General E-Mail October 19 – October 25

G’day mates!

Hope you’re doing swell! Everything going down unda is great! And this week was a really good week! We are getting some pretty strong investigators! 🙂
This week Sister Oraa and I were able to see our investigators; Lori, Jayden, Neville, Sonam, Brad, Robert, Nick and Judy! Woo! So many! We are going so strong and these people are amazing!
Unfortunately we did have one investigator drop us, but that’s OK, we understand and we did let her know that we would still love to see her and help her out in anyway that we can and she accepted. 🙂
We also weren’t able to see Paul this week due to him being busy but that’s OK as well because he is still wanting to be baptised. 🙂 It’s so awesome because Sister Oraa and I didn’t even ask him to be baptised he said he prayed about it and he got his answer, so now all we have to wait is for transfer call to know that we are staying here! So fingers crossed!
We also have another baptism date with Jayden! We had one before but he got very busy but now we are all working together to help him succeed the date that he wants to be baptised which is also during next transfer! Sister Oraa and I are praying hard that we will stay! But if we don’t stay, that is OK, it just means a new journey and new people to reach out to! 🙂
This week there was a gecko in our house! Because I looove lizards, I was able to catch it! But don’t worry, I put it back outside where it belongs. 🙂 I would have kept him as a pet but I think we have enough cockroaches as it is. 😉
Sister Oraa and I did lots of tracting this week and found not too many people interested but we met some very nice people this week. 🙂 There was one elderly lady, she talked with us about gardening, her children, grandchildren, talked about her mom and dad and just about his history, it was so neat! She told us that she loves everyone and thought Sister Oraa and I were so wonderful that she gave us a gift to remember her. She gave us a crocheted towel, it was so sweet of her to do that for us. We plan on visiting her again and just sharing a simple message. 🙂
Since Halloween isn’t very popular here I decided to do my nails Halloween style! So Happy Halloween from Australia! 🙂 If you’re not sure what the picture is, it’s spiders and a spider on a web. 🙂
Also! Here’s some random neat things about Australia houses…
They mostly all have their own mailbox, rather than all houses into one big mail box.
A lot of the houses have gates and fences in front of their house, you always have to whistle for a dog just in case before entering!
Most of the houses are elevated due to floods that happen. The last flood that happened was in 2011. Check it out!
Hardly any of the houses have doorbells, mostly you have to knock, or twist the key door bell that’s on the door or you ring a bell that has a string attached to it.
A lot of the houses are old and look very vintage, they’re beautiful though!
I’ll have to be sure to take more pictures of the houses and also the doorbells. 🙂
That’s about it though! It was a great week and Sister Oraa and I are ready to go strong throughout this week!
I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween and don’t eat too many sweets! 🙂
Sister Grawrock
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General E-Mail October 5 – October 11

G’day mates!

Hope all is well with all of you! Everything here in ‘straya is going well like always! 🙂
This week was very quick and not too much has happened, so this will be a short e-mail for this week!
The investigators that we have seen this week are Sonam, James, Neville, Lisa, Brad and Paul.
Paul decided on a baptismal date for November 28th! Sister Oraa and I are so excited for him! And we hooope that we will be able to attend to it since it’s going to be during next transfer. In 2 weeks I’ll get to know if I’m staying in Brassall or leaving, I hope I’ll stay, but if not, that’s OK! It’s always good to travel around Brisbane. 🙂
We didn’t do too much tracting this week, we mostly visited less actives and investigators and we also had a huge zone conference so that was a lot of fun! 🙂
But guess what?! You’ll find this exciting!
The Brassall Bishop is Tongan and guess how the Tongan’s cook their food? They dig a big hole in the ground, put coals on the bottom, put the food in foil and ontop of the coal, and then move the dirt ontop of it! CRAZY! And guess what I ate?
I ATE HORSE! YES HORSE! Crazy isn’t it?! It wasn’t bad at all! It was tasty and chewy! Now I’m just waiting to have kangaroo sometime soon! 🙂
That’s about it for my week though! Hope you all have a great week! 🙂
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General E-Mail October 5 – October 10

G’day mates!

This week was a very fast and short week it seemed like, but of course it was good! 🙂
Sister Oraa and I were able to see some of our investigators; Sonam, Lori, Neville and Paul!
We also did some tracting but we didn’t meet anyone interesting this week! Maybe this week we will. 🙂
I had exchanges this week as well and I was able to stay in the Brassall area with Sister Tagiloa for the day with her! She is from Samoa and she finishes her mission in January! We didn’t have any crazy stories like with the last sister but that’s okay! It was still fun and spiritual! 🙂
Now I know that America had this last week but this week the church was able to show General Conference in the chapel for those who wanted to watch it, or aren’t able to watch it from home, and boy was it AMAZING! So many great thoughts and feelings come out of watching General Conference, it’s just incredible. 🙂
For those who aren’t sure what General Conference is, it’s an opportunity for church members or anyone who is interested in the church, to listen and to learn from those that are sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators. It gives us great teachings of how we can become happier and become better in our life.
One of the talks that I enjoyed was by Elder Larry R. Lawerence and his talk was, “What Lack I Yet?” and I loved this because he explained we came here to earth to learn and to improve with the help from Jesus Christ. We have to ask the Lord what we need to do, and we have to listen to the Holy Ghost in what we need to do that we ask from the Lord.
What exactly is it that I am lacking? What do I need to improve on in my life? In my job? In schooling? As a parent? As a spouse? As a sibling? These are some questions that Elder Larry R. Lawerence mentioned.
As I heard this talk it really made me think of things that I need to work on, but sometimes, the Holy Ghost can tell us differently.He challenged us that we should ask Heavenly Father ourselves what we need to improve on through a sincere prayer and ask him what we need to improve on whether it be in whatever situation you are in at the moment. For myself, it would be my mission, as a sibling and in my life. It’s amazing what the spirit will tell you, it may be something you don’t like or think is really random but I promise you, there’s a reason for what that thought is that you need to work on. And once you act upon that prompting that you need to improve on, you will receive a great blessing from it or even a lesson from it.
Just remember, if we don’t do what the Holy Ghost asks of us, we will miss out a great opportunity from the Lord.
So I invite you to pray tonight with a sincer heart asking Heavenly Father what you are lacking or what you need to improve on and then whatever it may be, whether it’s to eat more healthier, or study harder in school or whatever it may be, listen to it, do it, you will receive a great blessing from it.
I am truly grateful for the Holy Ghost and how it can guide us to have happier, healthier and a better life. Even though we may not like the answer that he gives us, there’s a reason for it and it is the power from God who is teaching us to become better.
Hope you all are having a great fall season! I’m enjoying my hot season so far, and sadly, it’s only the beginning! 🙂
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Sister Grawrock