Tuesday, August 30, 2016

30 Days to go

First and foremost, I would like to apologise to all readers that there has been no weekly update for last week and this week. Elder Wehi has not emailed me for the past few weeks but that is okay because I know that Elder Wehi has been emailing his Mum weekly and that makes me happy.

I do not know who else he emails to. Remember, there is not much time left and he has a few weeks left of emailing home. Aaaah! Time flies too quickly and it is still unbelievable for me to acknowledge that in thirty days Elder Wehi will be arriving back to Australia.

I am so excited to see him again. Not long to go now!!! I encourage everyone to prepare themselves to feel mixed emotions such as excitement, happiness, overjoyed, and other feelings on the same day when Elder Wehi returns to Australia because that day is going to be a big day like any other missionary coming home from their mission.
I kept thinking and asking myself the following questions throughout today and this evening.

"Where did the time go? I still remember spending one last time with Elder Wehi before his mission."    "Was it really twenty days ago since Elder Wehi reached fifty days left? Time went so quickly." 

"When will people start to realise that Elder Wehi comes home so soon if they haven't realised it yet?" 

I do not know when Elder Wehi will be sending a weekly update. You might have to put up with me updating this blog will fun countdown days left until he comes home. Hopefully not. Hahaha! I hope that Elder Wehi will send one or two more weekly updates before he comes home. 

Have a great week everyone! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Last stand!

Elder Wehi sent a short weekly update for this week because it is transfers week this week. I must admit for the past six weeks or so, I was thinking that Elder Wehi and his companion Elder Nugent was going to stay in the Toronto YSA Branch until they both finished their missions. It was so sad for me when I found out both of them getting split up and transferred to two different areas.

Elder Wehi said,

"News is in!

Elder Nugent and I are splitting up for the last stand (last 6 weeks) of the mission...Elder Nugent and I are having a good thing going on here. I love the guy. Super humble and down to earth...very kind and a hard working missionary. I loved my time serving with him. He is always laughing and making a fun time out of the work. Something I admire and will apply in what we do next transfer.

So Elder Nugent is getting transferred to Hamilton YSA and I am going to London 1st Ward. I will be serving with a wonderful missionary named Elder Certonio. I was around when he was first 'born' in the mission. I was serving in Scarborough at the time he was born in Richmond hill. It will be a good last transfer. work hard. pray hard ;)

I am super sad to have to leave Shady and Davin...super sad...because I wont be able to hear from them until after the mission probably....though they have come so far and I have seen them change so much! Thats been a Hugh blessing in my life. Look forward to seeing them on the baptismal sheet this next transfer!

I must say that the mission has made me tired....like...really tired. I was sitting in our meetings yesterday just completely whipped. Its all caught up to me but this transfer coming is the time to shine...give it my all! I know that it will be the best transfer ever!"
A friendly reminder, Elder Wehi has sent two photos with this week's update and the photos will be uploaded on "Mission Photos" section of this blog. I would like to thank everyone's support and patience throughout Elder Wehi's mission so far. Not long to go now.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Quick Overview of 6th Area: Toronto

This post is a quick overview of Elder Wehi's sixth area.

His sixth area is Scarborough. He had 2 different companions while he was serving there.

Elder Wehi served in Toronto area from April 2016 to August 2016.
In other words, he stayed in Toronto Area for total of  3 Transfers.

1st Companion: Elder Akre
2nd Companion: Elder Nugent

Elder Wehi was able to serve as a Zone Leader.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

50 Days to go

This post is short and sweet. Aaaaah! Fifty days to go.

Elder Wehi will be arriving back in Australia in fifty days. It seems to be so soon and I am so excited.           I would like to share with you, an inside joke, "Is this real or is it a dream?" I know this is not a dream because it is true that Elder Wehi will be back in Australia in fifty days.

I know fifty days seems like a long time, but fifty days will go so quickly and my goodness, I can feel the excitement already. I am sure that all of Elder Wehi's relatives and friends are feeling somewhat the excitement to look forward to seeing Elder Wehi again after his mission.
Aaaah! I kept asking myself the following questions.

"Where did the time go? I still remember spending one last time with Elder Wehi before his mission." "Was it really fifty days ago since Elder Wehi reached one hundred days left? Time went so quickly." "When will people start to realise that Elder Wehi comes home soon if they haven't realised it yet?" 

I encourage everyone to prepare themselves to feel mixed emotions such as excitement, happiness and overjoyed on the day when Elder Wehi returns to Australia because that day is going to be a big day like any other missionary coming home from their mission. 

Not long to go now!! Elder Wehi if you are reading this post now, I encourage you to make the most of the remaining days of your mission because it is going to be a long wait for your next opportunity to serve a mission.  

I know that you are doing a great job of being a Zone Leader and I would like you to keep it up. 
Always remember Heavenly Father is constantly watching over you, and always by your side. 

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

CTM Pictures tell a Million words!

Elder Wehi didn't send a weekly update to everyone last week but that is okay. There was a holiday on last Monday and Elder Wehi only emailed his Mum on last Tuesday. Thank you so much for everyone's patience and waiting for this week's email update to be shared.

Elder Wehi said,

"Dear friends and family,

We killed 500 billion cockroaches in an apartment this week...yep :) (missionary life)

Also Davin is doing really really great! We are planning on seeing him again today and spending time with him on preparation day, which will be fun. Love this guy! He has come so far! He told us that as he has been living commandments...he is changing and loving himself more and seeing the good in him. Repentance truly does change and heal hearts. I've seen it in him :)

Shady is fantastic too! She always prays that she will get baptized soon!!! Just need to help her know how to progress towards baptism! So excited for her though! Good times coming into her life...she told us that without us talking to her she wouldn't have come to be so happy and learn so much about her Heavenly father. She prays like a pro too! So good!!

Elder Nugent is still super fly! good guy. Privileged to serve with him! he follows the Spirit and one of the best things about him is that he is always thinking about being obedient and thinking about those we teach...he will always say: "I think we should do this for (whoever it is)" its nice to be with a companion who loves being a missionary! This transfer has been one of the best for us! Missionary work, and anything in life in general is sweeter when there is love at home and in your "companionship". Nice to have! Keeps the Spirit! Thats the most important part! Being guided by the Spirit!

One of the highlights of the week: The Portuguese missionaries went by to visit a recent convert of theirs and he had a Japanese friend named takumi living with him. turns out that Takumi had never learnt about god until the missionaries came by for a short visit. So takumi is younger and so the Portuguese missionaries passed him to us to teach.

We set up an appointment and on the night we went to teach him. He is a short Japanese man aged 21. Super eager and keen to learn about the church. We took him through the church downtown and showed him all the rooms and taught him about the gospel as we went! It was fantastic!

He understood really well. There was a member there also and he testified with the Spirit and takumi was loving it all. takumi even prayed for the first time and said afterwards that he felt his mind enlightened and he felt so different! He felt close to god! We loved the experience and we are meeting with him again!

It just helps me to know that God is preparing so many to receive the restored Gospel...we just need to have the courage to open our mouths and share it! :)

Have a great week!
Elder Wehi

Moroni 10:3-5 (He's just waiting for us to ask!)

So much happened this week and so because a picture tells a million words...Ill send them through :)"
Above is a photo of Elder Wehi when he was holding a kitten and the photo is so cute.

I would like to share with you some friendly reminders. Please take it as a nice way. The photos that Elder Wehi sent with the weekly updates during his time in Canada so far, has been shared under "Mission Photos" section of this blog.

The photos that Elder Wehi has sent with the weekly updates during his time in the MTC, has been shared under "MTC Photos" section of this blog.

I noticed that time has been going quickly, I must admit, it does amaze me so much because time does go fast when we enjoy doing the things that we love, keeping our lives busy and while we are having fun. As one day is over, another day is closer to Elder Wehi's return with honour.

I strongly encourage some people to send their final letters to Elder Wehi any time now to two weeks time. Please don't send letters anytime after the two weeks is up because I don't think Elder Wehi will get the letters in time.

I am happy for you to continue to email him if you don't choose to write a final letter to him. Have a great week everyone. Happy Birthday to Elder Wehi's Mum, it was her Birthday last Monday.