Sunday, August 21, 2016

Week 21 ~ He is calling after us :)‏

Gday Everyone!!
I can't believe that another week has gone by!! This week has been quite the experience as well! I wish I could just explain day by day the things that happen...but unfortunately. I can't :)
FONO GOT BAPTIZED ON TUESDAY!! :D It was probably the greatest experience I have had so far! Being able to see her from the time we got into Narre Warren to now has been completely two different people! She is so much happier now and tells us that she is better able to understand the Book of Mormon which is really good :)
This is Fono and her uncle who baptized her and her aunty as well :)
This week I have really grown to rely on the Atonement of the Savior and to put my trust fully in him. In my personal studies this morning, I studied Alma 5. I recommend that yous all read it!! Alma is teaching the people and he is so powerful! What a wonderful example to me personally as a missionary :) He asks so many questions to the people that really struck me! Have ye been spiritually born of God? Have ye received His image in our countenance? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your heart? Do ye exercise faith in the redemption of Him who created us? Do ye look forward with an eye of faith and view this mortal body raised in immortality to stand before God to be judged according to the deeds done here? Have ye walked keeping yourself blameless before God? Are ye stripped of Pride??
All of theses questions really hit me. Have I done all of these things? In Alma 5:37 he talks about if we haven't done any of these things that "A shepherd hath called after you and is still calling after you, but ye will not hearken unto his voice!"
He is continually calling after us no matter what sins we have committed. Through His Atonement and Eternal Sacrifice that he has provided for us we CAN return to Him. I am so grateful for this Gospel and the promise that we can be together as an eternal family. It is such a blessing to each and everyone of us :)
Have a great week everyone :)
Sister Rose

This is the Narre District :) 

Preparing all day for a baptism really wears Sister Bennett out :)

She is so cute! "Between Mom and her Sister Missionary" :)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Today is the Day!‏

Gday Everyone! :)
How are yous all doing?? I hope you have had a great week! :)
This week has been such a great week! But first I have to tell yous all something that I forgot last week...I sang my first solo last Sunday...I got asked on Saturday if I would sing in a fireside and man it was so scary!! I think it went good though! I have never sang a solo before but it was fun :)
This week we had Zone Conference and it was so great!! I absolutely love President Vidmar and Sister Vidmar! They are so good!! They always keep things upbeat and fun here in the AMM :) CHUR is the new thing here in the AMM. It stands for Christ Helps Us Rise. I absolutely love it and it is such a good reminder that even when we fall short, Christ is always there to help us rise back up!  We watched a talk given by Elder Holland and one thing that he said really stood out to me, "Heavenly Promises are always kept." It is such a powerful thing to remember. Anything that is promised to us from our Heavenly Father is always kept no matter what. We don't have to worry about him forgetting about it or forgetting about us because he always remembers us. 
I love that so much! The missionaries in the AMM are so awesome! I got to see the NZ haka! The elders did it for all of us and it was so cool!! I will try and attach it but man it was so funny as well! :) Elder Wiser and President Vidmar have this constant battle of handstand competitions.....and on Friday..Elder Wiser won!! It was so funny!!
This is the after picture...It was probably the best thing that I have seen! They went for 2 minutes!! It was crazy az!!
Fono is getting baptized tomorrow evening!! :) She is so prepared and is so excited to be baptized as well!! I love her to death! We have started reading the book of Mormon with her to help her understand more about what is going on and she is understanding more which is good :)
We had mini missionaries this weekend as well! They were 16 years old and were so cute and little! But their testimonies were so powerful! I couldn't believe that the testimonies they bore lead us to finding so many potential investigators! It was amazing! :) They were Sister Menzi and Sister Moore! They were so awesome! :) I love them to death! 
So as I have begun to drive in Australia we have a song that we listen to every day that reminds us how important it is that we open our mouth to those who don't know the truth that we carry with us! The lyrics are "Today is the day I will open my mouth, I will shout from the rooftops, the truth will come out. And I share in my soul with the words that I speak with the words that I speak, with the Love that has made me this way. Yes today is the day I proclaim what I believe." 
It has helped me so much this past week in Opening my Mouth and proclaiming the truth!! I am so grateful to be serving the Lord in the Australia Melbourne Mission :)
I love yous all heaps!! Have a great week :)
Sister Rose

We go everywhere to find people to teach!

Searching through darkness finding the truth!! aka..The Book of Mormon
The Narre Warren zone! and Yes I am the whitest one in the zone....:)
Our mini Missionaries :)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mission Life :)‏

Gday Everyone! Sorry no fun heading this time...I am not that creative :/

This week has been such an exciting week!! I don't even know where to start! We were able to walk most of our lower area on Tuesday! Which is over 5 km....I slept so great that night!! We were able to visit only 3 people...walking around makes it very hard to see people in a day, BUT we have been given a car so it makes seeing people so much nicer!! 
Fono is progressing so well!! She is so ready for baptisma and she knows that the church is true!! I love her so much!! :)

This week I have been able to learn so much from my personal study and I have learned how to make the atonement more effective in my life and so I can become a more powerful teacher! I love learning how the savior taught and applying it to my life! It has greatly influenced the way that I go about talking to people! I am grateful that we have such an example to look too! He was the perfect teacher and the best big brother for all of us :)
I hope yous all know that I love yous all heaps!! Keep having a great summer :) 

Sister Rose

We hiked to the top of a mountain to have zone meeting this week :) It was the best experience ever!! The spirit was so strong!
These two pictures below are what Sister Rose sent to her brother! Yikes!!!

This is the bad boy on our letter box this week....he was massive az!!! I think it was a huntsman spider!!