Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This past week has been a good one and a unique one. This past weekend was the first time I've "killed off" a missionary. In the mission we use the term "kill"or "die" when you go home or are the last companion before the companion goes home. Elder Vaele, who I have served with for the past 4.5 months, finished his two years of complete dedication and 24 hour service as a missionary of the Lord. He flies back home to Samoa tomorrow and I'm so proud of him. That was probably one of the greatest things this week, seeing a missionary return with honor and finish strong. That was the first time I've been able to be a missionaries last companion before they go home and it was great to serve with him while at his best.
Another highlight is getting my new companion Elder Bourne! I've served with him for 3 months before while I was in Bankstown and here we are again, this time in Liverpool! He's only been here a day and I've already seen great potential in the amount of work we can accomplish while here because we don't have to figure out how to teach together because we've already done it together. We give eachother time, we both speak english fluently and he speaks Samoan fluently. We are going to see heaps of miracles these next few months! We are already going to be lucky enough to have a baptism this Saturday and hopefully many more to come shortly!
I am very happy and excited to be a servant of the Lord in this area right now. I am so grateful for my family who have supported me mentally, spiritually, and financially in doing this great service to the Lord and to the people of Australia. I hit my "6 months left" mark a couple weeks ago and I feel like there is still so much to do! I love the Lord, I love the Book of Mormon, I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I love my family and friends back home, and I love my new family and friends I've made while here. Loving life, staying strong, no regrets! :)
Love you all!
Elder Macfarlane

 They went to the mall to buy Rugby jersey's

 Nick's companion, Elder Vaele, is going home

 Elder Naidu, Elder Vaele, Elder Togia and Elder Macfarlane
-Their last General Conference as a missionary-

Elder Barlow, Elder Macfarlane, Elder Harry, Elder Vaele, Elder Gardner
-Flatmates for the last 6 weeks-

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