Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Right now I don't know if I really have a favorite area, if i did I think it would be Nuumau or Matautu but then again Lalovi is unforgettable... I just can't choose I'm still waiting to see more of Samoa though everyone is amazed when I tell them I haven't been anywhere but front side Upolu, no Savaii or Tutuila or even backside... I'll just hang in for the long run though.

 SO this is Sosaiete and Lagi who were baptized on Saturday and then another one of them gorgeous flowers and the other picture is the ginger bread house we made over in Nuumau. It was package that got sent to Elder Johnson he didn't take when he got transferred so then Mendenhall and I used it with the kids at the house we stayed at one night. It was a blast! :) But there's some more pictures for ya. :)

        I'm so down to plant that sucker next to the taro just be sure we get enough water to it otherwise it will die. Siolly mom. THere is no such thing as a bad area, did you know that? Every field is white and already to harvest its just sometimes theres so much other junk going on and it takes our eyes off all the fruit ready to harvest. I say this and I'm laughing at how blind I really am in this area right now to all the people we're missing it seems. ;) I really do like all thareas, even Tuanai was a blast and then super powerful with afuvai

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Feb.14, 2017

Man it looks like you crazies had fun this week!!! I got dibs on the next trip to delta with mommy Jones and then you can remember that we're still close and maybe even remind me about all the people whos names I've forgotten and things I did that I don't remember anymore... THat would be fun. How is Grandpa doing? is he goping to reply to the letter I sent him? Just curious because I'm not expecting it. I love all the pictures they seem like you had a blast! :) Yeah we had a good time over here in Letogo we've got 2 people set up for a baptism this saturday and then another lady next week and a whole family for the end of next month and God blessed us with a handful of new people as well so I'm super happy and super blessed!!!!!!!! :) I love this wrok mommy jones even though i get so frustrated that I can't do it exactly the way that Christ did it yet but all I've gotta do is just keep learning how he did it and then pick one thing a day to be just a little bit more like him. Its all about the power and authority. My language abilities are blowing me away and I feel so comfortable talking with people nowadays as if it were in english a lot of times. I just can't explain myself as well as I want to some times but I can get my point across and I'm just doing lots of vocab and lots ofreading and God is fillingi nthe gaps so that none of his children fall thorugh them. :) I lvoe it! Everyone always tells me how I should marry a samoan girl, and how afterwards I need to go home and teach you all how to speak samoan, and a whole bunch of other jokes about the food and all these sweet little joys and blessings of being in samoa that I won't have anymore after I'm all done here but I've been thinking about the peacecorp. Because they basically serve a mission here as well but they jsut teach school or a bunch of other things! SO I'm thinking about maybe coming back afterwards and serving even longer while I'm here in samoa but I'm not sure if I can do that to you guys again for another year or 2 I might do it once I find my wife thoughbut we'll see because these things are all supposed to become clearer to me afterwards so I'm just doing all I can and focusing on the purpose not hte reward just like the  steke president told his stake here on sunday focus on the purpose not the reward. So I'll be staying focused on my master and savior Jesus CHrist because he did something that none of us could and now so many of us waste his work but not me, He needs me and so many others to stand as a witness for him so that all of us his brothers and sisters, not one of us will b lost. :) THis wrok is the best thing ever mommy Jones! I'm just terrified at how fast it goes by no matter how hard I try not to focus on the time and remind myself I have to go home. BUt I am super stoke to go home too, so I can learn how to live a consecrated life in the real world

Heres some pictures finally. I just get so lazy and never wnat to send them anymore.... Plus I always give the excuse that you guys already have more of them than I do so yeah sorry about that. THe flower is for CYdney. THis is the aute I have no clue what its called in english but these suckers are all over the place and in all kinds of different colors. They're gorgeous. GIrls around here and even some guys will take them and tuck them in their hair or behind their ears because theres usually always a color that fits with their outfits. I love them. :) 
THe other one is me and my comapnion on top of a hill on a new road we found this week which is shady so we're stoked to be using that one other than the onethat is just a blazing path of doom. ;) Just kidding its not that bad, I'm actually super grateful that My body isn't reacting like a fish out of water in the weather here even with sickensses too I've been so blessed. So yeah we're pumped about that new road. :) 
THese two little girls are pretty cheeky as the samoans would say and they just go on and on about taking pictures every time they see me. THey're cute though so I usually whip it out and we make faces and have a laugh and then we talk to their families about how to be saved and they're usually pretty receptive. :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

P-days are on Wednesday now.

The area is going alright so far I miss Nuumau a lot because the leaders in the area were super easy to work with. Here its been a lot easier. WE got here and got tons of referrals to a lot of people who will be baptized soon but the hard part of the area is that a lot of the people in the ward and the village don't really like the bishops... It makes things pretty hard.... Its pretty lame. But all these little problems I've learned finally, to not believe in there. My little saying nowadays is I don't believe in problems I believe in Christ, because when we believe in Christ and are faced with problems then miracles happen like all the BOM stories we read. Every problem turned out as a miracle that we all read and love so its all going pretty well just trying to get things working.

 Oh yeah by the way P-day got moved to Wednesday so do Tuesedays work well for you guys or no??? ;) I like it so far.

No that's all my heart is content and I'm filled with mommy and dads love that should last me another week or two. Ya see I store this stuff pretty well and ration it just in case a Monday doesn't work out I still have left over email love from my mommy and dad. :) love ya!