Monday, August 25, 2014

Watched Pro Surfers for P-Day

Hey! I have less than ten min, so here goes!

Today we went to Billabong Pro.... yup. Got permission from President, and got to go see it on boat.... AWESOME :P Still shocked President allowed it, but we were safe and I wore a life vest. I took mostly videos, so I will save showing you pro surfers for when I'm back. We just got back, and have an FHE very soon, so I just thought I'd send a small email, and let you know I'm alive, and doing my best! I am OK.

This week went pretty well, and we taught a ton 20 lessons. It was better than average, and President told me there will be a transfer soon, probably in a week or so.

Today was an adventure. Thanks tons for the emails. Sorry I have like no time to respond, or write a big letter. Just know I'm OK!

Have a good week!

Love you!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Elder Pearson Special Visit

Hi, Mom and Dad.

Thanks for your emails.

Hey Dad, howd the hike go!? How is Eulalia, and how is Macey?

This morning I caught some shad. little bait fish thingys. Elder Clark caught a pretty blue fish on the rod & reel I bought, and it works pretty well. I will keep you up to date :) I sent a pic or two. Fun fishing, even if theyre lie :)

Things are going OK.  Dad, you're right about growing pains.  I love you Mom! Thank you for praying for me, and for always being nice.

We are not teaching too much, but about 15 lessons per week. Not too bad for my ward actually.fifteen is actualy pretty good :)

Hunter's doing good. He just got a new companion. He teaches a LOT of old people :P

Mom, Sorry about the knees. :\   I wont worry (TOO much), but I will ALWAYS pray for you. How are you doing!? Mawwage preparations! Crazy :P I am happy for Cherise

That is good to hear about C and B. I'm not supprised that they are super prepared. I just hope that all goes well. I love Cherise, and am so glad they are getting married.

Yeah, the order is Elder Pearson seventy, Elder Tehuatonga (other guy), me, and President Bize

I actually got to talk to E Pearson during his visit. It was super special. He pulled my up to him, and gave me some awesome counsel. It was way cool, he'd never spoke to me before, nor does he know me, but he knew how I am, and gave good advice. It was just special. That whole day was amazing :)

I will see you in less than a year :) That sounds good. It sounds weird too :P\

Thanks again for everything Mom and Dad. I love you tons. Thanks for the prayers and the mail tooo. Have a good week!!

Bait-Fishy Thingies from This Morning
Elder Pearson of the Seventy, Elder Tehuatonga (random other missionary), me, and President Bize

Monday, August 11, 2014

Half Way For Sure

Hi everyone! Sorry for early emails this week. :/ Thanks for your replies and emails! Dad, that is a cool fish :) Mom, I hope girls camp went well, and I hope you are recovering nicely.

This week, I got to go to the temple! We went Thursday. President said we can go like once every two or three months, and I am really stoked about that. With Pres Sinjoux it was like 2 or 3 times a mission :P I really felt the Spirit in the temple, and I almost fell asleep a few times. It was the most calm and most stress free I've felt in a long while, and I wasn't nervous in the temple. When the session was over I was the last into the Celestial room, and it was neat being at the veil alone. It felt a lot more personal, and it was sooo quiet. I love the temple. After my mission, I want to make going a priority.

This week's been good as far as teaching goes. We taught sixteen lessons with a member present, and two others. Super achievement for this ward :) President mentioned our stats in the weekly letter to the mission.  I really like him, and I trust him. He is sometimes ALL business, and I think some missionaries miss Pres Sinjoux, and his gentle, slow approach, but I really thing Pres Bize is what the mission needs right now. He is  just awesome. He released all the Sister Training Leaders who don't write him a weekly letter, and made all the other missionaries who didn't write before the transfer him junior comps :P He is also all about rewarding missionaries. The old ZLs and APs will be those going to the islands, and he treats that as the biggest reward. Everyone wants to go to the islands :P The Marquesas are kinda like our Goose Bay.

Friday Elder Pearson will come and do a mission conference with us! Unexpected surprise, but a welcome one! I love hearing him talk, and I look forward to his counsel. He is direct too. It should be good.

Today I think I'll buy a fishing rod. We shall see though. I think Ill take a nap too. I love P-day.

Thanks for all your love. Thanks for the mail too! I haven't gotten the pants yet, but I hope I will when were in ville for the conference. Thanks in advance, again :) I love you guys, and I wish I could see you. I will in less than a year. That's weird... My certificate expires the 10th Aug 2015, so I know I'm past half way now. yikes. Try not to think about that. I had some missionary friends go home this last week. Just weird.

I love you all. Thank you for your prayers. Have a good week!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Learning Charity and a Blue Spotted Grouper

Hey Mom! Hey Dad! Thanks for the letters. Things are going well here in Hitiaa. SO HAPPY you tried the bonbon chinoisse. I don't eat them a lot, and YES they do make your stomach hurt if you eat like 2. Crazy :P

So glad to hear from you Dad! I am glad all is well, and that Japan was a success. I hope that Hitiaa will be a success for me.

This week started off with some good lessons. We have a baptism fixed, HOORAY! and our DMP, [Ward Mission Leader] is getting more involved. I love our Bishop here, and things are going to work in the ward. Just gotta get to it!

This week, I have learned a lot about charity. I read about it in PMG, and I have been thinking all about it. It is really one of the most important things to have to work with others, and without charity one is NOTHING. Crazy. I am trying to show more of it, and I know that its possible through the Holy Ghost. Forgiving and forgetting harsh comments, and tough situations isn't easy, but it's possible through the atonement, and having charity is how that manifests. I am super grateful to have had you as my parents and I feel SO lucky for the charity you guys have, and have shown us. I love you! and I know that things will be OK. I am almost out of writing time, so I think I better write president. Have a good week, and thanks for being my parents. Thanks for everything! Have a good girls camp Mom!! BE SAFE!

Gotta run to an FHE. I LOVE YOU!!!

Have a good week, and thanks for praying for me!


Oh, and PS, we had a fun fishing trip today! Just behind our house. The sand fish taste weird, but my companion and E Clark caught some tasty fish.