Friday, July 25, 2014

MTC Conspiracy

Talofa Aiga!

I'd just like to start off by saying that I think there is a conspiracy here at the MTC. We can't play even touch rugby, or even keep score during games. I think they are trying to suck out all of our testosterone. Haha just kidding, it's a little strict here, but it's alright. So happy to read your letters and email! Glad that everything sounds good on the homefront. Well, here is the update:

-I have met one of the coolest Elders ever! His name is Elder Fauatea and he is from Auckland, New Zealand. He is hilarious!!! He is constantly talking to us in his "American" accent and he always says he is from "Houstess, Texas." Haha he honestly makes class ten times better. It kinda lame though because he leaves on saturday to Anaheim, CA speaking Samoan. But he has been awesome. The other day he was trying to sweet talk one of the sister teachers into letting us play touch rugby and it was soo funny haha!
-The Pacific games took a little longer than expected to start(because everyone is afraid of Samoa :) ) but we have been in them and we are tearing it up! We beat the Marshall Islands in soccer the other day 9-1. I'm pretty sure volleyball is next on the list, which I'm already counting as a win.
-My companion's dad and Bishop totally were companions haha such a small world!
-Boredom and my district are a bad combination haha. It got pretty bad one night, so we created Hall Ball. We got really desperate so we made a ball out of rolled up toilet paper, paper towels, and plastic cleaning gloves haha.

That's about it. Thank you to everyone who had written me! We are pretty short on time here, so I couldn't write you all back but I do really appreciate it! Well, my Samoan is slowly improving. I'm starting to recognize the words when I hear them. Here is a little sample of something I've memorized:

O le togiola, e mafai ai ona, tatou sa'oloto mai agasala.

You'll just have to look at google translator to figure it out haha. 
Here is some more spiritual:
Uso Anesone gave us a spritual thought last night about his mission in Samoa. I know you wont like hearing this, but he said it is extremely unlikely that I will be able to email. He explained though that it was one of the best things that could have happened to him, because when writing home he really built a stronger relationship with his friends and family, and that the letters were more genuine. I was bummed at first, but after his explanation I felt at peace. After the thought we all sang God Be With You Till We Meet Again in Samoan. It was amazing... I feel so blessed to be here right now with my district. We truly are very close, and they are my family away from home. We all help each other with homesickness, and are very tight.

Well I love you all and I want you to know that in two years you will be getting the very best Gator that you can get :)
Alofa Atu,

Elder Hunter

Elder Hayes

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