Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Next week!

"Before I continue I just wanted to say sorry! I was meant to add into this email some really awesome things about this week, but transfers are here and we don't have too much time!
but there are a couple of things that I did want to mention! Next week I will add into the email what miracles happened this week :)
1. I love you
2. Miracles are happening every day!
3. I am being transfered to the north of Canada in Sudbury as the district leader
4. Its just something that has really enriched my life and the mission experience, and so I wanted to ask you a simple question that you can help out with: Who can We pray for? It can be someone you know who is sick or feeling alone or maybe even if you're just concerned for them. I promise that prayers with faith go a long way!
5.I love you and thank you for your prayers!
6. We saw the CN tower this week! ITS HUGH!!!!!!!!!
The weeks to come will be great! and I'm looking forward to hearing from you also"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


" Hi! Its us again! The missionaries are pretty well known in this part of town. I also found out that my cousin from New Zealand served here also!! (Elder Mitchell). Its great to serve alongside such wonderful missionaries here in this also. My companions are great! Elder Oviatt is from Edmonton Alberta and is waiting for his visa to serve in the czech republic. He also served in Georgia in the states. He is always really happy and willing to learn from his experiences where he serves and in whom he serves. I love being able to learn from him also. My other companion (we are in a tricompanionship- 3 companions) is Elder Lasley who is from Idaho in the states also.He is a stud of a missionary. He gives his whole heart to helping others lead in the mission. He has served in leadership positions for most of his mission so he has learnt a lot from many experiences, and he leads with a motto in mind: "Preach the Gospel, and if needed- use words".

I love this area and the people in whom we have to serve. We are teaching around 20 lessons a week and its nice to be busy as it helps us to learn to forget ourselves and love others by showing them how much we love the Gospel. I love preaching the Gospel, because its about example and service. We talk with everyone but the Gospel light shines most when others see that we would give everything we are for them to receive the Gospel. I love it! Its so great to learn the principles of service because I feel it is helping me prepare to raise a family and be a loving husband. Principles like that :)

I just want to thankyou all for your prayers and your love. Thankyou for what you have done for others and the ghood you are going to do. I believe in you because I know that God believes in this work. He is this work. It is His work and we are learning to do His work in His ways every day. I love the Gospel with all my heart.

So this week was pretty good. We just mostly traveled to and in between appointments we would put up ESL flyers (ESL is english class for those who are learning english in the area. There are quite a few people that need to learn some english here haha including myself haha). We get to talk to 50-100 people each day on the busses and in the streets. Its amazing! So many cultures, languages, foods, and music. things like that that you can only see in Toronto.

This week we had a really great experience with a man from the czech republic. So we were going to lunch after ESL class and there was a man who was talking to Elder Oviatt. We got lunch and then we sat down. The man went to sit by himself, but we felt impressed to ask him to sit with us. We did so and he jumped at the chance. he opened up to us and we talked about the Gospel with him. We left that day feeling blessed for the opportunity to share the Gospel by one simple act of kindness. Sometimes that is what it takes to share the Gospel. A simple act of kindness. I love the Gospel.

have a great week!

Elder Wehi"

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Work of Christ & Family

"Gday from beautiful and sunny downtown Toronto! Its been a great week and it was topped off with a family being able to see their son enter into the waters of baptism :) The families name is the Clendennings. They are a wonderful family and you can feel that their faith and love they have for and in eachother is stronger than the cords of death. We love them and are grateful for gabe (the son who was baptised), and his decision to follow Christs footsteps along the path of happiness.

Thats what the gospel provides. Happiness. true and lasting happiness. For individuals and for families. I know that when we lose ourselves in helping others and looking beyond our wants, we find that we can be the answer to someone elses need, and by doing so we are filled with the Spirit. I know that the Spirit of service helps us look beyond our own struggles and challenges and brings a light and illumination into our heart and mind that surpassess all understanding. The honest and true seeker of happiness can find our Heavenly Father as they come to follow the example of Christ. This I testify.

So this week has been great! Ill share a couple of thoughts, experiences, and stories from the week and what has occured over the moments of being a missionary. One of the finest moments of being a missionary is when you feel such a love for everyone around you that you pray for the people you have met on the bus or on trains. You pray for everyone around you because in a very real sense you come to see peole for who they really are. As missionaries we rely on the Spirit and it is only by the Spirit that we can be successful. I really wish I could express the desires of my heart for you all, but please know that out of all things that I know: I know that there is a living christ, that He rose from the dead, and that I know with all the faculties of my heart and mind that families will live forever after this life through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We travel by bus and train everywhere and I LOVE IT!!! We meet so many people each and every day and most of the peole you would meet anywhere are lovely people and need love. As we express love it will be expressed back and I love that! We could literally make friends with thousands of people as we simple expressed our love for them because as we do so we are in a very real way expressing gods love for them.

So this week has been great! Ill share a couple of thoughts, experiences, and stories from the week and what has occured over the moments of being a missionary:

1. Baptism! Gabe Clendenning was baptised yesterday. His father was able to baptise him and it was a very spiritual experience. There were a hundred people present and families and friends from many different places. They all came together to celebrate Gabes time to Come Unto Christ. Gabes story is that his mother is not a member and he had to wait many years to be able to be baptised, and in that time he pursued a greater understanding of the Gospel and put his whole heart into it. He is planning on serving a mission and he has made some really great friends. It was a great experience for all who were present.

2. Prayer! The other night I was praying and because we are out for 12-13 hours a day, I was somewhat tired at the end of the day. Im sure my companions were also haha! Prayers at the end of the day used to be very brief and especially last night. after ther prayer which was about 2 minutes long, I felt an empty feeling and I knew that I had to do something. I felt that I should re pray, but this time slow down and take some time to really ponder upon the words and way I was praying. I felt that I should thank Heavenly father more for the day and for the small blessings that sometimes I would overlook. I felt a great desire to pray and I felt the Spirit so strong that I went to bed so very grateful and literally so happy to have took the time for the Lord as He has always taken so much time for me.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Look for the Christ. He is never too far away! I know.

Elder Wehi"