At age 19 I chose to leave my family in Providence Utah for 2 years, to spread the Gospel to the people of New Zealand, so they can be with their families for Eternity...

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kia Orana

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava, Malo Lelei,  (There are so many languages to learn here, its fun to learn the greetings, 'how are you', and salutations in all the different languages)  

     Wow, I feel so much better about this week. We hit the standard of excellence for PBTW!!  It felt so good!  It was close, but we found 200 people this week.  Sadley it took us to getting 50 every day for the last 3 days, but we did it!  What was even better is that Elder Fox did quite a bit.  I didn't have to tell him to run and talk to every person.  I just hope and pray that it lasts over to this week and onwards.  
     It was also amazing to set two more people.  So for the weekend of the 24th we have set for baptism Makenna (10) and his sister Desirae (15).  Then we had a miracle.  We went to contact a referral we had from our friendshares.  She let us in to have a lesson with her.  She explained that she's finally done with a 4 yr course and has time to listen to our message.  So we taught her the restoration.  We found out in the lesson that she's had a rough past, and that she's starting to make changes for her children.  We also found out that she's been to church heaps in the past.  So we stretched and set her for the 31st.  Then when we reported her to the zone leaders, they committed us to bring it forward to this weekend.  So tonight we're going to re-set her for this friday.  Then yesterday we found out that her twin girls are 8 years old!  So they'd count for convert baptisms too!  So that's why our goal for baptized and confirmed is 5 and 5.  We've definitely got our work cut out for us this week, and we're really excited.  We also set Pange for baptism for next month.  He still has some big concerns to work out.  But we know that with the Lord he can definitely be ready for the 13th of next month!
     Like I was saying about Elder Fox, he's really doing a lot better.  I still have to tell him to focus a lot, and tell him things to do.  But having him be excited about PBTW was a huge relief.  We also have some direction for improvement in teaching together in unity.  So things are looking up.
     Sister Funaki and Sister Vailea had a rough week.  Sister Vailea was feeling sick this week, and they've had a couple of flat tires to go along with it.  But I was super excited to see that they reached 200 PBTW as well.  They've also got a choice investigator that wants them to come over every day and help him learn.  I can't wait to hear when they set him.  I love this district President, we have our challenges, but we working hard together and enjoying the work 

Elder Sorensen

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