Elder Swan is serving in the Tonga Nuku'alofa Mission from July 2013 to July 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kei teka pe! 4/19/2015

Family Friends and whoever reads this,

This week was awesome. It was transfer week but to me it felt like any other week. We worked and were able to get a lot of things done. We have 5 investigators who we are planning on baptizing when they are ready. Only small things are holding them back. Pala, who we have been teaching for 2 transfers now, was baptized on Saturday. He is family with Elder Felemi and we asked his parents for permission 2 times and they said no about 20...  But Pala found us and said with or without permission I want to be baptized. So we went through with it. It was very Spiritual and a great moment to see someone we have worked so hard for and love so much enter into the waters of baptism. We just pray all will be well with him at home! 

So for transfers we are staying again! I think I will finish here. I really enjoy this area and the people in it.

So there are a few investigators as I said trying to build up their faith to enter the waters. Samipeni who we have worked about a transfer and a half on is SOOO close to being ready for baptism.. But some of the things he doesn't quite believe so we are delaying the baptism and just helping him out.

Ioapa Save is a new investigator and wants to be baptized also. His only problem is smoking. So we are helping him also 

Folita Nusi just got married to a member and accepted the invitation to be baptized, all we need to do is finish the lessons!

That's about it I love all these people and love helping them and watching them find the truth!

Sorry it was short... But Oh so sweet!
Elder Swan

Tyler, Bishop and Pala 

Elder Felemi shredding coconuts

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Tonga? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Tonga in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez