have still been doing lots of finding with the Light the World pass a
long cards but everyone just gets busier and busier in this Christmas
season and that always makes things tricky!! It's like Satan know this
time of the year everyone is more spiritually awake, so he tries to
combat that by make everyone busy, busy, busy!!! :)
We had a service project on Saturday that was.... awesome? scary?
Van Theil called and asked if we could come join them for his service
project (Saturday) and said that it would probably be from 8-12 and they
needed as much help as possible, we were just cleaning a house. We
thought that sounded good!!
Saturday was the day we all
decided last week would be the day for our zone car fast- we all go 24
hours without using our cars. So naturally we biked there!! HALF WAY to
the service project the zone leader drives by in their car..... we got
there and EVERY SINGLE COMPANIONSHIP in our zone drove their car.
BAHAHA!!!! Sister Seiuli was so mad at me!!! It was crack up as!!!
Okay so the service itself.... There
was HEAPS of stuff in this house!!!.... There were boxes of stuff piled
up to the ceiling. We made a line and just passed everything outside so
the family could sort through it and we could clean the rooms. We were
only going to do 3 rooms that day Bathroom, Toilet (toilet is a separate
room in almost all New Zealand houses), and the kitchen. So as soon as
one room was cleared of stuff people would jump in and clean it.... I
was in charge of the toilet and I spent the whole 4 hours in there...
"when ye are in the service of your fellow men ye are only in the
service of your God" ;)
That is mainly what happened this
week!!!~ I hope everyone is gearing up for Christmas!!! Look for
miracles in this beautiful season!! Love you all so much!!
Note from Mom: Alley comes home on Feb 7th and her homecoming talk is on
Feb 12th at 11am in the church near the Draper Temple. I know she
would love to see any of you who are able to come hear her speak about her
mission experiences. Thank you all for your support and love to Alley
and also her family! We are blessed and you are appreciated beyond
Lo'u Aiga peleina,
Busy as week!!!!
did exchanges with Sister Ulu and Sister Taugaele!!! This time I was
with Sister Taugaele in Manurewa 1st!! Members were very excited to see
us so that was fun!! I also got to see Beverly and Napolean for a minute
and we visited Povalu, an old investigator!!! Taua has been reset for
baptism on Christmas Day, hopefully her paper will come through! But
exciting things are happening in that area!!
also did exchanges with Sister Moli and Sister Sheerer!!! Sister
Sheerer came with me into Alema!! She is doing a great job with the
language!! She has a very solid foundation and is keeping a little
notebook of words every time she doesn't understand!! She will catch
Samoan really fast with all her hard work!!
is MOVING TO AUSTRALIA!!!!!!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooo! She leaves on
Wednesday!! But she is doing good!! She is reading the Book of Mormon
and praying but she says she isn't getting an answer. But she said the
reason she's not getting her answer is because she is too worried about
moving... there ya go! She answered her own concern!! I think it will be
good for her to go there... the Lord will send missionaries to her
because she is ready for them!!!
news: VAVAU and UAINA recieved Uaina's divorce paper!!!! SO THEY CAN
GET MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO VAVAU CAN GET
BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have seriously been working with them for almost a year now!!!! We
just found out yesterday so hopefully we can get everything all sorted
out this week!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
love you all so much!!! I loved the talks from the Christmas
devotional.. especially elder Holmes's talk about how ridiculous it
would be if we were to look at our Christmas presents and excitedly talk
about them but never end up opening them... and how we do that
sometimes with the gifts our Heavenly Father gives us!!! I love the
light the world program this Christmastime because it helps me recognize
gifts that I have been given, that way I can open them this Christmas
Alofa tele atu!!!!
Other fun things:
We rode bikes a lot this week~!!
Seiuli flooded the laundry room at like 10pm last night and then took
pictures of me cleaning it up hahah!!! Thant punk!!! ;)
Light the World program is so awesome!!! Even people that would
normally slam the door on us after they saw our pins gave us a minute or
two to share about it!! So many blessings!!!!
One mean as experience we had this week:
pulled up to this neighborhood called Ratavine, and we both got this
really strong prompting that while the plan we had was good to work in
this area, we would have just as much success tomorrow working this area
as we would today. BUT SOMEWHERE THERE WAS SOMEONE THAT WE COULD ONLY
TOUCH RIGHT THEN. So we turned off the car and prayed, asking who we
need to go see.... We both felt soooo good. But there wasn't a person
associated with that good feeling!! BAHAHA!! Funny how the spirit works
eh! It's like Heavenly Father is saying- I gave you a brain, I gave you
the ability to choose, now use it!!! So we started listing EVERYONE we
knew... for every single one we listed we felt like it wasn't right. We
were dying trying to figure out who it was!! Finally Sister Seiuli said,
"Mariah", and as soon as she said her name, we both had peace wash over
us. We immediately left to go to Mariah. We had good reason to think
that she moved to Australlia and was no longer in the country, and as we
were driving to her house we were reminded of some other things we also
needed to get done. We saw members driving to our church building who'd
be able to help us with those things. We pulled over to pray and ask if
we still needed to go to Mariah or needed to change our course and
accomplish the other things. We were forcibly reminded of Martin Harris
and how he asked the Lord 3 times to take the copy of the BOM with
him.... needless to say we did not ask again, we went to Mariah. She was
home!! We had a mean as lesson with her where we read 2 Nephi chapter
31 and talked about repentance!! What a miracle!!!
Cummings said in one of his trainings- when ever you have a prompting,
no matter how small, even if it's so small you're not even sure if its
an actual prompting, just follow it!!
words a prompting is a prompting no matter how small! They should just
make a new spin off musical called "Horton has a prompting" (instead of
Horton hears a who)... did I draw a picture of Horton holding a flower
in my journal that night... yes, yes I did!!!
is my commitment for all of yous this week!!! Follow EVERY
PROMPTING!!!!! NO MATTER HOW SMALL!!!! You might have the best plan you
have ever come up with ever for your day... but I promise that the Lord
has a better one for you. You can have it your way, or you can have it
the Lord's... The Lord's has much more lasting and satisfying results...
just saying ;)
I love you all!! I'm glad
everyone had a good week!! Thank you so much for my Christmas tree of
hands!!! It made me so happy!!!!!! Also thank you so much MaiMaids for
your cute cards!! I got them this week!!! And the Brannelly's Christmas
card!!! and Gramma Christie's two cards!!! Thank you so much for all of
your love and prayers!!! They are dearly felt!!
Alofa tele atu!!!
Manuia le vaiaso!!
We are lucky we had a wall massive enough for that tree eh??
Mariah's drawing for our lesson on repentance... when we put a lighter
under the paper all of the sins burn off and only Good Peo and a happy
stick figure remain :)
and someone took us to a buffet restaurant... I only ate watermelon...THEY RAN OUT OF IT!!! BAHAHAHAH!!!!
P-Day shopping adventures, we came for a basketball!