Thursday, April 28, 2016

Six Months

Mililani is up in the mountains so for Hawaii it's pretty cold!  I'm living in an apartment now, and I'm in a car again. This week was good though! I spent a lot of time with Elder P, my new companion. He's a funny guy! The ward is very missionary minded so they take good care of us!

Celebrating 6 months

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Baptism

This week was intense haha! So I figured out this week that I'm going to get transferred! So after spending 6 months in Kaneohe I'm getting transferred to Mililani! I'm going to be follow up training Elder Price. It's bitter sweet leaving Kaneohe I really grew to love everyone here. But I'm excited for the new adventure in Mililani! 

This week was very special to me because I was able to bring two people into the waters of baptism and confirm them! So now Emmarose Helewa Kamea'i'oMakaMaeUai'iLeimailani Sheffet & Tinniel Lelani Kealohapoihaole Sheffet are now members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I can't tell you how special it was to be able to do that, it was one of the best feelings I've ever had in my life. One of my favorite scriptures when it comes to this subject is 

D&C 18:10, 15-16

Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God; And if it so be that you should labor all
your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great
shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father! And now, if your joy will be great with
one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your
joy if you should bring many souls unto me!   

By the way, sorry it took so long to write today! I was at a big service project and an old man had a heart attack of some sorts.. So we gave him a blessing and had to talk with the paramedics and all that... so I just got back from that and now I can only email for like 10 minutes before our next appointment! 

Love you, have a good week!

Elder Collings 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Intense week

This week was pretty intense.. One of the Elders in my District had Shingles! So me and my companion covered two wards again this week. We were bouncing around appointments and taking care of him! He is doing better now and is back to work! 

We had a mission wide fast on Friday! From 10:00 am to 8:00 pm all we did was tract! It was pretty crazy.. I met a lot of pit bulls that I guess don't really like Missionaries! haha But all in all it was a great day, and the mission as a whole found a lot more people to teach. 

This week I wanted to share a scripture I found during my personal study Alma 36:3.. 
“Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.”
I love this verse because it very simply says that if we will just put our trust in God then he will support us and not allow us to fall with any affliction, trouble, or trial that we go through in this life. So just keep on keepin on! Always know that our Heavenly Father is looking out for us and will never let us down!! I love you all and hope your week has been fantastic! 
Love, Elder Collings