Tuesday, September 26, 2017

(The 72nd week) The Baptismal Date!

Yo yo yo mates! It's me again Elder Phimphan!! Sorry for emailing a bit late, we were doing some finding in the morning so we don't need to do it today anymore. #Feelgood Anyway how are you guys? I'm doing awesome here in Sydney and the bad news is summer is coming here so soon! the weather is getting hotter and hotter and I am ready to be melted by the heat of the sun of Australia. I just noticed that I have passed all the seasons in Australia already, one day passes by like twinkling. I also feel like this week passed by super fast..or because I was enjoying the work of the Lord?? who knows?!? But yea.. things are going pretty good here. We got someone to teach and it was just a good start of us in this area! Yay!! 
​(Elder Warth and I)

We had an opportunity to meeting with our investigator Tong last Wednesday right before the English class. She was so keen learning and understanding what we shared and taught her. We taught her the Restoration of The gospel of Jesus Christ and ended with giving the Book of Mormon + the invitation to read and to pray. Tong really wanted to know all the things we taught and she's been praying and reading the Book since then. Wow! what a cool person on earth!! I can't wait to see her again next time!
​(Us and Tong)

This week we also saw Johnny. And again.. he started to ask us all the same questions he had just like the last week and my beloved son and companion Elder Warth was through with his questions so he asked Johnny's purpose why he wants to learn with us and we also told our purpose why we want to teach and help him. We came up with an idea by the spirit to committed him to be baptized because we know that Johnny knows and feels the Book of Mormon is true. He was a bit scared to be baptized because he wasn't sure if the church is true so we read in the Book of Mormon 
the promise of Moroni and after all the spirit was so strong as we all felt and I asked Johnny if he felt something during that moment. "Yes, I felt that the book is true" Johnny said, and I told him again "This is the answer for you Johnny" And yea after that we got him to commit to be baptized on the 14 of October and I am pretty excited for him if he could make it there. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Heavenly Father's church and the Book of Mormon is the word of God because I have felt and am feeling the spirit of the Lord since I joined the church and I know these things to be true.

Forget yourself and go to work!!! But don't forget that I miss and love you so much mates!!

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(The 71st week) The Change of Us!

G'day mates! How's it goin' mates? Mm.. It's been a week I am here again at the library writing to you all. This week has been a bit quiet and I don't really know where the people went. We mostly did finding at the train station because there will be a lot of people there all the time so it must be a good spot.
The first week of the District training meeting(DTM) went by pretty awesome. We also had a great opportunity to have sister Checketts in our meeting because there was the interview with the President of the mission that day. I gave a lesson about 'Be Diligent to Find'. I don't think I want to share with you all what I share because it will take ages to share but it was all about being diligent to work so the Lord will bless us to finally find someone to teach as in the Doctrine and Covenant section 75 verses 2-5. And at the end of the meeting, I got a letter from the Dailey!!! I was supa happy :) 
My beloved son Elder Warth was sick and he just got better #Poorhim. We postponed the appointment with some of our investigators to next week. However, we were able to meet a Chinese guy whose name was Johnny. We met with him at the mall around Macquarie University and it was hard finding the place to teach him so I sacrificed my 4 dollars!! to buy hot chocolate and we got a table at the cafe to teach him #Awesome. Teaching Johnny wasn't that hard but also not easy. He had a ton of questions to ask and he mostly asked things in the Bible such as what is God's name, who is Jehovah, things like that.. he also visits the Jehovah Witness Church and I think they made things a bit hard to understand for him. At the end, we mentioned about the Book of Mormon. He told us that he read a bit and he felt that the book is true!! so we committed him to start reading at the beginning of the book. I am so happy to share the gospel to people and I know that these things are true.

We also did an exchange with the zone leaders in their area. I think I learned a lot of finding skills from them. It's extremely difficult for me at the moment.. as I told you finding wasn't one of my option but it is the only effective thing to do in this area so I had to start again. Well the technique wasn't that hard.. just gather all of your confidence and your bravery and attack those people on the street! Sounds scary huh? Even though we tried to talk and share the message, a lot of people still kept rejecting us. Hahaha It's pretty hard I can tell but yea that's the change of us this week and I hope we will do better next week. 
Don't forget that I still miss and love you all mates! Stay safe and happy :)
Have a good week!​

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

(The 70th week) The Wonderland

Hello from the Wonderland!!!
Elder Warth and myself
Ho Ho Ho!! Welcome back to my channel again and this week's been cooool.. I meant the weather!! I just got my victim(son) last Wednesday and everything just became pink to me 'cause being a trainer is pretty fun and I love my son so much. Ah I think I forgot to mention about him.. so his name is Elder Warth and he's from Twin falls, Idaho. (I hope I spell them right) He's straight from high school to the mission field which is so Mormon! but is awesome. Anyway, it seemed like we get along pretty well. Our area is Chatswood which is a mini city with a lot of Asian people. I couldn't believe that asian would take over Sydney hahaha. 
Not only the people but the food too! It is so wonderful! There are heaps of cultures and Asian restaurants around here. I would call here 'The Wonderland'.

The worst thing of being here for me is we don't know anyone. We just opened the area so we need to find new investigators and get to know everyone ourselves. It is hard but all is well! Serving with me.. FABULOUS!!! 
This week, we were able to talk to a lot of people but most of them rejected us. Luckily, we met with Tong a lady who is from China. She came here to visit her friends and to learn English. We invited her to the English class and asked her if she wants to learn about Christ and she said YES! we got the return appointment with her this Wednesday and I am pretty excited to share what I know and is true to her.
We also met Bill and M yesterday. They both are from Kenya and just came here days ago for traveling. At first time, I saw Bill holding a camera(Sony alpha a6300) and I was super duper interested about it so I asked Elder Warth to go sit with him. Well, He was so friendly and we had a good chat about camera and stuffs. Eventually, we got to talk about religion and it went by good. Bill and his friend M wanted to know more about the church and we got the email to contact them. YAY!! I'm so grateful for the blessing from Heavenly Father.
Bill, M, myself, and Elder Warth
I feel so blessed serving as the Lord's servant. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Heavenly Father's church and is true.. because I prayed and asked him willingly and I got the answer from him. And I know that through prayer we can know all things.

And......... I forgot to mention that Yesterday was my BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!! YAY!
Thank you so much everyone and I hope you all will have an awesome week! Stay happy!!

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

My 22nd birthday

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!!!

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