Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In His Own Time and Way!


G'day everyone
  So sorry that I am emailing late... we got to go to the temple today which was awesome as always! This past week was a pretty good week one in which we were able to see some cool miracles! always fun. 

Recently we have been going through some of the church records to find some potential -part-member families/ less active families. And we have recently found this one who is a lady named Vannesa who joined the church when she was about 10 and came for a few years and then just fell away. But we came by the first time and she said when the Elders usually came by she would just argue some points of doctrine like tithing or Word of Wisdom but she said something was different about the day we came by and she was just more willing to talk. And then we set up a return appointment and we taught her a close-to 3 hour lesson where we just broke through a lot of her concerns which was really cool. Then on this past Sunday she just texted us and said that she was going to come to church (first time in a really long time and we didn't even invite her..) and when she came she just couldn't stop crying, she felt the spirit so strongly. So it is really cool to see the Lord work with people in his own time and way! 

But ya this next coming week will be really, really, really busy with it being the last week of the transfer so hopefully I will have some pictures. This is truly God's work and I know that He loves us and has a plan for each and every one of us :) 

Have a great week
-Elder Pierce

Knocking Doors in a Big Way


Dear Everyone,

  So this past week was a pretty good week nothing TOO exciting that happened and nothing really bad so it was pretty good overall. We have recently dropped some of our investigators that were kind of wasting some our time kind of.. haha your classic telling us their life story for 2 hours every time we go and then not really progressing.... so yaaa... 

So we back at it again with the door knocking in a big way. So we have found some new people with some really good potential so we will see how that goes. Really that was pretty much our week. 

My love sent to the Ides in this hard time! You are always in my prayers!!! 

Have a great week everyone :)
-Elder Pierce

Busy Week


Dear Everyone,
So we had a pretty busy week, luckily it was kind of cloudy and overcast so it wasn't as hot for us :) always nice. But ya we had to drive in the city one day to go for a dentist appointment for Elder Ray. and then on Friday we had a last minute awesome Mission tour with Elder Uceda and Elder Halleck and a local authority Seventy Elder Walker. It was so awesome because Elder Uceda has some fire in him, I tell you what. He talked about how sometimes missionaries just talk to much when people don't keep commitments and such when we should instead just DO things with them instead of talking about it. If they haven't prayed then that is what you need to do. Stop the lesson and pray with them. We have to get out of the way of the spirit and Heavenly Father! 

But ya that was really good. And then we have a new investigator we found through a referral who has started to come to church so ya things are moving along quite well.

Love you all! have a great week!
-Elder Pierce

Monday, November 13, 2017

1st Week of the Transfer

Our Zone
Dear Everyone,
So this past week has been a good week, a little bit of a slower week but a good one none the less. We had a couple of referrals that did not pan out too well... haha but I guess you get a little bit of the good and bad everyone once in a while. We went a little bold with some so they dropped us which is always fun. 

We also found a new investigator, Jill, while door knocking and she looks pretty promising, We are going to try and use our recent convert Dianne for fellowships which should be awesome! 

Ya so sorry this email is pretty boring but pretty much that is what we did. haha I Love the mission though, you get to be so close to the Lord and His spirit! 

I hope you all have a great week!
-Elder Pierce
Gotta take a silly one

Monday, November 6, 2017

Drum Roll Please......

We broke our goals for baptisms in Ipswich so we had a zone p-day!
We also had a dinner with President & Sister McSwain (left) and also our Stake President Salanoa

Dear Everyone,
   So first things first,  I will be staying here in Yamanto/ Raceview and I will be staying with Elder Ray!!!!!!!! Which is soo good we are excited to just get out there and smash it this transfer! Ya, I will be the one to kill off Elder Ray since he dies (goes home) this transfer so it is all goods :)

Last week was pretty busy because it was the last week of the transfer. We had a fun p-day last week with the zone where we played some games like signs and so that was pretty fun. We had zone
Zone P-day
discussions/ interviews with President McSwain on Thursday as well as a dinner with President and a Missionary Leadership Council meeting so that was a really full on day! Then we did our normal last week of the transfer stuff like cleaning the flat. Elder Ray was pretty afraid that he was going to get transferred but we got blessed!!

So ya, we will probably be having a temple baptism trip with some of our recent converts this Friday (the ones with purple hair) but ya that is pretty much what we did. We currently have a couple of miracle new investigators who we are planning on setting on baptismal date, the work is good here in the Swich!

Love you all, have a great week!
-Elder Pierce
Silly pose at the zone p-day

Monday, October 30, 2017

G'day Mates

Dear Everyone,
So just to let everyone know next weeks is transfers, which means we will find out this Saturday if either me or Elder Ray goes. Hopefully not! But it is all in the Lord's hands so whatever he wants to happen will happen. If there is one thing I have learned on my mission is that, pretty much the Lord does what He wants... haha but in the best way possible. 

But this past week has been a good one.  Elder Ray has been feeling heaps better which is  a big plus! We have been pretty busy with a few paper work things etc.. Umm... I don't really know what much to say, we found a couple new investigators through some miracle referrals that we have been getting which is awesome because just when we have baptized most of our teaching pool the Lord just gives us some more people which I will not complain about! 

Hey, I just thought y'all might like to see these. Every month as zone leaders we have to make up a plan that will help our missionaries to work hard and smart for the month. So here are the last two months. Turns out that I do get to use my Photoshop skills. (Yakka definition: work, especially hard work)

But ya it just was you could say a regular good week! :) So everyone have a great week!
- Elder Pierce

Monday, October 23, 2017

I Call it Good!

Last p-day we went down to the bottom of our area, called Boonah with the other Elders and just mucked around so here is one of  those photos
Dear Everyone,
   So this past week was a pretty good week. But man, can I just say how fast time can fly by.... it is already week 5 of our 6 week transfers! pretty crazy. It was pretty funny this week Elder Ray and I got our car traded for one of the new 2017 Toyota Corollas and we have been joking about how we have been riding around in the future! haha Very Flash Az. 

But for a lot of the week unfortunately Elder Ray has kind of gotten sick again but this time with his cough he has been throwing up... needless to say not that much fun. So this week has been mostly just doing the things that NEED to be done and the rest of the time giving Elder Ray some time to rest. 

Awesomely, we had our baptism for Dianne and Jesika which was awesome very good experience and they were very prepared people from the Lord so I was glad to be a part of their conversion! 
                                                   Baptism Day for Dianne and Jesika

We also had a stake activity on Saturday (it was like a singing festival) And one of our investigator kids came and was part of it on stage! Awesome (I sent a picture I think....??? maybe)
Stake Singing Festival
 But I hope you  all have a great week!
-Elder Pierce