Monday, November 17, 2014

A Great Week

Hawaiians in the House

bula mama!!

well this week was amazing!! we had mission tour. which is when one of the area seventy presidency comes and goes around our mission visiting different areas and speaking to us. i dont know if you remember but last year elder pearson came, and this year we had elder haleck. he was the one that spoke about the sacrament in this last general conference. but he and his wife came to talk to us and visit our mission. sis. haleck and sis. layton talked to us about simplifying our teaching so that our investigators understand better. they talked to us about asking inspired questions, using object lessons, making sure we use words they understand, especially the Gospel terms. it really helped and so that's what we're focusing on a lot now. 

MTC Intake
we then had elder haleck and pres. layton talk to us about using our missions to prepare us for the rest of our lives. it was pretty intense but it really opened my eyes and helped me to see how important it is to do everything you possibly can on your mission. they also talked a lot about exact obedience. which is something that my companion and i have been working on and i must say we're doing pretty well. lol. but you know there's always room for improvement. so we're going to really focus on being exactly obedient so we can get the most out of our missions. they helped us to see the lessons we've learned in our missions. things like learning how to study effectively, the power of prayer, blessings and miracles that come from obedience, and so many more. something that the mission has taught me was to grow up. haha! it's taught me that i needed to develop my own testimony and to lean on my own faith and beliefs. i've learned to really appreciate the Restoration of this Gospel. it was an awesome mission tour!! also i got to see a lot of missionaries ive served with before and also elder nawahine.

we also had stake conference this last weekend. we got to go on sunday only because it was out of our area and the theme was "hastening the work of the Lord." there were really good speakers. one of the speakers was the principal of the LDS college and he talked about how we need to make sure that before we go out and convert others we need to first convert our souls. he talked about how our spirituality level never just stays the same. we're either strengthening our testimonies and becoming more converted or it's slowly disappearing. so we need to constantly be increasing and strengthening our faith and testimonies. then pres. and sis. layton talked. sis. layton talked about how when we have something exciting then we just die to tell other people, and that's how we should feel with the Gospel. pres. layton told the story of Joseph Smith and how the same church Christ established is back on the earth again and how lucky we are to be a part of it and to be living at this time. it was a really good talk for our investigator.

A-Town Represent!!
as for lami this week it was awesome!! we went around with a member and just went looking for former investigators and we found about 5!!! they were really excited to see us and are looking forward to seeing us and having lessons again. so we're way stoked and excited to sit down with them tomorrow. 

lastly i had an elder ask me if i was from the "ghetto" of hawaii. hahahaha!! he asked where i was from
and i told him hawaii and then as i was talking to him and other missionaries he was like, "um sis. chong are you from the ghetto of hawaii?" what in the world!? lol he said it was because of the way i talk so i guess i just sound like a ghetto girl!!!! as you can see not much has changed :) well au lomani kemudou sara valevu!! 

loloma levu,
sista chong

p.s. on saturday it was burning hot!! no joke!! i have the worse tan lines ever!! ill take a pics and send it next week. lol everyone thought we went to the beach or something hahahaha

My Mission Daughters

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