Thursday, March 10, 2016

Win the Next Pitch

This week was good but long. We still talked with heaps of people but a lot of our appointments fell through. We were definitely expecting that since we had such an incredible week last week. Its transfers this week and I always love looking back and seeing what this past transfer has taught me. I would have to say diligence. The amount of times our zone leaders told us to recommit to our purpose and to talk with every one. Once we actually applied that the changes started to happen. Our desire to talk with everyone and share the beautiful message we have grew heaps. Im grateful for my companion Sister Lott. Seriously she is one of the best missionaries we have here in the NZAM. I look up to her so much and am grateful for her knowledge of the gospel and her excitement in the work. 

I really know that the Lord is preparing his children. It doesnt matter where you live there will always be someone who is ready to hear what the missionaries have to share with them. I feel like a lot of the time when we dont listen to a prompting or when we dont do what we know is right we tend to beat our selves up because of it. This entire week I have felt so down and annoyed because of things that happened in our area. We were going to an appointment with our district leader and our investigator wasnt home. His new motto for us is "win the next pitch." He played baseball so he talked about how when he missed the one before his coach would just yell win the next pitch! So that is now our reminder when we talk with him. It actually helps so much. It doesnt matter what happens in the past as long as we continue to improve. As long as we look forward with faith and not dwell on what has happened. Im so grateful for this transfer and the many lessons I learned in these short 6 weeks. I hope you all had an incredible week. I hope you are looking for ways where you can serve the people around you every single day.

Sister Boiteux

When the elders drop off a present for us.....

Cutest nicest puppy her in New Zealand. Okay Hazel Grace? okay. :)

Service. Sisters always do it better..

The MTC President, President Gibson came to our church service on Sunday with the Terrys so it was nice to catch up with him!

Hey Dylan.. I ate chicken heart :)

Bishop. Polynesians like their meat!


Sister Faapuea made me a pulutesi and called me Miss Samoa America. Thats me :)

Florida :)

Our dear assistant goes home on Wednesday. May or may not miss his sass. 

Not getting transferred... sticking together :)

Sister Trull. Sweetest sister you ever will meet!

This picture pretty much sums up my relationship with the leaders in this zone. Super grateful for them and all they have taught me. 

Count Your Many Blessings!!

THIS WEEK WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It started off a little sucky. Like we have no idea what happened to us. It was hot and we had no energy and yeah. What a sad we know. Then Wednesday came and we just literally talked with everyone. Like guilt just overcame us when we didnt stop and talk with them. We were blessed with so many more people to teach this week. We accomplished quite a few of our goals and our testimonies just grew heaps.

One night Sister Lott and I were contacting a less active family. As we were leaving their home we saw people in a park so we talked with them then got in our car then saw more people so we had to get out again. Clearly Heavenly Father didnt want us to drive away. We decided to just take the alley way into the other part of our area to contact a few potentials. After we contacted them we headed back to the car and a kid was riding through the alley way on his bike. We talked with him and he got really excited and said, "wait are you the Mormon missionaries?" Apparently they have been getting taught by the Samoan sisters.. But he doesnt speak Samoan only his dad does. So we asked if he wanted an english Book of Mormon and when we gave it to him his light just lit up. Seriously it was the coolest thing. We told him we would get his information then send it to the missionaries in his area. Turns out HE IS IN OUR AREA!!! Woohoo!!! We get to go back and teach him this week. My testimony just grew so much that Heavenly Father will put us exactly where we need us. We just need to listen to the spirit and not be stubborn. We were blessed immensely this week. One of the best weeks my entire mission. I hope you are all looking for ways to serve others. To really listen to promptings that you receive from our Father in Heaven and then act on them. You never know when a miracle is going to happen. I love you all.

Sister Boiteux

This picture is for Melodee.. I know how much she loves this creature. I might look a little crazy thats cause I for some reason decided to pick up this bug just for a picture :)

New Zealand sunrises 

Morning exercise :)

Sister Picards 5 month baby and my 7 month baby.. She wins

When im with Sister Tilini I meet men that wear Salt Lake City shirts. No big deal just my home!

We got to help the Otara Stake with their missionary trade off. It was fun to take the youth out and tract for hours. I promise they werent scared of me. Dont mind what it looks like in the picture :)

Some of my favorite little children. 

Pday at the Point

Trade offs with the sisters and a cat walked into their flat... His name is snickers :)