My Dearest Family:
I love thee all. Even
the slightly annoying limey-girl. SPAZZ ATTACK!!! <-- That's what
she just had as she read the beautiful comment! Things are going well.
I need help! I am going to have to learn a little Samoan. There is a
part member family we are teaching from there. My companion knows it so
she is going to have to help me out. They want me to say the closing
prayer tonight in Samoan so we shall see how it goes. They speak
English but the parents seem to prefer Samoan. Only the dad is baptized
and has gone less active. The mom and 3 kids go to the Assembly of
Working more with the ward members now which is a great blessing.
Taught the Priests at a mutual night, and families have signed up for us
to teach them like we teach investigators. We have done it once so far
and it was amazing. It was 2 empty-nesters. The husband had gone on a
mission so we had them pretend to be a couple that he had taught but
never converted. (That's called Role Playing mom!) After the lesson
they gave us a referral without us even having to ask for one.
So wierd, most of the new "investigators" we find are inactives who
have not been to church in 20-40 years and have moved so we don't have
their records. Also, over half the people we try to contact are not
home! Frustrating. Besides that things are going well.
The non-member husband who wants a calling made us
Japanese food! Katsu, sticky rice, carrots, broccoli, and salad with a
ginger dressing. So good!!! He lived there for 3 years.
what? My camera came with every cord except one that connects to the
computer tower. All the SD reader slots I have tried do not work.
Still trying to send you pictures... I really am! I even have some of
the snowman we made on lunch break during our exchange. It was the
first day that snow stuck. We woke up to white and it was Sister
Tonuu's first real snow of her life. (She is directly from Samoa.) Fun
I hope you enjoy having Rachel back so soon! Good luck with food
again... I believe in your skills mother of mine! Did you get my
Oh! Also, we showed Johny Lingo to an inactive lady
who really enjoyed it. So fun! I still had the intro music memorized
for when the kid says "Johny Lingo" then starts running through the
jungle to tell the village.
Love you all,