Sunday, March 20, 2016

"Can you believe we're flying on homemade pillow wings?"

We had a mean week here in the Thames Valley (the name of the district which I am covering)!

We had exchanges this week with the Zone Leaders but since they are down in Hamilton we had them meet us up here and then we blitzed the area for a couple hours. We split up to go make some miracles so I was with Elder Van Thiel and Elder Niu'unga was with Elder Greep. It was a good exchange as we were able to visit a lot of people but as we started the exchange, it started raining (It didn't stop for 3 days). We started the day in Waihi which was pretty interesting because we blew threw 2 hours of plans in about 15 minutes and so we spent the time before lunch walking the streets and talking with people.

While we were tracting later that day, we met a Christian couple (they didn't tell us which denomination they were from) who tried to preach to us why there is no need for Prophets in these last days because the Holy Spirit was to guide us in a "unity of the faith". They proceeded to smash on us about why we did certain things in our church, but we just stood there and listened and when they finished we thanked them for their time and left. I have learned to never argue with people like that and while I was in Gisborne I bought a Triple Combination ( BoM, D&C, PoGP) so I would not be able to Bible Bash. It has continued to pay off :)

Our Branch Mission Leader got released on Sunday because of some of the problems that he has been causing in our Branch. Brother Whitehead will now be our Acting BML until a new one is called because it might take a while to find someone else because of the small numbers in the Branch. The members here feed us really well which is nice and they make sure that we are always being looked after, they love the missionaries (it also helps to have a Tongan companion in a branch that is largely Tongan)!

Loving it here in Paeroa!!!!

Elder Mitchell

The attached pictures are

1. A predicament that I had in one of our Less-Active members homes. I hoped that I could perform a miracle like the feeding of the 5 thousand but I was on my own with this one.

2. One of our members pants, Wow so style, 10/10 cool, very look,

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