So this week had so many miracles! But I will start of with the transfer news. My companion, Elder Ferris will be leaving :( and he will be going back to the area that he started his mission for his last two transfers. and I will be staying in the Dandenong ward, I will be joined by an American named Elder Jensen. He has been out for just over a year! and from what I know, he is a very hard worker and he loves is American football (grid iron). so I am really sad to see Elder Ferris go but I'm really excited for this next transfer!
As you saw in the pictures our zone had a mini mission this week, and that means that young men go and stay with the full time missionaries for the weekend to help them prepare for their missions! There were three of them for Elder Ferris and I named: brother Bergess and brother Aberahama and brother Yau. The first two were my companions for the weekend. When they were first dropped off on the Friday evening it was just really awkward, they were nervous and we didn't really know what to do with them and so we all had these little pride barriors up! They had mentioned that they didn't know if they wanted to serve missions because they didn't like their last mini missions and that their parents had pretty much pushed them to come on this one and so I kept praying that we could help them have a good experience. haha Saturday morning during companionship study we were able to practice and role-play teaching the restoration and they did pretty good! and they were a little more excited about the work. and we went to this less active family first and asked this man if we could "practice teaching the restoration to him" and he kinda hesitated and said that it had been over 30 years since he had listened to any of the lessons but he agreed. I led out on the lesson and every once in a while would stop talking and just look at these two young men until they would talk hahah even though they were really nervous they did very well and all of us felt the spirit and we know that the man the we were teaching felt it! so that's a miracle in itself. but bit by bit I started to see a change in these two young men! They started to feel more confident about talking with people and they were more happy they laughed more and we started to get along really well! We taught a few more lessons on Saturday and we had our last lesson after church on Sunday! It was with a South American family, and right before we started to teach the lesson I told brother Bergess that it was his turn to lead the lesson (asking for opening prayers and introducing the lesson etc.) and he just smiled and said that he was nervous/excited but what happened was so amazing!
The sprit totally took over and brother Bergess and Aberahama taught such an amazing lesson! and then at the very end they looked over and I was able to bear my testimony of the truthfulness of the message! They did so amazing, I was so proud of them! and they had completely changed! They went from not knowing if they wanted to even serve missions to speaking about how they wanted to prepare for a mission so that they could fulfil all that God has planned for them!!!! They were so much happier and they asked if they could stay for three more days. yyayay the gospel really does change lives! and not just investigators or people that have absolutely nothing, but it changes everyone's life who live its teachings! it has changed my life and it has changed these two young mens lives. All we have to do is keep the commandments and repent whenever we mess up! The teachings of the gospel don't hold us back from experiencing life, but they build us up so that we can gain the most experience in life! I know that this church is true! And it can help EVERYONE!!!. So I would like to invite you to look at all the ways the gospel has blessed/changed your life, and then see if your getting the full experience by living all of the commandments!
I love you all and have a great week!
love, Elder Wiser
|this is the Dandenong district minus my companion because he goes in with the other district every week!|
|just kidding this is the real Dandenong district with the APs Elder Steele and Eyring.|
|more minni missionary pictures|
|this are two minni missionaries that were with us this weekend! brother bergess and brother aberahama! bergess is Australian and aberahama is cook islander|
the picture of us all standing is with brad and josh, they are investigators and we just had a huge islander feed at the 2 counceler in the stake presidency, president Lavaka's home! it went very well!
|and this is the savage family! they are all so amazing! they treat us so well!|