Saturday, May 29, 2010

Elder Walch has a birthday in heaven!

Elder Walch, looking rather angelic on his birthday, turns 29 again as he is surrounded by incoming missionaries!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Welcoming New Missionaries!

We are happy to welcome in 14 great Elders and Sisters into the New Zealand Auckland Mission! When they arrive we take them up to One Tree Hill, which is a park atop a volcanic cone that gives a 360 degree overlook to Auckland City and all the surrounding area. On 19th May 2010, when they arrived we were greeted by a sight that we had never seen before. One of the missionaries said, "It feels like we are in the Celestial Kingdom!" Another said, "Now we know what God sees when He looks down upon us!" You decide which was right, the following were pictures taken on that day!

Just wanted you to have a taste of the "slice of heaven" your son or daughter has been sent to!

New Missionaries and their trainers!

Sister Mahas is being trained by Sister Simeon!
Sister Elisaia will be training Sister Auva'a!
Elder Bake is not being trained by Elder Saunders, but trainer, Elder Papalii wasn't at transfers!
Elder Petero is being trained by Elder Cooper!
Elder Atkin is training Elder Seuga!
Elder Walk is actually being trained by Elder Babcock, but he wasn't at transfers, so Elder Chandler is a fellow missionary that is happy he is here!
Elder Ioasa will train Elder Moe!
Elder Bresee is training Elder Spicer!
Sister Hohaia will be trained by Sister Williams!
Elder So'oalo will train Elder Nuusila!
Elder Brown is being trained by Elder Edlefson!
Elder Timoteo is training Elder Filimaua!

Elder Berge will train Elder Abegg!
Sister Fotu is training Sister Alatini!

Our loved departing missionaries!

Our wonderful group of departing missionaries--Sisters Spiller, Tu'inukuafe, and Tafolo and Elders Stevenson, Leaupepe, King, Otuafi, Checketts, Komene, and Lawton! We will miss them all!
The setting sun on the day they left the country!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all of the mothers of these amazing missionaries we would like to express our deepest gratitude for raising such faithful warriors! We know many of these great Elders and Sisters are here because they "did not doubt (their) mothers knew it" (Alma 56:48)!
We so hope that you have uplifting conversations with your sons and daughters!
President and Sister Porter
New Zealand Auckland Mission

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Mission Best!

Hurrah for NZAM! A new mission best in April! 123 souls saved!

One soul at a time! There is no font available in this area so a nearby stream must be used! I thought this picture was a treasure!