So fun hearing from Sista Holmes this week!! (Apparently in order to sound like a "Kiwi", you must say "Sista Holmes...it's the New Zealand thing to do!) She went to Hobbiton and had a great time. The only bummer part was that she wasn't able to email much because she was there all day! Oh well, next week!I love love love the message that she shared from her Zone Conference, which is the title of this post. Smile and tell your face you are happy! That is just fantastic. & SO true. She had an exceptionally good week, ESPECIALLY since a sister in her ward brought her some Swedish Fish! Her favorite "American" delicacy. Want to send Sista Holmes a special present but don't know what to send? SWEDISH. FISH. it'll make her happy :)
Man, this week was Choice! It went by so fast and was just really awesome as well as supa busy!
we had the opportunity to have Zone Conference! It was AWESOME! That is where the Subject line "Smile. Tell your Face you are happy" President Rudd said that and I Love it! We talked alot about the Mission Vision which is Kia Kaha and Kia Ngaiwari. Kia Kaha we know means to be Strong and Have courage. We then read Deuteronomy 31:6 and Joshua 1:9 which explain Kia Kaha perfectly! What are we to fear when the Lord is with us?? Kia Ngaiwari is the 13th article of faith in two maori words. It means to be kind, teachable, humble, loving teachable. That is the kind of missionaries we are to be!
we had planned on going to the Koramatua are to meet the part member family. But we had zone conf so Elder Krull (zone leader) told us to have weekly planning ! We were like dang it! Our plans are ruined. So instead we had to go out to the Kroramatua area . We did. The family was home and we met with the mom and it was awesome! She told us it was really lucky that we caught them that day because usually they are not home Saturdays but they had early morning sport. I know that Heavenly Father Blessed us with being able to make it to their house at a time when they would be home. Yes. Riding a bike for 8 miles in the fog and what not sucked. BUT it was all worth it!!
so you know that is always awesome! haha I like giving talks but I had like 1 hour to prep. But I guess that is better than no hours haha
I feel like so much happened this week and I feel like I am forgetting lot! Just know that it was an awesome week here in Temple View.
the picture in the christus room sis swindler and I had JUST gotten back from a 8 mile bike ride in the fog and rain...hence the terribleness of my appearance.
|Sista Holmes & Sista Swindler|