Wow i have so much to tell you. Last Preparation day after i email we got calls for transfers, so if i would've waited i could've told you where i was going then, but oh well. So the big news is that i got transferred. I am in Papakura, which is south Auckland where all the polynesians are. It's is so cool! I am in an area called Pukekohe (poo-keh-koe-ee) first ward but it's so big that there are three sets of missionaries in that ward. 2 sets, elders and sisters in the pukekohe main town and me and my companion are on the outskirts and in the town of Tuakau (too-uh-cow). It's a great place to be, i love it. My companion is Sister Samataua (sama- towa), she is samoan and very beautiful and a very good missionary. She has been out in the mission field as long as sister Prince, so like a month less than me. We get a long great.
I miss sister Prince but i know i am where i need to be. She is seriously like my best friend. We were so close. I think the hardest thing about getting a new companion is not being close like you were with someone else and starting all over again. But it's doable. :)
I am happy! i absolutely love full time proselyting! the VC was great but to be honest i was so ready to get out. i felt like i was not progressing and now that i am here i have so many ways to push myself to progress. Being the STL i find that i need to EXACTLY obedient. i am the example for my sisters to look to. I need to be working extra hard so that i can reflect a good missionary but not just a good missionary, a consecrated missionary. I have been studying lately how to be a consecrated missionary and it's going to take some work, especially because i see all my weaknesses and things i need to be better at but i know that i am willing to work on it and try my very hardest to be it., so that makes it easier. Especially with a companion who supports me and does her best to do the same as me. It's amazing. If you can look up and find the talk "becoming a consecrated misisonary" by TAd R. callister and read it you will see what i am trying to become. It's an amazing talk. I am trying to inspire the missionaries around me, my sisters and district and zone, to become this. We all came out saying we wanted to be the best missionary out there, however, things change when that actually happens. Disobedience creeps in, satan creeps in, and big things that are wrong don't seem wrong anymore so we don't change it. Many things are happening in our zone that are not good, so with our example as leaders we hope to help. i must stay positive about them.
I am excited to have this position. i am honored that the Lord has called me here. i am excited to learn and grown so much more:) it's exciting. i push myself so much harder so that i can be what the Lord wants me to be for him and the other missionaries.
We have had so many miracles happen out here in tuakau already, it's amazing! Just yesterday we were going to contact this lady, a former investigator, and she ended up not living there and we met the new lady that lived there. She has been so prepared to hear and accept the gospel. she had just gotten into a bad as car accident like 3 months ago. She fell asleep when she was driving. She died. when the ambulence got there she was dead but they were able to revive her. she died two more times after that. She is now alive and well. part of her skull is missing, so if you touched her head you would touch brain not bone. it's really neat. But she now see's life differently than ever before. she does not take anything for grantid, she hard out believes in God and wants to do anything to follow him! she is so excited to learn from us and wants to come to church hard out! it's so exciting! the Lord is preparing his children.
Well, i love you all. i love my mission. Most importantly i love the Lord. That is my motive for everything now.:) hopefully it stays! ha