The One With The Lion King


What a whirlwind week! Our Kiribati branch is having a branch camp next week, and they wanted to have a dance competition at the camp! It will be the Flaxmere members vs. the Hastings members, and the practices this week have been pretty intense! Sister Amato and I went to one of the Flaxmere rehearsals, and learned all of these Kiribati dances! It was so fun! They were laughing at how well we were doing…. Don’t underestimate the power of the missionaries!!!
On top of those practices, our Flaxmere 2nd ward is entered in a music festival! We are going to be performing acapella, “The Circle of Life” From the Lion King. I am  so pumped! We had practice on Friday, and the music coordinator for our ward, Sister Lawrence, asked me to sing the solo…. Ummmm I don’t sing! She ended up asking our bishop to do it;)
On Saturday, one of our member’s husbands passed away, so we went over to visit her. They were hanging in there, but they hadn’t eaten all day, so Sister Amato and I made them dinner. We made Chicken Curry, and while we were in their kitchen, there was this massive shark in a bucket on the floor. They wanted me to gut it…. but we ran out of time… drat! Bahahaha Next time;) Islanders….
MIRACLE OF THE WEEK!!! There were about 40 members at our Kiribati sacrament meeting on Sunday! That is more than we have ever had! I was so happy! Sister Amato and I were just looking around, like EVERYONE is here! It was so cool! Hopefully we can keep the numbers up! That’s pretty much all for the week… another week of random happenings with sister Weight.
I Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for the love!
Spiritual thought: 1 Peter 1:7, The trials we have towards our faith, are far more precious than gold. They make us stronger, and they build us towards Christ. “To our Father alone could we turn for comforting support, not to ask for relief from, but strength to endure what was to come.” Although these trials may push us down, there is one person we can turn to for strength. There is one person who can lift us up out of that place, and make us stronger! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING! Faith can move mountains!!!
-Sister Weight
Pic #1: Shark,
Pic #2: Kiribati Branch Relief society
Pic #3: Sister Amato and I

The One With The Manuea Asofanu

How goes it in the real world?? Hahaha here is how my life is going:
BUSY BUSY BUSY BUSY. Busier than ever! I love it! We had DLC on Tuesday, which is a meeting where the leaders of the zone train all of the District leaders on what we learned at MLC. That was pretty fun! We talked a lot about the new rule changes that President Soloai is making… should make things interesting for the mission.
On Saturday, It was my beloved companion’s birthday! ( I think I have literally been with all my companion’s on their birthday… I LOVE IT) We did some service in the morning for a member, Debbie. The elders helped, and we built her some garden boxes, and dug up some old plants! The weather was BEAUTIFUL! Oh how I missed my sunny Hawke’s Bay.
On Sunday, at church, I ran into 2 of my favorite families from the last time I was up here! It turned into a tear fest, and lots of hugs. I love this place. It has really felt like I am coming home.
Among other things,  we have 2 baptisms coming up! Both of them we set the dates this week, (Tyler, and Tewia) so that was cool! They are both people that I taught last time I was here, so it is cool to finally set them with a date! I was like… What are you waiting for??? ☺

 And we got 2 new investigators, from contacting former investigators! We had our first district meeting of the transfer this week, and we did some service at the rest home here! What a great week! 

Well that is all I have time for, I hope you all have a GREAT week! KIA KAHA! Tu Whitia te hopo!
Spiritual thought: Ecclesiastes 1:1-8 Heavenly Father’s plan for us is SO perfect. Sometimes it may feel like all is going wrong…. trust me I know. When I rains, it pours. BUT, if we can just take a FEW more steps, if we can just make it around the corner, we will be able to glimpse just how perfect His plan. We will get to see just how much He truly loves us and is aware of us. We will get to see that all is well. There is a time and a season for all things. Our job, is to learn to trust that. Come what may, and love it. “And all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.”
I love you all tu meke! Alofa atu!
–Sister Ashly Weight