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, November 30, 2016

So this is Thanksgiving week and we seriously ate way too much. We were invited to 5 different homes and ate at ALL 5. I was so sick but hey you can't turn down a meal right??? Anyway, it was awesome and the families here are just so amazing. We feel so blessed to have good families in AZ.

It was a rough week as far as teaching. I have to keep reminding myself that I can't force things and that I have to be patient and let the Spirit do the converting, BUT it's still frustrating. AHHHHHH!!! We'll be kicking off the 25 ways in 25 days, #Lighttheworld campaign, it's going to be awesome. Please go online and watch the video and get on board!!! Serving during the Christmas season is a great way to remember the Savior and all He has done for us.

Anyway, no wrecks on the bike this week ;) , the weather is getting colder, 65 degrees during the day and low 40s at night. I miss the snow but it's nice having the mild winter here. I can't wait to Skype with you guys, we have arranged with the Lowry family for Christmas day and they are a great family in the Augusta Ranch 1st Ward. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and hopefully you'll have a great week!!! Love you all

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

So this last week has flown by and not much has been going on. But, I got transferred last Wednesday. And my new companion is Elder Holland (No relations to THE Elder Holland). I love him and we get along just as well as me and Elder Wilcox! Funny story about transfers. I didn't even have to switch zones! I didn't even have to switch houses. I just had to switch rooms! Hahaha I love it! Me and Elder Holland have some good times while Proselyting! Like the other day I made him fall off his bike cause I raised up my seat on my bike and looked stupid and he was laughing too hard and hit the curb! And another time I tripped down the stairs after a door approach and the person at the door just laughed as he shut the door...  We also got to ride in the Gilbert Half Marathon and we were the Lead bikers! It was so much fun! MOTIVATION!! I love this place! Anyways, that has happened within the first week of the transfer, so we will have to see how the next 5 weeks go...

I love my new area! We only cover 2 wards, thank the Heavens! We only cover a square mile literally! Haha that's the only down side, but all in all things are just getting better down here in AZ! It is still hot in the day, but at night it gets very nippy! I hope one day it will be cold in the day and even colder at night! haha, but I love you all! Until next week! God Bless!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

So this week has been good! I had my birthday and got a free lunch at Joe's Real BBQ and OH MY GOSH! It was so good! I loved it! We have been teaching a lot. We have a family that is on their way to eternal salvation. All that needs to happen is for them to be married. Hahaha. We have had a lot of success and a lot of well the opposite of success which is crap.... Although I love this place, there are so many people here I want to strangle! It's like I have the cure to cancer!!! Take it please! I promise you will love it! But they don't care... I wish people could just know that this gospel is true as soon as we ring the doorbell. Sadly it doesn't work that way...

New comp....Elder Holland from Kanab, UT
I got transferred, but luckily I am only switching rooms! haha PRAISE! My new comps name is Elder Holland! I am so stoked! We get along real well and I can't wait to see what we can do with the members we have! I am now in the Augusta Ranch Area. I will cover 2 wards AR 1 and AR 2. I am praying that we can work with the members to "Teach repentance and baptize Converts."

I pray for my whole family back at home every night and day! I miss you all, and when I say family I mean my home ward as well. I miss everyone back at home, but I know that I am where I am supposed to be. AZ is so amazing! I know that this church is true. Christ is my savior, and I know that he and Heavenly Father loved us so much that they provided us the Atonement, so that we can repent for our wrong doings and our short comings. I am so thankful for Joseph Smith. I know that he was a true prophet of God. He translated the truest book I have ever read! The Book of Mormon is the Word of God! I am so grateful for this opportunity I get to serve these 2 years and devote my life to preaching this Gospel. I am here because it would be selfish of me to not share the thing I know to be the key to eternal happiness. It would be selfish of me to stay home and do the things that I wanted instead of informing the people of AZ about this gospel. I know that I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe and know that this is the true Gospel!

Until next week! I love you all!!!


Elder Matua​

Oh Tai....

Thursday, November 10, 2016

OK, so this is the reason why I didn't email on my regular Monday P-day. We had Elder Cornish of the 70 here, and he was doing stuff with the mission, man was it powerful with him talking to us.

So I don't have much time so here is a run down of this last week!

1. I took too much C-4 (pre-workout)
2. Elder Cornish came to the mission! AMAZING!!!
3. An elder got his nose shattered during mission sports
4. I almost crapped my pants riding my bike home from a freaking natural laxative (I think that's how you spell it).
5. I crashed again on my bike doing no hands and hit a gnarly speed bump.

I love you!

Love, Elder Matua
Getting ready for the day


To the doctor's office we go....

Time for a workout