Sunday, September 3, 2017

(The 69th week) A Trainer + A District Leader = Elder Phimphan!!

Ho Ho Ho!!! Hello everyone! It's been a pleasure serving here in Cessnock-Singleton area for 2 transfers! And yea.. I think you might know that I am getting a transfer to a new area! Oi I am going to miss this bushy area so much. Well, my new area is sort of like a city area called Chatswood. The mission president told me that I'd be in this area and it's mainly street contacting. I am so excited for that. And!!!!!!!!! this is gonna the best of best... I am going to train a new missionary + being a district leader in the same time YAAAAAY!!!! Anyway, it must be harder and harder than before becoming Elder Phimphan at this point. I hope things will turn out alright.
This week's been alright. We had the interview with the mission president and a trade off with our zone leaders. Everything went good and after we came back to our area, we went visit Belinda. We taught the plan of salvation to her and it went by pretty good. After the lesson we shared our testimonies and the spirit was so strong. I could tell that Belinda felt something from that lesson and she said she would come to church and she really did!!!! I was so happy because since I came to this area, she's the first one who came to church. I know and testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church of God and there is the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and as you apply the principles into your life it will help you to be a better person as you wanted to be.
​(Our friend(investigator) Belinda and Bailey and us)
It was a little bit hard saying good bye to all the member. It made me cry when things are going well and I just got transferred. #Lifeisgood

I hope you're doing well. I will report ya'll later next week!!!
I am extremely excited for having a son!!!

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

(The 68th week) Jean just got baptized!

Oh Oh!!!!!! I forgot to tell you guys that my investigator Jean!!! Do you remember her? I found her when I was in the Dural ward. She just got baptized like.. a week ago! I was so so so happy that she made her own decision to be baptized eventually. I do know that The Gospel of Jesus Christ can change our lives to be better and I am very grateful for all the blessings from Heavenly Father which helped Jean to be able to participate His gospel.

Anyway, Hello guys! How are ya? This week has been a good week. We did a trade off with our district leader and stayed with 'em for few days. It was always fun bein' with 'em and I think Elder Babbage is one of the coolest missionary who I really like. I called him 'Mommy' though. Anyway he's from Queensland, Australia. He is a very big big guy and is full of love and fun!! I think I am askin' President to be with him next transfer. I also like my district leader Elder Sibbett who is always help me with anything. I can't imagine the mission without 'em.. Without 'em it would be better LOL!!! I am very grateful for the opportunity to be with 'em this week. 
​(Elder Sibbett and myself holding the tree)
We also went to the beach for a picnic with an investigator. #Lifeisgood

Well, this week, we were with the district leader most of the day as I told ya, so we had just 4 days workin' in our area. Life here is just travelin' around.. Ahh such a cool life :) We did meet a guy who belonged to the Jehovah witness church. At first, we tryna exchange some thought about the church and also our believes which was cool. I could tell that he was the first JHW who didn't bible bash at all. It was kinda awesome and it gave me a hope that there are still some awesome people in Australia today. It's just very rare here LOL. Well, we asked him if we could meet up with him sometimes but unfortunately, he was going out of town. However, he asked for our number and he gave it to his son Spencer! The son Spencer texted us later in that day and he was exceedingly excited to meet us and to have a chat about the church. To be honest, I am sorta scared because it would turn to be bible bashing any time. But! I really hope things will be good with him.

My companion and I had a chance to give talks in sacrament meeting this week and we talked about Missionary Work! But my topic was about The Lord's work and success often comes as little miracles. It was a bit hard to think about things in the past and add to my talk. Anyway, It went fine and seemed like people liked it.

I gotta go right now 'cause we are going to the ZOO right now!!! I am gonna kill all the kangaroos! HAAAAAAAAAAA!!

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

(Ear wax!)​

Monday, August 21, 2017

(The 67th week) Not My Week!

G'day mates! It's been a week since the last preparation day but the time went by so quick! I think that this week wasn't my week at all because there were a lot of crazy things that came through my life. Well, the first thing which broke my heart was 'My Camera' Guess what? The lens was broken again! and it ruined all my whole week and left me with the sadness. Oh my gosh! I can't live without my lovely camera. It was just too sad for me.
 
This week's been a bit quiet. All the investigators got busy and there were not a lot of things to do except visiting some less-active members and just going around the town. Ultimately, we sorta failed, I knew that this sucked but well.. what should I do? endure to the end!
(We went to visit the Thai less-active member but he wasn't there. The area was pretty so we took this photo :))​ #TheLastPhoto
We always tried to keep ourselves busy but the area was just tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo quiet, no one really wanted to answer the door nor talk to us. Haha This must be the taste of the missionary life! #SoGood
 
One of the awesome thing of this week was Cooking! My companion and I went to cook for a member family. And again... Green Curry which is always tasty! but wait!!!! don't be surprised because I am going to say that.. I let my companion cook and he really did!!!! WOO HOO!!! I think he's pretty good at cooking and he's just awesome. An American + Thai food = Yummy! I also made the teriyaki chicken for them. They loved the food, the mom said she wanted to learn how to cook and we're going back to teach 'em next time. Uh! I can't wait for it.
 
We also went with our ward missionary leader for fishing at the beach! We had some fun and a great time together but I ended up with the sadness because I thought too much about life and the worldly stuffs. Haha don't blame on me 'cause I am not perfect.
We had a district P-day today. And it was just like in the picture! Golf!!!!
​Well, I need to go now. I hope you'll have a great week! LOVE YOU!!!
LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary)


Sunday, August 13, 2017

(The 66th week) I found myself!

"G'day From The Land Down Undah!"
Hello hello.. It's me Elder Timtam(Phimphan) again! How's it goin'? 
This week was sort of cool because we changed the way to find people to teach instead of door knockin', we've been doing street findin' for the most of the week. This is the first of the first time on my mission that I do street contacting. I hated it at first but it went very well actually. In my lovely opinion, I think it is not bad! If I could change my mind, why not the way to find people to teach huh! "Azarath Metrion Zinthos!!" Don't be confused mates.. if you've ever seen Teen Titans, it is Raven's magic spell LOL! Am I being playful? Nay!!!!!

Guess what!!! I just found myself with this awesome hair style haha! I know you like it.. I know you love it! Well, seemed like the people on the street loved my hair. They all were stunned by my glory and my beauty LOL Don't hate me guys.
I am very grateful for the knowledge which inspired me to make this hair style. It's not only awesome but it's just perfect for everything in this life. I was born for this! Am I being honest? Nay!! However, I know that Heavenly Father is proud of who we are, He is happy when we are happy. In the same time, we must follow him and keep his commandments! 10! 10! 10! Elder Phimphan!!! I know I am the best right? LOL
​I think I am into myself too much... well, let's be serious for now! 
I can tell that his week's been a very busy week. There were the zone conference and also, a trade off with our district leader. I learned how to talk to people on the street nicely, to get their attentions, and to teach them in a few minutes. It was not easy to talk to the people on the street as I thought but I'm getting there! I prefer tracting(Door knocking) but it's not really effective in this area. Ah.. not a lot of choices up here. 

While we were finding, we accidentally saw a sign of Sundial so we didn't hesitate to go there! and we didn't forget to take pictures!!!! (To be honest, I don't think this is about missionary work and a lot of things but as long as I like it, it must be fine to write) 
Being silly and crazy is one of the best things that I can do to bring joy and happiness into my life. I think it worked very well and I kind of know that Heavenly Father doesn't want me to be this crazy LOL! but well, I'm trying to be better each day. And.... don't forget of who you are. Fair dinkum!
Alright I gotta go now. I hope you're doing awesome. Do not forget that I miss and love you always and forever! ​Your prayer will be on my lips and... one last request from me is... I'M HUNGRY!!!! SEND ME SOME FOOD!!!!

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


This transfer!!

Last Transfer!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

(The 65th week) I wish I could do better...

Hello family and friends,
I don't know what I should start with... it looks like I'm in the middle of something bad. The taste of my life is so yummy! I tried hard to be happy and crazy but sometimes I just feel lonely. There are complicated feelings which are inside my head all the time these days. Or am I being insane? I think I normally am! hahaha. I sometimes struggle with myself because I don't really understand something in this world. Well, this life seems to be hard and I know that I have to smile and be happy in this hard time. The trial is ready to drag me down all the time and I hate being like this.

Well, just forget about the top part. I was in a drama time for a moment.
This week has been a good week... I guessed. We met some awesome people and were able to share the gospel with them.
1. Tim - A very nice guy. He's a former investigator from a long time ago. We knocked on his door and he just let us in his house! He came up with a lot of questions and also he said he likes our church because the people in the church seem to be happy and they just treat each other like good friends and family. Haha! we got 1 point from that. He really wanted to know about Joseph Smith so we share the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to him and he seemed to be very interested with it and he just.. couldn't wait for the next lesson!!

2. Tenalle - She is a 18 year-old girl. Actually she's turning 18 in this week. We met her by door knocking. She doesn't believe in anything at all so I told her we are here to help people to find out if God is real and I asked her if she found out that there is a God, would she follow him? Well, she said yes! and her journey is begun..
We went back again and we began the first lesson with the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I think it was kind of awkward because she was too quiet but she is happy to learn more and I hope the gospel will change her life somehow. 

3. Rebecca - She's also a former investigator from a long time ago. She told us that she's finding a religion for her daughters and months ago, her husband met with a member in Maitland(another ward) and the member kind of shared something with them and they are opened for us to visit now! YAH!! I feel so happy for that.

The work is going good but....... haha I need to restart myself to be fresh and happy again.
Well, I just wanted to let you know how I am doing and I will try to be better. 
I hope you'll have a good week and stay HAPPY!!!

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

(The 64th week) Must be a good week!

G'day mates! It's Elder Phimphan. How's it going?
This week has been fulfilled with a lot of different spirits. It was kind of hard but it went by really good because I was born with the gift of happiness! 
Well well, I guess I mentioned about the transfer last week. So I just got my companion this week and his name was Elder Ferguson. He is from the land of mountain, UTAH! I wonder why I am mostly with american. Anyway Elder Ferguson is not bad. He is such a gentle guy in a slim tall body. We both get along pretty well I assume and this transfer seems to be a very good and exciting. Ough I can't wait to go out and tract all those houses!

We started the first week with tracting to fulfil our record. Our area is sort of like.. nothing to do but door knocking. No trains, busses, nor even the people on the street so we chose tracting for this area. This week we did not get anything that much but a few potential investigators. Most of them said to come back and teach them next time. That's a great opportunity for us eh. Let's see what it's going to happen..
For Belinda, we went t see her but she was busy at the moment so we just introduced Elder Ferguson to her and left. She's doing good though. #TryAgainLater

I just wanted to let you guys to know that things are going well. I love my companion even though he seems so sad to be with me but our friendships grow better and better each day.
I also thought him to cook Thai Food! 2 menus already. Pad Kra Pao and Green Curry. I cooked for him at first and he just loved it and wanted to learn to cook with me so here we go! I taught him...
We had a really good time this week. Last Saturday there was a ward talent night and I performed a......... something I don't really know how to call and I didn't name it so it was like playing a violin+dancing in the same time. It was kind of hilarious and it was the only crazy performance in that night. However, I felt so happy that everyone loved and enjoyed my show! (I wish I could upload a video on here)
My adventure is not done yet. I still have 9 months to go and I hope that my companion and I will one day become good friends. 

I know that Heavenly Father loves and cars about us because I can feel his love each day.
I hope you guys are doing good. 

LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North Mission)
​(This is my Pokemon!)
​(The evolution of me+my pokemon)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

(The 63rd week) the 9th companion

''Hello from the land down under''
(actually above Sydney)
Well, we witness the passing of another transfer. My good friend and companion Elder Parkinson will be leaving to Ourimbah where is below my zone and he will be a Zone Leader there. My new companion will be Elder Ferguson, I guess he must be from America. I saw him around before and I think he's the sweetest hahaha I'm very excited and ready to serve with him now! The area is still looking extremely promising. We've seen a great few people miraculously start progressing on the steps of the Gospel of Christ.​

This week we were lucky and grateful to meet with Belinda. She was a referral from a member months ago and it was sort of hard to catch her but we did! The first lesson went by pretty good. She was willing to ask such awesome questions like 'there are many churches..I want to know which one is true' and luckily we were able to answer her questions by sharing the restoration of the gospel with her and it made her to be excited to learn more. Well, couldn't deny the spirit who helped her to understand the message. #Awesomeawesome

Last week our lovely ward missionary leader asked me if I could cook for the activity "Cooking night" it sounded to be a cool activity right? so I agreed to cook Thai food. and yea... I cooked Green Curry! 

It looks very bad right? it was super duper tasty! and if you want to join us.. it is every Saturday at 6 pm. Come and enjoy the taste of Thai food!







Highlight!
We also had a special training conference last week. The training was about Jesus Christ of course!, the way to find more people to teach and the teaching skills. Elder&Sister Haleck of the pacific area came to visit us. It was fun and full of the spirit. The funniest part of this training was when Elder Haleck let us ask him questions. I prepared a question for him.. I raised my hand up.. ready to ask.. "mm.. I heard president Checketts said that you've been serving in the pacific area for 5 years or more right?". then Elder Haleck answerd "Yes. It's the 5th year this year". at that time I was too excited and I totally forgot the next thing that I wanted to ask.. it was being quiet, I freak out so I just selected one of the question that came to my mind by following the spirit as we were taught to do so. I looked up.. with confidence and said "How did you meet your wife?" 
Bahaha! everyone in the conference was laughing so hard and I realized later that it was totally different questions and it did not link each one at all.
I also had a great opportunity to see these Thai-Laos friends. It was soo awesome!! awesome!!!

I know the gospel of Jesus Christ will transform us to be like Him when we return to His presence.
I hope you guys are doing good. I will try my best to be good too!

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