Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 19, 2014

Hey Mama Dearest-

It has been an awesome week! We have two investigators progressing towards baptism named Piki and Mexico and we had 3 less actives that we have been working with the last few months who came back to church yesterday!!  Sister Hughes and I are doing great we finish each other’s sentences we have been together so much now and people say she is even starting to sound like me. When she came she was super quiet but now she is starting to get loud too ha ha I tease her that I bring out the best in her:) We had exchanges this week with our sister training leader to so I was down in Hamilton for 24 hours. It was alright but I would have rather stayed in Ngaruawahia lol of all the places I have been on my mission Ngaruawahia feels like home I love it here! We get to do heaps of service to which is fun for members and less actives especially but I think that is why they trust us so much and help us every day with the work! We have family home evenings a few times a week and the members invite people over for us they are always introducing us to their friends it is really cool!! I am almost down to the six month mark so I started the 6month diet a week early! I am packing on the love I think lol In New Zealand if they love you they feed you so no matter that we wake up at 530 to work out I am still gaining a bit of weight haha time to get it off! I love you so much! Miss you heaps!

PS the luggage is fantastic I think I have the best luggage in the mission I LOVE IT! For Christmas I would like money in my account to start buying souvenirs with! Lame I know but I want to bring back some really cool stuff! And as far as testimonies did I tell you what happened with the Waters family? I was studying a few weeks ago and I got this really strong impression that someone coming to church before first Sunday really needed to hear their testimonies so I just kept feeling it as I studied so we went over Saturday morning and had a little lesson with them and invited them to. Sunday rolled around and testimony meeting went 20 minutes over but they did it and it was awesome and Aunty Sally told me that Bishop had called her and thanked her because he thinks there are quite a few people in the ward that needed to hear what they had to say! It was cool! And I have learned on my mission that if you bear your testimony your sins get forgiven. There are quite a few scriptures on it... how sweet is that! Lol

Doctrine and Covenants 62:3

Nevertheless, ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye have borne is recorded in heaven for the angels to look upon; and they rejoice over you, and your sins are forgiven you.

Anyway love you much!!


October 12, 2014

Kia Ora Family-

It has been a really great week! I have lots of funny stories for you but first I have some sad news, My little baby Lukey from work passed away this week. I am sad that he is gone I will miss his little spirit so much! If this letter makes it on the blog I hope Katie and Danny know how much I love them and their family and am so grateful to know them and especially their precious little boy!

This week was crazy! Busy, busy, busy! We were sick at the beginning of the week I was on Wednesday and Sister Hughes was on Thursday. Our members saved our lives they stayed with one of us while we rested while the other went out with another member and worked! Some went out for like 4 hours! SOO Grateful!!

We had a service project on Saturday that we took Grace and George Flood to trying to catch 6 roosters! IT WAS HILARIOUS! We spent two hours running around and jumping fences trying to catch them and didn’t even catch one! We eventually gave up and just mowed this massive lawn taking turns on the riding lawn mower lol Needless to say this Saturday we are rallying the troops and going to catch the roosters for real this time. haha I will try and take heaps of pictures it should be crack up!

General Conference was awesome! Pretty powerful this time they didn’t mess around at all! Our youth go back to school this week which is a bummer because they have been awesome the last two weeks they come out and do service and lessons with us every day!

This morning we got a startling phone call to! We were just about to start studying and President Rudd called. I have never heard of him calling for anything good before. But, apparently he got an extremely nice letter from our Stake President saying how wonderful we are and that we are the best missionaries that have ever served in Ngaruawahia! HOW COOL IS THAT! Made my day!

We have wonderful people in this area! The work is still hard and finding people to teach and helping them progress is the challenge but I have never seen members who do so much missionary work ever before! They do it on their own, they help us daily, and they really live the gospel the best they can its amazing! I can’t imagine going out and making time for the missionaries everyday almost, they really get it here! They sacrifice a lot to help the work move forward and literally help us with anything and everything we ask of them. When I got transferred to Ngaruawahia and Mission President told me I was going to the promised land I didn’t get it lol but I do now!:)

Oh yep and we didn’t get transferred in it for another six weeks which is great because I love Sister Hughes! We laugh constantly and she is ALWAYS happy! I can’t believe how fast the weeks go now but I am absolutely loving everything we do!

Love you All HEAPS!

Love Sister Miggin

October 5, 2014

Dearest Whanau~

I had the best week! This week was the end of a great transfer and we saw so many miracles. Sister Hughes and I were talking that this must be the end to the "trial of our faith" because we don’t even know what happened. Last week we didn’t have any progressing investigators and were struggling to find people to teach. This week we had the most Member Present lessons of my entire mission and we had one of our less-actives sons named Dontay want to get baptized. On Saturday, during studies I felt so inspired that I couldn’t deny it that a family in the ward needed to bear all their testimonies in sacrament and they did it was so powerful! I also bore my testimony without being asked for the first time (like assigned in a talk or bishop has us do it sometimes on the spot) and I was so nervous but I felt the spirit really strong it was awesome! Also our amazing investigator Piki has come back and is still super interested it is awesome!

The biggest miracle this week was that we saw someone be healed! One of our recent converts has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and now she is in her fifties it is really bad and on Sunday she missed church because she couldn’t even stand up or turn or anything! We called a couple men in the ward to come give her a blessing and immediately when the blessing was over she sat up straight and started moving around. She walked us to the door and came to a fireside with her son last night. He is the boy that wants to be baptized! IT WAS AMAZING!

Sister Hughes and I have been working on memorizing a scripture a day. We are doing pretty well but we have missed a couple days. This morning we climbed to the top of Hakirimata with Zsaraya and it was such a beautiful view! I had the best week and  it made all the long slow weeks really pay off!

I love you all so much!

Love Sister Miggin

Hey Mama Guess WHAT!!!! You know Aunty Sally Waters that I told you about that reminds me of you! Were related to her lol On your mom’s side the Harveys! We figured it out this week after a family history class that we did! Found us some awesome cousins here in New Zealand and ever since I told Uncle Willy dad has a Harley he freaked out. haha
Elder Pearce from Texas

Working with Less Actives and got our faces painted.  One way to do a lesson 
Dontay at the Temple

September 14, 2014

Kia Ora Family-

It was an awesome week! I am on a slow computer today because the other ones are full so it may be a short email. We went to the temple this week! It was awesome and we ran into Brother Aupouri from Pukekohe, our old ward mission leader, and Brother Tuipala who baptized Shanti in the Celestial Room and it was just like heaven seeing my old friends again! SOO COOL! They let us know that Shanti went and did baptisms for the dead this week and is still going strong! Also I heard about Simon and he is doing well too.  One of the other missionaries found us at the lunch after the temple and told us that they are teaching Teno now. She was the one we had so many miracles with in Pukekohe and then she fell away and moved. Apparently she chased the sisters down on the street and was like. “Are you Mormons?” They are teaching her again and they said she talks about Sister Holmes and I all the time! How cool is that! Things in Ngaruawahia are good this week we had an awesome lesson with Piki and Jodi! I had to give a talk in sacrament meeting which is still stinks as much as it ever did. You would think I would be used to it by now!

We have been waking up at 530 every day to hike Hakirimata you should Google it. It is intense! 1500+ stairs to the top!

Anyway love you!!

Love Sister Miggin

September 7, 2014


Things are so good here on the mission! We had an AMAZING week! Work work work! We found six new people to teach this week and half of them come from non-member families awesome! We also had a little lady wanting to leave the church last week so we invited her over to the Waters family’s home for Family Home Evening and now she is doing wonderful and even bore her testimony of the gospel! Also I had a cool experience listening to the spirit again I have been working on that and while we were driving the other day I felt like we should go to one of our less actives house who every time we go is always drunk or high but this time we went she was sober and so excited to see us! She invited us in for the first time and we were having a good lesson with her when her daughter who is not a member came in and started asking heaps of questions. She was misinformed about a lot of things and when we told her what we really believe she was like oh ya I believe that or I like that! Then she had a lot of questions about the Plan of Salvation because her brother committed suicide a couple years ago and we were able to share with her Alma 40:11 with her and share our testimony and you could just see her heart soften from trying to bible bash us to inviting us over to her home to visit with her it was awesome!

This ward here in Ngaruawahia is wonderful!! I love the ward members and the people in this area are so nice! We spend quite a bit of time with the Waters family. Their 18 year old daughter TeAniwa is getting married in a couple of months and I think she is feeling a lot of the emotions I felt before I almost got married but just a little bit different situation. I love her to death though and she is amazing! Their family brightens my day everytime we get to see them! Especially because Auntie Sally reminds me of Mom!:)

Funny story to.. Yesterday was Fathers Day here in New Zealand and needless to say no one wanted us over or no one was home because they were all having big family get togethers... Rough night hahaha Until the Floods realized we had nothing to do and nowhere to go and it was getting dark so they invited us to their family party they are the best! Not only were they celebrating Fathers Day though it was also the twins 20th birthday. Anyway Auntie Savoni's family was down from Auckland and none of them are members so her son Josh did a little fathers day message and at the end Auntie goes and now Sister Miggin will sing us a song in Tongan haha Oh man I almost died!! I dont know why I have to sing in public so much on my mission lol Im not even a good singer!! Anyway thank heavens Josh knew the song to or I really would have croaked cause we just sang one verse and I thought my heart was going to beat straight out of my chest! Killer man! I think her Dad recorded it but I was to embarrased to ask so hopefully if he did he will delete it haha

Anyway all is good here in beautiful New Zealand! Summer is coming on and everything is more green than I have ever seen it and the trees are blossoming! I dont think grass could even get this color green in the states haha

Well love you all!!

Love Sister Miggin

August 10, 2014

Hey Family-

Its been a good week! And a hard week! I think this is the hardest area I have served in! Before it was pretty easy to find people to teach but with companions dragging feet and such it kinda puts a damper on things. I am trying to endure well and work hard its coming along. I had a good week revelation wise and it has made it a lot better even though nothing has changed my attitude has a lot so that is good.

As far as teaching goes we have a couple people to teach kind of but honestly no one that is really interested. ROUGH! But I am trying to learn what God wants me to learn and find the one person in this area that he sent me here for! I hope I dont have to wait til the next companion comes to find them but its sorta looking that way!

I am mailing the birthday package today! I finally finished making my gift! Sorry its going to be late for moms birthday! I am putting yours and dads together though so that It saves in shipping I hope you dont mind! I love you so much!

Love Lyndsi

August 3, 2104

Kia Ora Family~ 

Im honestly glad it is Monday. This last week was really hard but I am doing much better now. I think I hit the pit of my discouragement this week and it didnt help that I have been sick and hacking up a lung! I have been praying a lot and studying the scriptures a lot to find encouragement and for the last few months I have been trying my best to keep motivated and keep fighting along. Last night we went to a fireside at the temple visiting center and after it was over I had a little chat with the AP's. It was alright but I still left feeling confused and lost and struggling to know what to do. While we were driving home with the Zone Leaders I felt inspired to ask for a blessing. I haven't asked for blessings out here and I didn't want to because I think most the Elders are immature and annoying lol But I asked anyway cause our Zone Leaders are alright. Elder Saville gave me a blessing and I haven't had one like that in years. Every worry, concern, thought that I have had in the last couple months was answered. I felt a lot of peace and I received all the answers I needed to overcome my trials. Also at the end of the blessing he promised that when I finish my mission I will be able to look back and know that I have become the woman God wants me to be. So I look forward to that after all these struggles! Thank you for all your prayers I think they are what has kept me going til now! 

In other news I have been waking up at 530 every morning to do kick boxing. Brother Waters in our ward and his daughter TeAniwa and his son Jash have been training us! IT IS SO INTENSE! All my muscles hurt lol and the other day we climbed Hakirimata which is almost 1500 stairs to the top of a mountain... OUCH CHARLIE! So that is going well! 

Sister Taiseni and I are getting along really well and I really love her! She is really young but is going to be an amazing woman someday! I am grateful to be her companion. 

Our teaching pool is kinda yuck right now because the last missionaries in the area didnt do anything they were supposed to so we are still knocking on lots of doors! I hope you have a safe fun trip to San Diego and enjoy the rest of your summer because it is really starting to warm up down here! 

Love you sooooo much!

Love Sister Miggin