Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bomb Fafaga

Malo Soifua Aiga!

Well I think you all deserve a better email this week so here it goes :) I'll start with answering your questions the best I can.

-Avea has been doing good, and we usually see here twice a week. It has been difficult to re-teach her lessons because she doesn't have a lot of energy to pay attention, but we keep trying. The ward has been very supportive, which has been awesome. Also her grand-daughter and her husband (both in their 30's) have expressed interest in taking lessons, so we are trying to build off of that.

Bomb Fafaga :)

-Olina has been good, we just finished her last lesson yesterday, and will do here toe ilolio (review) this week. If everything goes according to plan, her baptism will be next week.

-We are teaching a man named Stafou. We have only taught one lesson, because we only see him once a week because he works in town, but his family are all members so we feel pretty good about him.

-We keep getting different stories about the nu'u (village) most say it is Fa'aSa, but all of the Au Paia (ward members) say that they are all just afraid of the faifeau and that there isn't any rule. But Stafou lives there, so we are getting some work done which is nice :)

-Service is difficult because no one lets us do service. We kind of just have to do it even when they say no haha.

-English is useful if they live in town, or if they ever want to leave Samoa. Vaiola, the Church College. teaches only in English.

-I haven't heard from Will at all, but I  would love to write him.

It was a lot better week than last week. I really didn't have a lot of motivation, but I forced myself to work anyways, and I can say I probably worked harder this week than any other week so far. Needless to say, this is a well-deserved P-day :)

6th time eating Lobster on the big deal...:)

I keep G and the Lawlers in my prayers.

Tell Chad congrats, wierd to think he is leaving now…:)

Not too much of an update. All is going well, and I look forward to your email next week :) Ou te alofa ia outou! I love you all so much. I hope you all have a great week! AND I MISS YOU TOO!!! :) Love ya!

Alofa tele atu,
Elder Hunter S.G.

Monday, February 16, 2015

I wouldn't have it any other way

Pods and Tim-Tams


Malo Soifua Aiga!

Well to be honest there really isn't too much to update you all on this week. So happy to hear about the work back home! Missionary work truly is an amazing thing :) Well here is the update:

-We got the transfer calls and......I'm staying. I should be here for at least 6 more weeks to finish my soa's training. All is going well between the two of us. It was a bit of an adjustment at first due to cultural differences, but we are all good now. He's honestly a really cool guy, and if I get the chance to go to Australia I plan on visiting him.

-I officially found a slice of heaven in the shape of some sweets. Pods and Tim-Tams....delicious hahaha They are both from Australia and New Zealand and I need more hahaha. My soa got a box and shared some and I almost cried when they were gone...:)

Honestly, that's about it for this week. I got Nana's box so thank you Nana!!! I love you soo much! I hope you all have a great week and a Happy Valentine's Day! Alofa Atu Outou!

-Elda Hunka S.G.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wow! What a week...

Malo Soifua Aiga!

Wow! What a week. It's crazy to think how much has happened. Here's the update:

-We had Avea's baptism on Saturday, and it was amazing! 
Seriously really cool. We had a huge turn out of 40 people (unheard of in our area) and it was definitely one that I'll never forget. We had to have four people in the font to keep her stable so Elder Aokuso, Elder Evagelia, Elder Filiaga, and I did the baptism. 
I performed the actual ordinance, and it was so cool! I'll never forget that she had the biggest toothless grin when she came out of the water :) After the service we did a musical number, and it was Love At Home in Samoan. 

Avea's Baptism, she's looking away....
My soa has a killer voice and it was such a cool thing to do for her! The Spirit was really strong and it was honestly a miracle that it all worked out.  

Elders Filiaga, Evagelia, Hunter, and Aokuso with Avea :)

-I'm not jealous about the Super Bowl.....I just may be bitter the rest of my life...that's it.
Atualoa!!!! I hate these things!

That's it for the update. I have a couple of questions though. What is my blood-type? (No, nothing happened I just want to know.) Honestly just want to know, all is good
What is the Pola's village in Tutuila? 
Well that's all I've got for this week. I love and miss you all! I'll try to send a box home soon. Ou te alofa ia te outou! 
Alofa Atu,
Elder Hunter S.G.