Shannon here: Chase's blog was hacked with malware and disabled my ability to post his updates. Thank you for your patience while I've been trying to resolve it. Hopefully, there won't be any more issues.
Below are his updates from the last few weeks starting with the most recent.
Kia ora Whanau!
Wow this week has gone by so fast. I feel like I just did this last week. I feel like that scene from Tangled ( geek moment). "No no, I specifically remember P-day being last week". BAH TIME SLOW DOWN!!
SO its been a great week. I just want to tell you about one experience. We have like the Most amazing investigator. He came to church. and asked if we could come by his house again. Thats nothing new. But here is the great miracle. His Dad who is a EX gangster moved in with him. His Dad wants to learn from us!! his Dad said that he has seen such a great change in his son, and he wants to know why! SO we go over and his Dad is kind of a scary dude. But we pray and ask for the Spirit to be there as we teach. OH MY LANTIS the Spirit was so great there. His Dad....you could just see in his eyes that what we were teaching was affecting him. After the lesson, he tells us " I now see why my son has changed" "you are nothing like I thought you were".
That only happens if the spirit is there.
I NEED TO MAKE A QUICK SHOUT OUT. It's fathers day next week, but I don't know if you all knew this, but I don't have a Dad.. I have a SUPERDAD. I think you knew this but my Dad has been the first to do many things.
1. He was the first man to beat Medusa in a staring contest
2. First man to Gargle Peanut butter
3. First man to beat Hulk in an arm wrestle
4. He doesn't cut his grass... he dares it to grow
Many more things has my Dad done. I don't know where I would be without my Dad. He has always been there on my mission and back home. If I can be 1/3 of the man my dad is. I will be an amazing man. When people ask me about one of Favorite memories. I tell them the day my dad woke me up aton Christmas vacation, to go shovel someone's roof.. WHO SHOVELS ROOFS!? But I went, and after we finished, we just sat on the roof and talked.. I love you dad! Happy Father's Day! And happy fathers day to all you fathers!
Bye for now
Kia ora whanua! I hope you all have had a wonderful and awesome week!
Man crazy week. This story is a testament to me that God loves all his children, and that we can be Angels to others. If we listen to the Spirit, we can answer someone's prayer. So check this out..
On Friday, my companion and I were getting really discouraged because all of our appointments fell through. and so honestly we were just going to head to the flat aroundand just study...kind of throwing in the towel. Right as when we get to the flat, the Spirit hits me like a ton of bricks, saying "No. Someone still needs you". So I'm thinking, "well who then!?" ( starting to murmur) But then this feeling came to go see our new husband and wife investigators, the former drug dealer and his wife. And so I couldn't deny it so we went! It's a 40 minute. We walk there and I'm thinking, "Was it really me or the Spirit?" You know that constant battle we all have. But we kept going.
Let me just pause here. When ever you get the impression and it is something good, DO IT. It's of God and it can change not only the person's life you are helping, but it will also change your life.
ANYWAY ONTO THE STORY!
We get there and knock, and when they opened. We just said, "Hi we felt like we needed to be here, the Spirit prompted us" and they look at each other and say "I Swear they know." They had been praying for us to come over, but didn't want to be annoying and text us (which we would have loved if they did that!). We get there resolve some concerns and BOTH of them end up coming to church!!! And Loving it there! She even found out that a lot of her family and friends go to our church! And so that just made her feel so much more welcomed, which is exactly what we had been praying for!
Heavenly Father truly loves all his children!
Well I love you all! THAT IS MY TIME!
Kia Ora Whanau! Tena Koe?
I hope this finds everyone in good health and in Joy!
WHAT A WEEK THIS HAS BEEN!! Unfortunetly my companion and i are little bit sick. My companion and I got caught in a DOWN POUR of rain 4 TIMES this week while we were out tracting and talking to people. But we had to do a ton of work so we pushed Forward. We are both sick from it though. But we are seeing so many miracles. It was actually awesome.
So on Sunday we had an appt that was about a 40 minute walk away, that WE COULDNT MISS. But it was down pouring.. and we were already sick as! But we had a prayer in our heart that we would be able to do the work. As we walked outside, the rain stops, and then it remains like that until we get to our Appt, and right as we get inside, the RAIN STARTS!! WHAT!?! How awesome! And we end up having an awesome lesson! It was with our latest investigator, who was the Drug dealer. His wife told him it was either her or the Gospel. Which was really gutting for him. So he invites us over, and we just answer some of her questions and concerns. Seriously, during the lesson we had achieved totally Unity! LIKE DRAGON BALL Z GOGETA UNITY (sorry nerd splurge) Whenever I mentioned a Principle of the Gospel, my companion was right there with a Scripture, and when he mentioned a principle I was right there with him with a Scripture. It was amazing and the Spirit was so strong. At the end we said to her "God has never left or forgotten about you, But carried you." and then read her "Foot Prints in The Sand" and she just looks up and asks. "Can I come to Church?" and her husband just couldn't Believe it. He said how grateful he was that he could have both his wife and the Gospel in his life.
The Lord will ALWAYS Provide no matter how much we feel that he has forgetton about you
I know that to be true!
WELL THATS ME!
Ka kita ano!
P.S this is my area