What's happening!?!? Haha don't you worry, it is very hot over here! Everyday, as we begin the day, we immediately start sweating which makes for a long, wet day!
Sounds like Mom and Keats are gonna go party in the snow with snow shoes! NICE!
So this week....
We are beginning to see the works of our labors!! Five weeks of work is beginning to pay off!! For the past 3 weeks we haven't had anyone to church. We've been working morning to night, and we're FINALLY seeing the fruits of our labors!! It adds new meaning to the scripture in Ether from Moroni..."I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. "
So this last Sunday, we were just praying that we would have some souls at church! We get to Faala 2nd ward, and no one is there. We then went to Vaitoomuli after sacrament was over, praying we would have some investigators there, and we had 2!!! Moaga and Matalena! Moaga is going to be baptized on the 11th! His only problem has been that he hasn't come to church! But he did it! And then Matalena has been kind of a toss up cause we've been hearing from everyone... but her... that she wants to take lessons, but not from her specifically! And then she just showed up to church yesterday with a member! And then this week we found another little guy that just came from Apia to live with his fam here who are all members, so after lessons...he's getting baptized on 11th with Moaga!
And so this week we're going to begin with the First Vision with Lolofi, the sweet old lady, and please pray for her because if she were to accept baptism, it would be amazing! So PLEASE pray for her to recognize the truth!
Well, that's us this week, and this week I was going over my notes from a conference we had with a Seventy, Elder Neilsen, that came in October, and something his wife shared has never left me and I was reminded again of it. Sometimes, not just on a mission, we start feeling discouraged because we feel like we're doing all we can to overcome trials, obey the commandments, and love God, but nothing seems to be going right. All I ask is that YOU remember this scripture that Sister Nielsen shared with us in times of trial...in the words of Christ in the book of Psalms 82...
So love yous all and hope yous all have a bomb as week!! Love and miss yous all!!