Things seem to be a little less hectic these days. That is good. Robbie congrats on getting into Med-School! That is exciting. Hopefully you will get a few schools to choose from. Also happy birthday to Talia this week! Its on the 28th I believe. I hope she gets a little party.
To quickly answer a few questions, Dad we have 27 missionaries in our zone. There are 14 missionaries in Ipswich, but our zone covers quite a bit of surrounding area as well. So we do a little bit of travel. Mom we actually live in a house. There are 2 bathrooms and 2 showers. We have a garage, kitchen, and we each have a room for our stuff. We are spoiled. We do live with 2 other missionaries though. And at the moment there are 6 of us in there. There are 6 because we have 2 mini-missionaries this week. Mini-missionaries are priests/laurels from around the Brisbane area that go and serve with the full time missionaries for a week. They live with them, follow the mission rules, and do everything according to missionary schedule. It is really cool. So Elder Tino and I have 2 mini-missionaries this week. We will each just work with one and cover a lot of area. It will be great!
The work is definitely progressing here! We are seeing so many miracles. This week we had our investigator named Marie come to church. She brought her Grand-daughter Danielle as well. Marie is in her 50's and Danielle is 11. They both stayed for the whole 3 hours of church and loved it! Marie even asked in our Gospel principles class about baptism. She said she has been baptized into 2 other churches and she wanted to know if she could be baptized a 3rd time into this church. And of course the answer is yes! We are excited to keep teaching her. We are still working with the Fui family as well as Robert. Things are going very well. I hope I stick around here for awhile.
Something I have really learned on the mission is how important it is to love the people. We need to love the people we are teaching. Yesterday seeing Marie and Danielle at church was amazing. They really felt the love from the ward and I believe that is what helped them feel the Spirit. I love the saying "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Christ was the perfect example of serving others and showing His love for people no matter who they were or what they had done. Showing this love lead many people to experience the joy of the Gospel. I am so grateful that I was raised in such a loving home. It makes all the difference in the world. We have a Father in Heaven who loves us all. I know that is true! I love you all and hope you have a great week!