Bula noqu matavuvale,
We play lots of Rugby in Toga, but a lot of American football and basketball. The Fijians and Polynesians really want all the valagi Eldas to teach them American sports.
|$20 a bag...to rich for our blood|
Upon returning from ZTM we got a call from a member on Vutia. She told us that there were four investigators on Vutia who had attended the temple open house and who had also been going to church for a while and wanted to be baptized...that Saturday! We were way excited so we took a boat out to Lomani Koro and made the hour long hike to Vutia (Lomani Koro and Vutia are on the same island, just opposite sides). We taught each investigator 3 lessons that day.
We returned on Thursday and finished the lessons and asked if they had any questions or concernse. They all said they were solid so we were pumped. On Friday, we got our District Leader, Elda d'Aquin, to come out and he was able to pass them all on for baptism, meaning that they understood all that they had been taught.
The next day we had an awesome Baptismal Service for the four and Elder Johansson of the Seventy
was there!! Yeah that was a surprise! They were all confirmed yesterday by Elder Johansson and the Stake President. Man, Vutia is coming up. I smell a branch coming. We weren't the only ones seeing miracles this week. We, as a Zone, ended this week with a total of 45 SAINTS!!! We had 39 in ONE WEEK! WE BROKE THE MISSION'S MONTHLY TOTAL IN A WEEK!! And the best part, we still all have more saints for this month. The Lord is helping us push his work along like a freight train. This week has just been nuts!
Thanks for your advice, Mom. I've made a goal for myself to never be bored. I've started up old hobbies. I've read almost all of Jesus the Christ...that's quite a accomplish for me. I've also started writing stories and screenplays again. I've even started writing music. Like, I didn't even know I could do that, but I guess I can. Also, I've started working out twice a day, morning and night, so I'm about to get shredded!
That's awesome to hear about Nana and Grandma Baker visiting you. Man, just have fun with them. Take them to the Pier and Dana Point and the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center and all that other touristy stuff I hated. I wish I could go with you guys. I hope you really enjoy having that company. Since I've been gone, I've realized how much time I wasted being grumpy about having company over. I spent so much time trying to be away or avoid it, that I wasted precious time. Remember to enjoy them for me.
It's scary hearing about how Emma is growing up. Tell her I think it's cool that she likes boys, just remind her that I know all that the Strength of Youth says and that Fiji is only a 19 hour flight from home and I know some really scary ways to chop up coconuts, if you catch my drift.
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