Alright, We've finally started to get the work moving over here. There hasn't been much to report for the past few weeks, but I suppose fixing three baptisms is worth telling you about.Sam- a nine year old kid who loves the missionaries (surout their bikes and helmets). He comes from a family where his parents used to be LDS. The last time the family came to church was five years ago to give their baby a blessing. He's getting baptised the fifteenth of Octobre.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Honestly, there's not much to report for these past few weeks. It's been quite the struggle to get things going here. We think we just found a really potential investigator and then the second lesson never happens. It's not that they don't actually want the lessons, it just doesn't happen. So we just do a lot of one time street lessons.
We found a family consisting of a father, an inactive mother, a nine year old boy, and a five year old boy. We're preparing Sam*, the nine-year-old, for baptism. The family wants to come back, and so far they've kept all our engagements of praying each day as a family and reading scriptures. The baptismal date for Sam* isn't fixed yet, but bientôt.
In our lessons with Nicolas and Giselle sometimes they choose the topic. We're not going to do that anymore. Here's why:
On Saturday we did a lesson with them, and the topic was "la parole de Dieu" and so he immediately opens up to Revelations 14 and starts talking about the meaning of the three angels in extreme detail. I don't know where they got that stuff from. They also started quoting Ellen White, and we didn't get a single word in. Next thing we know, they're talking about the devil's number and Giselle told us that it was talking about the pope. Apparently on his hat there are some words in Latin and if you take the letters and put them with roman numerals, you get the number. They pulled out some paper and showed us. Let's just say the spirit was not at all there. Hopefully in the future we'll be able to take control. Yeah...
Also, transfers have come and have taken Elder Murdock. He's been here for seven months, so it wasn't a surprise. My new companion is Elder Maltelour, who was also on Takaroa the same time I was (also the old comp of Elder Murdock). That will brake my streak of only having Utahn companions haha.
Anyway, not much else to say, so I'll leave you with a scripture:
"Et le Christ a dit: Si vous avez foi en moi, vous aurez le pouvoir de faire tout ce qui est utile en moi."
All we need is faith and then we can do everything we need to do. Pretty simple. If we trust in God, we can't go wrong. I'm grateful for a loving, helping God that will always be there for me and that will support me despite my weaknesses.
That's it for this week. à prochain!
Monday, September 5, 2016
|The baptism of Tupiti|
|Saying goodbye to Takaroa|
|First views of Tautira|
Us playing some Tahitian instruments. I'm at the to'ere
|Zone service project|
In these next pics, we hiked to the top of a little mountain overlooking Tautira. There's a big cross up there that lights up at night that you can see from all around.
It wasn't me who dressed up Elder Murdock like that...