Saturday, April 15, 2017

Let it Begin

10th  April  2017

Or as my Companion has been trying to get me to say "I'm all the way in"

Haha. Well it has been 23 months as of Friday since I entered the MTC. This Time Last year I was in Enoggera with Elder Banks.

What can I say but WOW!

This has honestly been one of the most life changing experiences that I have had in all my life. I think it is supposed to be like that.

A few things that I learnt from General Conference this week is.

Look Up. Let the Holy Spirit Guide. Our Father's Glorious Plan. The Language of the Gospel. Being Called to the Work. And so much more it is hard to describe.

I am honestly such a Church NERD. Someone gave me there phone to find something on Gospel Library  the other day and I started freaking out over a new feature.. (don't ask me what it was.. I'll tell you in 8 weeks or so)

But that'll have to wait. I have (And trust me I have not done this on Purpose it just happened in my head) but I have 43 days till I jump on the Plane. Now to the Math about 9 of those days are going to be half days due to Zone Meeting, District Meeting, Mission Tour, MLC and Interviews. (So - 4.5 Days) 6 of those days are P-Days and there is - 5 days because of that (that is including the hours of work after P-day) then -1 because of transfer day. - 8 hours of every day 43*8=344 hours/24 = -14

So Quite literally I have 29 days left. Not including Eating or Studying. SO that takes out who knows... but. I am going to smash it these next six weeks. and my plan is that as soon as I get home. I am going to sleep for 3 days. well maybe just 12 hours.  But this is just.., it's so weird

WEll I love you all, Wish you all the best. Work hard. 
Elder Jackson Fankhauser
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015-2017

Well, Just to let you know.

3rd April  2017

I have felt a flood of Emotions this week.
It has been a cyclone of feelings.
And the Miracles are just raining down on us
and sometimes we just get Swept away in all of it.

So No more Puns
But this week has been pretty Good. We were able to see Tala Get Baptised and witness a baptism in the Chinese Branch with some more miracles to follow. It looks like it is going to be exciting.

A funny story comes from Yesterday.

While we were at the Samoan Branch we walk into youth class (because it is done in English) and the Member of the Branch Presidency is there. He talks for about 5 minutes and then says "The Elders have your lesson today" and proceeds to walk out.

Later on in the class he comes back and seeing it as an opportunity to get him back for leaving us, I say to him "Could you explain to us what this verse means," (He had literally walked back into the room when I asked him this.) To which he replies. "It's your lesson"

Haha I love the Samoan branch. They're crack up

We also had a flood in our area from two separate rivers and I guess to illustrate how bad it got in one area
           Motorway ->    {-----}
   Foundation Pillar ->  [   l   ]
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr      <- Water
   Foundation Pillar ->  [   l   ]         
   Foundation Pillar ->  [   l   ]                
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  <- Normal Water Level
Pictures of the Floods will be available Below
Elder Jackson Fankhauser
Australia Brisbane Mission

May 2015-2017