Monday, February 27, 2017
So first things first, Juliana and Sofia are totally getting baptized!! They know the church is true, and they decided that they have control of their lives, not their family. So they're getting baptized Saturday. THEY"RE SO STRONG AND AMAZING
Sometimes the Lord just decides to bless you for no reason. It's incredible. Cool experience,
We sat down for a first lesson with this leader in another church, and we were gonna teach him about the book of mormon/ joseph smith etc the restoration of the gospel. And we get talking and I hear this voice going "plan de salut" (plan of salvation). over and over. And I realized we needed to change the lesson plan to that. And right before I could ask my companion what he thought of changing the lesson, the guy we're teaching looks up and says "is it true that there is a life after death?" HAHAHAHA And I about died cause that's exactly the question that the plan of salvation answers!! We taught him and he was super touched. After the lesson apparently my companion had the same thought to do the plan of salvation as well! The spirit is real, and so aweseome.
We're also teaching a guy who has been progressing so well, getting over drug addictions, praying etc, when suddenly he just dissapeared. We couldn't find him and we kept noticing people in his house pretending they weren't there when we stopped by. So we were super bummed that he was avoiding us, cause he was doing so well!! Then just last saturday we saw him, and turns out he was just super busy with work! We did a lesson and he had read like over 10 chapters in the book of mormon all by himself, and he was like super buff! Haha apparently ever since he stopped drugs he gained the ability to get ripped. SO AWESOME! He's so happy recently and I can totally see a difference in his life. I LOVE THE GOSPEL.
I sat on a coconut for a chair for 1.5 hrs for a lesson entirely in Tahitian the other day. Haha sacrifices bring blessings.
ALSO! Anyone who sent me a Christmas card, YOU ARE ALL SO AWESOME!!!! I absolutely LOVE hearing about and seeing you all!! You all look fantastic. I loves ya.
The work continues, adventures everyday. Have a great week!!
Monday, February 20, 2017
the 17th was my official 6 month mark, Crazy! That's a quarter of my mission! Going by way too fast.
We explored the water last p day!! We're allowed to go up to our knees, so we had fun and waded around the knee deep parts. Which actually go way far out into the water haha. I almost caught a crab, but it pinched me and it hurt and I dropped it lol.
Not much really happened this week, but! If you have the time, please pray for Juliana and Sofia! They're two awesome amis, sisters, about 60 years old who LOVE to sing. We met them cause my companion plays piano really well, and they just happened to own a piano that they didn't know how to play! But they are ready for baptism, the only problem is their brother DOES NOT want them to. So pray super lots to soften his heart, cause these two sisters are SO READY for the Gospel.
I love you all!!! have a great week,
Monday, February 13, 2017
So my companion's bike is slowly dying, so we did a lot of walking this week lol. But not even bad! Sometimes when you're movin too fast you forget to stop and look around. We saw a stingray!!
We started a ward choir thingy and my companion plays piano and since I know sort of how to sight sing sheet music they elected me as mistro. So I get to lead this huge group of Tahitians singing hymns hahaha it's the greatest.
Met some tourists from Jerusalem and they were like hey missionaries!!! and I quote "we don't know much about you guys but we saw the play." hahaha oh no.
My comp and I have opera battles in French. Also lots of 2000's pop songs. We're so cool.
We found ourselves a large hermit crab and named him Ernie. He's actually pretty gross and looks like a spider. But we love him anyways. <3 <3 <3
Friday we took a boat to another island for zone conference!! It was such a fun day. We totally got "tom saywered" by some dude making leaf decorations, and we helped him out. We saw so many other missionaries and it was so fun to talk to them all!! Learned a lot too. Mission presidents are so wise holy cow.
I love our amis. It's so awesome to see them turn their lives around from sitting around doing drugs all day to working, and loving their families and the Lord. The chruch is so true and the gospel is so real.
I got to jam with some tahitian homies on the guitar and uke and I miss that. People are awesome.
I've learned to ride my bike with no handlebars very well, so now I'm able to take my little french hymnbook with me and sing on my bike as we ride to our lessons.
This is all. I love ya'll. Have a great week.
Monday, February 6, 2017
I was laying in our hammock last monday, while eating bananas and nutella, underneath coconut trees in paradise, and I realized that I lucked out with my mission hahaha.
I love this island. never wanna leave. We're teaching so many awesome people and I love bringing them more and more joy everyday.
Mostly my companion and I just sing pop songs from middle school and try to eat a lot of food. And also do the Lord's work.
Ate 9 eggs for breakfast the other day. My life is so exciting.
So many miracles. I wish I could tell them all. Even just today, it was raining hardcore and we knew we were gonna get soaked while riding our bikes to go shopping for our weekly food supply. And then a scripture popped into my head "demandez, et vous recevrez" or "ask and you shall be given". And so I said a humble prayer asking God to stop the rain just for while we were riding our bikes. And He did! Crazy dumping rain went totally calm and we went to the store. Then we got back to our house and it started again haha! So I prayed again that we'd arrive to the chapel without getting soaked. And as soon as we got on our bikes the rain stopped again. GOD LOVES US AND ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS!!!!
I love you all, keep being good.
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