Sunday, September 11, 2016

We can see the Top

Well this week was a good one for sure! Even tho I couldn't speak since I lost my voice with a sickness, but still good. But we were able to do good stuff! We are excited for this coming week!
We met some good people this week, some crazy people, and some people that could care less to hear from us haha. Average week as a missionary. All of our Baptisms are still on track thankful. This week is our first one! Lydia is her name and she is super prepared! She has a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith already! The only struggle now is making sure we get all our visits in on time haha. But she will be all good to go this coming Saturday. Perfect cherry on top for this weekend aye??;) We had stake conference yesterday. Our bishop is now in the Stake Presidency, so we were bummed about that, but still will push on!

Well my companion and I have almost reached the hump. That's why we can see the top and we are almost there. I hit my year mark or Friday and he hits his on Saturday. This past year has been a great blessing for me in so many ways I couldn't even think of where I'd be without the mission and this last year. Hard, oh yes, worth it, without a doubt. I'm super grateful for the Lord and all that he has done for me.
One last thing. Yesterday was Father's Day in New Zealand! SO HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO THE GREATEST DAD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't be the person I am without him! He is the greatest hero and example in my life and I love him so much! Thank you dad for all the blessing and strength you've given me! (couldn't get the picture in time) :(

Well next week should have heaps of pictures.
Love you all!!!

Elder Maughan

Lincoln is getting More Blessings

Well this week was mean as! Can't believe it's September this week!! 
The week was up and down. Pretty average though to be honest. 
Transfers happened on Wednesday. Sad to see some people go. But glad to say my companion Elder Ponce and I both got to stay!!:) Which we were both really happy about because we have 5 people set for baptism this transfer so we both wanted to stay here to see the miracles happen till the end :)
We were suppose to have a baptism on Saturday but our guy pulled back on Wednesday. Very discouraging. The Devil was present working very hard on him. My comp and I were both so drained after the lesson and both broke down. But we moved forward with it. 
We had lessons with Lydia, a Korean woman set for the 10th. She has a good understanding and knows the Bible. But she said she believes in the Joseph Smith story and the Book of Mormon. She's awesome!! 
On Sunday we had a lesson with the Pinono family. My comp and I love this family!!! They are all crack ups!! They came to church and were all involved with all the classes. They are all keen as and have been so prepared!
Right after our lesson with them, the Lord provided another miracle for us. One guy we've been working with for ages named Clinton. Something touched his heart and he has moved forward! He is now set for the 1st of October! The Lord has done so many amazing things for us and we are very very grateful!
I gotta shoot off!
Love you all! Have a good one!!