A couple of side notes:
Monday, June 6, 2016
Malo Soifua Aiga,
Sorry really not too much to report. All is going well here.
My last companion Elder Tafeaga, is done. My new comp's nae is Elder Kaiso from Sataoa, Upolu.
We now cover the Magiagi ward as well, so I have covered every ward in this Stake except for Vailele.
I am officially the king of The Apia Samoa Stake haha. I know that saying goodbyes next week is going to be really hard. I have been in this area for 7 months now.. crazy.
That's exciting for Thayne, tell him congrats. And yes I have been giving a bunch of stuff away.
I am excited to see you all. Next week is my last P-day. Pretty trippy really.
Anyways I love you all and hope you all have a good week :)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Malo Soifua Aiga!
Its short today sorry but here is the update:
-My companion Elder Tafeaga finishes his mission this thursday so he is really happy. My new comp comes here wednesday. His name is Elder Kaiso. But I will be finishing here in Navu so I'm stoked.
-Tiki Masina (my recent convert from Matautu) passed away this last week. I just found out yesterday and honestly took it pretty hard. She really made my time in Matautu probably my favorite time of my mission. She was an amazing woman with an amazing story. I feel very strongly that she was one who was prepared for me and working with her was a major part of my conversion process. I am so very grateful for this Gospel and for the Plan of Salvation. While it was hard, I still know that she is in a good place. Please pray for her family.
-Logo (a guy in our ward who we do splits with) just got his call to Wellington, New Zealand Mission Samoan speaking. It was such a cool and spiritual experience to go and watch this young man open his call. A great reminder of the joy and honor of serving a mission :)
I hope all is well back home. Congrats to Kenna, Tyson, Joseph, Sam and all others graduating. That is exciting :) I love you all and I'll see you soon.
Malo Soifua Aiga!
A pretty good week overall. Here is the update:
-Our baptism went through which we were excited for. Her name is Gloria Nimarota and she is 16 years old. I attached a pic so enjoy :)
-It turns out no ring worm at all. It was called Urticaria, and it was a topical allergy. Thats why the anti-fungals weren't working. I got the help that I needed and am now quite healthy and happy to be rid of it :)
-It can be hard some days to be honest. I think that I am considerably more learned in the gospel and definitely converted.
-My companion goes home next week, so I am just waiting to see who will be my last companion.
I'm stoked to have gotten the flight plans and am looking forward to the trip to Utah :)
Send my love to Will and Kenna and I hope you all have a great week :)
|super cool bald spot on my head... I think it was from a mosquito bite that I itched. really hoping it grows back...anyboday say rogain? haha|
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Malo Soifua Aiga!
Wow that was a pretty interesting update! haha Hope you all enjoy mine :
-Both of our baptisms came through and they were great experiences :) Ana and Fa'aiuga are both getting great fellow-shipping from the ward members so all is going good here :) These people are amazing.
I love their stories personally. Fa'aiuga was the person we had fasted for to receive so that was awesome :) a definite miracle
-Nothing super exciting about the storm on this end. Sorry. I'd make up a cool story but I only have an hour to email haha
-So the office emailed last week and apparently some mold got into the air conditioner in the room that had all of our suits. So it seems that no one will be coming home in suits....A bummer but I am seriously considering coming home in an ie faitaga. What are your thoughts???
All is going well here. I am happy and healthy and looking forward to hearing from you all on Mother's Day :)
I hope you all have a great week :)
ps hahaha yep. hey did you know that I come home next month :)
Monday, April 25, 2016
Malo Soifua Aiga!
Well an interesting week but first off I'll just say that I'm completely safe. It was just heavy wind and rain in my area but we are all goods. Here is the update:
-The storm came and so we were told to all go in our houses at 6 pm on Saturday.
It came and went though, it really wasn't bad in my area. The following Sunday was actually really sunny. I was just laughing because my soa kept singing "Samoa Salamo!!!" (Repent Samoa) haha
-No transfer, I am officially finishing my mission in Navu. My companion finishes the 3rd and then I finish the 17th of June. Our ward is pretty stoked :)
-Elder Pearson of the Presidency of the Area came and talked to us. It was really cool and he emphasized the importance of us being agents rather than objects, as well as the importance of focus. I took some good notes and have been trying to apply it into my proselyting.
-All is going well here, I'm just ready for another week of work. We should have 2 more baptisms this week if everything works out, but I'll let you all know next week. Ana Sakalia -was referred by a ward member, Fa'aiuga - just came to church one sunday after we fasted (cool experience)
-thanks for the pics :) You all look pretty much the same except for Rian and Thayne, so tall!!!!
-Send my love to the Browns as well!
-My arm is getting better but I definitely want real medical care when I get home haha all is goods though.
I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the picture of me laying on my bed during the storm :)
Monday, April 18, 2016
Malo Soifua Aiga!
Well a pretty normal week here, really not as exciting as Tanner's earthquake story.
Here is the update:
-We are currently doing the review lessons for all of our recent converts. One of whom, Leala, was cracking me up the other day. He is 73 and is hilarious but he was telling me how much he enjoyed General Conference because he finally got to here from Tomasi or Thomas S. Monson.
I was dying because he was like, "Matuai sekia le fa'aSamoa o Tomasi!" (Thomas has really good Samoan) hahaha we kind of just went along with it so I'm pretty sure that all of the apostles as well as the prophet are fluent in Samoan haha it was really funny :)
-transfers are Wednesday. We are just waiting for the calls today, so we will see what happens.
- No cool animal bites. Im just trying to figure out how to get everything home. Everyone keeps giving me stuff and or promising to give me stuff. I really love the ward members here :)
-We gave talks in church yesterday. They were about 10 minutes each. Everyone said that we did a good job and I think it went well. Happy to be done with it though haha
All is going goods here, I'm just trying to figure out if I finish here or if I'm heading out. Mixed emotions because I have been here for 5 months but I really love the wards, I'll go where I need to go though.
I love you all and hope you all have a great week
-I've got a cool rash thing going on again on my arm. Doctor said it is either ringworm or just from the weather, She gave me an anti-fungal cream and an anti-hystmine in case it is an allergic thing (which I don't think it is) My comp keeps telling me its my blood, which shows his medical knowledge….
so I bought 2 new shirts because two are way old and I think may be giving me the rash...haha I just bought it in town cheaper than you all sending me a box so no worries I just wanted to let you know what that charge was :)