Sunday, 8 December 2013

Monday 9th December 2013 - Zone Conference and Sad News

Me and Elder Anitema
This week has been an awesome week! Caught up with one of the brothers back home, Elder Anitema! Was good to see how much he has grown out here in the mission field. He is now a Zone Leader for the Gippsland Zone with Elder Urry. They both gave a great training on how to be a full-purpose missionary. It was a great day on Thursday.

Our beloved APs Elder Lambe (left) and Elder Faavae (right)
We also received prime trainings from our APs. They taught us how to work with the members more effectively as missionaries and help them invite others into the Gospel, Elder Faavae will be missed as this will be his last transfer before he leaves to go back home to Brisneyland. I learn so much from these great missionaries!

Me, Suma Ah Fua and Elder Mitchell
It is sad to see my companion Elder Mitchell leave this beloved area of Hallam! I only spent 6 weeks with him and already our Heavenly Father has another plan for him. They say that when you get a good companion time flys by very quickly, I think that is true! haha I have learnt many things from this Elder and look forward to catching up with him in the near future, wish all the best mate! Take care.

Beast Feed!
Once again the Lemalu family has treated us with an awesome feed to finish this week! We have some Oka, some Kalo, some Chicken, some Povi Masima and some Pork! Yes all of us were smashed after haha. Welcome to Hallam Ward mate!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Monday 2nd December 2013 - Study, Narre Warren, Brothers and Sunday Feeds

Study Time
Kicked off this past week with a couple of study sessions from the Book of Mormon, always love reading of the many stories contained within this book especially about the 2000 stripling warriors! and also of the many missionaries who preached the gospel during that time. As a missionary I am always grateful for the time that we have to study each day about The Book of Mormon to learn more about the gospel but more so to help our friends and our investigators gain a testimony of its divinity.

Narre Warren Zone!
We also had our zone meeting on Wednesday! It was good to catch up with the fellow missionaries within our zone and receive some spiritual nourishment from our beloved Zone Leaders Elder Asher and Elder Evans, we are sad to be seeing Elder Evans leave as it is his last transfer here in the Australia Melbourne Mission, it has been awesome to have known him, we wish him all the best in his future endeavours! 

Elder Apulu and Elder Mitchell (Kings of Hallam)
Well you know it! haha. The Kings of Hallam are here, this transfer has been awesome with my fellow companion Elder Mitchell! He reigns from the same land from which we sailed from.....Auckland New Zealand but is from the North Shore. We worked it out and yes we basically live 20 minutes away from each other! Going to be good to catch up when we finish our missions. Hopefully we get to stay another transfer together in the amazing Hallam Ward. So much memories I will never forget.

Another Lemalu Sunday Feed
Yesterday once again, Elder Lubrido, Elder Mcmurray, Elder Mitchell and I were smashed with the feast of death at the Lemalu family home. As you can see we had 2 trays of taro for the Poly missionaries and some cabonara pasta for the Palagi missionaries haha, then we some delicious fried chicken thighs and chicken wings! I have to say every time Sister Lemalu cooks, you cannot stop at 1 plate of food, well I guess that's just me! haha. Sundays are total bliss here in the Hallam Ward!