Monday, November 24, 2014
In Ha'apai this week was kind of slow. We had a Family Home Evening with Tevita and his wife Saane. It went really well and we are hoping that we can get Saane to open up and let the Gospel into her life.
Tuesday was the district meeting and it went really well. Elder Harmon and I taught and it went for an hour and a half. It was really spiritual and we all learned something important. I love being able to be apart of a district that is serious and loves to work! I also had 2 baptism interviews this week, one over the phone to Elder Berry and Elder Freer's investigator and the other one was the Sister's investigator! I love seeing the work move forward. Although we aren't having much success in Pangai (my area) we are working and loving the success of others!
On Sunday me and my companion were asked to speak. We both had wonderful 10 minute talks ready to go. We were sitting in Sunday School and 2 other ladies that were also talking came up to us and asked if we would sing with them in front of the entire ward in between our talks. We said yes and went to practice! Haha.. Well, it turned out that there were 6 speakers and the first two took all of the time. So me and my companion shared a quick 3-5 min. testimony and the other two ladies went for 5 min. and no song! We were all kind of bummed but it was a good meeting. The entire day was focused on Service! In my testimony I shared that there are two parts of service. The actual service part and the invite! When we serve others their spirits are more open and warm towards us. So after the service is the time to invite. If we don't invite how do we expect them to open their doors to the missionaries? They can't, for they haven't been invited to. So serve and invite and hasten the work of God!
I want you all to know I love you and miss you like crazy! Hope all is well this week!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
|Back together~ Bunting, Harmon, Swan, Freer and Berry|
This week we pretty much just met the members and taught a less-active. This less active is now pretty strong and just got the Aaronic Priesthood last Sunday. We are trying to teach his wife but she won't listen. We have a F.H.E. with her tonight. He explained to us that his heart just aches when he walks to church alone. All he wants is to go to church with his wife. He knows the importance of Family in the Gospel and just wants his family to be together. It breaks my heart! But we love him and will continue to teach him. I already had a baptismal interview with Bunting's investigator, he got baptized on Saturday!
My companion Is Elder Tu'itavuki and he is from Utah. He is a really tall kid Haha! He is hilarious. We have a good time! The house we live in is just one room. It is very nice. We have 3 fans and there is lots of room to do insanity!
Freer and Berry just came in and we got to see them for a few hours.
That's it for our week! I'll send pictures in a different email.
|Love these boys|
|Blake and Tyler|
Monday, November 17, 2014
|Swan, Harmon, Freer|
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
So things this week went okay! We got a new investigator named Helene and have taught her lesson one and three and half of two. She is 17 years old! She is kind of shy but can also be a jokester! I invited her to be baptized and she said yes and so we set a day for next Saturday! I'm super happy to have finally gotten another investigator that progresses! As for Amanaki we ran into him the other day and he told us a story that I just wrote in a letter to you so I won't go into it now. But his dad still says no so I put a lesson together about being obedient to God. Yes, its important to be obedient to our parents, but when their rules interfere with Gods then we must choose God. I am going to share Matt 10:37, 2Ne 9:23, 1Ne 3:7, and Mosiah 23:21-22. And obviously explain them. I feel like his faith is strong enough that he will accept it. But if not I will support him and love him and try to help him in any way I possibly can. He is my brother.
So my comp and I are getting along pretty well! We talk a lot and have a good time together! The two Elders in Houma got sent back to Tonga leaving Houma with no missionaries! I feel so bad for Houma! When I left that place we had 2 or 3 people that would have been baptized... Not anymore... But I guess everything happens for a reason!
Man, it breaks my heart missing Riley play! I miss football so bad! But I miss Tanner even more! He always made me laugh! I can't believe the change at home with him! Hahaha!
Pres.... Never came out and I don't think he is... I do know however that he asked Elder King who has been in Vava'u the longest and King said me. So maybe I'll leave soon! This Transfer ends in December! It's an 8 week one... but there is a little tiny transfer this next week! So who knows!
Well, that's about it for this week!
I love you all too much!
P.S. I totally forgot about Halloween until Harmon text me at 10 O'clock on Halloween... Hahaha