Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My bike got stolen

Its been a interesting week, we had a ton of meetings Tuesday and Wednesday so we got half way through the week and felt like we hadn't hardly done anything. Also had a tradeoff Thursday and Friday which was good, its always so nice to see how other people do things and to try to improve yourself.

 A member of the ward was on a mission up in Brisbane and he came home and reported in church on Sunday. Turns out he served around Dallin Low up there it was funny. 
Also we had dinner at a members house the Triponels last night and it turns out that he served in the Fort Lauderdale mission about 15 yrs ago I think. He was happy to hear about Melissa being there. We had a good dinner and had a wicked big chunk of lamb it was really good I quite enjoyed it. 
Last night ended not the greatest cause when we left to go home we went outside and found out that someone decided to cut the lock off our bikes and to take them home for there needful kids I am sure. 
So that's not ideal but its alright it seems to happen a lot I guess. So we are off to get new ones at the office today. 
What I do when my bike gets stolen...ice cream and Mormon messages haha

We are workin hard and the weather is getting warm. I'm not sure I will survive 40 degree weather. We have quite a few new investigators and there is a lot of good things happening in the ward right now! 
Thanks for all you do, I love ya and miss ya
Elder Hartley

random statue at the University

A massive rip in my pants....took me 15 min to sew it up so all good now

My sweet bike that got stolen

Monday, September 15, 2014

Investigators came to church

Its been a crazy week, I feel like we have been in meetings for a month now, with specialized training, arrivers training, district meetings, and zone training tomorrow. But it's good we have great leaders here that really helps us all work more effectively. 

Parcel was ripped in half and then taped up again

Nothing to crazy happened this week, it is starting to warm up quite a bit and hit 26 yesterday. I am not sure how I will survive 40s in the summer. We will see how that goes. I have AC in the flat so we are lucky.  Because not all flats have AC just fans.
We only ride in the car on Monday and to meetings with the zone leader.  I did drive with a senior elder a few weeks ago for a road test so I can drive cars nos.  It's pretty weird on the other side of the road but being on bikes for awhile helps to get used to it.
The parcel mom sent me took almost 2 months to get here.  And when it arrived it had been ripped in half and then taped up again.
We have 3 people that are really solid investigators right now that are really working hard to learn more about God. All three are Chinese and really don't know anything about our Father in Heaven, his Son or their plan for us.  But they see the importance of learning it and that's all that matters right now. I don't know how many times people tell us that they think religion is good and that they see it help people but it's just not for them or they don't care. Come on man you just said you know its good, listen to what your own spirit is telling you! 
I love you all thanks for all you do,
Love Elder Hartley 
P.S. pretty much ate a whole lamb leg yesterday and I tell ya what it was pretty good

Found that bug in the closet, the bugs are starting to come out now that the weather is nice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

5 new investigates

Its been a crazy week and we are staying really busy but things are going well. Elder Pitama got transferred to Molsen Lakes and I was assigned to train a new missionary. His name is Elder Tolbert and he is from Utah. His visa waited one transfer in Las Vagas and then came here. He's the man and has been teaching me a ton. We are staying really busy and things are going well. I am grateful for the chance to train but I am pretty sure he is teaching me more than I teach him. We got 5 new investigates this week!  We are really excited to keep working with them, the weather is already getting warmer here and my shirts may not be white for long haha but its all good. Love you all and thanks for all you do
Elder Hartley
bit of gubba on ya poof  .... I guess that means you have fluff in your hair? Aussis are weird