June 18th 2014
The past couple of days have been awesome! So much hard yakka! On Monday we did 4:30 hours of finding! And boy did we ever reap the benefits. We got 4 potentials. More finding = more miracles. It also makes you so much more in-tune with the spirit. Elder Hanson went to North Brisbane, lucky guy. And the new Elder is Elder Herry! He is pretty funny. He is from Guam and him and Elder Motuliki are a crack up. I'll definitely miss Elder Hanson though. We became really good friends.
Today we found 4 new potentials and followed up with 2 from Monday's finding. Danielle is a single mom who is really excited to learn about resurrection and life after this one. Then Derek is this grease monkey hard, metal looking guy, who you wouldn't think twice about talking to. He's covered in tattoos and probably smokes a pack a day but he is probably one of the nicest guys I have ever met. He's a good person who has come from a dark past. I'm really excited for him to progress.
And for the funny story of the day. We met this old crazy guy who lives in his front yard which pretty much looks like the bush. He started to explain that the Titanic could've have saved itself by driving backwards, that vultures are immune to cancer, making vulture blood the cure, and that camels can't get diabetes. It was... ummm... enlightening. Then he said he was the center of the universe. Just another crazy day in Australia!
June 19th 2014
"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
The soul that rises with us, our life's star, hath had elsewhere it's setting.
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come,
From God, who is our home."
Ode on Intimations of Immortality
- William Wordsworth
June 20th 2014
Biking home tonight it finally hit me. I'm on my mission... IN AUSTRALIA
June 21st 2014
"Do not lay yourself in treasures of the world, which moth and rust corrupt. But lay yourself in the treasures of Heaven, which moth and rust cannot corrupt"
June 25th 2014
Another temple P-day! Half of the mission got changed and the Eight Mile Plane zone is looking stronger that ever. I cannot believe I have been out for 2 months already. Time goes by so dang quickly.