Monday, July 31, 2017

fishing with the crocs

This week has been a lot of fun! On Monday we annotated 160 copies of The Book of Mormon for the Darwin show! Over one hundred of these copies where given out at the booth! 
We had a great zone conference and had to say our final goodbyes to the Farrers. It was sad driving away from Darwin knowing that they wound be in Adelaide next week. But when we got back we were able to get Isiaha interviewed for baptism, He will be Baptized this Saturday! His sister and cousins are still on date and will hopefully be baptized on the 19th of August.  At church in Binjari we had no members but a lot of investigators and potentials that came! Its been a lot of fun! We also went fishing yesterday and caught a few black brim at donkey camp! 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Zone Conference, Broken bikes but LOVE IT


This week has been a lot of fun! A lot of teaching! We have been focusing on part member families and we have seen great success! 
We have been smashing the bikes for the last three transfers! He have kept them well greased but we still managed to brake a gear.. When I say we I mean me of coarse! :) Well I successfully snapped gear seven clean off... HAHAHA! 
We are now in Darwin for Zone conference so we took it up for Elder Farrer to work his magic! This week in Katherine was the Katherine Show. It was very crowded, No body was on the streets. So we went where the people were! We went and found in the show! It was a great experience! We saw investigators and members there. We had fun a found quite a few potentials there!  We wish we could have stayed for the Rodeo though! HAHAHA! 

Today we will be gathered as a zone to make Book of Mormon with answers of the soul, for the Darwin show this week! We hope it goes well for the Elders and Sisters here! We will be heading back to Katherine on Wednesday before the show starts. Love you heaps! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Fishing.. crocs. Love it here

 This week has been great! 
We started it off with fishing at the river! Yes it was the river where the Crocs have been caught! Couldnt resist! :) We caught a few fish and almost caught a turtle! It got off before we could pull it in! It was a very cool experience!  
We fished with our baptismal dates Tristan and Isiaha! 
They are super excited to get baptized and receive the priesthood! They want to baptize their siblings so we commited them to invite them to church and to take the lessons! When we got there for church there they were! We then had a very large lesson with the family! Justin and his son maverick bore testimony of the church and everyone said that it all makes perfect sence! Tristan and Isiahas sister asked when they could get baptized! They will be Baptized two weeks after Tristan so he has time to get the priesthood! Isiaha is looking forward to passing the sacrament and baptizing when he turns 16! They are now all working on inviting their mothers! #PartMemberFamilies! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Birthdays and fires

“We are teaching a lot and have a few baptisms lined up to the beginning of next month. Fire is pretty cool! there is a lot of fires here. They don’t do as much damage as the forest fires back home.”

Birthday celebration with Sister Lucchese

Birthday sundaes with Elder & Sister Farrer  Love the Farrers

Monday, July 3, 2017

Transfers.. and I'm staying!

This week has been great! Transfers has come and gone! We are both staying for another one! Which is really exciting because we will be here for the next two baptisms that are lined up! Hopefully more in the next couple of weeks! 

This week I got bitten by a rottweiler. He wasnt very nice but with a kick it let go and let us be! HAHAHA! 

We also had a lesson with our Recent Convert Mercenia, she told us that some boys from school were making fun of her for being a mormon. She told us what she said to them. It made our day! She said holding her Book of Mormon in the air "see this book! Read it and repent!" She then bore her testimony to them. She is an amazing member of the church! It was also her Birthday yesterday! So we celebrated together! Gotta love testimonies! 

click for Pictures from Katherine Branch Elder Atkinson's Dog Bite


Monday, June 26, 2017

Another wonderful week!

Ty didn't send a group email to post.. but he is doing great! while he was emailing his little brother Clay was playing in a summer league highschool baseball game and hit his first homerun! was fun to share that with Elder Atkinson

Mavericks Baptism  Katherine Branch's post of Mavericks Baptism

Monday, June 19, 2017

Broken bike.. Priesthood.. Amazing things

This week has been very exciting! We were able to sustain a returning member to receive the Priesthood! He will most likely be baptizing his son this Saturday! We have been told that we are moving to a new flat that is on East side, It is very close to the Chapel. We are excited! This week when we were doing a service at an investigators home, some guy backed into our car. He bent our bike rack, put a dent in our boot, and destroyed my bike Peddle. It was sad but everyone was okay and we were able to exchange information! Over all it was a good week! Looking forward to the weekend! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

This week was amazing! 
We were able to see the baptism of Mercenia! It was a beautiful day with the presence of President and Sister Parker, along with the Farrer's! They joined us for church as well! During Church we had a beautiful blessing of Kaylas daughter performed by President Parker, followed by the comfirmation of Mercenia performed by Elder Hammond. President Parker was very impressed with the progress of the area. He told us that he was going to close the area before I got here. But things have picked up! We will be moving flats soon! It will be great! We don't enjoy our current flat because of drug and aggression of neighbors, along with flood damage to the flat. We are in Darwin today and will be driving back. We had a zone conference with President Parker. 

We had a large council and are excited to try new things when we get back! Plus our RC miss us! We have gotten several text asking if we are okay and when we are getting back! Gotta love Katherine! 

Here is the Katherine Branch facebook page talking about the baptism Katherine Branch click here