Monday, September 29, 2014

A New Week:)

Can you believe it's almost October already?? Wow! It blows my mind to think that exactly a year ago I was serving in Manhattan Beach and a year later I'm still serving here. I am really grateful for this blessing. Last night President called us and Sister Schvaneveldt is getting mid cycle transferred!!!! I was a little sad when we found out because we were all just starting to get the hang of this trio thing. But I know that Heavenly Father always has a plan and that he knows what he's doing. I am grateful for Sister Schvaneveldt she is such a great example of kindness and love. I love her! I was feeling a little down the other night and she really helped me to feel motivated again. I am grateful to be here and especially to get to stay and serve here still. I don't feel like I'm ready to leave yet. 

Yesterday we attended sacrament in Manhattan Beach and it was really great to be amongst the people I've come to love. Then towards the end of church we went back to the El Camino Branch and I just felt so good that Heavenly Father has blessed me with this opportunity to serve both groups of people. I love them so much! Johnathan our investigator from the YSA Branch came to church!!!!! YAY!!!! he's been a little flaky with us in the past but he came to church yesterday and he walked all the way from his home too! We had fasted as a district for all of our investigators and it was such a great miracle that our investigators in our District came to church! I am grateful for the power of fasting. Our District is super small hahaha it includes our trio and our District Leader and his companion. So just the 5 of us make up our District. I gave the training last week on "High Expectations" and I truly feel so grateful for the power of the Holy Ghost bringing all things to my remembrance as I prepared. ( you know how it would usually take me weeks to prepare to give a talk?) well I only had an hour to prepare for this training and I could really feel the Holy Ghost working with me and I feel that my Faith in God has truly grown because I was a little scared and nervous with the little time I had to prepare but I am grateful that Heavenly Father helped me to trust in him and he blessed me with great Companions who helped me alot! The training was really good and I loved being able to learn from the Elders and Sisters in my District. 

Oh Guess what? I don't know if you'd heard of a movie called "Meet the Mormons" but the Missionaries in our Mission got to watch last week and it was sooooooo Great!!!!! Please check it out when you get the chance it's such a great Movie and sooo inspired. Oh Wow! I was really touched by it and really just made me so grateful to be a member. It's so great. Please take a friend to go see it. You can go onto meetthemormons.org to request it to be shown to a local theatre near you. 

How did you like the Women's Conference Yesterday? I loved it! I loved President Uchtdorf's talk. I just felt such a great desire to be better prepared to enter the temple. I can feel now how important those covenants are and how biding they are and how they can truly protect us from Satan's influence as we faithfully keep them. I really commit to forget myself more and truly give my all to my Lord. Please pray for Johnathan he has a Baptismal Date for the 18th of October. 

I Love you So much

Sister Koroitamana

Friday, September 26, 2014

“The Value of Friendship” by Aellen Daileg

Most of us have friends and anyone can have one. But what is friendship? Friendship is the relationship between friends and that creates closeness and bonds. We all have different definitions of a friend, but for me a friend can be defined as a companion that is always there. Giving his shoulder to comfort you, helping to resolve your problem and making you smile when they notice that you are sad, a friend that ready to hear out your ups and downs stories regard to his life.

When i first met them, we are rivals and strangers with each other. After a lot time we just felt that friendship is urging within us without any word, there are times that gestures were just enough to create a friendship that could withstand any challenges that could come in our way.

The value of a friend is priceless; no one can ever buy the effort that they exert to make their friends the happiest persons in the world. It is hard to find a real friend; sometimes it needs a due process and time to have one.

Sometimes, friendships arise from some conflicts that we encounter such as arguments and misunderstanding but if we could just overcome all of those a greater bond between friends could be obtained and, thus, a stronger and better friendship would eventually arise. Whatever the outcome it may impose, acceptance of each other’s view is a must to build a harmonious relationship between friends, for without acceptance; friendship would not exist at all.

Friendship is a give and take relationship for sometimes we need to be a friend to be able to gain one. We need to watch each other’s back to gain trust and establish such relationship. Friendships are forever and thus we should value our friends like a diamond that could withstand anything that would come to its way. The value of friendship cannot be described by a single word instead we should find it within ourselves and be able to grow it by sharing with others. We should let friendship grow even if we are apart, thus communication is always important to feel a presence of care, a care of a valuable friendship.

I would like you to reflect on this quotation: ‘the greatest value of having good friends is not what you get from them, but the better person you become because of them.'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Daily World #News Report of the 21st of September 2014


Pentagon: US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt | Egypt Independent egyptindependent.com//news/pentagon…

Activists killed in spate of assassinations in Libya huff.to/1AYifFA

#BREAKING Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama declares himself the Pacific nation's new prime minister, four days after the election

Russia fires Iskander-M missiles during large-scale drill in Far East (VIDEO) on.rt.com/hir6ey pic.twitter.com/QNNwIZTyi9

Hong Kong government making more requests for Google to hand over user data bit.ly/1oaNOX3

Japanese hold demo against #US base shar.es/1ateSM #Japan #military

Manhunt continues in Pennsylvania for suspect in police shooting: on.msnbc.com/1v2U2MN pic.twitter.com/0ZdCTemddq

Dr. Bukobza: Gaza rockets may have gone, but trauma stays long after htz.li/jE

At least three people were killed in a car bomb attack near a #Hezbollah checkpoint in east Lebanon ara.tv/nu8hj

Julian Assange recently said that he will be leaving Ecuador's embassy "soon" aje.me/XRJq8o

Julian Assange recently said that he will be leaving Ecuador's embassy "soon" aje.me/XRJq8o

Small-cap stocks in China surge 35.6% this year bit.ly/1rc6qdP

Tropical Storm Mario expected to leave PH Area of Responsibility on Monday morning #MarioPH

Al-Qaida trying to enter Assam: CM Tarun Gogoi timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/…

French rescuers save 30 from sudden floodwaters f24.my/1sLaNt9

Tropical storm Polo skirts Mexico’s battered Pacific coast zeenews.india.com/news/world/tro…

Beijing approves 2020 climate goals bit.ly/1pnq5SU

Thefts, robberies on the rise in #Sharjah ktimes.co/ipdr5 pic.twitter.com/Ey2zBexLmm

Armed man surrenders after barricading himself inside home on Idaho reservation, ending 18-hour standoff apne.ws/XSPy0f

2 dead, 8 injured in collision in C5 bit.ly/XSTnlY

Fighting forces curfew in parts of Yemen capital: govt f24.my/1uNsRr1

#Syrian army forces score major gains shar.es/1atFPF

15 militants killed in Pakistan shar.es/1atS5h

#SouthKorea activists launch balloons carrying thousands of anti-North leaflets across border despite threat bit.ly/XT0Am3

#BREAKING: Pope arrives in Albania for one-day visit

#SpaceX rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral to deliver cargo to International Space Station bit.ly/XT2Fyw pic.twitter.com/yWVotm2S3D

Florida prison system fires 32 guards after inmate deaths: Miami Herald reut.rs/1mtSXOR

Thai island murder investigation hits a wall of silence tgr.ph/1uOCx4r

Exodus of migrant workers to hit Kashmir valley reconstruction timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Exodus-o…

Lebanese captives being held in caves: report bit.ly/1tKz6f4

Swat lost its district prison in 2005 earthquake,forcing common criminals to share space with hardened militants. dawn.com/news/1133198

BREAKING: Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani agree to structure of unity government: cnn.it/1qW7xzw

‘New proposal on #Iran N-talks agenda’ shar.es/1avXma #IAEA #Dimona #Nucleartalks

More unions join #Israel Post strike shar.es/1avXrs

Hong Kong Students to Boycott Class to Protest China Curbs on Democracy jglo.be/imLj

Tight security for N.Korea athletes f24.my/1sLDtSN

Two police killed in blast outside Foreign Ministry in Cairo; two civilians also reported dead htz.li/jQ

Qatar warned Lebanon of Nusra execution: report bit.ly/1tKPUmf

At least two killed in blast outside Foreign Ministry in Cairo dlvr.it/6yyCSg

G-20 Plans to Raise Growth by 2% on.wsj.com/1sOMZVb

Heavy gunfire erupts around rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk. | #Ukraine live blog: aje.me/1ykSinR

Japan pledges $25.5 million for refugees from Islamic State ajw.asahi.com/article/behind…

France's Hollande approval rating tumbles to 13 pct bit.ly/XTj7ie

IS militants close in on key Kurdish town in Syria f24.my/1uOVsw7 pic.twitter.com/efaR5BeBS7

787 persons killed, 2,678 injured by DTC buses in 10 years zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/787…

Egypt confirms death sentences for killing policeman f24.my/1uNEPAQ

Video: Pakistan's 'breadbasket' battered by floods aje.me/1muATUO

West Africa: Respect Rights in Ebola Response hrw.org/news/2014/09/1… @hrw

Police double patrols as Kenya marks 1 year since 4 gunmen stormed Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people apne.ws/1qkGA2j

Ukraine's army says it will not pull back its troops from the frontline until all sides abide by a ceasefire. aje.me/1sesmaN

Bomb explodes near checkpoint outside foreign ministry in Cairo f24.my/1uP1ZGY pic.twitter.com/PTfv6xwAQG

#BREAKING: Explosions heard in Egypt’s city of Tanta, Al Arabiya correspondent reports

13 Men Sentenced in India Rape Case on.wsj.com/1seuOhs

Chinese destroyer docks in Iran, first such visit htz.li/jV

Fleeing Gaza, only to face treachery and disaster at sea timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-e… pic.twitter.com/sIBLHItdIO

Venezuela's breast implant shortage: cnn.it/1wNqJBU

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE | #Kenya #Westgate terror pain lingers a year on | Read more aje.me/ZywZQ5 | Tweet with #AJAfrica

Bassil: Lebanon to receive, not provide, help in ISIS fight bit.ly/1sezbZR

G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth bit.ly/1sPyH6I

Nasa spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit tonight timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/N…

Only 5% Indian women in senior corporate posts: Study timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india… pic.twitter.com/O7seJXkvKU

India gets first transgender news anchor months after third gender legally recognised ind.pn/1sPFPQF

Housing starts dropped 14% in August on.mktw.net/1wOCqs4 pic.twitter.com/GxBQ6Mbts8

Park to meet with Canada's governor general on 2nd day of state visit bit.ly/1AZiBvO

DSWD continues support for 'Mario' evacuees bit.ly/1sPMkCU

Pentagon program allows police departments cited for civil rights violations to get surplus weapons: apne.ws/1rcmETc @etuckerAP

70,000 Syrians fleeing ISIS have entered Turkey in past 24 hours ift.tt/XFNfgx pic.twitter.com/ql4ts3cz5c

88 nailed in China's int'l manhunt for fugitives ow.ly/BJpCy

Coal production, sales both decline in China bit.ly/1tL3Axq

Australians rally for climate change outside G20 talks f24.my/1sN8W73

Lebanon car accident kills five, injures six bit.ly/1sQ0cND

Huge wildfire near Aley points at firefighting deficiency bit.ly/Z4V9Sm

#BREAKING: #Houthi delegation arrives in #Sanaa to sign deal to end crisis ara.tv/m3a6v

UPDATE: Three deaths reported, 40,000 left without power and 100 flights cancelled as storm #Fung-Wong hits #Taiwan f.sc.mp/qa62Cxu

Iraqi army launches anti-#ISIL operation in #Fallujah shar.es/1avyLU #Iraq

Corruption Thrives on #Russia's Frozen Conflicts tmt-go.ru/507462 #opinion

Masked men rob a security guard picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple store: apne.ws/Z4ISNE

#BREAKING Yemen Shiite rebels seize government HQ: officials

CORRECTION: Turkish troops fired tear gas in clashes at the border with supporters of Syrian Kurdish refugees bbc.in/1uaZobM

Thousands Muscovites now marching against the war in #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/6Cov4u34W6

#Houthi rebels seize strategic posts as #PM quits goo.gl/Pymu4w

Egypt’s Sisi heads to U.S. for first time since election ara.tv/rmkkx pic.twitter.com/gqxoqBLfZ3

#Egypt military aircraft on training mission crashes, six killed ara.tv/99tv5

Iraqi forces battle militants near Fallujah yhoo.it/1obtULI

Air France cancels flights as strike enters second week timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/A…

Reuters: Emergency official says 92 bodies and at least 56 new #Ebola infections have been discovered in Sierra Leone's nationwide lockdown

#Khodorkovsky Declares Sudden Political Comeback tmt-go.ru/507471 #news

Smooth path for U.S. economy remains elusive on.mktw.net/1wCYWB2


Afghanistan rivals agree to share presidential power on.mktw.net/1wCZ1oz

Clash over development plans leaves 8 dead in Guatemala f24.my/1uOIcYp

#Iran president set to leave for NYC to attend UN meeting shar.es/1a7twy @HassanRouhani @UN pic.twitter.com/huGMdjf2ID

Poroshenko says Ukraine ready to defend itself if peace plan fails bit.ly/1C14c4K

Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port: media bit.ly/1moqk57

Storm leaves 7 dead, 200,000 displaced in Philippines ow.ly/BKeBq


SIMI fugitives headed to Uttarakhand? timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SIMI-fug…

Soaring potato prices give Centre headache timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Soaring-…

Video captures flames engulfing high-rise building in Russia nbcnews.to/1mwDkGd pic.twitter.com/tfgE5iBKYS

U.S.: Allies read to join attacks against Islamic State on.mktw.net/1sfuU8w

Scotland Seeks to Restore Harmony on.wsj.com/1sRYiMz

US Secretary of State Kerry meets Iran's Zarif bit.ly/1sfv93e

Gunmen kill Sunni leader in Pakistan bit.ly/1sfv8N0

US concerned by chlorine gas attacks in Syria: Kerry bit.ly/1wWJmmR

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft ow.ly/BKdTa

Chinese Village Official Found to Have Pilfered Vast Sums epochtim.es/rJVF | Epoch Times

Two social activists acquitted of setting tires alight after sloppy police probe dlvr.it/6z91Zz


Yemen’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Chaos and Another Cease-Fire nyti.ms/1rdgoup

Robbers flee with ATM tied to pick-up van timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Robbers-…

Sizzling Dubai property prices cool down bit.ly/1AZVPDV

Two stock brokers arrested in Saradha scam zeenews.india.com/news/odisha/tw…


Tens of thousands protest climate change at worldwide rallies bit.ly/1Dr3UWl

Israeli among pro-Russian rebels swapped for Ukrainian soldiers dlvr.it/6z9VQ2

Bomb kills four near Egypt foreign ministry: police f24.my/1uOMCOP

Don't ease up on Iran for help against IS: Netanyahu bit.ly/1sSiygQ

Bombings, mortar fire kill 13 people in Iraq bit.ly/1sSiygW

Officials say hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley have run dry: apne.ws/1rcDUaJ

PA cops say they found a rifle carried by the gunman who opened fire on a state trooper barracks. abcn.ws/1obFcj5

G20 emerging economies welcome Fed policy transparency f24.my/1uOQCPm

UK to funnel $20mn into fund helping France tackle immigration problem on.rt.com/udefes

Arrest warrant issued for man seen with missing Virginia student: police reut.rs/1rdmM4M

China will not alter economy policy ow.ly/BKfXM

Peru creates anti-logging commission bbc.in/1rdo7bT

Ethiopian Airlines orders 20 Boeing 737 aircraft ara.tv/mdmyn pic.twitter.com/v6yMGZjMyt

Brazil readies presidential election thriller u.afp.com/8bw

Islamists claim responsibly for #Cairo blast that killed key witness against #Morsi on.rt.com/hm1ddr pic.twitter.com/0cHgq2Bh1f

US officials warn of new terror group in Syria that could be just as dangerous as ISIS: on.msnbc.com/1qWzoj7 pic.twitter.com/y8OcS1dsH8

Germany rules out air strikes, ground troops in Iraq bit.ly/Z6dgHA


Largest economic impacts of #Ebola result from behavior associated w/ fear of contagion, not disease itself. REPORT wrld.bg/BJSkA

#Yemen's warring factions finally sign a deal, but will it hold? | Read more: aje.me/1ubNDSt

#Syria opposition figure Kamal al-Labwani in #Israel trying to convince officials to play a role in the war next door haaretz.com/blogs/jerusale…

After Gaza war, Israel approves extensive plan for development of south dlvr.it/6zBRjZ

Afghan security deal could be signed soon: Kerry bit.ly/1mx7N78

'No ransom paid' for Turkish hostages says president as questions over Isil deal grow tgr.ph/1uQe1zT

Police: At least 1 killed, several in critical condition when bus overturns in Delaware City, Del. - @NBCPhiladelphia bit.ly/1v6N5ua

4 of 5 men recaptured a day after escaping from a central California jail, authorities say apne.ws/1wX2JMx

Iraqi Christians fly to new life in France after escaping ISIS ara.tv/vhy8v pic.twitter.com/eFeG39Bjfs

Nepal's former king suffers heart attack f24.my/1sP0RyX

40 migrants missing en route to #Italy shar.es/1a7zMo #Europe

Antigovernment Protesters Gather in Karachi on.wsj.com/1sSTk1U

German Police Arrest Suspected al-Shabaab Members on.wsj.com/1sSTjLp

Five arrested in Europe after police learned alleged terror cell obtained handguns, counterterrorism official says. cnn.it/1wDHcWv

Labour would freeze child benefit to help clear deficit ind.pn/1sfNvkH pic.twitter.com/EKWO3GbXc5

Survivor of Nigeria church collapse tells of days in darkness yhoo.it/Z6trEN pic.twitter.com/jsOudO3QON

Report: Qatar arming extremists ara.tv/2ay5a pic.twitter.com/1uhXoFDkAa

100,000 Syrians pour into Turkey telling of atrocities as Islamic State group advances apne.ws/1rdtWWz

Smuggled across Turkey's border, homeless Syrians call a bus station home huff.to/XxWRKB

NEW: State police: Multiple people critically injured as tour bus overturns in Delaware: abcn.ws/1uW2cHv pic.twitter.com/zxXLArOPFg

Chinese incursion: 15 battalions in Ladakh on high alert timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Chinese-…

UK recruits over 100 dyslexics as spies timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/UK-re…

ABC is planning 300 jobs cuts in response to budget cuts bit.ly/Z6oegf


40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike | upi.com/3132345

California wildfire destroys 32 structures ift.tt/1uVTJEt pic.twitter.com/mk4YhXcpYm

The Afghanistan Election Commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s former finance minister, as president: on.msnbc.com/Z68YA6

Sierra Leone hails three-day lockdown to contain Ebola a success bbc.in/1ubWLq2 pic.twitter.com/S7Fivu2cSi

California's wildfires appear to be getting worse before they get better - cbsn.ws/1ylkt66 pic.twitter.com/m1xT53EWDP

American detained in N. Korea terminated from job: report bit.ly/1moug5Q

Bombing and mortar fire kill 13 people in Shiite areas of Iraq, officials say apne.ws/1yljl2m

European Union allocates 60 million euros to combat child labor | Egypt Independent egyptindependent.com//news/european…

CBI arrests stockbroker and builder in AT Group scam timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/CBI-arre…

Court suspends Mahinour el-Masry’s prison sentence | Egypt Independent egyptindependent.com//news/court-su…

Searchers say closing in on Pennsylvania police shooter suspect reut.rs/1mxF6Hi


Nude photos of teacher spark labor dispute at schools in Israel’s south dlvr.it/6zDpk6

Nikkei futures down 0.2% in Singapore; dollar buying 108.98 yen $NIK $JPY

ISIS generates approximately "$6 million daily," partly by selling oil, taking taxes and ransoms. – Top Kurdish security official

Two murders in 24 hours in Tel Aviv area dlvr.it/6zFnY4

Asia early... Nikkei., ASX, Kospi all down 0.6% apiece $NIK $XJO


Seoul seeking to extend peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, Lebanon bit.ly/Z76a5G