Saturday, April 30, 2016

Welcome, New Readers

During this past week, I was looking at website. While I was on the website, I have noticed Elder Wehi's name and the link to this blog was on there. I seemed to be surprised and a little excited.

If you haven't seen the website before, I encourage you to check it out. Here's a screenshot of the section it says 'Canada Toronto Missionary Blogs"

I don't know how long Elder Wehi's name and the link of this blog was on there for. It could be 3 to 5 days or it could be a week or it could be a few months. Who knows. I am certain that this blog has new readers since his name and the link to this blog was put up on the website and I would like to welcome those new readers.

I remember each blog post before January this year, it has been getting between 28 views to 60 views. Since the first post for this year; each blog post has been getting between 90 views to around 240 views. It has been amazing to see the growth of views for each blog post.

I would like to welcome those new readers again. I hope you are staying in tuned for each update that I post on behalf of Elder Wehi and other things that I post and that isn't on behalf of Elder Wehi.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay tuned until next update, You all are awesome! 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Don't Always Expect Replies

Hey, Readers.

During the past few weeks, I thought about what would make a great post for me to share with you and knowing that it isn't about the weekly update that I receive from Elder Wehi, and it isn't about a quick overview of his previous area where Elder Wehi served in/after he gets transferred to a new area.

I know it is normal for a friend to expect a reply through emails from their friend who is serving their mission, and I know it is normal for a friend to expect a reply through letters from their friend who is serving their mission.

I strongly encourage you to not expect Elder Wehi to reply back to your emails each week because he doesn't always have the time to reply back. When he does reply back, it will be brief and short. I know that he tries his best to reply back whenever he can and to whoever he can.

If you do email him, I have a few suggestions what you can say to him and remember it has to be brief and short due to he doesn't always have time to reply back but I know he does read the emails.
As far as I know, he has only 1 hour to read emails, reply to emails and send the weekly update.

For Emails:

You can ask him a few short opened questions along with some updates about your week.
For an example: "What are a few things that have helped you to prepare for your mission?"

You can keep him motivated. 
For two examples: "Keep up the great work." or "Have a great week."
You can share with him a few uplifting short quotes or/and sayings. For two examples: 
"Find Joy in the Journey." by President Thomas S. Monson.
"Just keep trying." by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

You can share with him a few scripture verses when inspired. For an example:
When you need hope, I encourage you to read Ether 12:27.
The email can be like for this, 

"Hey Elder Wehi,

I had a spiritually uplifting week and I would like to share with you a few highlights.
On Wednesday night: I attended Institute and learnt more about the Atonement.
On Thursday: I attended a session at the Temple with my Mum.

How are you? What are you looking forward to for this upcoming week?

You are doing a great job and have a great week."


say the same thing or similar as above, with additional "I look forward to your reply soon."

For Letters:

You can share with anything that is positive, uplifting and can be mission focused. 

For Notes:

You can share with him some thank you for's, such as "Thank you for being my friend" 
"Thank you for being patient with me." "Thank you for setting a great example to me." 

You can write him an uplifting note that he can open whenever he is feeling discouraged. 
You can write him an uplifting note that he can open whenever he thinks about giving up. 
You can write him an uplifting note that he can open whenever he needs to cheer up.

You can write him countdown notes that he can open when he reaches certain months left of his mission. For an example, "23 months down, 1 month to go!!! Some weeks went slow and some weeks went fast. I know time goes so fast while you are busy with the missionary work and while you are having fun. You got this, you don't have long to go. Take many photos as you can. Make the most of it." 

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


I love receiving weekly updates from Elder Wehi. I have been noticing that he lists about 100 people or more for weekly updates. I encouraged him to tell everyone to check out this blog one day and I don't think he did and that's okay. He knows that I update this blog whenever he sends me a weekly update.

Here's this week's update.

"We are pretty busy....doing so much haha! this week wasn't as fast as last week though. It has been an amazing experience to be down town in Toronto. We pass by the CN tower almost every day. We had to find a car park down town in the middle of rush hour to teach a was busy....hahaha It was quiet the experience. There was actually a man playing a didgeridoo as well which was a blast to behold...first time seeing that in Canada!

I also had the opportunity to go on exchanges on my birthday with a Chinese missionary Elder Martin. His family was converted to the Gospel through missionaries coming to talk with them, and the missionary who baptized their family drowned in a freak accident. The missionary lived with his family in this mission in Canada Toronto, and so Elder Martin got to come and see their family and to bear his witness of how missionary work had effected their family. Its amazing to see the blessings in the lives of other missionaries and their stories. It is really humbling when you came to learn and love from the missionaries. one of my favorite things of being a missionary is being able to see the changes in the lives of the missionaries. The Atonement is real and makes a difference, which goes on to bless generations :)

Its nice being in a YSA area again. I feel a little rusty though some times because I am so used to talking mostly and finding mostly all families. so it is a nice change of scenery so to speak. Also Elder Akre knows the area really well and he does a great job at knowing what to do and where to go...coupled with the makes for a good companionship :)

One of my favorite moments of the past week was when we went to contact an investigator...surprise surprise no one was home we contacted around the area and we were about to leave when we decided to keep going and knock one more door. (its always the last doors, lost person, last dogs, something...) The lady who came to the door was looking for a way to change her life and to come closer to God. She was praying for someone to show her the way when we came to her house, knocking :) We are meeting with her again today! excited!!!!

We love the missionaries. We love our Savior. We love His work. We love the good times, for they are many. We are excited for what is to come. One of my favorite Quotes from my companion this week is this, and i invite you to ponder it in your life: "Never allow a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."

If you follow Jesus Christ, life is sweeter and more richer. "for he that eternal life is rich." We promise!

Have a great week and know we love you!

Elders Akre and Wehi


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday!

Hey, Readers if you didn't know already, today was Elder Wehi's 21st Birthday. I can't believe it was a year ago since Elder Wehi was turning 20 and I can't believe he turns 21 today. I hope Elder Wehi had a great day and I hope his companion Elder Akre spoils him so much.

Elder Wehi deserves to be spoilt. I am sure that Elder Akre had something in mind to do something special to celebrate Elder Wehi's 21st birthday. I do wonder of 2 possibilities of how Elder Wehi would describe his 21st birthday and I would like to share with you what those possibilities are.
Those possibilities are - 
1. This day being an emotional day for him because it is his last birthday that he gets to celebrate during his mission. 2. This day being a great day for Elder Wehi because he was turning 21.

If you would like to wish him a Happy Birthday via emails, his email is and I know he would appreciate a Happy Birthday wish from you.

If you would choose not to email him to send a Happy Birthday wish, you are welcome to comment below on the comments section, I am happy to send him a Happy Birthday wish on your behalf and I know he would appreciate it.

If you are friends with him on Facebook, you are welcome to post on his Facebook wall to wish him a Happy Birthday. I know that he will see that post after his mission and he will appreciate it.

Either way of you choose to do of how to wish him a Happy Birthday, he would appreciate it a lot. I have noticed in this week's update Elder Wehi mentioned: "Thank you for the birthday wishes." I would like to thank you so much for being patient with me and Elder Wehi. Have a great week.

Stay Tuned until next time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Beginnings! :)

"Hello everyone! Aloha! Gday! Salam! Ni hao! (insert languages from all over the world!)

To be honest, I miss Scarborough and Elder Strong, and I have loved the members there so much! but being here in Toronto YSA with Elder Akre is going to be such a fun blast of craziness and spirit! We are excited to learn from and help be an example to the missionaries.

Man! We have no time! hahahaha coming into a new area is an exciting transition, but one to have to adjust to! Its been a great 1st week striving very slowly to get my footings in being a Zone Leader. Ill put it really simply no time. lots of paperwork. we are the Missionaries soccer mums to transport them everywhere.

And YSA work, which means we are working with people who are our age. its different hahaha. BUT I can testify of the Will of god being always perfect. I know God has a perfect plan and I have already seen his hand in my companion and my life this week!

We had a pretty neat experience where we were talking to people on the streets while going to contact a less active member. we were about to go back to the car when we saw a lady walking down the road. Elder Akre was talking to a man when i felt impressed to run over to talk to her.

I darted over there and she seemed pretty happy we did. found out that she had gone to church before and had a friend that had taught her the gospel before. She was still trying to figure out if she wanted to know God or not and so we testified of the story of Joseph Smiths story and she wanted to meet again!

So Elder Akre is doing a wonderful job at teaching me everything over again haha. I love Elder Akre and his diligence. He has grown so much from the beginning of the mission. He is well known in the Zone for being a strong and inspiring leader. We love him and he loves cars! man, cars are his thing! its pretty neat to see his obedience and also his love for his family and what they do together. He makes a great missionary!

Sorry there are no pictures, there will be next week, please forgive me for the saddening news...

next week though! :)

I know that Jesus is our savior. I know it from reading and praying about the teaching of the Book of Mormon. I testify that there are many who want the gospel we enjoy so much, they just need to be invited to receive it! I know that there is a joy unlike any other that comes when we share the truths of the Atonement with others.  I know that Christ is the perfect example and that he did live. I know that he is at the head of the church. I know that the prophet speaks for God. I know it.

I know that forgiveness can heal. I know that when we love the 'companions' in our life, we can qualify for the companionship of the holy ghost.  I know that this work makes a difference. I know that a smile and a laugh can help others feel better. I know that these simple truths make the world of difference.

I know that God cares for families, He loves us perfectly. I know that He is my Father and that I am his son. I know that these things are true. I love being a missionary :)

We love you!


P.S thank you for the birthday wishes! :)"

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Seeing the Hearts change

There was no explanation from Elder Wehi for not emailing last week.

"I love you all!

So, another big news! transfers just happened! Elder Strong is staying in Scarborough. I am leaving. Elder Strong will be serving in Scarborough for 3 transfers now (those who don't know the mission lingo...that means about 18 weeks) and will do great! THATS MY SON!!!! (so proud! haha)

I will be transferred to Toronto YSA (the land of many break ups) with Elder Akre. Elder Akre is a special missionary. He is a good friend of mine from way back at the beginning of the mission. We served around each other and went on exchanges in Brampton (a long time ago...the Jurassic ages) ITS GOING TO BE MARVELOUS!!!

There is no greater joy than being present in the lives of those who are striving to change their lives and to put their past behind them and to focus on their savior.

Its been a great week. We fasted this week with much prayer to find a new investigator who would really want to learn of the restored Gospel and make changes in his/her life. That day as we were walking down a metropolitan hillside, we tried to talk to everyone who was coming towards us, nobody wanted to listen to us. We kept walking when we noticed one particular man who seemed to be shaky quiet violently. we walked up to him and Elder Strong without a second thought saw he had no gloves and gave him his. He was walking to the doctors which was another 50 minute walk down the road, and take into account it was also about -6 degrees outside. He was cold. He introduced himself as Nicholas and we took him to the nearest store to get him some change to get onto the bus to get to his destination. He asked us to return to visit him. We did the next 2 days later. He told us that he was having nothing left in his life to believe in. His mother has a brain tumor. Sister is in an abusive relationship. Father is an Alcoholic. So many things happening for him. We invited him to church that Sunday and he came. He said he hadn't felt that  happy in a long time and he was glad he came. he told us he was interested in learning more and possibly being baptized! It was a testimony to me that there are those who will accept the message we have to give, we just need to press forward with enough faith and charity and much prayers. Much Much prayers! hah

I hope and pray that we don't let the people we meet regularly or even for the first time, go away from us without at least feeling of our love for them. I testify that every person you see each day is a child of god. That is their divine identity. They long for hope from the misery of their lives. They long to be with their families after this life. They all want a sense of belonging and identity, which the restored Gospel does provide! we have been given much and much is to be given. Where is a good place to start? On our knees! praying for guidance on how to help, love and serve our neighbors, family, friends, co workers, and even complete strangers. We promise that if you desire a stronger connection with god and His children, be willing to pray, and be willing to act when he says: "go here, do that" :)

If there is anything that we can do for you, please let us know :)

have a great week!

ALMA 36:24
"Onward, ever Onward"

Elder Akre and Wehi"

Quick Overview of 5th Area: Scarborough

This post is a quick overview of Elder Wehi's fifth area.
His fifth area is Scarborough. He had 2 different companions while he was serving there.
Elder Wehi served in Scarborough area from September 2015 to April 2016.
In other words, he stayed in Scarborough Area for total of  5 Transfers.

1st Companion: Elder Ray.
2nd Companion: Elder Strong.

Elder Wehi was able to serve as a District Leader.