! So also American food here is super expensive I look forward to trying a Twinkie when I'm with you, as I can't afford them here as they are $27 for a little box!!! Also my companion's Birthday is coming up next month and I'm going to take him to the Australia Zoo for it, I asked straight away, when he Bday was he said in February, I was like RightO I'm taking you to the Zoo!! So that will be sweet az hahah ;) Also something I want to do, is if you buy an annual pass for the Zoo, you can go unlimited times, And it only costs as much as if you were to go twice, I would have got it the first time, but I never thought I would be able to go again, so next time I'm going to Buy an Annual pass, although it will be like the last time I go to the Zoo before I go back, but I'm just going to live the Annual pass in the Flat with a note attached to it, saying ''you might not know me, but here is a gift to you an Annual Pass to the Australia Zoo, also take care of my companion, work hard, play hard and have fun'' I think that would be a cool little gift for the new person. :) So I have to tell you something super awesome which happened, it was crack up and funny and random az at the time, So we were out knocking doors, on this street and over in the Distance I was like I think that looks like Sister Larkin, and then I noticed a Turtle following her and it was in the middle of the road, and I was super confused I was wondering and thinking wait why is sister Larkin walking her pet turtle and why is she walking him in the middle of the road ???? why not just the side path??? wait??? does sister Larkin even have a pet turtle hahaha??? It must be a wild one I thought, she we rush over to her and she was like I'm trying to rescue this turtle, I don't know what to do, I'm like I'll just go pick it up, she like are you good with animals, to reassure her I was like well I used to work on a farm, and I was thinking as a joke they don't call me the dog catcher for nothing ;) haha, well I ran and picked up before he got smashed by a car and we then put him in a bucket of water and then later released him back in to the wild and all!!! I was hoping they would actually keep him as a pet though!!! I have got a few pictures of me holding the turtle it's a long neck one and I will send them to you my love :) I mean I know I Love catching dogs and all, But i never thought I would catch a wild turtle. Well I now I'm just on the hunt for all different animals, next time I catch a wild CROC!!! CRICKEY!!! ;) 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Aussie Ways

So i have just got back from the temple, and it was really great. So Everything is going really great here with the work, my companion is called Elder Derhak and he is from Rochester New York about 40mins from Palmyra. He is really great and just trying to get used to the aussie ways!!! we get on great and are having a great time, he spent the last 2 days in Brisbane at training!! It was awesome as I met some people who were at BYUI :) The work is going soooo well, We set 2 Baptismal Dates both for the 28th of February, one with Gary and one with Toni, the single mum with 5 kids!!! It was super amazing :) All is going really great!!! Also how are the Sea Hawks doing in the Football, i know it's random az that i mentioned it haah??? So It was really awesome as at the Golden Orientation, one of the sisters came up to me, she was from Idaho, she said there is someone on the phone for you....I was like what the??? and it was Caitlyn :D Ahhhhhh It was so good to speak to her again and to hear her and to know that all is going well and that one of her kids just had her 7th Birthday!!! So a massive shout out to Caitlyn, It made my day being able to speak to her!!! Samuel, he is the man, he is one of my closest friends, he was the one who had met me when I had only been on my mission for 4 days!!! and now he is leaving next week!, It is so crazy, but he will be the best missionary,he will be incredible!! me and Sam we actually go to go to dinner at Mooloolaba together on Saturday evening it was super awesome it's funny as Sam hates the hot weather and loves the cold, but I'm trying to bring him over to the ways of Summer ;)  the hat and the creepy Stalking Glasses, So there is no crazy story really behind the hat, but in My District we each have are own hat on it saying 'Deep Doctrine'  and have some weird glasses to go with it, and anytime any one speaks about something like  or starts going into to ''deep doctrine'' or just something completely irrelevant, we make them put on the hat hahah, we got the hat of some member and it has like beach shells attached to it, and with the glasses they are more sketchy az then the hat haha, with the glasses I was about Brother King's house and he puts his head in the cupboard and when he pulls it out he is wearing these really creepy glasses which he found them on the side of the road, who knows the story behind the glasses, where they came from, who they belonged to ;) and My address is the same as always, it won't change :) So It was also awesome As i got to go back through EMP area another one of my old area's and then today i met someone from EMP and they were so grateful for the work I done there, they said it's not the same, it meant a lot to me, to know that. And I also got to go to Cleveland Point to the Lighthouse with my friend, it was really cool as for some reason even before I came to Australia I thought I'm going to end up at that Lighthouse some how and I finally got there, It's not even that of a light house, but I think what was cool was finally ending up there :) So it was also awesome today as we were coming out the temple we were crossing the road and the tourist bus of Brisbane had stopped right outside the temple and we started posing and everyone was taken pictures it was crack up and just so random :) Also Australia Day here is coming up on monday the 26th,

Monday, 12 January 2015


 So as I email this to you, It is Transfer day. I'm actually emailing you from my old area Camp Hill, crazy huh??? I'm only here for the day though. I'm still District Leader In Buderim in the Sunshine Coast, But I'm now TRAINING, I'M GOING TO BE A DADDY!!! :D I Look forward to getting a Golden Missionary. I'm also really excited as now I should be finishing here in Buderim, so I really did go from Coast to Coast. :) 
I'm super pumped and excited the reason why I'm back here for the day in Camp Hill is because I'm staying over night. Then going to the Airport and Mission Home tomorrow to get the New Guy. It's going to be great a great experience for me :) There is a lot of great work happening we just had a Baptism on the weekend with Lynn. Her Husband baptized her, it was the most beautiful baptism I have ever seen. It was such a wonderful moment, i will treasure forever. We have a lot of great things happening and Toni, the single mum, brought all 5 of her kids to church and they loved it, we hope for 4 baptisms coming up Toni and 3 of her Children who our of Baptismal age. So this Transfer is an interesting one, it's only 4 weeks. I only have 1 Transfer left and That is a Long Transfer an 8 week one. We also moved flats again and moved back to the one in Maroochydore, as we got all the problems fixed. Also Underwater world was a Blast. I'm so happy I'm staying here in Buderim ward, members had been praying for me to stay, and I got a few people come up to me and be like I just want to lock you in my cupboard and keep you here forever, I'm just glad to have this relationship with the ward and will keep on trying to build it up. It's a great ward and we will do our best I look forward to letting you know how it all goes, I have to go back up to the Sunshine Coast, in a few days, then like in just over a week I will be coming back down to Brisbane, for a Golden Orientation, which is for the new missionaries. Everything is going super great I'm super Happy.  I got a phone call, this week and it was about booking my flight ticket home, such a hectic time, but I'm working harder then ever and have been the most successful missionaries ever in this ward, which is super nice to know,  I Unfortunately have to go now :( But I'm super excited for everything that is happening here!! - Elder King

Sunday, 4 January 2015


 I hope all is going well, we had a great last week, all went really well, I played Baseball for like the first time, and on my first hit, I hit a home run ;) It was awesome hahah, and this week we have been living off 'Krusteaz' light and fluffy buttermilk pankcake mix :)  Also guess what???? I caught another dog #Number 11 I believe, it was just walking in the streets and it was so lost, but I caught him and we got it back to the owner, the dogs name was Sunny!!!! and I Love it because are here in the sunshine coast. So today we are going to Under Water World, In Mooloolaba, it should be a lot of fun and should be a great day out, we are going with also Brother King in our ward and he has a little son called Benny, and Benny calls me his Big Brother and he actually looks like he could be my son hahha, He is adorable, he was like after your mission can you just come and live with us and then we can just play soccer all day :) Also you should check out the Maroochy River and Chambers Island we always drive past this and they are now doing Sea Plane rides. I also went to Mount Coolum again this week on Trade-off with my Tongan friend, we had a great day and we went to Point Arkwright, we caught a crab there as well, then just put it back.) So also the work this week has been going amazing, it is going so great here, we are loving it, we knocked on this woman's door the other day and got a return appointment, she is 35 single and has 5 kids ages from 2-12, we went back taught her, then the next day went around and done service for her and mowed her lawn, then she came to church on Sunday, walked her in Sat her down and went and got Bishop straight away to meet her and it turns out they actually know each other and then she sat with Bishop's wife and all there kids are the same age, and it's funny as we were thinking of fellowship and we had come up with some names of families we thought would be great for her and it turned she knows them, so when she came to church she already knew quite a few family because all there kids go to the same school and all, it was so awesome everyone was so happy she seems to be Golden, and also Lynn is being baptized this Saturday at 10.00am so we are super excited, The work here is going really well, we have found a lot of new people to teach this last week, and we are so happy because of that we have been doing heaps of door knocking as well, like the day we found Toni we done like 7 hours that day. But we have also been able to teach a lot as well and are seeing great things happen here.