MANUIA LE KERISIMASI
Things are going swell here in Tafuna. This is the last week until transfers so probably at least one of us is going to get transferred.
Our investigator getting baptized this week is so awesome. We did a couple lessons with her this week. One time as we were walking up, she had the Book of Mormon voice over playing throughout the house which was pretty funny. She has shared so much about her past with us and she's come so far. She is keeping a journal of everything she has learned and she just loves the gospel so much. It's so cool to finally see someone so interested here in American Samoa because it's been a while....
We had Stake Conference and Elder Haleck of the Seventy presided. He is the Area President here and is from American Samoa. His wife was taught by our investigator when she was in college and they said they're going to come to our baptism so that'll be pretty cool.
One thing President Hannemann has asked us to do differently when we teach is to really explain the Godhead. Almost every first visit we have with someone, they'll say, "We all go to different churches but we worship the same God". Most of the time we would just nod our head and agree. But President has asked that we say, actually we don't. We worship different Gods. My God has a body of flesh and bones and they are three separate beings. It's actually been fun doing that and we have had some interesting conversations with people.
Alma giving some food for thought...
44 For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss, as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a straight course to the promised land.
45 And now I say, is there not a type in this thing? For just as surely as this director did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the promised land, shall the words of Christ, if we follow their course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better land of promise.
46 O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever.
Hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas!!
(mom & dad are assuming this is where Justin lives...??? He didn't give details)