Kia Ora everyone,
SO Guess what! we had another cyclone!! YAY!!!! I thought id get that out of the way first... it was actually so amazing. New Zealand has been having a really bad Drought these last few years, and id say that the cyclone cleared it all up! it down poured for at least 2 days. Which is wonderful when you are on Bikes. No seriously its awesome! its always between 70-80 degrees all day and this was a much needed cool down! Miracles in all things!
So this week was a week of miracles. Not only in the work but in our District. SO ill start with the work. First of Thursday was exchanges and the craziest thing happened. As me and Elder Griffen ( The exchange Elder) are biking and he passes these two guys and as I was going by them he says HI ELDERS so I turn around and talk them, one of the guys named Wananga was a less active member, and has been thinking about coming back after a few signs he has had. and seeing us was a the sure sign he needed to go back and started to cry saying thank you! WHAT!!!
The work was really slow this week, but that's to be expected when its raining tigers and wolves. ( that’s bigger cats and dogs) no one was out, or home.. which is odd. But this week something amazing happened.
We have been teaching this young man. he’s skux as. We have been having a really hard time contacting him. He is always busy, so after 7-8 tries of contacting him with no success we were thinking about dropping him. Which is never a good feeling, but as I was praying I had this impression to just try one more time. So we did. AND brought reinforcement. Two skux young men named Ezra and Paris. SO we make the trip to his house and HES THERE!! MIRACLE NUMBER ONE! AND WE HAVE TWO YOUNG MEN! MIRACLE TWO! and so we talk, and we arrange a date to go see him and teach and play a little touch! MIRACLE THREE!! AND IT DIDNT ALL FALL THROUGH!! MIRACLE FOUR!! so we go to the park and Teach him, and he said that he had been reading the Book Of Mormon and praying!! MIRACLE FIVE!! and so we talked about that, and how the church was restored, man the spirit was so strong. You would think that at a park the noise would drown out the Spirit but it didn't! it actually seemed as if Heavenly Father turned down the volume so that the spirit could testify of the truth.
After we taught, he pauses and basically says he feels that he should be BAPTISED!! MIRACLE KABOOOM!!!!!!! so he is set for baptism next month! like holy flipping awesome! What we realize is that when Heavenly Father wants the Spirit to be there He does everything possible so it will be. But we first have to be worthy to have it there with us, other wise we can’t do anything. So that was Friday- Saturday. Sunday another storm came and we had to bike to church, in the rain... in suits. and as we were getting poured on, we just start busting out laughing! like hysterically, almost to the point of falling off our bikes.. and what was funny was at the point where we started to actually enjoy the rain, and are grateful for what it does. The rain wasn't a problem!! What was a problem was having our suit pants stuck to our legs all of church.
This week tested my attitude of Gratitude. I’m so grateful for this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord. And be around these wonderful people. When it rains we just need to laugh and enjoy:)
You are all amazing!!
- your favourite kiwi!