Sunday, January 21, 2018

(The 89th week) Sickie!

G'day! How are you going?
This week seemed to be an ok week. I'm just tired of something and I'm lazy to write for this week. Anyway I'll put some pictures here with the descriptions and have a good week mates!

Aussie word for the week: Avanavo = Have an avocado
Having an awesome P-day with the district at the beach that was closed because of the storm LOL!
​Sport time with this funny sis and the district! Well.. everyone was playing footy but we were just taking a break :)
​Trade-off with one of my favourite missionary Elder Hende! I was so much fun to visit people and learn about Toronto area!
I'll try to make it a better week but... I just hate ## ###p#####!
LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (I'm still handsome)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

(The 88th week) Just a little good week..

G'day!
Well, as I mentioned last week that there were some of us moving out of the area. Here it's the picture of us droppin them off at the train station. Ow I miss these awesome dudes already. May the force be with you...
Anyway, our adventure here in Newcastle still keeps moving forward. We had Leila and Jane at sacrament this week which was soo good! I love seeing people come to church and enjoy the spirit there and I know that the spirit is always there for us to feel and to get closer to our Heavenly Father. We were assigned to teach the gospel principle class again and this week was in chapter 11 The life of Christ. This lesson really touched my heart, I learned so much from it. I really liked how Christ came down and set such perfect examples for us such as baptism, to love everyone, etc. I am truly grateful for all of these things that show us the way to go back to the present of our Dearest Father in heaven.

We also taught Jane the tithing this week. It went well as always because the doctrine is very simple. And for the next week, we are going to share with her the 10 commandments. I will come back and report you later :)

For finding this week, it's been very quiet. I found a few potential investigators. It was totally nothing this week. However, we still keep trying and I have a feeling that it is going to be awesome for the comin week!

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan(The most handsome missionary in the Australia Sydney North Mission)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

(The 87th week) Extending the time in Newcastle

Last week of the transfer was full of sun shine and the heat! Of course it is the mid of summer now AHHH!! #HotX3 and having church at 1pm. wasn't that bad. At least Heavenly Father gave us a place to escape the heat haha! Loved it!
Only 3 of us in the district are moving. Well.. I'm still stuck with my companion here in Newcastle.. I will just count it as a nightmare. However however, I have only 2 transfers left and am counting down until that day LOL! Don't even ask how ready I am.
​Anyway, we've been tracting+flipping all the towns of Newcastle over to find new people to teach and finally!, we found a new investigator this week Yay!! His name was Derrick and he's from Africa(Honestly I forgot the country so it must be around there) He was interested and appreciated what we do as missionaries. He loves God and I could tell that he will be the one. We have a return appointment to go back and share the message with him next week. I'm so excited for this opportunity.

Since I mentioned about the afternoon church, one of our investigator Jane came to church yesterday. She kinda enjoyed church and said she would come again next service. We also taught her last Friday the word of wisdom. She does't have much problem with it and she will try to stop drinking tea and coffee which are bad for the body.
​Last P-day we went to a beach. It was so so so much fun to be there with these young fellows. We prepared food and had a picnic on the seashore. Just imagine that sitting on the beach, looking at the ocean, and having lunch with friends. Aww it sounds awesome, doesn't it?

Alright alright guys I think we heard so much about good news and bad news this week. I gotta go now. I hope you guys will have a wonderful week and I wish you all the best in 2018!

LOVE YA,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North mission)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

♥ Special : Oakvale Farm & Fauna World (August2017)

Thank you so much for these pictures and all the fun time that we had together at the zoo. It was one of my most favourite time in Australia! 
Credit : Cassey the best friend of us!
Get ready for the day with this awesome meal! Yum yum..
We traveled to the Oakvale Farm & Fauna World and well.. these are all the photos! please enjoy!

Then we took Elder Sibbett to the koala land! He gotta touch and hold the koalas! Awww so sweet!!
PS. The rest of us didn't have money to pay for it... it was just too expensive hahaha! 
Woo hoo! Koala land!!
Well.. while we were waiting Elder Sibbett for his koalas, I took some photos with these intimate friends!





Cassey and me!





Elder Babbage and me!






Elder Ferguson and me!










Cassey's mother and me!






Here we go! He got a picture from the zoo! So good eh!!! hahaha


We went around the zoo
Feeding kangaroos is my favourite thing :)
And we ended this awesome day with an awesome meal with these fellows! 
It is one of my favourite day on my mission and I'm so grateful for it.

(The 86th week) Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone! 2018!!!
It's such a wonderful opportunity for me to have another new year here in Australia. I'm very grateful for it. Last year has passed by real fast like a month. I feel like missionary life is short. I almost finish my mission already only 4 months ish to go. I'm pretty excited for it I'm not gonna lie ;P
Last week of last year was such a blessed week we had dinner with members almost every single day! I really liked Christmas season especially free food haha! Having love, happiness, and joy.. from everyone It was just like a holiday on the mission I loved it so much.

Church was also awesome! One of the investigator Leila came with us again. We were able to give a talk on what we've been learning so far. I chose to share about Love and Charity and how to increase them.
1. Study about the Saviour and keep His commandments.
2. Pray to have greater love and charity.
3. Learn to love ourselves and the others.
4. Avoid thinking we are better than other people(Humility).
When the doctrines and my thoughts mixed together, amazing things always happen. I really love giving a talk at church! I love sharing what I know! and I love when people enjoy what I share. It was just an amazing day yesterday to end the year.

We went to see fireworks last night with members. I was so early but it was just for kids hahaha well.. we didn't have time to wait until midnight because we gotta sleep. Seeing the view of the city of Newcastle and also the happiness of those people was one of my favourite thing on earth. Come on! I love seeing the beauty and happiness of everything.
Here is one of my new favourite scriptures talking about how we can be happy according to this season.
10 And we did observe to keep the judgments, and the statutes, and the commandments of the Lord in all things, according to the law of Moses.
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17 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cause my people to be industrious, and to labour with their hands.
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27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.
I hope you guys will have a blessed week. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live! Miracles happen! Prayer can be answered! How grateful I am for these knowledge and I hope I will never forget it.

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North mission)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

(The 85th week) Week of Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! It was such a good week this week to call home and friends. I really enjoyed this Christmas and also food! hahaha I got fed so much like every single meal so far.. I'm not gonna lie. Christmas season is always fun and lively. Everyone seemed to be nicer and more loving and it was just wonderful. I love this Christmas so much! I'm grateful for my Saviour Jesus Christ. I love him and I know that He loves all of us and knows us individually.
Not only Christmas party at the members' houses, we also went to the beach with brother Hamon a ward missionary leader in the Cessnock ward. Having a Christmas party at the beach wasn't a bad idea according to Aussie tradition.. food.. fishing.. and enjoying this lively missionary life! It was such a blessing to see him and travel with him again. #Christmas
So for today I don't have much time to write, I will try to write you more next week. Oh oh! transfer calls is coming up so fast and it will be in the next week and I'm looking forward for it.
It was nice to talk to some of you the other day and I hope you all will enjoy this lovely season of joy and love. Please stay safe!
LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North mission)
(The Fukofuka! The best family in Newcastle)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

(The 84th week) My joy was overflowed!

Tah Dah!
Welcome back to my weekly email again guys! It's been a beautiful week with a lot of baptisms on the mission. Guess what... Johnny already got baptized last Saturday Woohoo!! I feel like my mission is completed but well.. I still have another 5 months to go so my magical mission still keeps going til May of the next year.
Dad, Grandson, Johnny, Son
 Well, I could tell that Johnny was so happy when he got baptized. The spirit was strong as always at the baptism. Johnny was able to share his testimony of how he changed and wanted to join the true church of Jesus Christ which was surprised me a lot. He said since he met missionaries, he learned more about Christ than other churches. I truly testify of the truthfulness of the gospel that Jesus Christ gave us and always has been giving us. I know that by being baptized by the true priesthood/authority of God is the only way to enter into our Heavenly Father's present. My joy was brimful of the decision of Johnny and other people that are willing to be baptized and to follow Jesus Christ.

Saturday morning, I was able to interview Lorraine one of the investigator of the missionaries' in the district for the baptism for the first time of my mission. Come on! It is pretty hard to have a baptism here in Australia :P but well, Heavenly Father always helps us to find somebody to teach and to bring people to come back to his home. My joy was filled with Lorraine's willingness to be baptized. I've never realized of how happy it is to interview someone to be baptized and to see how happy they are. This is the real happiness and joy for real! #HurrahforIsrael

Sunday night, there was a Christmas musical at the chapel. A lot of people came and fortunately there were some members from Cessnock ward that came. I was so happy to see them again. I really miss that ward so much and I will never forget them. And oh! I also saw Cassie there! She's still awesome as always :)
And for Christmas... I think I will be able to skype on Sunday..
I hope you all will have a wonderful week and I will see you all soon!

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North mission)