Thursday, December 15, 2016

Welcome to Windaroo

So it's been nearly two weeks in this new area, Windaroo, and it's been a change from my last area, Capalaba. This new area is more wealthy (I think my last area was kind of the ghetto of Brisbane, which I didn't really know at the time), it's much larger, and the ward is a bit different. We worked a lot with the Capalaba ward to gain their trust, and now I kind of feel like we have to start again for this ward. The members are all really nice though, and it's been fun getting to know all of them. We actually got to go to the ward Christmas party for a bit, and they had an awesome water slide thing going down this hill that everyone was sliding down, except for us missionaries of course.

Anyways, we've been doing a lot of door knocking, as usual, and trying to visit less active members. Everyone is really busy though at this time of year, with Christmas coming around, so we've been trying to keep our visits short and to the point.

I'm a bit short on time though for today, so I'll have to end the email here, but Thank you everyone for the love and support! Have a Merry Christmas!
Elder Ho

Sunday, December 4, 2016

New Area!

So this is the start of my fourth transfer, and I'm out of Capalaba area! I'm now in the Coomera Zone, in the Windaroo area. I think my trainer served in this area too. I don't know too much about it, besides the fact that our apartment's pretty small and has one small fan just for the bedroom. And I hear that the climate is only going to get more hot. Anyways, I'm excited to meet new people and try new things in this area!

My new companion is Elder Tiaihau, and he's from Tahiti. I think I've only been out three weeks longer than he has, so we're both still learning. So far that's really all I know about him. 

Anyways, this past week was good. We have been visiting many members, sharing about the #LIGHTtheWORLD initiative, and also talking about how they can do member missionary work. We've really been getting to know the youth in the ward too, and have been helping out in young men's classes. We also got a mini missionary, Brother Hilliar, from another stake. He stayed with us from thursday night to sunday night, and it was a lot of fun having him around. We talked a lot about Australia, and the Australian accent, and movies, and missionary work of course. He's a calm and quiet guy but he has an awesome testimony!

Anyways, I've got a lot to do today, and I'm still trying to figure out these new library computers, so I'll end the email with a quick quote (heard it from my first district leader, not who it's really from): "There's no comfort in the growth zone, and no growth in the comfort zone". If we really want to grow and progress in any aspect of life, we've got to get out of the comfort zone. I'm still working on that though.

Thanks for all your love and support!
Elder Ho

Oh, and since I'm in a new area, I can finally use computers that can send pictures. So here's some pics from the last three transfers:

This is part of the Mangakahia family and my companion, Elder Westbrook:

Same family, but with my trainer, Elder Dunlop.

I'd send more, but they take a while to upload, so I'll send more next Pday.