Nov 2, 2017

Halo My dear sweet wonderful family.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week. It’s so wonderful to hear from each and every one of you. I’m slowly figuring out the process of how to email you all. Thank you for all of your love and support!!!

This week has been incredible. It has gone so slowly but so fast. A few things that happened this week. Monday: we had classes like normal. Every day I learn more and more and it’s amazing to see how much growth there has been in the past three weeks. We got to proselyte with the missionaries this week! It was so fun! My companion and I (Sister Fiagia) went door knocking for three hours and talking to all kinds of people. It’s crazy to imagine how many people are being prepared to be taught the incredible truths of the gospel.

I’ve been focusing on faith this week and came to realize that it’s a gift to have faith. Sometimes I’ll find myself desiring a sure witness of the truth of this church, but then I’ll realize that I’m surrounded by the love of my Heavenly Father. Having faith allows me to be able to grow my relationship with God and I wouldn’t change anything about it.

Yesterday we got to go to the temple for the second time! I love the temple. so so much. I felt so much peace and comfort the moment we stepped on the temple grounds. I love how much artwork there is in the New Zealand temple. It’s so beautiful and I can see how much beauty there really is on this earth.

Today we got to go shopping. Imagine two sister missionaries navigating their way in a New Zealand mall. It was definitely an adventure. I’ve been exercising everyday. There’s nothing like blocking a volleyball when you’re playing with a bunch of Samoans and Tongans.

One of my favorite moments this week was the bus ride to the temple. I was reading the third chapter of first Nephi and in the background you could hear the Tongan elders singing hymns. It was so beautiful. They sing with so much heart and soul.

We got to go trick-or-treating. Actually, it was more like door knocking in the MTC. Sometimes they’d open the door and we’d end up giving a lesson. It was fun.

The New Zealand food is so good. There’s a chef named Tony who always says wonderbar. I love it! They have donuts in New Zealand, although I haven’t had one yet… we do get cake every night and I’ve learned I love wheat cakes!! Mmmm. Imagine milk toast but even better.

My wonderful family take care.
Next email will be from the islands!

Sister Kristina Evonne Carter