Sunday, June 25, 2017

(The 59th week) Safe Zone 2

I am not the perfect teacher. I get awkward. I have the memory of a goldfish. Even as a 10th transfer I still get lost. There is a lot I can improve, but I don not let that discourage me! God is proud of who we are and loves us in this very moment! He loves us completely and unconditionally.

I do not even know where to start with this week... it was all over the place. It flew by, yet it felt like 100 decades. "Missionary time" is something I'll never understand. Anyway, here are some highlights.

On Thursday we went to visit a less active member. It was a first time for me to be there. We got to know each other and I found out that he is a big fan of cars.. so am I! We got along very well. After the lesson he showed me his classic car which is very cool. He got a lot of rewards by winning the car show! The saddest thing was I forgot to take a photo of his car. Anyway I took some photos of his backyard because he lives in a farm and I really like nature!
Well.. I enjoy the nature here a lot. It's just like I am in the wonderland!

We also went to visit the recent convert member and I cooked 'Thai' food for them! They enjoyed having us and the awesome thing was the mom(non-member) joined the lesson with us. I never thought that she would come join us but this time she did! My companion said he's never seen her joining the lesson with us since he's been here. Well..well.. well done Elder!! The Lord is with us and I'm ready to move forward with Him.

On Friday we went to cheer the member at the football game. It was fun, we won and haha I wish the president would not know about this. Anyway I always spent my time wisely...
Soccer night!
luckily I gotta share a very brief lesson with a guy. Even though he wasn't interested but I was happy to do my part. 

The second week is still safe here! It's a great safe zone  ☣ Because of I am here! I am here to protect everyone...
I'm so lucky to be here in this awesome area, with the awesome district and with the awesome member. I'm so grateful for your support and I can truly feel the Lord's love through your encouragement and your email each week!
​I testify that Heavenly Father is looking at us to guide us and to help us. All we need to do is to have faith in him and let him guide your way. 

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

My chapel :)
Have a good week!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

(The 58th week) Safe Zone 1

Hello everyone! how's it going? I'm still survived! I'm doing good here in Cessnock-Singleton! Everything is just beautiful and nice here. Hope you all are doing awesome!

The first Sunday was so awesome! I gotta go up and share my testimony. I mentioned about the drop bear thing which is the Koala would come down to bite your neck and suck your blood LOL!!! It made everyone there laughed so hard. The member seemed to be very nice and kind. They all are funny especially my bishop.. I don't remember his name yet but he's the coolest! and Oh! I forgot to mention about the chapel. Our chapel is on the mountain and you can see the village and the other mountains easily. Nice view and fresh air. Aaah... it made me feel so relaxed.
The way to church on Sunday.
 I still miss the member and the investigator in the Dural ward.. Always think about 'em. I just miss them so much.

The weirdest thing of this week was We had the interview with our mission president at the first week of the transfer which was making me thinking so hard about the thing I should share to the president from this new area 'cause I just got here a few days ago.. Luckily the president didn't ask anything about this area but the purpose to be in this area. The president told me to take a good care of the new recent convert family. And I also found out that there is a less active Thai man in this area which is make me excited to work in this awesome area. 

I just wanted to tell you all that Cessnock is safe! It's a safe zone ☣ Because of I am here! I am here to protect everyone...
​Don't mess with me Koalas... spiders or whatever!!!! #BlackWidow I'm gonna love ya... I'm gonna love ya until you hate me🎵🎶🎤 eh...this song... LOL!

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

Monday, June 12, 2017

(The 57th week) Into the wood! (for real)

      There once was a little boy whose name was Elder Phimphan. He served in the richest area of Sydney for a looooong long time in Australia, He had it all. The train, the big area, the lovely flat, the awesome ward. It seemed like things couldn't get any better. Then one day, that little boy got a very special call. He found out that he would be leaving! How could this be? How could he leave everything he knew and loved? But then he remembered what it was like leaving home. He felt very many of the same feelings as he was felling now. So he decided to go and do as he read in the Scriptures, and be brave. He packed his bags, visited his friends and left. He hopped on a train and saw lots of exciting things. "Hey, this isn't bad at all!" he thought to himself. He thought that for only a short time though. For the ride up to his next area began to be very long and boring. He felt like he wanted to talk to someone and he talked to a man who sat next to him "G'day mate" He said, The man on the train replied back and they started to have a good conversation until.. "Have you had barbie roo(barbie = barbecue, roo = kangaroo)?" the man on the train asked, Elder Phimphan didn't understand because of his poor English, he thought that the man on the train asked him 'Have you had baby loo'(baby = a baby, loo = toilet. so baby+loo = little toilet)[so mart right?], "I had a big toilet in my last flat" he confidently answered. The man on the train laughed out loud and the man on the train helped him to learn Australian language until the man on the train got off the train! There were 3-4 more stops left, then he settled down for a long nap. Next thing he knew, they were stopped and it was so cold outside. He still didn't know very much about this strange place, but he wasn't afraid anymore. But he found something out that day . . . He is in the middle of nowhere!!!!!
 
G'day mates! It's me Elder Phimphan! 😎 How's it goin'?
     The week's been super duper awesome! So as you may or may not have realized. I just arrived to my new area called Cessnock! But I live in a place called Singleton (Single = Not married, Ton = a ton. so single+ton = a ton of single people) I just realized that I'm so smart LOL!
It seemed very beautiful here, nice air.. good view... it's just.. perfect for farming.
My companion is Elder Parkinson. He's from Texas!!!!!! It's TEXAAAAAS!! whatever... he seemed to be a very good person and.. he's just funny!
I don't know much about the area and the ward yet. As we got home, we came straight to the library for emailing.

A night before I moved to this planet. I had a super duper good opportunity to go visit these awesome people!
(The Kalischer and The Walkter's family)
(The Trujillo family)
(The Figueroa family)
They all are my favourite people in the Dural ward! I miss them already 😢
Anyway I need to keep going and striving to learn and grow here. It's different and it must be difficult to change things to adjust to the new people and the area.
 
Thank you so much for your emails. I miss you all and always think about you guys!
 
LOVE,
Elder Phimphan (The most handsome missionary in Australia Sydney North Mission)


 
 Packing!!!!!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

(The 56th week) Beautiful life beautiful cars

Good morning, afternoon and evening everyone! 
It was a pretty good week here! Not as good as it could've been, but good. So lets start with... a photo LOL 😂
I got the interview with the president on Thursday and it went well.. just well... I asked the president if I am pregnant LOL I mean if I am going to have a son(to train a new missionary). He said I need to wait a little bit longer 😢 Anyway wait.........................

So my companion and I had an awesome experience this week. First thing first I want to ask you 'Do you remember the rich member that I took a ton of photos of the car? so I am going to mention about him today. His name is Brother Bailey. Brother Bailey offered 5 lessons with missionaries to his crew named Adam. Adam accepted his offer by coming to learn the gospel with us at Brother Bailey's house. After the interview with the president we went to meet Adam. We were surprised that Adam invited his friend Chris to join the lesson. We taught the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ to them and after the lesson they both were touched by the spirit and required to learn more! #Referrals 

Brother Bailey showed us another garage and this happened......

Tooooooooo many right? I couldn't believe that I was standing among of those awesome cars.

Oh! the transfer is coming! I'll let you know what it is gonna happen next week.

Things are going pretty great out here. The temps are starting to drop. Days getting a lot shorter and it is harder to go out in the evening.

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