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New Zealand missions & saints


hagoth7

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Thread for NZ please. Related to the Restoration.

Said to be a people of great faith. Prophecies. Power/faith to heal.

And happens to be the most beautiful country of the few I've had the privilege to visit.

Those of you who have lived/served there, and those who still do, what stories can you tell/share about the people, and the country?

If what you'd like to share isn't something you deem suitable for a public forum,  I'd still love to hear, if you're willing to share.  Relates to something I'm working on.

Text/phone/email/carrier pigeon, etc.

Thank you in advance. :0)

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I served my mission in New Zealand.  I love the Maori people. Their faith is unmatched anywhere in the world.  I could tell a hundred stories of these humble people being in touch with God.

I will share one story with you.  One of the elders in my Zone was sick and called to ask me if I could take him to the doctor.  Since I was his zone leader, I had a car and could help with that.  I traded with his companion and then went to the relief society's president to ask for her recommendation for a doctor.  When I told her what I was looking for, she just looked at us both and started laughing.  I mean really laughing like I had said the most hilarious thing she had ever heard.  Se then just said, "two elders holding the priesthood and asking for a doctor?"  I sheepishly backtracked to our car, gave him a blessing and that afternoon he was out knocking on doors again.

I remember coming home and knowing that doctors would once again be a part of my life.  No greater faith have I ever seen.

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18 hours ago, california boy said:

....Se then just said, "two elders holding the priesthood and asking for a doctor?"  I sheepishly backtracked to our car, gave him a blessing and that afternoon he was out knocking on doors again.

I remember coming home and knowing that doctors would once again be a part of my life.  No greater faith have I ever seen.

And not wanting to put words in your mouth, what's the bridge between those two thoughts?

(Why...coming home...knowing...?)

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5 hours ago, hagoth7 said:

And not wanting to put words in your mouth, what's the bridge between those two thoughts?

(Why...coming home...knowing...?)

Because I have never seen that kind of total expection of faith in anyone living in the states. We always give God a way out

 

i remember another conversation between two women. They were talking about a boy with severe handicap. The comment was that the priesthood leader that healed the boy should have been more in tune with the spirit and let him die rather than suffer.  

Just because you can heal someone doesn't mean you should always do that. 

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