Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This Week!

"Dear everyone! How are you?

Being a zone leader is the best....just really busy. Hence the short emails. but know that there is much happening over here and we are seeing miracles every day. I hope to respond to all emails sent me, but when I dont please know its probably because we are sitting behind the wheel going to a meeting. Its a great privilege though to be a Zone Leader...most of our time is spent traveling to meetings or gathering information or helping missionaries with luggage and transfers. being a missionary is so sweet. We love it! There are 3 people we are meeting with this week when it comes to investigators.

Two quick experiences from the week: the first is an awesome moment of realizing how invested God is in the details of our lives. So we had an impression to text a member the other day in asking for the number of a referral they had sent us earlier. So we had found a person on exchanges the other day for the Portuguese area. the man actually was the one that the member sent us. so long story short....we had found the man sent to us by referral a week earlier to knowing about the referral. sounds confusing but simply it means that out of all the people in the whole toronto, at that time and place we ran into the man and he started coming to church. I know that God places people right where they need to be.

Another experience was we had called a potential person that wanted to learn more about the restored Gospel. he came to sports that night. He prayed and the prayer was about 10 minutes and poured out his heart to god that he would be able to help him in his life. It was touching and real. it was a great thing to be a part of.

We have a great amount of people we are teaching right now and its wonderful!

we love being missionaries!

I know that All things work out together for good for those that love God.

Have a great week and I will send pictures soon!

Elder Akre and wehi"

Readers, my mission papers got submitted ten weeks ago and I still haven't received my mission call. I love updating this blog during Elder Wehi's mission because it has been a wonderful privilege to do so.

Again, I would still like to share my thanks to the reader who has been showing this blog to Elder Wehi because it makes me feel happy and proud that he get to see the great work that I have been doing for him. I am glad that he doesn't have to wait until he gets home to see this blog.

It has been wonderful to engage the readers to read this blog often. I think the next popular month will probably either be July or August. When my mission call arrives, I will share the news on this blog. It is something that I am looking forward to and I am sure that is something that everyone is looking forward to including Elder Wehi.

I could think of many thank you for's right now and I will share with you to thank you for's.
Thank you for being patient with me and thank you for reading this blog.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Reaches 8,100 Total Page Views

I know that you may find it annoying to know this month was a popular month to share many posts. One of the advantages for a blog to engage their readers is to share posts often, otherwise, people will lose interest and stop reading the blog.

Most times, that is why it is important to share something new from the previous post each time.
Anyway, back on track for the reason of this post. Aaaaah! I have an exciting announcement to share.
It may not seem exciting to you but it was exciting for me. I would like to express my gratitude that I was grateful for this blog reaching 8,100 page views.

I would like to thank you for making it happen and reading this blog often even if you don't read this blog often, but by reading this blog regularly or time to time, it still counts.

I think it was wonderful to you to know. I noticed within a few days after posting the previous post, it has reached over 200 page views. When I last look which was this evening, it has reached almost 400 page views.

I think this blog has either extra new readers or the previous post had a catchy title. It makes me wonder. If you are reading this blog on the computer/laptop, you will notice at the bottom of this blog, it has a gadget that shows where the readers are from which I think that is smart.

I would like to tell you that I get very happy and very excited each time I see the gadget shows a reader from anywhere in Canada and America to read this blog. Do you ever feel all happy and excited to see a reader from Australia reads this blog?

Go ahead and share this blog with your friends, I am sure they will love reading something new whenever there are updates. I noticed this blog has no comments. I strongly encourage you to leave a comment.

I don't read this blog, I only read the preview of what the posts will look like before sharing it.
I just share the mission updates and the extra posts on my Google+ account.
I only share the posts on Facebook whenever there are mission updates.

I also share the posts time to time on Pinterest for the Images.
I also share the posts time to time on Twitter for any updates.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Miracles happen when we have the faith

Another week has past. Again, Elder Wehi's mission update for this week is short and sweet but I would like to make sure this post is worth the read by making this post long. I hope you weren't just expecting another short mission update. I would like to edit all the spelling mistakes from Elder Wehi.

"Things are going great and we are enjoying the work every day. There are many people being taught the Gospel! We are looking after ourselves physically by exercising every day and we study every day too! My companion is doing great and we are staying together for another transfer here in Toronto!

This is a special experience from this week: Had a pretty cool experience the other day. While on exchanges, we were taking the bus. There were many people on the buses, and so it was a great time to OYM. 

We were having so much fun talking to everyone and my companion was also having a blast getting to know the people, their stories, and sharing the restored Gospel. While on a bus, I was sitting next to a large group of young people.They were all talking amongst themselves and so it was hard to initiate the conversation, but I had promised the Lord that morning that I would talk to everyone and not hold back.

So I said: "Hey, how are you? I am Elder -----" They all looked at me and smiled, they all started to ask great questions about who we were and what we were doing, by the end of the bus ride three of them gave us their phone numbers and we just met with one of them the other day and she has set her own baptismal date and wants to come to church to learn more too! 

Miracles happen when we have the faith to reach just a little outside of our comfort zones. I love talking to everyone!! It's the best thing about being a missionary!"

I would like to know who reads this blog often even if people read this blog not so often. If you don't read this blog often, I strongly encourage you to read this blog often and be updated whenever there are updates. Thank you for being patient with me and thank you for being patient with Elder Wehi. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

20 Months Mark

Hey, Readers.

I would like to let you know that this post is short and sweet, I know that time flies too quickly and has been going way fast after Elder Wehi reached his halfway mark. I encourage you to think about and answer the following questions in your own time.

Is it crazy how time flies while you are keeping busy by doing things that matters the most to you?
Is it crazy how time flies while you keep losing track of time whenever you continually going through a difficult time?
Is it crazy how time flies while you are spending some time with your friends? and Is it crazy how time flies while you are keeping busy with doing things in general?

I know time flies when I am keeping busy by doing the things that matters the most to me such as emailing friends and Elder Wehi during their missions, and updating this blog often.

I know time flies when I am updating my blog often, spending some time with my friends and keeping busy with doing things in general.
I know it is exciting for me to know Elder Wehi reaches his 20th month mark for his mission tomorrow. Aaaah! I am sure that he is excited to reach his 20th month mark tomorrow.

I don't know what he has in store to celebrate his 20th month mark and knowing that he has 4 months left of his mission. I can't believe time flies very quickly since he reached halfway/1 year mark of his mission and I can still remember when he left Brisbane to arrive at the MTC early with a surprise.

I am very grateful to update this blog whenever Elder Wehi lists me for the weekly updates and whenever I share extra posts for this blog. I know Elder Wehi appreciates it. I am very grateful that Elder Wehi get opportunities to read parts of this blog time to time.

If you are a church member in the branch where Elder Wehi currently serving in, I encourage you to provide a meal for Elder Wehi and his companion at least once a week.

If you read this far for this post, I would like to say thank you so much for taking up your time to read this post. I encourage you to continue to read the remaining of this post. 

If you are a church member in the branch where Elder Wehi currently serving in and if you are preparing to go on a mission, I strongly encourage you to take some time off work or after studying to go out with Elder Wehi and his companion for a lesson appointment or a whole day.

I am sure that Elder Wehi would share some of his experiences with you about when he went out with the Missionaries before he went on his mission and telling you that it is one of the greatest mission preparations that you have before leaving your mission.
If you are a church member in the branch where Elder Wehi currently serving in and if he and his companion are low on their kms/miles, I encourage you to find some time and help them out with providing a lift to their lesson appointments.and even providing lifts for any long distance trips.

You can always get the opportunity that way to get to know them and they might would like you to go with them for the lesson appointment. You don't have to a desire to serve a mission, but for Elder Wehi and his companion to have a member present for their lesson appointments and feel satisfied of their good works, you can help them in those ways. I know that they will appreciate it heaps.

Always remember the following things. 
If there is anything that Elder Wehi can do for you, I encourage you to email him and let him know.\ If there is anything that Elder Wehi and his companion both can do for you, please email Elder Wehi and let him know.

If there is anything that you would like me and Elder Wehi both can do for you, please let both of us know. We are happy to help out. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Extra Posts that I post

This post is mainly about the extra posts that I post time to time. I think some readers aren't aware about those type of posts that I share.

I don't know if you have noticed or not, I don't just share Elder Wehi's weekly updates that he sends through emails and I don't just share the photos that Elder Wehi sends through emails, I also share extra posts too.

I share extra posts too because I know some readers would be happy to read more than just his mission updates and I know Elder Wehi would appreciate me for sharing extra posts.

I would like to explain to you about what are the extra posts that I share on this blog if you aren't aware of those posts already.

Whenever Elder Wehi got transferred, I shared a quick update about his previous area, how long he was there for and what are the numbers and names of his companions in order.

Whenever Elder Wehi reaches a certain month or reaches a month milestone of his mission, I shared a post when he reached his 6 months mark, when he reached his halfway/1 year mark, when he reached his 18 months mark, and in a few days, I will be posting when he reaches his 20 months mark.

When Elder Wehi turned 21 years, I shared a Happy Birthday post for his Birthday when he turned 21 years.

I shared a post on Mother's Day this year about wishing all the mothers, all the future mothers to be, all the foster mothers and all the future foster mothers to be around the world a Happy Mother's Day. I felt it would be extra special for all the mothets, all the foster mothers, all the future mothers to be and all the future foster mothers to be to read the post.

I just realised after sharing that post, I forgot to wish all those step mothers and all the future step mothers a Happy Mother's Day.

I would have done a Happy Father's Day post last year but I totally forgot to share it. So, if I am not on my mission when the day comes to Father's Day this year, I could share a Happy Father's Day post.

Elder Wehi didn't ask me to share the extra posts. I really love sharing those type of posts because not only about the reasoning that I mentioned before, but it also always makes me feel true happiness and sometimes overjoyed. I hope you are aware now for the extra posts that I post time to time.

I strongly encourage you to not email Elder Wehi just to ask him if he is aware about the extra posts that I post because to save your time, I would like to let you know that I know he is aware about the extra posts that I post time to time.

If you have any questions to ask me and it can be about anything that is appopriate, please ask away.
If you have any questions to ask Elder Wehi, please check this blog if your question has already been answered and make sure the question is appopriate. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Good Week for Teaching the Gospel

Elder Wehi's mission update for this week is short and sweet but I would like to make sure this post is worth the read by making this post long. I hope you weren't just expecting a short mission update.

When I woke up early this morning and I forgot to say my morning prayer, I immediately logged into my email account. I got all excited to see there was two unread emails waiting for me to be opened and the emails was from Elder Wehi.

I noticed that he replied to my last week's email update and he replied to my this week's email update. I noticed that he didn't list me to a weekly update this week. I didn't know what was going on because he replied both of my emails within 1 hour.

I don't know if he was just replying to whoever he received an email from or not. I don't know if he forgot to list me to the weekly update for this week or not. I was slightly confused. I eventually said my morning prayer until after reading the emails.

At first, I didn't know who to ask if he or she was listed to a weekly update from Elder Wehi for this week. It took me awhile to think about it. After about 20 minutes later, I decided to ask Elder Wehi's Mum, Elder Wehi's Dad, and his Best Friend Jacob at different times today.

All 3 of them replied to me within minutes after asking them the questions. The results was, Elder Wehi's Dad recevied an email fot the mission updates, Elder Wehi's Mum received an email too but it was just a reply and Jacob received a personal email.

I asked nicely for Elder Wehi's Mum to forward me a email that she received from Elder Wehi. Elder Wehi's Dad didn't forward me an email. Now, I would like to share with you what Elder Wehi mentioned to his Mum through emails for this week's update.

"it has been a good week for teaching the gospel. We have taught so much this week! Its good to be with a companion that is experienced as well as knows how to respond to the Spirit because the work gets done so much more effectively. Its been a great experience to see the administrative side of the church too. we sit in councils all the time and so we get to see that often.

Teaching Hamza from Israel is good. He is afraid about sharing the gospel with his family because they are muslim, but we are continuing to love him and to involve him in activities and he loves that so it should be going well for him. Just need to give him the opportunity to continue to grow and have the right environment to grow.

"Charity never faileth,,,because it never runs out" - lessons learnt on the mission."
Readers, I encourage you to think about this question, "Is there anything we can do for you?"

If there is anything that Elder Wehi and his companion can do for you, please email Elder Wehi and let him know. I am sure that Elder Wehi and his companion is happy to help you out if they can do what you ask them to do. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know and I know that I will be happy to help you out if I can. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016



To my mother, to women that have mothered me, and to all women in general!!

I think about the influence of righteous women in my life, especially my mother and my grandmother and my beautiful Tita Christine... so many blessings have come into my life because of the examples of these women. thank you to all of you! I love you!

So this week was pretty fantastic! We had a blast going to missionary meetings and especially for Elder Akre and I because we were able to catch up with missionaries from the beginning of the mission...especially my first companion and trainer, Elder Turner! :) It was surreal as I was able to go there to the place the assistants and the zone leaders live, which is called the mansion, which is where I had been almost 2 years ago on exchanges when my companion was the district leader. (apostasy disclaimer) we stayed up til 2 in the morning talking about our experiences (Elder Turner and I) over the mission and how we had changed and grown. It was a nice experience.

The next day we went to MLC (missionary leadership council) where all the missionary leaders from across Ontario came together and we talked about the mission. I and 5 other missionaries got to sing "rock of ages" for everyone and then I was able to share a simple testimony at the end of the meeting. I felt the Spirit so strongly and found myself testifying of gods ability to help us become humble and to love our family and fellow travelers in life. I loved the meeting and we shortly after returned to downtown to continue the work!

So in YSA work, a lot of the time we spend car-ing from place to place....talking to people is a lot less since we are not surrounded by people on buses every day, but its a nice change because my back is so out of shape since the beginning of the mission...haha

We are teaching a young man who is from Israel. right now he is working on receiving his visa in the Americas so he can apply for permanent residency here in Canada...so he can also work towards being baptized. He is excited for it and we are too!


Sunday, May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day to all Women in the World

This post is short and sweet. Elder Wehi didn't ask me to do a blog post based on Mother's Day for today as it is Mother's Day but I thought it would be nice to have a blog post based on Mother's Day. 

It is exciting to know it is Mother's Day today which means Elder Wehi gets to Skype call home sometime today. It will be an exciting time for him and his family members to see him one last time via Skype call before he comes home because he comes home towards the end of this year and before Christmas this year. 
I know Elder Wehi has been doing a great job while he is serving in a Young Single Adult Branch in Toronto area. I know he has been doing a great job of being a Zone Leader while he is serving in that area. I know on some preparation days that he gets very busy and don't have time to email everyone who emails him. 

I would like to wish all mothers including all foster mothers, all future mothers to be and all future foster mothers to be around the world a "Happy Mother's Day! I hope you will get spoilt with your loved ones, I hope you will have a great day."

If your Mum is still alive today, I encourage you to wish your Mum a Happy Mother's Day, tell her that you love her, and share how much you appreciate her either through a phone call or skype call/video call or visiting her in person or spending some time with her. I know that she will appreciate that heaps.

I also encourage you to watch the following video clip.
If you can't see the video above, here's the link. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ4TPn8hjxI

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Skills and Interviews

"It was a fun week! This was my first week doing a Zone level meeting. president Clayton came to the meeting which was at the Ossington chapel downtown. The church itself was built back in the 40's (I believe) so there have been many a times people have come into those doors over the years. In many ways you can almost picture president Monson walking down its hallways and all the families, generations of them being blessed by the presence of the Spirit there. Its a nice place to be.

So the meeting before it all began I had prayed for the strength and confidence to present because I have always been a little hesitant to present but its been improving since the leadership roles I've been asked to fill, and the best thing about it was that i felt more calm and ready to present...saying a prayer before difficult things really can provide the spirit of comfort. i know its true :) Also, there was 11 companionship (22 missionaries) present from the Zone. president and Sister Clayton instructed on love and loving the people we meet with each day. We then proceeded with the rest of the meeting while the missionaries were being interviewed. We taught on faith and baptism and the role of it. Elder Akre shared his powerful testimony on how the Gospel has blessed his family. It really brought the Spirit. many testimonies were shared and a member came from the YSA branch to share her testimony too. over all it was a fantastic meeting and we all really enjoyed it. We have been seeing fruits from it ever since :)

One of my most favorite parts of being a missionary leader is the exchanges we get to go on. I have some pictures of some exchanges we had (Elder Martin in Chinese, and Madrigal in Portuguese work) its been a blast to get to serve with these wonderful elders and I look forward to many more!
In my exchange with Elder Madrigal I took my guitar and we played for at least over 60-100 people. Played on the corners and in the subways, it was great!

Here are some pictures!

Hope you all have a great week! I love you and pray that you will feel the love of God this week :)
read, pray, and go to church....It provides stability in a world full of confusion and doubt. I know that when we put god first, every other good thing blesses our families and our individual lives :)

 Grandma June says hello! :) she opens the family history center that we email in..so she says hello :)

Your friend, and missionary,

Elder Wehi"

Be sure to check out "Mission Photos" section of this blog to view this week's photos.