Saturday, 18 February 2017

Week 57

Tasmania and Dandenong/Melbourne: Feb 6 - 12, 2017

Goodbye for now Tasmania...Going to Dandenong, a suburb of Melbourne. A very multicultural area and a huge Ward..lots of work to do - referrals to visit, meetings, training, and driving Sisters on transfer day.

Feb 6, Monday - My last P-day in Tasmania.   I'm gonna miss Sister Burden.  Sister Maddie would be her companion till Wednesday when the new Sisters fly in.

My desk is clean, always has been, always will be..gonna miss Tassie flat..prolly last airplane ride till..sad and happy
Arrived at Melbourne with other missionaries - Sister Pratt and the Elders.  Elder and Sister Hyde picked us up and brought us to the Mission Home. I played ping pong with Sister Vidmar while waiting for my new companion.

 Night view of the temple.

Feb 7, Tuesday - Transfers Day.

Photo with the 'Dying Sisters", Sisters Johnson and Paulo, who just finished their temple session.

Pinay Power: Sisters Caguimbal, Paulo, Me and Manosig
Because of Transfers, we are driving the Mooroolbark Sisters (a new area for Sisters) and their stuff.  

Last exchange with this awesome Sister.  Gonna miss her. 

We visited Anna, LA, referral from RS president, and taught her about Restoration and baptism covenants.  It's wonderful to get to teach with Sister Paulo again.  It's amazing how much companionship unity we had that we just know how each one of us teach..really great spirit.  Sisters Manosig and Caguimbal also found a new investigator who just approached them and invited them to her house and even fed them dinner. Cool. Des from Philippines.

Feb 9, Thursday - Trainers meeting in the Mission Home then lunch at the Office with the Goldens.  President told us last minute that we will be training a Golden.  Turned out that Sister Koroi was bestfirend of Sister Ligica so President would not pair them he gave Sister Koroi to us.

After dropping the Sisters, we drove back to Office, unhook the trailer and drove the van to Dandenong Chapel.  We had correlation meeting with Bro. Tukukino (WML), Zone leaders, 2 missionary comps.  The Ward was awesome, lots of work to do and referrals to follow-up.

Last transfer. Missionaries bore their testimonies.

Feb 10, Friday - MLC.  We swapped cars with the Assistants. Sister Koroi would be with the Wantirna Sisters while we are having MLC.

After MLC, we had dinner with the George family.  I was excited to know the Ward.  The area and the Ward was very multi-cultural.

Feb 11, Sat - Morning exercise in Endeavor Hills.

Attended baptism of Shalom, investigator of Sister Manosig in Footscray, her previous area. 

Also saw Stephen.  I learned that he got his patriarchal blessing and Aaronic priesthood; now, almost 1 year..preparing to enter the Temple.

Met Ehsan, one of the investigators in the library, preparing for his baptism on Feb 25. He was Muslim, roommate of recent convert Touraj.  So awesome, he is excited to be baptized.  We then visited Bishop and he gave us ice cream.  We role-played introducing the Book of Mormon with his family.

Feb 12, Sunday - The Ward is massive as compared to my last area.  I met Bishop Roger's mom and brother again.  We had dinner with the Burtons and they cooked a delicious meal.  Back to Polynesian food..fat keeps finding me..hahaha..I was excited. Too many things to worry about, mainly taxi service.  We have upcoming Zone Conference this Tuesday and might have to borrow the bigger van from the APs to pick up the Sisters who didn't drive.  We also helped them use the public transportation during our exchanges.  Sometimes we forgot to do golden study with Sister Koroi but we try our exciting.  She's really good and teaching us Fijian words. 

I had been blessed so much in my mission.  I had been to 4 areas now, each with 3 transfers.  I also served with the West Sisters and TAS Sisters and now, the East - Excellent Awesome Sisters Team (haha..received that revelation while showering) many things to share.  But one thing important for YOU (whoever you are reading my blog) - GO to the Temple frequently. DO CPR (church, pray, read). SHARE the Gospel.

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