Sunday, 2 February 2014

Monday 3rd February 2014 - Farewells and Greetings

Lemalu Family
Yes even though there were smiles this past week is was saddening to leave such an amazing area again, as a missionary in each area you are sent to by your Heavenly Father you build life-long friends and families as you serve them. It has been a very memorable 3 transfers in the area of Hallam Ward, Narre Warren Stake. The Lemalu family has always given everything to the missionaries I will miss them.
Elder Hartley, Elder Apulu, Elder Morgan and Elder Lammi (Hallam Flat Spartans) haha
Yes I will also miss these muppets haha, was awesome to have spent a transfer with these boys, so much fun, so much laughs, so much wrestling and so much moments where none of us really cared haha. Good times with the Narre Warren Elders, a transfer that will be hard to forget, I know that they will do well. Till next time brothers.
The boys
Bring it! haha, so good to see Vagia (2nd from the left) prepare to go and serve in the Australia Brisbane Mission! One of the many perpspective missionaries in the Hallam Ward. Suma (2nd from the right) the RM from the New Zealand Auckland Mission, will miss him and his wise words of council. 
One Last Time
From the left: Elder Lubrido and Elder Mcmurray. Our fellow Hallam Ward Elders, was awesome to spend one last Sunday with Elder Lubrido before he departed back to the Phillipines, his laugh is infectious as much as his personality, sad to see him leave but happy to know that his family will embrace him as a honourable, full-time returned missionary. One Elder that will be missed.
Last Goodbye
So grateful for the chance that I have had to meet with this guy named Patai. Teaching him about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a lesson that I will never ever forget! Tears were shed as this Spirit was felt so strongly as he offered the closing prayer to our lesson. I know I will I meet him again someday, maybe next time as a member of the Hallam Ward :)
Back to Brisbane
A big farewell to our Assistant Elder Faavae, he has been an awesome example to all of us here in the Australia Melbourne Mission, many of us have learnt a couple of lessons here and there about missionary from him, I know that he is going to do well when he returns! RWH Elder.
New Zone!
And so another new start in the beloved area of Wyndham! As you can see we have a pretty gangster zone here, was good to catch up with familiar faces at very 1st zone meeting for the transfer, we have amazing zone leaders Elder Afele and Elder Fale with district leaders that are doing very well. I am proud to be a new member of the Wyndham Zone! Churr
New Companion
Just the norms to start off a transfer in a hummer-limo, loving the Point Cook area already haha, me and my new companion Elder Pipers were priviled to have witnessed the marriage of the Ta'ala family, they looked stunning together as couple with their 3 boys. Congratulations to them.
The wedding cake
What a touching moment it was to have seen brother and sister Ta'ala tie the knot. To know of all the struggles and hardships that they experienced to get to where they are today it was a special experience for all that were there, so good to see them all at church as well. Such a wonderful family!
The Langham
To finish off their special day me and my fellow Point Cook missionaries were shouted to a buffet lunch at the Langham Hotel, I felt like I wasn't in Melbourne anymore haha, so much blessings already here on my 1st week here in Point Cook, so grateful for the opportunity that I have had to meet such loving families and individuals here in the Australia Melbourne Mission. So many experiences, I love being a missionary!

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