Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Letter #36 from Australia

March 28, 2016

Dear Family and Friends,

          Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you all had a great Easter and enjoyed the time that we had to reflect, remember and honor the Atonement and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ! And if you did, enjoy the chocolate bunnies and eggs too!:) I had a great Easter here in Australia and it was filled with great spiritual experiences and just a tiny bit of chocolate! The Savior’s final week on Earth was a week filled with miracles and a lot of blessings and that is how this past week was for us. It was a week of many miracles and couldn't have happened during a greater time of the year!

          So I will begin with the news of my area. This past week, we were able to meet with the Fulton family and teach them a lesson. We committed Sister Fulton and her daughters Taneille and Sarah to baptism. Her other older daughter, Chloe, wasn't home when we visited so we didn't commit her, yet! But we will when we visit with them next! We were so happy with this miracle but it didn't stop there. We met a couple of times with an investigator named Mark and continued to help him with his addictions. He was scheduled to be baptized on the 9th of April, but we rescheduled it for the 30th of April because we feel he needs more time to prepare! He came to church on Sunday and had a really spiritual and great experience! We met up with Jeremy finally last night and talked with him. He told us that he has been busy working from 8-9 every single day and that his phone is being fixed, hence why we couldn't get a hold of him! He is still very interested in learning more about the church and being baptized, so we were very happy to hear that!

          Want to hear about some more miracles? Well you're in luck cause I have some more! Last Sunday, some former investigators, a German couple, showed up to church out of the blue. We talked to them and introduced ourselves and they told us straight up what they would like. They told us that they would like to be taught again and married by our bishop so that they can be baptized! It was so unexpected, but we told them that we would be more than happy to help them accomplish that all! Well they came to church again on Sunday and we are going to start to teach them this week! Heavenly Father has prepared them for this throughout the years of investigating the church!!

          Last one and probably my favorite! Last week, our zone had 3 investigators with a baptismal date! For the whole zone...3. That isn't that good at all and so we decided, the District Leaders and Zone Leaders, to set a goal to get 14 baptismal dates by the end of this month, so that we could accomplish our goal of baptizing 7 investigators in the month of April. In less than one week, we went from 3 investigators with a baptismal date to 15 investigators with a baptismal date! It was so amazing to see all of the missionaries in our zone work hard and be blessed with the investigators who are prepared to be baptized! It was such a huge miracle and it happened during the week that we celebrate the biggest miracle that has ever happened. I was so happy and proud of my District because we got 8 out of the 15 baptismal dates in the zone! Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers and I can bear my testimony of that!

          I hope that you all have a great week and enjoy the sunny weather that you are having! We are just beginning to experience our colder temperatures and I am honestly excited for winter weather! It will be a good reminder of home! I love you all!


Elder Wheeler

Found this little guy on the roof of our car this past week! haha Baby Hunstman spider!​
See, it is a "baby" one! Not even that big. haha​

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