Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What a privilege!

Elder Wehi emailed a day late because it was Easter Monday/public holiday yesterday. Elder Wehi sent a very long email for this week's update. Here's this week's update.

"Man, I say it every week...but being a missionary is just the best thing ever. You learn more than you could ever contain as a missionary. Loving others. serving others. comforting others. teaching others. inviting others. bringing others to Christ. Helping others to pray for the first time. Seeing the light grow in the eyes of the people you teach.

Being in a lesson, on the street, at church, on the subway or trains, on cars, on mountain or valley, in the woods or on the plains....we have done it. Taught Gods children and loved every second of it. There is still much to be done! One of the craziest things about being a missionary is the amount of people that want to hear what you have to say. It's great because people want hope, they just dont know how to find it. we have it! WE HAVE IT! :) it just makes me so happy to know that.

This week was pretty great. We had a lot of time to walk...haha mostly to the next bus stop and then traveling far and often. most of the time we are just opening our mouths and always talking about the church and about Jesus Christ..wherever that may be...(I'm not even kidding, I've had to share the Gospel in some pretty...interesting....places hahaha) That's a long story for another time.... ;)

Elder Strong is amazing.
He does everything good. we have established that haha

Two big things for this week:

1. EASTER! Man, Easter is the best. We had a great day at church, and a special thing that happened this week was on this day...

So, for some reason or another...I was soooo tired that week. I found it hard to even get up in the mornings and to concentrate a lot of the time...not sure why but it was bothering me pretty badly. I mentioned it to my companion and we felt that we should call our leaders and ask what it was that we should do....They gave me some suggestions and I tried them. It helped a little, but this great fatigue was seeming to loom over me. went to the church that morning and we had our meetings before sacrament meeting started. I sat in Sacrament meeting hardly being able to keep my eyes open and even hear or understand what was being said...I bowed my head to pray and the talks and especially the sacrament itself was all about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As I listened to the talks and to what was being said, I felt myself being more awake and feeling more alive. I was able to feel like a lot more energy. The rest of the day was amazing and I was so alive for the remainder of the day. With great care, I have been able to feel a lot more support from the Lord. I feel so much better to this day :)

So, I just want to testify again of the power of faith in Jesus Christ, and that when we really need it, he will support us under trial and affliction. With Faith in Jesus Christ, our burdens are made lighter and our journey of life made sweet. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes it possible to move any 'mountain' within us. I know it, by God revealing it to me many times :)

Man, church is true ;) haha

2. District~!

being a district leader is also the, everything as a missionary is the best!

We had a Zone conference this week where three different Zones of missionaries of about 10 companionships each. I was able to see a companion I had served with back in another area near Kingston. Elder Pumford! I love this man! He gave his farewell testimony, which means he is heading home soon...just reminded me how precious our time as missionaries really does fly by...way too fast! way too fast!

Elder Strong and I instructed a little on helping the missionaries know different ways to find people to teach. needless to say, Elder Strong is so good at helping the missionaries. He is a supportive companion and that is more than I could ask for :)

We had a great time and got to see our Mission President. They had me conduct also a song. it was a good time!

Thanks for your support for us as missionaries. Like I have said before, if it wasnt for those prayers and the kindness you always share, we wouldnt be able to do this. the weekly letters of support and encouragement do go Along way! thank you!!

Please do something kind for someone this week. God will put opportunities in your path to share your testimony, if you only but ask for it :) it's simple :) You can do it :)

Elders Strong and Wehi



Thank you so much for being patient with me and Elder Wehi. We may not say it often but I know that we really appreciate it.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter Readers!

First and foremost, "Happy Easter Readers! I hope you all will have a wonderful Easter." Elder Wehi didn't ask me to do a blog post based on Easter and that was okay with me. 
I gave myself a few hours to 1 day to decide if I should go ahead and do a blog post or not. It came up to mind that I should go ahead and do a blog post based on Easter. 

Before I read this week's update; I was hoping Elder Wehi will mention something about Easter such as the true meaning of Easter for this week's update. After I read this week's update; I felt a little disappointed but that's okay.
Elder Wehi probably either forgot to mention something about Easter such as the true meaning of Easter for this week's update or he didn't get the time to mention about Easter. 

Readers, I hope you all will stay safe during this Easter Break and acknowledge the true meaning of Easter. If you don't know the true meaning of Easter, you can find out on website. Happy Browsing!

I encourage you to continue being patient with me and Elder Wehi for waiting each week for a weekly update. I really appreciate it and I am sure Elder Wehi appreciates it too. I do encourage you to always remember this as a few friendly reminders.

Those friendly reminders are; you can always facebook message me or email me to ask me for Elder Wehi's mission email and/or his mission home address. I will provide that information for you if you know him and he knows you.

I can't share those details to everyone because I don't want a stranger who doesn't know him to email him randomly and he will be surprised. He probably would ask how did that stranger got his email.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Greater love hath no man than this

Readers, I do apologise for posting on this blog a week late because Elder Wehi didn't list me to a weekly update for last week. Thank you so much for being patient with me and Elder Wehi. Here's this week's update.

"that a man lay down his life, for his friends.

As I lose myself and my wants, for what my Heavenly father wants for me, I am truly happy.

Being a missionary is really the best two years. You learn. you learn how to Learn. You grow. physically (outwards haha) and spiritually. You serve with Christ, your companions. You see Him every day. You love the members as family. You always have a home away from home. You see the world in a brighter light. When you serve god, he looks after you and your companion. As you work together as a companionship in love and unity, life is so much sweeter. When we plan for the next day, all I can feel and think of is Gods eternal love for His children.

Being a missionary means you wake up at 6:30 every morning because, in that day, someones life is going to change. My life changes every day. My heart changes. We pray every day. No longer for ourselves, but for others. When we knock on doors, we are making contact with a child of God that he loves more than words can express. When we put on our shoes, which have walked for thousands of miles, and after passing through at least 5 pairs of shoes, we put them on because God needs us to walk to the lost and and the lonely and bring them hope.

Being a missionary means that when the alarm for bed goes off at 10:30, we pray and give God all the gratitude for what happened that day. it means that every lesson we are in, the spirit is felt. I am a missionary because it makes me feel fulfilled, because I know God fulfills His promises.

My matters dont matter, because their matters matter most. I know it. God knows it. I know this is Gods work. there is no doubt in my mind that God lives, His Son Jesus Christ can heal us in every way....if we will just ask him! I know it because he makes my burdens lighter than what they were before.

Elder Brown, Turner, Janson, Herbert, Pumford, Lasley, Oviatt, Cattelain, Ray, and Strong; have all inspired me to love more, and work harder. Every area I have learn something precious. In Brampton I learned how to plan my days, in Trenton I learnt how to love my companions, in toronto I learnt how to have fun and enjoy every moment no matter what. In Sudbury I learnt how to forgive and be humble. and now in Scarborough I have learned that true leaders are followers. Followers of Christ.

all and in all I have learned this same principle over and over again....
As we follow Christ, we find new life. and our loved ones find new life. even the strangers of our lives can find new life as we offer it to them.

Being a missionary is the best decision I ever made with my life.

This week was amazing! we have had some district meetings, and all have inspired my faith to grow. In our district there are 2 sisters and 6 elders. three languages of farsi(persian), Mandarin(chinese) and Australian(broken english)...its a whole bunch of FUN! the district is doing so well and nightly follow ups with them when I get to see how their day was and what miracles they saw and what fears they have really helps me, as a missionary, to feel a greater capacity to love. I love being a leader because you learn more than you teach :)

Elder Strong is doing really well also! he is always talking with everyone and being obedient. He loves to study and he is working well with the members. when he teaches you can feel the spirit. He is doing great and I love to call him my companion!

Have a great week this week! there are some pictures here for you...because one picture tells a thousand words....this is a pretty long email! haha

have a great week!

Elders Strong and Wehi"

He sent total of 23 photos and 1 video. I wasn't able to see the video due to google drive wants me to get permission from Elder Wehi to see the video which sucks. The photos will be posted under "Mission Photos" section and I will share with you one of the photos on this post.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

18 Months Mark

Next Monday, Elder Wehi will be reaching his 18 months mark/3 quarters (3/4) mark. 
I am very proud of Elder Wehi's achievements throughout his mission so far. 
He has been a very great Missionary and he has served in 3 different areas.

On this present day, Elder Wehi is serving as a District Leader and he is serving in his 4th area which is Scarborough. He has been serving in that area for 8 months and that is a very long time for 1 area.
If you haven't emailed Elder Wehi yet, I encourage you to email him. He will appreciate it.
If you haven't written a letter to Elder Wehi yet, I encourage you to write him a letter.

Can you believe it? He should be coming home in September, this year and that is 6 months away. Wow time has been going so fast. I can still remember my last memory with Elder Wehi before he left for his mission and it felt like just yesterday when I last
saw him.

Thank you so much for your patience with me and Elder Wehi. We really do appreciate it.
Thank you so much for your patience to wait for each update to be posted.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Another quick Update!

1 week late due to no email updates from last week. Elder Wehi is a District Leader. 
This week's email, he said 

"I love you all!

This week has been fantastic!

Being a district Leader is an amazing opportunity for me to love and serve the missionaries. I truly love them and desire them to be successful in the work they do. Its been a great learning experience coming back to being a district leader and knowing now the things I know now, it has been a great blessing to see that in the Lords time and as we continue faithful, everything will work out :)

Elder Strong is doing great! His health is moderating and I cant see any problems with that. He truly loves the members here! He also talks with everyone and he does his best to testify of what he knows...its been a real pleasure to be serving with him for these 2 transfers (hope for more *wink wink*) haha.

The district is doing great! there are 2 sisters and 4 elders in the district! (will send picture next week) I couldn't ask for anything more. really...they are just outstanding and hard working, consecrated missionaries. We have a great bunch of missionaries in this mission. we are always close to standards, our communication is good. They report back information on obedience and permission, white handbook questions very well. The Zone leaders are supporting us really well. They are great missionaries too! man! its just been a great time being a District Leader, and striving every day to be a full purpose, consecrated, preach my gospel missionary with the language of faith. I couldn't do it without Elder Strong though :)

We are currently teaching a super prepared lady! she was brought into a knowledge of the church by her family who are members, but only recently has she had the desire to learn more. She keeps all her commitments and loves coming to church. We are helping her prepare for baptism and we are both looking forward to her moving forward and finding true happiness! :)

sorry its a short email this week but I will email more next week, please know I love you and appreciate all your emails and prayers.

I know my Savior lives and loves me, because of Him I have found new life. As we lose our lives in helping others, comforting those that stand in need of comfort and mourning with those that mourn, that is how God can help us feel his love. I know this.

Have a great week!

Elders Wehi and Strong"