Monday, January 25, 2016

Put Your Shoulder To the Wheel

First of all... I AM EXTREMELY JEALOUS that you all get the chance to see the Provo City Center temple. I hope you fully enjoy it for me. No worries I will get to go in it in a year.... 

This week was.. Interesting haha. We tried our hardest to get things done and to work in both areas as much as we could. This week I want to talk about my companion, Sister Tilini.

Sister Tilini is incredible. She has two broken discs in her back and has gone through so much pain in the past few months. She hurt it when she was home and then re-injured it here in the mission. She has been doing pretty well and is the most stubborn person I know and she just wants to do the work. On Tuesday after District Meeting she could barely move and we had to have the Elders help her home because she couldnt walk or move on her own. We had a few appointments that day and she just kept saying "we have to go to work im fine." Clearly she wasnt fine. She is doing better right now but it is still a big recovery process for her. 
The moral of the story is. "I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day." Alma 36:3
My testimony on the Atonement and the love of our Saviour Jesus Christ has grown immensely this week. I know she couldnt be doing this work without faith and trust in the Saviour. I honestly have no reason to complain about my pains now because she is pushing through and out working. I know that there is so much power in the Priesthood, I hope all men are striving to be worthy to receive as well as continuing to hold it. I love the work that we do and I do know that the Lord loves his missionaries and is helping us every single day. I know that he is always here for us through every thing that we go through, but we have to exercise our faith and do work as well. I hope you all had an incredible week. I love you all so much!

Funny of the week: President and Sister Balli  came to the elders baptism and after we were eating Tongan food. They were sitting in front of us and Sister Balli turned around and said, "Sister Boiteux what do I tell all the sisters when they say they cant finish food?" "endure to the end?" "Yeah and I cant do it!" Haha we feel your pain Sister Balli. The islanders know how to eat!!

Sister Boiteux

When Sister Lott says "you know when you hit two eggs together only one cracks.." So i tried it. Lol they both cracked.

The first time trying Wendys in New Zealand. Dont do it. Its not good.

When they dont want Sister Tilini to go out to work.. So the elders park behind us.

I love puppies!!!! It kissed me.. The cheeky little thing. 

Christine was my companion for a night

Trio Power!


To Teach and Preach!

Kia Ora,

This week was CRAZY!!!!!
SO MANY MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS! Im tellin ya good things are coming in the East Tamaki Zone.
1. We got a call from our Zone Leaders on Tuesday telling us that they have a surprise for us. A few minutes later they called back with the Otara Zone Leaders... Apparently the Elders found us a new investigator and set her for baptism. They found out she lives in our area so we are her missionaries. It has been so fun to teach her and feel of her desire to change and be more like the Saviour. Their excuse for handing her over to us is "see sisters exact obedience brings miracles." Dang right it does. We just love her and cant wait for her to enter the waters of baptism. 
2. I am back with my MTC soa. Sister Tilini. Man she is crack up. Her companion went home on Wednesday so we are double covering their area until transfers. It is so hectic and we get lost all the time but it is so fun to be back in a big area and to talk to so many more people. Their investigators and members are choice. It may break my heart to leave them in two weeks. But all is well.
3. We had 8 hours of church yesterday. Then ate dinner and then headed to the come and see fireside. Never been so tired we literally sat all day but it was great to be uplifted by the incredible saints in the two wards we get to cover. We feel like it is a battle for the Sisters. But we are excited for the challenge and hope we can work some miracles in the short time we have together.

I love you all so much. I am incredibly grateful for all of you and your support to me. I love being a missionary. Sometimes it still doesnt feel real and i am like wait im seriously in New Zealand on a mission?! For anyone debating serving JUST SAY YES!! You will not regret it. I hope you all have an incredible week. I hope you learn something new about yourself and about the Saviour. 

Ofa Atu,
Sister Boiteux


 I wore a red dress to church last week, I was told I match the rubbish bin, I look like a buddhist, my glasses make my eyes look big, and i have the same jacket as an elder. Lets just say i will never wear this again.

Went to have comp study at the chapel. I put the key in to unlock the gate and it broke. Sorry elders :)

Sister Afu died and is back in the 801

Back with Sister Tilini! (She is excited i promise)

Paige!!! The golden one :)

Nothing like a good jam session on a hot as day.

Stepping on a scale and it says 90! So i am happy that im under 100... then realize New Zealand uses kgs.... So apparently i have gained heaps of weight haha. Its broken.

Trio Power. Sister Lott didnt want to join in on the ice cream party.

Dont mind my poly companion but we have to stay cool at night so this is what we come up with!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Plan of Happiness

The Inspired Puppies


I have no idea what to tell all of you about this week. It was full of faith building, spiritual rebuking moments. My main purpose of this week was Christ like attributes!! Probably my favorite chapter in preach my gospel. We would get annoyed at little things, then we would do something and be like "darn we suck." So we are trying on becoming more Christ like and not being so judgmental. Its crazy to see how different every companion is and how we work so differently with every person. But each companion I have had has taught me something new about myself and how I can become a better missionary. I have a few tender mercies I would like to share.

1. My knee still hurts but thankfully I have a brace. We were visiting a less active and when we were leaving her house I fell into a hole and hurt my leg. Which means it hurt really bad to walk. The same leg that I hurt my knee on and also the sun blistered my foot. (East Tamaki is great). But we were walking home and we just said it would be so great if a member stopped and picked us up right now. Two seconds later a member pulled up and offered us a ride. God answers prayers. Sometimes quick, sometimes longer than we want and in ways that we dont want. But he answers them.

2. It was raining heaps this week. We dont have a car and walking out to our area in the rain is the worst. Luckily we have members who love us and pull over and take us where we need to go. 

3. We went to contact one of our investigators and she ended up not being home. As we were walking down her driveway three little puppies crawled out from under a fence. So of course we had to stop and take pictures and play with them. As we were playing with them a car pulled up the drive way and it was our investigator! We went in and talked with her and went over the problems she is facing in life. The cool thing is everything we felt prompted to tell her was exactly what I needed to hear myself. I love lessons where you go in and you can feel the spirit and walk out uplifted and filled with the spirit. 

I love this work. I love being a representative of the greatest person who ever walked this earth. I know that obedience brings blessings but exact obedience brings miracles and that that saying is true for everyone not just missionaries. So many new goals have been set this year so I hope we can all go out and smash them. I know the Saviour lives and loves us more than we ever know. You never know when you will be an answer to someones prayers.. Dont forget to always wave or honk at the missionaries!! 

Alofa Atu,
Sister Boiteux


 Pros of living in the Zone Leaders area. We always see their car so we can prank them woohoo!!

KFC. First time being brought it haha then we were fed it the next night so im ok without it for the rest of my life.

My foot is blistered :) Made me think of Miki at bear lake. but not nearly as bad..

You know what they say.. The more rain you get on your badge the more attractive your husband will be....


 Is that otai in a bucket? yes yes it is

When you steal something from the elders and they all pull weapons out of their cars to beat you.. dont mess with zone leaders :)