Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 23, 2016

Hello every one, we had another grouse (really cool) week in the land down under. We had some funny experiences though. We got a different car to drive for this week because our last week had some technical difficulties, actually the whole motor was destroyed. It will be an experience that I will never forget. So in Australia we call gas (Petrol) and our car is a petrol car. . . and there was a small mix up between the petrol and diesel pumps and so the car was filled to the brim with diesel, and non of us noticed until the car started to backfire on the high way! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .It was a pretty long process to get it fixed but the Lord blessed us and everything worked out with getting a tow truck and stuff. The office was amazing, even though they had all rights to be irritated they handled it very calmly and with charity. Just another testimony of christlike leadership. But we had some really cool miracles. We have had a lot of people come out of the wood work and ask to be taught. The ward got very excited about missionary work and when ever someone comes into church that they don't know they invite them over for dinner of family home evening and bear testimony! Its been really amazing! I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth! It is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!  

Love, Elder Stanton Wiser
Elder Lauakis' first strawberry.

the Clark family! They take such good care of me!

the zone finding! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 16, 2016

Wow! This week was again very crazy! I love my companions they are so awesome and you will hear more about them in this letter, but to start off with a fun fact. In Australia, math is always plural so you would say "I have maths class" or my favorite subject is Maths" or "my Maths teacher" and bloody nose does not have a "Y" on the end so you would say "I have a blood nose." hahaha

This week we had some random miracles. We were driving in the car and this man gave a friendly wave at our car so we stopped and got out to talk to him. haha It sounds awkward just waving at a car and then they flip around and three guys in suits jump out to meet you. But it wasn't awkward. His name was bradley and he was walking with his girlfriend Crystal. We shared a little message and invited them to church and Bradley actually came, Crystal wasn't feeling well. But we will be meeting with them again this week. 

Then later in the week we were driving again, and we passed a park with a man sitting on a bench and I just really felt that we needed to talk to him, but we were already going to meet someone so I kinda brushed off the thought and drove around the corner but then it came back so I just pulled over and said we needed to talk to that man, and my companion, Elder Lauaki said that he had the same feeling so we jumped out really quick and while we were walking back to the park we met a man named Jared. He is from Zimabwe and he is so cool! We talked to him right in the middle of the road and gave him a book of mormon and set up a return apt. and then after we talked with him we went to the man in the park. and he could not really speak english, so the spiritual prompting to talk to him was just so we would get out of the car and meet up with Jared. At first we didn't understand that but Heavenly father knew what the plan was.

This week our bishop gave us a member that we could visit and help because a tree fell on the back of her house during some bad wind storms. We knocked on her door and there was nobody home so we decided to go look at the tree. haha We went into the back yard and decided it would be really cool if we got the tree off the roof before they came home.  So Elder Parau jumped on the roof and we all pushed the tree down and then started breaking off branches and carrying them to the front yard.  But the trunk was way too heavy to carry. but on our way out we just happened to find a hack saw. . . coincidence?... I think not.. . .and we cut this huge tree in half and then carried the first half out. But the second half had the roots and was really heavy. We tried to lift it but we couldn't. and my wonderful new companion, Elder Lauaki taught us a lesson and he said in his very simple english. . . "lets pray and then lift it". . .so he said a very humble prayer that explained we were not strong enough to lift it and that we needed strength to help this member. and then we all reached down and lifted up this tree, that we could not lift before, and carried it all the way to the front yard! It was definitely not easy but we were just barely strong enough to get it there. It reminded me that literally anything is possible with the Lord, even getting stronger instantly to carry a tree out of someones yard. It was a real testimony builder for me! 

     Something that really stood out to me from conference this week was the talk by Elder Oaks as he talked about missionary work. He invited every member of the church to pray for a chance to share the gospel to someone that was willing to recieve the restored Gospel. It is a bold promise but when we pray for our own individual missionary experience, we will see them. If Heavenly father will answer a prayer and give me physical strength to lift a tree, oh how much more would he give us strength to share the everlasting Gospel to one more of his beloved children. This Gospel is true! and we can find that out for sure by reading the book of mormon and asking the source of truth and knowledge, Heavenly Father, I love you all have a great week! 

Love Elder Wiser

this is the tree that we moved! it was a very good day!

this is our food and some slefies

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 9, 2016

This week has been crazy!  My new companion, Elder Parau is the man! He is an amazing soccer player! and he sounds exaclty like a french guy. So I have learned some french this week. But when I went to the office to pick up Elder Parau I got quite a surprise! President found me and said "Elder Wiser I need to talk to you". . . . (my heart was racing and I started to think if there was anything I did wrong) and he pulled me aside and said, "Elder Wiser we had a change in plans and we are actually getting an extra missionary and I meant to tell you earlier, but you and Elder Parau will be training him!!!" So Elder Parau and I are in a tripanionship. the golden (new) missionary is named Elder Lauaki, he is strait from Tonga! This is his first time outside of Tonga! He speaks english very well. He is so humble and all he wants to do is work. Elder Parau and I had a meeting and so we left Elder Lauaki with some neigboring missionaries, and when they took him trackting he kept knocking on the door over and over. and after a while the missionaries said "how long will you knock on the door" he replied "until they answer" and when nobody came to the door he started to teach the door about the book of mormon in his best english! I love my companions to death! We will see miracles.

I LOVED GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!!! There was so much that I loved. I will share some of the things that stood out to me over the next couple of weeks! but this first week I would love to share about what our dear prophet said. He spoke twice, once about the power of living the word of wisdom (in the priesthood session) and once about the plan of salvation! They both we short powerful talks. When we follow the word of wisdom we are blessed spiritually and temperally which makes this life alot easier. I believe when we follow the word of wisdom we will recieve phisical and spiritual strength. and as he spoke of Jesus Christ being the center of the Plan of Salvation the spirit was so strong! I sustain Thomas S. Monson! He is a prophet of God and he knows exactly what we need to hear! I know that he holds all the keys necessary to make it back to live with heavenly father! Jesus Christ was the perfect example and he set his church up perfectly. The Church of Jesus Christ is that very same church restored in the latter days! I love you all 

God bless

love Elder Wiser

PS - Mom, I love the pictures! and I absolutely loved conference! I had so many talks that reminded me of how you and dad raised me! During the last talk Elder Nattress talked about his mom reading the book of mormon to him every morning because" she would not loose him" and it reminded me of the faithfulness you and dad have. When you and I were working in the garden and having all of our "chats." We could have talked about random stuff and bag on others but our talks were always uplifting and related to the gospel, that was because of your faith and your diligence in teaching. When dad took me motorcycling we found a small grassy plain and kneeled and prayed together and then took time to ponder, we could have just kept riding but dad took the time to teach me a lesson. Shayna used to take me out all the time to get ice cream just so she could spend time with me and tell me that she cared. She was so busy but she took time out for me. Sterling used to try and get me grounded just so that we could spend time together. He actually cared about me and liked me (his younger brother) even though its not the cool thing to do. Shelby used to fall asleep with her light on (on purpose) so when I came home late I would turn it off but it would always turn into a long chat! its because Shelby loves me and she cares about me! All of these examples are showing that families are built upon principals of love and trust and spending time together. because of you and dads choices and your examples of loving others we all are following along! I love you so much mom! your my hero! I hope that I can affect others lives the way you have effected mine! and all of these thoughts came rapidly as Elder Nattress talked about his moms example and it was very uplifting. I want all families to have what I have!

love Elder Wiser

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 2, 2016

"How are yous going?"

To be an Aussie, if you desire to greet a single person you would ask them "how are you going?" the typical response is "Good Mate, You?" but if you are speaking to a group, simply ad an "s" on "you" so it becomes plural. "How are yous going?" 

This week went by so fast. It was the last week of the transfer. I will be staying for another transfer in the mighty Cranbourne ward of zion. Sadly my companion Elder Halsey will be leaving to go serve in a place called Greenvale. His companion will now be Elder Wheeler from Pleasant View Utah. My new companion is from New Calidonia. His name is Elder Parao. . I don't fully know how to spell it because I have only heard it verbally but it is pronounced Pa-dow. I'm really excited I will let you know more about him once I meet him. I will be meeting him tomorrow at the mission office. He has been out on his mission for a while.

We had a really cool experience at district meeting this last week. The picture of all the elders was taken right after district meeting. For this last district meeting of the transfer our district leader wanted to have a testimony/share our vision we recieved in the temple. So Elder Holt (our district leader) gave a training on being tact in missionary work and just went over our calling. Then we all took turns bearing our testimony. The spirit slowly filled the room and all of us felt so Good. Even though we hear testimonies so often, the spirit still bears witness that they are true. Its so amazing that God allows us to feel the spirit so often and frequently. Once we are baptised we qualify for the spirit in our lives, all we have to do is remain worthy and then listen. Whenever we truly listen to the spirit we can feel its effects. I have a testimony that has been confirmed and re-confirmed by the power of the Holy Ghost. I am so grateful for it.

We taught Nicole and Nathan again this week. They are so awesome. They got really sick on Saturday and they weren't able to attend church, but they were super sad about missing it. In our last lesson we taught about the family proclamation to the world and also prophets and then turned it into the restoration. They announced they would be getting married on valentines day 2018 which is kinda a long time away. But it will all be on the Lords time. The partner, Nathan, has never believed in God and since he started he has a solid determination to attend church every week and repent continually. His motivation is to become the husband and father his family deserves! and Nicole is doing everything she can to help him on the path. They are wonderful. Its such a miracle to see their lives changing. 

this last weekend was the grand final. Which is like the super bowl in America for the sport "aussie rules football" its a pretty cool sport to play. Look it up and see what you think. but the grand final is crazy. they tell us to not tract or street contact because everyone is so hyped up and usually drinking. Friday is a national holiday so that everyone can watch the pre game parade and get mentally ready for the game on Saturday! its really cool. everyone says that Australia is not very patriotic but they just show it in a different way. When it comes to sports everyone bands together.

On Sunday we went to the mission president fireside, which is for all of the investigators less active and recent convert members. It was really cool. I love hearing from president and sister Vidmar. after the meeting on of the members in our ward asked if she could have a blessing. and so to give her a blessing we needed another person to join us and President was standing right there so we asked him to help us out. It was a really great experience, Presidnet Vidmar explained the principal of faith when it comes to blessings and then offered a prayer to invite in the spirit. The member asked Elder Halsey to annoint and me to give the blessing. I know that the priesthood power has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith so that we could have it on the earth today! I love this Gospel. It changes lives constantly! I'm really excited to listen to General Conference this coming week. If any of yous have any insights from conference I would love to hear about them. and I have loved hearing the missionary experiences. love you all

love Elder Wiser

This is the sign that welcomes us into Cranbourne! 

This is the Moe district! Elders Holt and Shreeve are the tallest. 
Elder Wison has glasses, Elder Jacinto and Prestousa 
are from the philipines, and elder carroll is from Australia. Great people

these are our service clothes, we mowed some lawns pulled weeds and 
moved a bunch of hard rubbish for an elderly lady this week.