Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Companion

We had an awesome week this week! Said goodbye to Elder Livaie! He'll be going back to Honolulu for his last transfer of his mission! 

And then I picked up Elder Heinburger! He's going to be such a good missionary! He was real excited to go out and start working. 

We had 3 baptismal commitments this week and 27 total lessons! It was defiantly one of the best weeks on my mission. Elder Heinburger is from Heber city but has been living in California for the past year going to school, so he graduated the same year as me! His hobbies are traveling around the world! He has had some really crazy stories haha. I was able to introduce him to some of the local foods down here as well haha its been so fun! He reminds me of myself at the beginning of my mission. 

Everything is going well! I hope the same to all of you. 
Love you guys!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Leadership changes

I love reading your guys emails home! This week was super crazy haha! I'm not really sure how but we met three different people all in one week and they all want to be baptized! Two of them have baptismal dates now and the other we are meeting with him this Sunday! 

On top of that we had transfers! And Elder Livaie got transferred after only three weeks! But I got called as a Trainer and District Leader. The elder I'll be training is Elder Heinburger from Heber Utah! haha it's going to be a very fun couple of months! I'm pretty excited to meet him! 

I've met my new mission president a couple times! I love them! He's going to do great. His wife is very spunky haha! She is so sweet though. 

Everything is going great, I've been blessed to see so many miracles so far on my mission! 

I love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Elder Collings

Monday, July 11, 2016

The work is progressing

Super cool all of your pictures! The computer I'm  at this week can't upload pictures! But next week I'll show you a picture of me and my companion. We had an awesome week! the ward trust is really growing and we're getting a lot of referrals! So we have been pretty busy. 

Me and elder Levaie had two pretty cool experiences this week. So on Tuesday we went to contact a referral that was given to us! So when we walked to the door we could tell they were members haha so they let us in and invited us over for lunch! It turned out the referral fell through and they had someone they wanted us to teach but they left! So after the lunch we continued to go and do some of our visits! We decided to go visit the Sua's and when we knocked on their door one of the kids from the family who fed us lunch was there! I guess they are on the same football team so they hang out a lot! So after we both were out of shock we used him to be a fellowship for the Sua family! So pretty cool.. we're going to start teaching him the lessons. So that was a cool blessing! The next one is me and Elder Levaie went to go get some dinner at Costco haha.. When we showed up a lady who was a return missionary  for about 2 weeks and her mom came and bought us dinner! We started to talk and I guess Elder Levaie's brother was companions with one of their brothers! So both the families knew each other! And then they asked where I was from and I guess the mother's husband is from Grantsville as well and they just got back from visiting family for the 4th of July! And they knew dad because they were in the same stake as us.. So that was pretty nuts! They ended up inviting us to a big party they are having thisSaturday  and we're going to teach some of their family. So crazy how everything works out. I met our new president and he gave me a big hug from you guys!! haha 

I love you guys and hope all is well.

Elder Collings