Hello everybody! How ya going?
I got transferred again.
April Fools I didn't.
Life is really really really good here in Melbourne. I love this area.
So to give some info on our branch, In the city there are two
branches. Melbourne first (chinese) and Melbourne second (english). We
share a building, meaning one floor of an office highrise building.
Anytime you go inside "the branch" you will always find missionaries
in different rooms teaching investigators. There are many activities
in the branch every week. FHE on mondays, free english classes on
thursdays and Saturdays, and game nights on Fridays. Heaps and heaps
of people come to all of it.
Most of the 2nd branch is recent converts. It is really cool to see
the sacrament being blessed and passed by only men/young men who were
baptised in the last few months. This branch is like a little slice of
Zion. Everybody is so happy and nice and amazing. Everyone performs
their callings so well.
To explain the subject line, there is a sister in our branch, Sister
Huong Mei from Malaysia, who is just so amazing and so funny. She
brings friends to church all of the time. Yesterday she brought a
young man named Perry, and introduced him to us in a very loud and
proud voice in front of everyone, just like this. "here, dis my
invettigata. You teach, he baptize. You're welcome." Haha she is so
So a regular day, we do our studies, go to the city, carry a bag full
of supplies, go to the state library, set the bags down, and just talk
to people. It is very very busy in front of the library so there are
always people to talk to. So many. At first it was pretty hard for me
to do it, but it's amazing how quickly I have gotten good at it! I
love to talk so I just chat with people, and move the conversation to
the gospel. It is really fun! I carry in my hand one Book of Mormon
and one of each of the pamphlets, and just give them out to everyone.
Then I go get more from my bag. We talk to so many people each day. So
Often we can talk with someone, and when we see that they are
interested, we tell them about the branch, and invite them to walk
with us to it. Then we walk (just about five minutes) and go give them
a chapel tour. It is amazing. We have so many investigators already!
Most of the people taught in the city are students at Melbourne Uni or
RMIT, the two big Universities here. (in this country, college means
high school, so you don't say college, you say Uni). Young people just
seem to be much more open. They are usually always keen to chat and
then when they hear the amazing message we share and feel the Spirit
testify to them, we teach them and everybody is happy! I am so excited
for this area.
Please pray for Angel. She is our investigator from Indonesia. She
wants to be baptised, but her parents are Buddhist and she wants them
to support her, so she needs to ask them for permission, but she is
too scared to ask. So she needs prayers.
Well I think that's all for this week. Sorry for the lack of Pictures.
Next week I promise!
Love yous all Bye!
Elder Calvin Chappell