Hello from Sydney!

Hello from Sydney!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Army of Helaman Letter from August 3, 2015

2 Timothy 2:3

 Thou therefore endure hardnessas good soldier of Jesus Christ.

This has become one of my favourite scriptures in the past couple of weeks. We are soldiers of Christ and the fight is not easy. We need to endure. I feel like all I've been doing has been enduring for the past couple of transfers. Thank goodness for the Atonement to carry me the whole way. Sister Uitu and I have seen countless miracles since we started together. The miracles have been blessings from endurance because it definitely has not been an easy road. 

Our investigator, Jess, came to church yesterday!! She's been progressing really well! And she's coming with us to a women's conference in Sydney this weekend! And Sheri Dew, Brad Wilcox, and David Archuleta will be there!! So stoked! Jess is the sweetest lady. She's a couple years older than me. She knows that the Gospel will improve her life and help her overcome her trials. 
We meet so many people who experience so much pain and suffering and I can't imagine how they do it without the Atonement. 

Kirby is progressing well! I just love the initiative she's taking in implementing the Gospel into her family life. It's very inspiring. 

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL over here!!! It's nice, warm, and SUNNY! I'm wearing my spring time clothes! basically, the same thing i normally wear without stockings. 

Church was awesome! Great experiences and growth from fasting. Testimony meeting was sweet as. The primary kids all got up to bear their testimonies and were super excited about it. We loved it! The spirit was so strong! 

A YSA that we work with just got her mission call to Auckland, NZ, Tongan speaking.!! So that's exciting!!! We're helping her prepare to leave. 

Everything else in Newcastle is going well. It's the last week of the 8 week transfer. We're all excited to see what the Lord has in store for our zone. I'm so grateful for the leadership we have. President and Sister Checketts are so great!! Elder Watts and Elder Nielsen are the best zone leaders and Elder Ezra has so much patience with me. The revelation they receive is incredible..and when we've acted on it, we've seen MIRACLES throughout the whole zone. 

Food fun:
I finally got fed home cooked Chinese food by the one active Chinese member in the ward (she's been gone for a few months)
the Metcalf's made home made pizza and churros :) :) 
We had sisters date night and spoiled ourselves by getting a nice steak. 

Love you heaps,
Sister Lew

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