Monday, May 29, 2017

(The 55th week) Still on fire!

Hello everyone! it's me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Elder Phimphan. I'm so sorry to come late today. My companion and I were very busy with the work. Anyway It's been a great week. There were heaps of things to do and keep us busy. Being busy is a good thing right? Yes it is.. but I feel like my body is breaking as pieces! 
(My lovely district Dural!!)
First thing first I want to mention about The Special Training Meeting that we had last Tuesday..? I guessed.. to be honest I don't remember things very well these days and this morning I barely forgot my bag at the mission office.
Anyway come back to our business! Our lovely Mission President changed things a little bit. There is no ZDTM(Zone District training meeting) anymore but he added The Special Training Meeting for every transfer. It's kind of like a meeting for many zones to come to learn together(I couldn't think about the better explanation). Are we really in the subject that I want to talk about? LOL.
I learned a lot from the Training especially helping our investigators to have a strong foundation before getting baptized. In my little opinion, I think it's a very important thing for us help the investigator who is learning the gospel to have a lot of testimonies and the good knowledge before the baptism so Satan would not overpower them after they become a member of the true church of God. according to a scripture in The Book of Mormon in Helaman 5:12
12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

The thing that was really out of the ordinary is that we had a trade off the our zone leader and I went with Elder Finlinson again! It's been 4 times trading off with him since I've been in the baulkham hills zone. It's crazy isn't it? we came here together and are still here! We learn heaps from each other each time when we are companions.
 (6 transfers in the zone!)
The sacrament meeting on Sunday was still on fire! We got over 10 investigators at church. #Duralpower! Couldn't be happier than this point 😎👏👌

I testify to all of you that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a true church of God on earth today. I know because I experience so much joy and peace that Heavenly Father gives me when I attend church each time. I know that this is the blessing from him.

Well, enjoy the pictures from this week and do not forget that I miss you all and please be safe! 

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

From the special training meeting
(The funniest person in the mission)
(My dad!)
(Elder Denning : A good friend)
(Love this guy Elder Clague)
(Giving a Thai massage)
(After working hard...)

 (Too big isn't it?)
 (Just a service day)
 (our investigator Ali took us to an Iranian restaurant)

Have a good week!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

(The 54th week) Dural Power!

Dear family ad friends,

This week was one of the better ones I think I've lived to present. We had a busy busy week. Which is always a great thing as a missionary because that means things are going well!! The sun has finally come out and I could not be happier.

​After we played hard.. (just kidding) worked hard and prayed hard, we got 16 non-members at church on Sunday. What a miracle! Honestly we didn't do anything that much but the members brought most of those investigators to church which was very very and very awesome. I can tell that my ward is pretty good about doing the missionary work. #MustbefromZion
My district is very cool! We all are super united as a team #Squad As I told you we worked very hard, we got the highest weekly numbers in our Zone for this week! 
We didn't only bring the blessing t​o the members but the members always brought the blessing to us 😂 Last Monday, I got a haircut which was a big blessing from my beloved member Figueroa family! If I get my haircut at the barber shop, It will be at least 15 dollars which is expensive for me because I have no money 😅 so I saved 15 dollars for this week YAY! Save money Save the world!
What a cute thing I've ever seen! She said while she was biting a hamburger, her tooth just came out with the hamburger LOL! #TooCute

Oh! I also heard that Sister Yan and Sister Preaw came back from the Temple Square Mission already! Time went by really fast since we all got the mission calls. Wait for me guys I have 1 more year to go.

Hope you guys are doing good! I love you all. I'm so grateful for your support and love!

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

(The 53rd week) 1 Year and Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!(even though it's not Thai mother's day)
I have a little time to write to you guys today because I gotta call MOM(s)!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing good and looking handsome 😎

Do you remember? long ago I sent you pictures of cars. Here I am again! haha
​#Lifeisgood #Mustberich
The only color on earth!(Green)
My year mark's party!
 Any problem with sleeping? MILO! Milo will help you! 
 I've never seen this in real life! I thought it was only in the movies. Sorry my house is in the bush haha
Papaya Salad #Sospicy
 Morning trip :)

Hope you all are doing good. Stay alert, stay alive! Love ya!

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

(The 52nd week) The first week of my reign!

"Hello from the higher land!"
For it came to pass in the commencement of the first year of the reign of the king of Sydney North. Once upon a time, there was a little boy whose name was Elder Phimphan. He lived in the richest area in Sydney North named Dural. One day, he got a very important call from his king. He found out that he would be a leader of his people in the area. He was so scared because he had little knowledge of English and the Gospel. Nevertheless, he served the king with all his heart and became a wonderful leader in Dural!
Hey! it's me Elder Phimphan!!!! 
​This week was epic in every imaginable way. I just got my companion. His name is Elder Mayes, from Idaho, U.S.A. He's been an awesome companion so far. Guess what.. we both cook! and we cook for each other each day. He's such a funny guy as he opens his mouth. I like him a lot. Even though the area is tough, we found some new people to teach eventually. 
(Elder Mayes)
This week I want to write you some of my thoughts and feelings about the gospel and my mission so far because it will be my 1 year mark pretty soon, so you know what my mission means to me and know that I have a testimony of the gospel. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without my mission. it has changed me forever. I can't find the words to tell you properly how I feel. I love Him with all of my heart. I have never known such joy, peace, and love as I have found His own church and served Him. I have come to know the Master by serving His children and ultimately, serving Him.

Have an awesome week everyone. I love you all and think about you all the time! 
​(My awesome district!)
Be ready! We will attack your front door at anytime!!!!😈

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