Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Morning exercise with Mafi
Elder Anderson
Elder Phillips, Roberts, Weiss, andWhite

Sleeping outside
Pukana (palagi style)
Elder Weiss modeling his new clothes
FlipOut with Elder White
Testing out the games for the Halloween ward activity

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

'Ia talofa lava!
I've been released from Zone Leader and got transferred to Liverpool 2nd............ why do I have all those periods after that? I'll tell you why. IT'S A SAMOAN WARD! :D I'm now officially called as a Samoan speaking missionary! My companion is Elder Vaele who is from Samoan and speaks almost zero English! So I've got to learn Samoan and fast! So far so good.

Talofa lava. O lo'u igoa o Elder Macfarlane. Ou te fiafia ile o lo'u soa.
Hello there. My name is Elder Macfarlane. I like my companion. :)
I also know random words here and there but that's about it thus far. I am really going to have to turn to the Lord for some heavy divine help with this. I know with the Lord anything is impossible and this is a great chance for me to get closer to Him as I go through this trial. But hey, it's a pretty great trial to get to face! By the time I get home I'm going to be able to speak fluent Samoan! Or at least that's the plan.... 10 months to go? I got this! :)
Have a great week! Love you all!
Elder Macfarlane

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

G-Day Mates!
It's December!!!!What?! My goodness, the time is starting to fly by. December is my absolute favorite month of the year! My birthday, my dad's birthday, my mom's birthday, Christmas, New Years Eve, Christmas Eve! There are so many reasons to celebrate! With this wonderful season, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is starting a new program called "He Is The Gift" and it's great! :D Go to to find out more and listen to the great videos and read some great stories in the spirit of Christmas! That's my commitment for all of you reading this right now, GO CHECK IT OUT!! It'll be worth your time and besides it's a lot better than wasting time on Facebook ;) Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and I love Him with all my heart! He truly is "the Gift" of Christmas. Go out in Christ-like love for others and serve those people you come in contact with. It will take a small moment of time, but could have a lasting impression on those you touch.
Love you all! Have a great week!
Elder Macfarlane