Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This week has been a great one!
So to start off I should probably tell you about meeting a member of the Quorum of the 12 apostles, I met Elder Russel M. Nelson and got to shake his hand!!! :D That was so cool! Elder Nelson and his wife spoke to all the missionaries in the north and south Sydney Australia missions! That's just over 400 missionaries! It was super cool to not only see him and talk to him for a brief moment, but what was really cool was his hour-long talk to us. He made it fun and interactive too so we weren't bored out of our minds just hearing him for an hour straight. My favorite quote that he said was this, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." Boom, mind bomb! Elder Nelson was talking specifically about missionary work and teaching people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it applies so well to life in general. Love comes first. People aren't going to listen to you if you don't actually care. Having compassion and love can go a long ways.
On the way home from the conference with Elder Nelson, we took "the long way home" and went through Sydney!! It was so cool!!! I saw the opera house, the harbor bridge, and the center of Sydney! I was so amazed, taking pictures like a mad man! Some of those pictures will hopefully be posted on here :)
One final announcement, I made it through another set of transfers! I will be in Narooma for another 6 weeks! After this transfer is over, I'll have been a missionary for 6 months!! Wow, it's going by so fast, yet terribly slow, at the same time!!
Sorry this is a short one this week! I hope all is well and I love you all! I will leave you with a quick quote to think about and apply to your life. It's from a man I love and respect very much:
"Be the answer to someone's prayer, everyday" -Corry Macfarlane
Don't waste away the precious gift of life on earth. Use that time you've been given to make someone's day just a little brighter. One act of kindness can start a chain reaction.
Love you all!
Elder Macfarlane

The "Long way home" looks pretty awesome!! Sydney, Australia-WOW!

1 comment:

  1. nick you seem like an awesome missionary..thank you for being that way..what a great example you are to all