Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wrestle Mania (March 2)

G'day all! 
Owyagoin mate, aright? On ya! 

Aye, well this week has been quite a good week. The ward has just caught fire and everyone is seeing the missionary spirit rage throughout the area. We've had heaps of people bring friends to activities, invite them over for tea appointments, and allow us a chance to meet them. What a blessing it is to be so trusted, support, and loved by the members here. Makes me realize just how much it means to utilize the members and rely on them as well as our own efforts.

Some cool things have happened this week. For starters, we had Zone Conference which was quite a good experience. I always come home feeling on a massive Spiritual Buzz. It's amazing how being around so many missionaries just changes your heart, and softens it. I love that feeling. It was mainly focused on us as missionaries, how we are yoked with the Saviour and how we can rely on him to be our strength and guide. We really are never alone in this or any work. Love was also mentioned as a theme throughout the conference. Everything...has to do with love.
We share the gospel because we love, we serve because we love, we have faith and grow our faith because we love. Everything in this world has to do with love. If you don't have love then you don't have anything!

So, many are probably wondering about our investigator named Emma Wilson and how GOLDEN she was! Well, just as cake doesn't last forever the sweetest experiences don't always seem to be endless. 

Basically, she dodged us the last three times we tried to see her. For whatever reason, she wasn't wanting us to come round but that's okay because when you work hard, are obedient, and just go out with the faith to succeed then everything is made up.

We received a referral from a member this week of her beloved friend named Harry. Apparently this guy was supposed to be full on about the church.... little did we know what to expect.

Imagine to yourselves a 5'5 white man with glasses, a full on lumberjack beard, longer slicked back hair, and the heart made of gold. Well, you have Harry. This man met missionaries 15 years ago and completely shut them away but with persistence they eventually taught him a bit. After years of no contact he met Sister Baker who became very good friends with him and shared her example and love to him. He fell in love with conference talks. Every morning this bloke listens to Dieter F. Utchdorf... EVERY MORNING! He knows more about the Gospel and Church than most life long members do.

However, the best part was he was humble as. He was always thanking us, and telling us how much he appreciated us. He manifested the meaning of humility. He wants to be baptised but he hasn't received that testimony. We liken it unto mining for gold. Someone can tell you that it's their, but you gotta dig and dig until you find it yourself. You cannot rely on others testimonies forever. It doesn't work.

He came to church and LOVED it! How legit is he. Skux!

Anyway, on to Sunday night. Elder Worsencroft and I were able to go to the Rechter's home, *our ward mission leader's parent's house* and share a lesson with them and some of their less active friends and non member friend. It was an awesome experience...especially after. 

So about the Rechters. First they have 3 sons aging 27, 25, 22, and a couple daughters 19, and 17. Basically they're legit as. The 27 year old is named Steven. He's 6'6 and works at the Prison. He's ripped as!

So, one of the members is named Brother Casanova. He's the MAN! He is 25 and loves us so we always muck around with him. Basically, he talked Elder Worsencroft and just leveled him on the ground. I stood back and just laughed because it sparked that fire inside of Football >:) Anyway, Steve comes up from behind... grabs Elder Worsencroft by the back of the pants, and throws him over the couch... WITH ONE HAND. IT was SO FUNNY watching his face turn bright red as we got a massive wedgy ;) Funniest experience of my life. Luckily and unfortunately I did no join in the fun....
It happened so fast that I couldn't even do anything.

Ah the mission... what a wonderful experience :)

Well that's all for this week. Stay tuned for next weeks adventures. WE FIND OUT IF WE GET TRANSFERRED!!!

Love ya heaps!

Elder Sargeant

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