And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn, when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. Mosiah 2:17

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Baptism....Rhoda Scanlan
Hey sorry it's been a busy day!!! I've got two new companions. A greenie Elder Tellemen (Australia) and Elder Basson (South Africa). Things are going well and well I will be finishing my mission here in Harbour! Woo don't need to move!  Congrats on Drew (Elder Burns) going on his mission! Kris let me know today about him going.
I'm getting excited!!!!! But also getting very sad...I'm glad President has done my last transfer the way he did...SO I CAN STAY FOCUSED!!!

My NEW comps, Basson (Left) and Telleman (Middle).

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I will be staying here in Harbour for my last 4 weeks!!!! I'm in a trio right now with the Takapuna Elders until Thursday when I get my companion. I'm not too far from the mission home but I'll be going back to my area with my new comp. Things are starting to get crazy! I can't believe Jessica's leaving for her mission, Dominican Republic....Wow!! Spanish Speaking! Don't have much time left and I have to go shopping, so here are some pictures. Happy Birthday to my goofy little brother Garrett, and birthday shout outs to all the cousins, aunts, uncles birthdays in August. Special birthday wish for my Grandma Sherry Burt! Love you all!!! Have a great week!!!

Got to bless this little one...Carter Mataafa. 

The Elders in my District.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

OK, so Elder Matua didn't have much time to email but he said he's getting nervous and really doesn't know what to think. He sends his love to everyone. As of today he has 4 1/2 weeks left. He has already been in contact with Bishop Miller and is scheduled to speak on Sept. 13 at 9:00. Right now he is still in a trio with the zone leaders but he said he should be getting a new companion, so we'll know something Sunday when he emails. He'll be finishing out his time in Aeroview and as the end draws near he will make contact with friends and families from his different areas. Working in the YSA ward has been an eye opener for him, but he's finding that he is making some good connections.  
For us as a family it seems so weird that he's coming home soon. These 2 years have been a blessing for us, and we're so grateful for the love and support you've shown this missionary son of ours. His experience has brought so much joy and happiness to us, and we can't wait to hear all his stories.
God bless everyone!!!