Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Things are starting to get brighter :D

This week the drama with one of the ward members and us, escalated. It reached the point where our investigator was told that they did not have what it takes to join the ward choir.. So some strings were pulled and that person is being released! Don't mess with the Lord's work.

Thank heavens, the lady we are working with is really forgiving and is still taking the lessons and coming to church. So we are still happy.

Had my last Zone conference this week! It was rough, gave my dying testimony and I was pretty much at a loss for words, it went well though. 

Love you guys! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

These last couple weeks have been interesting. There has been a significant amount of conflict with some of the ward members and several of the missionaries in this stake including myself, but I have learned a lot through these final trials. It is interesting, through these 2 years I have seen the Lord's work hindered most by those who claim to be disciples and followers of Christ. It has solidified my testimony that the Church must be true, because somehow He is furthering His work with all of these people causing so many problems. It has confirmed to me that the full time missionaries cannot do the work alone. That the members play a much more vital role in helping people find and maintain their faith.   

Please excuse my rant, everything else has been awesome!  It has been 3 weeks and we still have the Nu'uanu Elders sleeping on our floor. We have grown very close to each other in a short amount of time, but it looks like they are finally upgrading to their own house this week. Gonna miss em! We also got to blow glass together and make some cool beads! Never thought I would experience that. Also went on a crazy hike again, before we hit the waterfall we walked through a very long muddy tunnel with a dead pig in it. It was cool!

Love you guys, see you soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Good morning from the islands! What an eventful week it has been. We picked up the new elders from transfer meeting on Wednesday and thank heavens, they are not taking our car or our house! :) They got a new car and have not received a house yet, so they have been sleeping on our floor in our 1 bedroom studio. It has been a good time haha. We have done quite a bit together because they white washed and we have helped introduce them to our investigators and get to know the area. They are good elders.

Saturday we had our Baptism for Rayne, and it was amazing! We invited both wards and had a great turnout. The spirit was very strong. 

These are the missionaries who took one of our wards :ʻ( Iʻm sure it was meant to be though and have learned to accept it. Everything else is great, see ya soon!