Tonga

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



Monday, June 1, 2015

This is it ~ 5/31/2015

Elder Felemi, Pres. and Lori Tupou and Elder Swan
Malo 'etau lava Fam bam!

So this week was crazy. Not much went on besides our same investigator who just has miracles going on in her life. We found out more of the Miracle but I'll tell you in 6 weeks.

So this girl Kofe Manoa was baptized on Saturday. She was planning on telling her mom afterward but we went to pick her up before the baptism and she ended up telling her mom right there in front of us. Her mom freaked out at her and wouldn't really talk to us after. Kofe was scared but she showed up at the baptism and it went really well and was very spiritual. Afterwards she was super quiet and I couldn't really tell what was wrong with her so we went and sat by her. She leaned to me and asked "do you think I made the right decision??" I looked at her and thought and then I asked her what she thought. She said "yes I believe it is right." I agreed with her and told her that she is now a light and an example to her family! She looked at me and said "Elder Swan, you know I'm scared right??" I told her I knew and as tears rolled down her face I just smiled and said " God is well pleased of you Kofe! Just trust in him. Lets go eat!!" She then laughed and we went to eat. As we were walking the second counselor knew what was going on and he reached out and talked to her and comforted her. I was so happy to FINALLY see someone reach out to her. So that is the good news. Later that night she text us and explained how scared she really is. We sent a few scriptures to comfort her then reminded her about church haha. She came to church and received the Holy Ghost! Again such amazing feelings were felt at that meeting. After the meeting she told me she was kicked out of her house and my heart broke. I didn't know what to say. But I did receive revelation while I was at church that we need to invite her family. So I told her that. She laughed and told us to go for it!!

Transfers came in last night. I've been praying for weeks to stay in this area again! Guess what!!?? I'm staying and finishing my mission here. These people have become my family. I couldn't think of anywhere else I would want to be. I have a lot to do here. I can't believe it's coming so close to an end.. 6 weeks is too fast but I'm right where God needs me and that is all I need.

I apologize that I am unable to put the feelings felt this past week into words. My English isn't great and never was, but I want you to know that This is Gods work and He is watching us in all we do.

I love you all!!

Elder Swan
Kofe's Baptism 5/30/2015

Kofe and Salina


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