Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 24th - the teaching continues...

Three cute little Samoan kids just having fun.

Taking a break.

This week was pretty good!

Tuesday we had an island conference with one of the Area Seventies who is in the Pacific Presidency,  Elder Nielson.  It was a really good conference.  I wish we could do more things like that because it gives a great spiritual boost for the week.  I also got to see all the other missionaries on the island which is always fun.

Our investigators are good. We have about 8 but only one is progressing. We've finished lessons with him and he comes to church every Sunday but he says he wants to understand more before he gets baptized.  We're trying to help him read the Book of Mormon every day and let him know that we're not supposed to know everything...especially, before getting baptized.

We have a family that we're teaching and they love the church and accept everything we teach them. They really want to get baptized but their other family is strong in another religion so they are kind of afraid to make the change. This is one of the biggest problems we face here and one of the hardest to solve because Samoans are such a respectful people.  Going against the leaders of the family is considered one of the worst things people can do which I completely understand.  Family is so important in our church as well.  That makes it even more amazing when those people commit to the gospel.   There are a lot of Halloween activities happening at the church this week so we're gonna try to get our investigators to make it out to those.

The Tongan wards are in the stake we're in so Friday I had to do a baptismal interview for the elders there.  Usually they put Tongans there but they changed it so now there is a palagi elder and a Samoan so they've been learning Tongan. I had to do the interview for this cute little girl who only knew Tongan.  It felt like I was starting my mission over and it was very humbling...ha ha.

That's bout it for the week. if you have questions about stuff ask!

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