Monday, June 27, 2016

(The 7th week)

The time has gone by so fast! I cannot believe that I've been here for 4 weeks already in Australia! By the way, Hello to all of my dear friends, family, and everybody! The weather is getting colder and colder here. I'm about to die!!!!!  Last Thursday, I traded off. My companion was Elder Kweon. He is from Korea. He lives with me at the flats. I was with him for a day to serve the people in Hassall Grove area. Is was so fun to be with him. He taught me a lot to be a good missionary and do missionary's work. We went to many places, did a service, and taught people. On Satueday, My companion and I took TJ(the boy who is going to baptized on July 9th but we postponed his baptism to the end of July) to a baptism of Brother Peter Daley. He loved it and said "I want to get baptized!" That was so amazing huh. In Evening, We went to TJ's house and met his family. We taught TJ a lesson and played a game which is helped him to increase his faith in Jesus Christ. I really love him and his family. They are nice to me. They love to feed us heaps and teach us Samoan! I can speak a little bit Samoan.. I love it. I wish I could speak Samoan fluently after my mission HAHAHA! But now I need to learn more and more in English. This week was kind of busy of working. There was nothing special. I just wanted to let all of you to know that I'm doing good down here. And don't forget that I love you allllllllllll!!! Take care!!

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

(The 6th week) Wonderful time!!!

G'day!!! How's it goin? This week it's going to be a wonderful week because I will teach a lot of people YAY! and guess what!! one of my investigators is going to get baptized on July 9th! The other investigators said they would love to get baptized when they know about the church better. This made me really happy and also I'm so happy to be here with the people in Ropes Crossing area. They are really nice. They love me and I love them too. I didn't spend much money because members love to feed us food!!! I'm getting fat! I love Samoan food and all of their foods. especially KFC. I ate KFC like every day here. I think that KFC is super popular here. that's so sick right?

Last week, The mission bought me glasses because I cannot see anything far. One day, The president ask me to read something on the board. I couldn't read it because it was far but now I can see everything all around me clearly! HAHAHA!! I'm a nerd boy now :) There was a zone conference last Thursday, I met many friends there. I also learned a lot. I learned how to have faith. I really like when someone said "Faith takes time and we have to do something to have faith not just wait for it" This message touched my hard so hard because if we didn't do anything, Miracles couldn't happen to our lives. And it realized me when I was non-member of the Church. I tried hard to know about God and Jesus Christ. I got such a great opportunity from missionaries to learn and know more about God. I received many blessings. I found peace and more happiness in my life. And I couldn't imagine how many blessings I would receive after this life. I would like to share a scripture in The Book of Mormon, in Ether 12:41 "And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen." I invite all of you to come to know God in our Church (Click here for more information : www.lds.org) If any of you desire to seek God, I know that He will bless you a lot in life. He will be with you in your right and left, protect you, help you and guide you. I know that God lives and He loves us. that's why He wants us to know him. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and is true. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church of earth today. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
And don't forget that I love all of you!!! Email me!! I would love to hear from you.

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LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North Mission) :D
 My language study! I learn English every day :)


Sunday, June 19, 2016

(The 5th week) Temple Week!

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I'm doing great down here in Sydney. I work hard every day. My companion and I walked 20 Kilometres + every day for contacting and visiting less active member. Many of them started to come back to church. I'm so happy to see them come back to church. I always feel that God stands by me and help me to find lost sheep to come back home. I just understand that doing God's work is so hard but If we do with all our hearts, God will bless us as much as we do. I'm still learning English every day because I'm not good in English yet. There are many English accents here. I cannot understand what they say sometimes. I think I'm getting better and better in English. I went to Sydney Temple today. It was so awesome to be there. I love going to temple because the people there are so nice and always smile to me ♥ This week, I really have nothing to write. I'm soooo busy. But remember that I love all of you!! I'm going back to Thailand in 23 months. HAHAHAHA sounds long right? I LOVE YOU ALL!! and don't forget that God loves you too!

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

PS. I'm teaching a boy and he is going to get baptized soon. GOD BLESSES YOU NA!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 6, 2016

(The 4th week) Hello from Down Under!

Hello all my dear Sisters and Brothers! I'm doing great here in Sydney Australia. I'm so happy and excited serving here. Now I'm serving in Ropes Crossing ward. And my companion is Elder Gualco. He is from Washington State.. (something I don't remember) He is a good dad(trainer) We have a lot of the same story such as we're the only member in the family, and we got baptized 2 years ago. Serving here in Sydney is so hard. Our area is kind of quiet! No one is on the street. And the weirdest thing is house everywhere!!!  but there is no one in those houses. Before I get here, I heard that everyone loves BBQ but in fact, NO! Everyone here loves KFC! HAHAHAHA And if you're gonna ask me about Kangaroos... I'll say that NO, I haven't seen one since I got here. I only see birds! BIRDS EVERYWHERE!!!!

The weather here is kind of cold because it's winter. Even though it's winter, it rains every day. so it's cold x2 :) But I love to serve here though. The thing that I love the most is the members!!! The members are so nice here They love missionaries. Especially Feeding food to us! I love when someone said in the Sunday meeting.. They said that "feel missionaries heaps(a lot)" I feel like I'm not gonna die here HAHAHAHA and today I'm going to meet Sister Sriwiset because we're in the same ZONE Hooray!!!! And now I have to go. See you next week everyone.

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan

What a Wonderful Day!!

When I was at the Salt Lake City Airport, I had to pay for my suitcases 150 dollars US!. I had only 80 dollars. I was worried if I have to go back to the MTC and ask for more money to pay for my suitcases. Suddenly, There was a man who walked to me and said "I'll pay.. I'll pay for him" Then I was like.. 'Oh my goodness! Are you serious??? that's too much money' I gave him 80 dollars and he paid for all my suitcases. I said "Thank you" to him and he answered, "Thank you for serving" Oh my goodness! What a nice man on earth! I'm so lucky to meet him there. without him I would come to Australia late. I know that God sent him to help me. Thank you for your help and your kindness. I will not forget such an awesome man like him. Thanks for making my day!! If I meet him again, I would give him a big hug and I really want to be his friend. I'm so appreciated for this. THANK YOU!! Mr. Cameron Lyon. You're my HERO!