Monday, January 9, 2017

Week in Review

Well here are once again. Time has gone so fast I feel like I was writing this email last week! 
We had a good week and we have a lot of good things going for us so I'm glad to get it moving!! We had a busy week. We had MLC on Wednesday so we were over in Takapuna for 8 hours in the mission home doing a training. It was a really good training tho and I got to see heaps of my good friends so I was happy! And they had some MEAN food so of course I can't complain.
Thursday we had our zone training and we went up Mt. Wellington for our training. It was a good training, but could be better of course. 
Friday we had to deal with some drama, yay for our job, and then just keep going with the work. Not much in the work going on at the moment, we are trying are best to find and work hard!
Saturday I had a cool experience we a Part-member family and our zones greenie. Our comps weren't feeling too well so we decided just to go out for a bit and hit up our appointment. It was a little shaky at first cause neither of us have ever really met them or been inside their home, but we were able to get the conversation going and laughing. Towards the end we were able to ask them if they were gonna attend church with us tomorrow. Jane, the non-member, asked us if it was fast sunday and express how she needed to fast. We explained yes and that we would love to join them in the fast. This girl is super prepared and ready to enter the waters, just needs some help overcoming a few challenges. As we left my companion was freaking out at how awesome that experience was and how he loved it. I'm glad I was able to be apart of that experience for him and for this family :)
Looking forward to a nice, warm, sunny week ;) Hopefully everyone in Utah doesn't freeze too bad ;)
Love you all!!
Elder Maughan

New Area, 2017, Virus

Hello all and Happy New Year!!! Can't believe 2016 is over. Went by too dang fast. But I'm ready for the new year, and as you can see, a new area!!! On wednesday we had transfers and I'm now out east in Panmure. President gave me a new assignment as a zone leader in the Stonefields Ward. My time out west was awesome and I will miss Lincoln heaps, but I'm loving my new area so far. My new comp is named Elder Smith from West Point Utah. We went to neighboring high schools so we are off to a great start so far! We are having heaps of fun and have a great zone to work with. Very excited and very blessed!
So early Sunday morning I woke up at 3 and paid a visit to the toilet, same at 6, and later at 9. Our nurse told me I had some weird virus with all the symptoms and that I had to stay home and not eat or drink anything for the whole day. I was dying of heat and just wanted a glass of water, but I wasn't allowed so I took a long as shower haha. I was sad cause I wasn't able to go to my new ward on my first sunday in the area. But some members came by and gave us the sacrament and dinner so I felt very loved. What a great start to 2017 aye??;)
Well that's about all from me for now. I hope you all had a great holiday and are looking forward to a great year! Learn from last year can become better and closer to Christ!!

Love you all!!

Elder Maughan

Christmas is Hot Here

Hello. Pretty good week just gone. It's getting warm that's for sure. Time for the BBQ and watch people go to the beaches!! Haha put it's been super nice to get out in the sun. Lots of service and trade-offs haha. Elder Seelos and I went on trade-off twice this week and did worked and had fun. We also found another couch for our flat!!! This one is just a one seater recliner so it is super super nice. We got that during one of our multiple service this week haha. But I love it, it's nice to take power naps in. 
Update on some people. Mainly just Annette. She is super determined and keen to make her baptism happen this coming Saturday. But she is still struggling to get around some things. We will do all we can to help her out. I have seen her come such a far far way from when I first met her, I really want to see her take that step with the Lord. She has been so prepared and ready to go. Can't wait to see it happen!
Christmas is in my bones right now!!! Nonstop christmas music and singing! I'll be sending out a Christmas "postcard" next week so be prepared for it!!! 
Well I'm excited for this coming week! It will be a good challenge for me again so I can't wait! I'm excited for the things the Lord has thrown out at me and I can't wait to see what's coming my way! 
I hope you all have a good week and a very Merry Christmas!! Love you all!!

Elder Maughan