Kia Ora Whanau!
WHAT a week! First of all, Happy 4th of July! (For those of you who are American and actually care about this holiday… hahaha).
This week has just been full of surprises and twists and turns… I love it! We found 3 Less Active members this week on accident, and now we are teaching them, and helping them come back to church! One of them lives on a Marae, and she was just so sweet when we found her! We were actually looking for her husband because he is a former investigator, but we found Marylin instead and she is just such a miracle! The Lord’s hand is in this work!
Speaking of changes, we got our new mission president this week! We had a Zone Conference with the Soloai’s on Friday, and it was good to meet them! They are nothing like the Hudson’s, but they seem cool! It was just weird to see them sitting there at the front of our conference instead of President and Sister Hudson, but it is for a reason, and all will be well!
We got to go to a baptism in Whanganui this weekend! Sister Duce and I did a little lesson at that, which was cool! The 2 kids that got baptized were so excited! It was cool to be a part of that! Baptisms have such a special spirit about them.
On Sunday we had 2 sacrament meetings! We had a palangi one in English, and then we did another one for our Samoan members in Samoan! That was pretty cool! We had no idea what they were saying, but it was cool because it reminded me of the Kiribati branch in my last area! Have you ever sat in a room full of people that were speaking a different language? It is a very humbling experience. I loved it!
One of our favorite members (Not that we have favorites…. they are all our favorites!) Made us some hand knitted slippers this week! They are so warm and fuzzy! I love the people here!
Well that’s all for this week folks! I hope you all have a good week!
Spiritual thought: Luke 6: 27-28
This scripture has helped me heaps in the past. It is something that I often forget, because we usually remember to pray for the people that we love, like our families and our friends. But sometimes we forget to pray for those that we maybe have a hard time loving. I know that when we have the Christlike charity to pray for those that it is hard to pray for, we will be blessed, and our hearts will be softened. I pray that we may all be able to do this, and one day be filled with enough Charity to love all those around us.