Monday, February 16, 2015


Well it was my first few days in the mission field and my I am in the Tauranga Stake and the Otumoetai ward, my area is huge!  but on the bright side that means we get a car! even though getting in the car here is really scary! and everyone is on the wrong side of the road!

So the best on Thursday my first full day in the field I asked one of our investigators to be baptized and he said yes!  His name is shane, but he has a few problems he has never kept a commitment and he smokes... and since he didn't come to church on sunday we need to push back his date... but what do yah do I guess, we will be seeing him on Tuesday and we are going to work really hard with him.  we don't have too many investigators we have loads of potentials so we are going to be focusing on that for a little while and trying to build our teaching pool.  I really want to focus on Less Active members and referrals from members and I think we will have success doing that instead of knocking on doors and being told to go away...  that's really all there is for this week hope everyone has a good week.

Daxon's e-mails are really short, so I will fill you in a bit. His companion's name is Elder Landis from Orem, UT and he has been out for three months. He had a good week, but it is starting to miss everyone back home. Please keep him in your prayers, I know he would appreciate it. I know he would also appreciate some letters, so hopefully we will have an address for him next week!

I think he appreciated the candy Jess!

Dax next to his new companion during transfers.

Saying goodbye to the Samoan Zone

Studying with some other Elders

A view of Tauranga

Outside the Hamilton Temple

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Into the Field

I was on Facebook last night and saw this picture! I was so excited!
They had a brunch at the Mission Home before they were transferred.
First picture we have seen of Elder Holmes since he has been gone.

Hey everybody well It has been an exciting last week here in the MTC last night we said goodbye to all the Samoan Elders at our elders devotional and it got super emotional and the spirit was so strong!  I am so grateful for the opportunity the Lord gave me to be a Zone leader I have gained so many friends all of whome I look forward to seeing again!  So instead of a spirtitual thought for the Devotional me and my comp said several of the Samoan elders could come up and share a few words with us and they all also sang I need thee every hour in somoan and everyone was crying! it was awesome! the spirit was so strong!  When one of the elders got up bore his testimony then sat down another elder got up did the same thing and when he was bearing his the MTC president looked at me and said we can't have a testimony meeting.... Lets just say I almost exploded, luckily I held it all in but I was not happy the Lord prompted me and my comp to let them do that and he stepped on it... I am going to leave it at that before I say anything else... haha

I leave for the field tomorrow where I will be assigned a trainer and a area I am so excited and look forward to it!  I want everyonoe to know that this is the true church! I know it and that The Book of Mormon is the word of God!  There is  nowhere I would rather be right now! 

Love you all have a great week!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kia Ora

Kia Ora from New Zealand everyone! I hope everyone had a good week and enjoyed the super bowl!  I really missed watching that but my Sunday was one of the most spirtual I have ever had so its all good!

So I am a zone leader of 77 missionaries and it is crazy!  the first few days were good but now is when we are starting to have to deal with lots of drama between sisters and believe it or not Elders also... the other day we had and Elder just walk out of class and just started crying I wont go into details but we dealt with the problem and he is doing a lot better.

They feed us so much here I bet I have already put on some weight!  each meal is huge and it feels my little body up!

Well my teaching is going great me and my comp have been told by several teachers that they think we are the strongest companionship even though there is lots we still need to work on! but teaching is going well I feel really confident in my teaching(not my words the teachers haha) so all is going well!

I hope everyone has a good week and I will be leaving for the field next week on Tuesday!(monday for you guys)!

Come unto Christ

Come unto Christ