Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Transfer Time Again

6th December 2016

Seems like it was only yesterday that I last was at Transfers.

I have been moved to the Ipswich Zone and will be serving in the Yamanto area with Elder Song from Korea.

I now have basically gone back to the other half of the Old Centenary Zone before it split.

This should be an exciting transfer.

Elder Winter and I had a smashing week Last week and we were so tired by the end of it all. Ohh Wow.

Love you all Gotta go

                                        Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017


23rd November 2016

Well this one has to be super quick because I have a few other things I need to do while here on the Computer.

I have just been loving reading through Mosiah. It has truly been an amazing experience. This is also the slowest that I have ever read any book. 8 months ago I started with The Introduction and I have been studying everyday bar maybe 15 days max. Soo. I have taken quite some time.
One thing that I loved about this week of reading though is the faith of Alma and His people. And I honestly can not put it in Good enough words so read it!

Loved it Mosiah 23 and 24

Love you heaps. Stay awesome. And I am pretty sure that if you want to know how long I have left you can ask my mum =D
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission
May 2015 - May 2017

A long time ago

7th November 2016

In an Area far far away.

An Elder was.... Emailing.

So a few things happened/happening today.
1. It is my 18 month mark on the mission
2. It is P-day
3. The Badge that I got in the MTC broke at about the same time that I left my house 18 months ago.

Other things from this week are as follows.
We have become regulars at Baskin Robbins (An Ice Cream store)
I gained four kilos of food at a dinner appointment. Luckily it all left the next day.
We taught 28 or so lessons.
Had a miracle 6 investigators at Church. One of them being a super miracle.
We saw something that we never want to see again. But its Australia, so it probably will.
I made chocolate milk last a whole week (If you know me, then you know that it is a grand feat.)

Other than that, that is about it.
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017


31st October 2016

Hope you have all had a wonderful day today.

this week we were super super busy. And really tiring. Had no time to really sit down and do things.

Well I just want to share with you something that has stood out to me this week through my studies.

In Mosiah King Benjamin talks to his people. And all the people face their tents towards the Temple (Love that one)

In Chapter 5 it is the end of his address. King Benjamin talks a bit about how once we make the covenant of Baptism with Christ we take upon ourselves his name. And this name is written on our hearts. As we have made a covenant with God that, this is one of the things that we would do. That we wold take upon ourselves the name of Christ. And Always remember him and the things that he has done for us, individually, what he has saved us from. I was thinking about this promise that we make and then this particular verse stood out to me (Mosiah 5:12) "I say unto you that ye should remember to retain the name written in your hearts.."

It stood out to me because a lot of the time. I forget. I forget small trivial things, but they aren't important. Because of my weaknesses in memory I forget what Christ has done for me. I forget that it was him who suffered and died on that cross, so that I may be able to overcome sin and Death, with his Resurrection and his Atonement. I forget these things. And it is something that I must remember. and retain in Remembrance, the covenant that I have made to Always Remember Him, and to take upon myself his name. To be a witness at All times, In all things, and In all places.

Love you all
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017

Story Time

24th October 2016

So this week was the Last week of Transfer 12! Man its gone by too fast

Well as the title says Story time for all you wonderful readers out there.

So here goes:

On a coldish morning in the Forest Lake Streets.... I'm joking I will get too it quicker than that.

So on Saturday we had the Baptisms of Lainey and Braith Johnston awesome twins from an awesome family.

To start off the morning we did some exercise with the Zone Leaders and then cam back to the Flat and changed to get ready to be at the chapel at 8am. A bit early for the 10am Baptism but we wanted to make sure the font would be filled and everything would be ready. The mum of the Twins was there with a few other sisters from the ward preparing everything for a flawless day and so we filled up the font Now I need to tell you something before we continue, I need to tell you these crucial things. There is a switch right near the Font that says with these words for the switch (Beginning from the Bottom to Top) Fill, OFF, Empty. Ok we can continue now.... (Basically turned the taps on and walked away) Helped set up a little bit and then turned them off at about 9:20 so the water could be turned back on at 9:40 so that it would be warm for the Baptism. 9:40 came around and we turned the font back on again just putting Hot water in so that over the time it would be warm. Got it to the right height and put the Switch into the OFF position with the thought that OFF means Water won't come out of the Taps (Just in Case there was an overflow or something like that) Turned the Taps off and then proceeded to do the Final touch ups Later. 10 minutes Later we come back just to do a final final check. And I asked Elder Winter. Does it look like it has gone down? He says no its fine. We carry on to go to meet the People coming in for the Baptism and start the program.....
We get up to the Baptism Ordination part, And we all come out. Elder Winter and I as one of the First people to get there. Both look into the Font and see not the full font that we left but rather a Font filled up to my ankles. The Feelings were this.... "OHMYGOSHWHATJUSTHAPPENED" I didn't say that though because I didn't want anyone else to freak out.  After Promptly getting everyone back into the Chapel and improvising the rest of the Program, We along with the Logan Elders set out to fill the font in the fastest time possible. By Turning the taps on full bore and then using the LOGAN Zone Method off Filling the Font with the Fire Hose... It was as it is in Pokemon. "Super Effective" as we were able to have the font filled in 15 minutes! We also at this time made sure that the Switch was on Fill and Not OFF. The rest of the Day went pretty smoothly after that. So we were filled with the spirit and filled the Font all in a short matter of time.

Love you ALL. Good Luck and Bye
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017

This is the quotation I like

24th October 2016

Faith is the power
Love is the motive
Obedience is the price 
The spirit is the key 
The members are the mean 
Christ is the reason 
Baptism is the way
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017


17th October 2016

So we had a pretty awesome miracle that I am glad that we have a Toyota for. So we forgot to fill up on Saturday and we had no petrol, well barely any petrol. But we had to go to Church. So we left and did our best to conserve petrol. With a little left we relied on the members to get us around for the rest of the day until our appointment at 5:30. Then we continued for the rest of the night. We parked up at our investigators house. (And we had 5kms left. When we got back in the car afterwards we had ....none , el zippo.. But we still were able to get back to our flat. And then we had to get petrol the next morning. We ended up being able to get it so we celebrated with Maccas!!

LOVE you all.>>
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission
May 2015 - May 2017

A Week OF Miracles and Testimonies

10th October 2016

Well what can I say more than the miracles of technology to be able to listen to modern day prophets and apostles.

I want you to know that I love you all.
Ill make it longer next week. Promise
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission
May 2015 - May 2017

Hello All

4th October 2016

Well this week has been a very busy and interesting week. There has been so many little miracles in these Last couple of days.

It is quite amazing how all of it comes together. But truly amazing

Yesterday we had Lunch with the Stake President and also our investigator Bruce and afterwards we talked about Baptism and when he was finally going to get baptised (even though it hasn't been that long) but it was awesome. And he committed to be baptised on the 15th. However His wife has something on with Family on that day so it is being pushed back to the 22nd which is also the Johnston twins baptism so it will be a fun and busy day.

It has been amazing this week. Truly amazing. I wish that I could share the whole week but I just don't have time. Love you all.
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017

Stop. Look. Got Lost

26th September 2016

So the title for this one is not about me but instead my companion.

so this week we went on splits. I'll give you the detailed as much as I can do story in 15 minutes.

So we begin....
It was a cold Wednesday night. Or at least as cold as it could get here in Brisbane city. The wind was blowing and the moon was out. Elder winter and I Departed our abode and traversed the roads of Forest Lake into Heathwood to go to Our ward Mission Leader's house. A 2 story House with a gate and a pool to the left of the house. We entered the gate and walked to the front door and Knocked just as we had done many times that day. Brother Sione came to the door and let us enter. We went to the dining room slash ping pong table where our usual meetings were held. We took our spots at the table and awaited the arrival of other volunteers. But alas we had no-one. We did however have one volunteer who was still at their house. So we decided to go get this wonderful man and take him with us.

We arrived at his house unscathed and were able to join together for a brief moment. Then after a brief meeting we split off into our different areas. I went with Brother Sione to go see someone while Elder Winter and Brother Manuel (our other volunteer for splits).

We cut back into Elders Winter story now.

Not knowing where to go he enters in an address that he doesn't even know if it is the right address and heads off. At an intersection he feels that he is going the wrong way. The member then says I know where this road is and starts to guide him. When they get to almost the Highway Elder Winter decides that it would be best if they went back to home so that they could be able to get his bearings. Because he can get too the house from there. They get to the house and he starts navigating. As his memory came back to him about how to get there. They passed the street that Brother Manuel lives on.

After all this they finally get to the right street and then Elder Winter goes and knocks on a door that we had knocked on the day before thinking it was the Less active that they were going to see. But nope he ends up talking to three Vietnamese guys. After all that he finally gets to the right house.

A 2 min journey turns into a 15 escapade.

I love him. Haha
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017

Western Australia

19th September 2016

So this week we have had a pretty good week. Apart from having an Orthodontist appointment on Wednesday morning and then being used as a taxi for an Elder picking up his Golden and then having a dentist on Thursday and then having Weekly planning on Friday it was quite productive we were able to see some awesome little miracles.

This week we focused on the Tree Of Life and the meaning behind it.

it was a great way to view it. Because in 1 Nephi 8
It says that the mist of Darkness descended upon all and upon the path and all that would take the path. And we have all taken that path. And we are all travelling. So the mist of Darkness can at times come upon us and shroud us in darkness.
That is why we have to rely on the Light of the World to be our light in the dark
Well I love you all

Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015 - May 2017