Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcoming in the New Missionaries!

A wonderful new group of missionaries has joined the ranks of the New Zealand Auckland Mission!
Elder Gonda will be serving with Elder Pre!
Elder Keyes will be serving with Elder Moody----not at the transfer meeting!
Elder Huang is now serving with Elder Berge!
Elder Chandler will serve with Elder Guerrero!
Elder Spence is now serving with Elder Rezel!
Elder Christensen will be serving with Elder Purdon!
Elder Burton will be serving with Elder Allsop!
The Gee's will stay together and serve at the Temple Visitors' Centre where they have been called!
Elder Cline is serving with Elder Docking---who was also not at the transfer meeting!

The Saddest Part of Our Call! Saying Goodbye!

Elder Yakachil had to leave a few days earlier than the rest of his intake---we miss our Palauan Missionary!
Left to right: Sisters Taito, Porter, Mohetau, Brown and Cocker
Elder Gardner packs up his pillow for the flight!
The Sisters give one last hug!
Once again another wonderful group of the Lord's Army head home to their families! Take good care of them, they are precious to us!

Friday, January 8, 2010

January Zone Conference got 2010 off to a great start!

Manurewa/Papakura Zone
Tamaki Zone
Rotorua Zone
Gisborne Zone
Hamilton/Glenview/Templeview Zones
Missionaries get creative with their food -- Elder King--or is it King Kong!
Tauranga Zone
Henderson/Harbour Zones
Mt. Roskill Zone
Manakau Zone is pushing their goals into 2010!
They have a strong crew to meet their goals!
Kaikohe/Whangarei Zone

The Latest on our Australian Returned Missionaries!

Back row left to right: Hayden-Smith, Stuart, Barber, Thrush, Dixon, Ziesel. Front row left to right: Bielecki, Bush, Rymar and Stone. This was taken a at the Australian YSA Conference! Great to see you all! We love you so much! Keep that NZAM Gospel Light Burning Bright! Hey, you other returned missionaries around the world---send us your photos so we can keep everyone in touch!

A Woman of Faith!

Here is Sister Fotu (left) and Sister Taimani (right). Recently, Sister Taimani had severe abdominal pains and then when she began vomiting, her companion, Sister Fotu, said, Enough, I am calling Sister Porter. We sent her into the clinic and they sent her to the hospital! They took a blood test and was indicating that it would be a cyst or her appendix! They would determine if surgery was required in the morning. The Elders were sent to give a blessing to Sister Taimani! She had to spend New Years Eve in the hospital! The next day, another blood test was taken. The doctor told her she was fine to go home, they would examine her at noon and then she could leave. Since the blessing she didn't even require an aspirin for the pain! This Sister is full of faith and qualifies for the marvelous miracle she received by her faithful dedication to the Lord and to her calling as a missionary! God is making the job of our Area Medical Advisor all too easy!