Elder Kyle Shannon :)

Elder Kyle Shannon :)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Transfer Week

Malo Suifua 

Well, this week has been pretty great. For P-day, we went to the Sky Tower. It was honestly one of the coolest views of anything that I have seen in along while. You could see almost every area in our mission. It was so cool. We took heaps of pictures which I will send in a little bit. Later that night we got transfer news. My companion and I are both staying in the same area which is sweet. We are pretty pumped. 
Tuesday we had district meeting and it was pretty strange. We had to do it outside because they were painting the inside of the chapel. Luckily the weather was good that day but it was just weird to have it outside, haha. We spent most of the afternoon helping one of the other missionaries pack all of his stuff because he was getting transferred. One thing that I hate but also love about being the district leader is that you get so close with the missionaries you just wish you could serve with them your whole mission. So the reason I say that is the Elder that is getting transferred, we were both pretty close. His name is Elder Tangi. He is the man. He was a good example to me. I'm gonna miss the dude. Anyways, life goes on. 
Later that day we had an appointment with a less active family who hasn’t been to church in a long while. They have a testimony of the gospel. It’s just that they are too lazy to go to church. We shared a mormon message with them. It’s called "Hope of Gods Light." It’s a spiritually powerful video. It tells the story of how this guy was living the life he got depressed and some other stuff happened. He ended up wanting to know if God was real and it tells his story of how he came to find it out. I recommend that you watch it. We had a discussion afterwards and the Father of the family was almost in tears. We talked about the video and then how they can rebuild their testimonies back up. 
Elder Frew and I walked out and when we got to the car we were just so over whelmed on what had just happened. The spirit smashed them legit, it was like the Holy Ghost slapped them in the face. We were talking about the lesson and how it went. We shared the video and then talked about prayer, Scripture study and going to church. That was it, yet the spirit was so strong! It doesn't have to be something deep and profound for the spirit to be there. Being worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost and teaching simply will get the job done! (: It was such a testimony builder for me, so that was cool. 
Thursday we had to give our car to some other missionaries which sucked. But it’s algood cause the bikes are fun and my legs are getting pretty big…I can't complain. Plus I feel like a real missionary on bikes. 
Saturday was a pretty cool. We met up with this young couple in our ward. The husband is the Elders Quorum president and the wife is the primary president. They took us out to lunch and we talked to them to see if they wanted anyone we could visit and stuff like that. They paid $50 for lunch for just me and my companion. It was a solid lunch. But we are able to coordinate with them and are going to go around to all the ward auxiliaries and see how we can help. Bishop doesn't want us in ward council because they never accomplish anything so we visit them personally. We have found some good success that way. 

The work for us is going pretty slow as of right now. We have the investigators, it’s just hard to set up appointments with them because they are so busy with work and other stuff. It’s been pretty frustrating but we are hanging in there. It has just been pretty hard. Other than that, all is well. I am looking forward to this next transfer. It is time for us to capitalize on the work we have done now. 
You know what’s weird? Is we get to Skype in like 2 weeks! I’m so pumped. I feel like we Skyped just the other day haha. Anyways I love ya heaps! Have a good week!

Elder Shannon 

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