Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Nothing crazy really happened this past week but I do want to share with you a story about this neat family we met.  Everything like everything I had for a day had fell through and we where just talking to everybody.  I was with one of the zone leaders and we see this big guy get out of his car so we go over there and start talking to him.  We find out he is a member and his family has this big decision in front of them.  At first we had only met one of his sons that was with him and he told us about a decision that they need to make, should  they move so their son would probably have a better chance on getting a scholarship.  He said he didn't know what to do and then we ran into him and the thing that came to mind was to tell him to pray about it.  He then said before he told us that he had thought about praying about it.  
Then he started to cry and this kid is huge he is Tongan and just seeing him cry was weird but you know me, so I said "free hugs" and then he's he said "bring it in".  It was one of the coolest experiences because my arms for one couldn't make it around him,  he is a line men in football so he is a big guy.  Then we prayed right then, outside right next to his car with him.  The spirit was just so strong it was one of the best things ever to feel the spirit that strong!  It verified to me that this was the reason why all those things fell through so that we could be here in this moment. 
He invited us over to his apartment where we met the rest of the family and we then shared a message with them and prayed with them again.  Tongans customs love to cook food so they basically sat us down and we ate with them.  It was one of the coolest experiences that I have ever had!!!
It can be strange how God works because he knows what has to happen to put us in that place so that we were able to talk with them.  How all those other people didn't answered their doors other wise we wouldn't of been able to be there.  As well as we need to pray for missionary opportunity's to help others.  You may have a list of things that need to be done doesn't mean though that you are going to be able to do all those things.
 Please watch this video it will help you understand a little better.

Have a nice week.

Love Elder Thompson

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fire / Rain

Yesterday was P Day and we had to help out a few missionary's to get the mission office so we did laundry and running around yesterday so I am sorry that I didn't get to write you.  When we were doing our laundry their was a fire in the building so we couldn't get our clothes from the dryers for about 2 hours. That was fun. 

We have been getting a lot of rain.  We where driving around and we were coming down one street that goes up to the mountain and you couldn't go into the right hand lane because it was flooded with water cars were getting stuck all over.  Cars would drive by and send it up onto your wind shield where you could not see anything it was freaken crazy.

Love everyone

Sunday, January 10, 2016


We haven't been able to teach a lot of people lately.  We have taken up a new hobby called trackting which means we go to knock on doors and getting the door slammed on our face or we have people think that we are 7th day Adventist.  So yeah that is great.
I felt my first earthquake the other day it was really weird because at first I thought it was some kids running around in the church and that was shaking the ground but then I was wait this is solid ground.  Then all of a sudden there was this crazy shove and then it was gone but  the windows were shaking and the doors where shaking it was crazy cool.

Monday, January 4, 2016


On Christmas we didn't do much we just talked to our families.  It was great to Skype Mom, Mike, Riley, Hannah and Broc.  We tried to talk to my uncle Ray but it stopped working.  It was great to hear and see them. 
We then had dinner at a members house.
The rest of the week we didn't have a lot of lessons but we have been trying but not a lot of them answered the door.  We had several people that said we could come back after all the holidays, so in the new year we will.  
I do have one story and it was a referral that we receive.  We went to a lady home and she said that two missionary's came by two weeks ago and gave her a book of Mormon and said they would be back.   She said they spoke Spanish but the thing is me and my companion are the only missionary's in the area that speak Spanish.  But we have never seen her before but she has a book of Mormon and wants to somewhat learn more so that is really cool!