Monday, October 17, 2016

Letter #58 from Australia

August 28, 2016

Dear Family & Friends,

          It has been a great week here in the greater Melbourne area! We have been doing a lot of work and we have been seeing a lot of miracles take place! Heavenly Father is definitely helping us in this work and I am so happy to be apart of the gathering of Israel! Elder Swenson this week had the surgery on his hand and it went well! They were able to fix the broken bone and it only took the whole day! haha I waited in a waiting room at the hospital from 12:30-9:00. The receptionist told me that I should leave and go see a movie or get something to eat cause he was going to be a while. Then it gave me a great opportunity to tell her why I couldn't do that because I am a missionary! I knew that I had been there for a long time when all of the receptionists left to go home for the day and when the janitor came in and asked me if he could vacuum. Haha overall it was a really long day for Elder Swenson and me. 

          We had a wonderful weekend and I am so happy to inform you all that Maya, Shane and Toiroa Wharemate were baptized! It was a great day, on Saturday for the family.  The baptism was very emotional and very spiritual! The whole family was there to support and a lot of the ward came out to support as well! Brother Wharemate baptized all three of them and confirmed them too! It was so great to see all of them enter the waters of baptism and they were so excited both before and after! I am so happy for them and now the next step that they want to take, as a family is to go to the temple to be sealed! The ward really wants to help them get there just like we are! Being able to be here in the area and help the family get to where they are today is a huge blessing to me and I am so grateful for them in my life! 

          I hope that all of you who started another year of school are enjoying it! Remember to study the scriptures just as much and as often as your study your subjects! It will help you out in all of your classes and that I can promise! I love you all and hope that you have a great week! Be safe and know that I miss you and love you!


Elder Wheeler

Me and Elder Swenson with the best family in the world! The Wharemate's!!!
The Wharemate Family! So happy for them! 
Elder Swenson post opp status! haha He looks so dead! ha

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