Monday, March 14, 2016

Rain!

Happy Birthday cake for my Mom!
I don't have a ton to say this week because we mostly just worked in our area.  That being said, we had a lot of miracles this week as well!  We made an exchange with the sistas in Erakor Lagun.  While I was in Sista Lianos's area, Sista Sellesin and Sista Omae went to a part of the Ohlen area that we haven't really explored before.  They were able to hand out 26 pass along cards and set up six appointments.  During those six appointments we were able to find four more investigators, and during the week we found another two by just walking to our area!  We are running around trying to get to all these appointments and even though it's a little stressful, it's the most wonderful thing in the world! J  We love being busy teaching people about the true gospel of Jesus Christ.  

A few of the investigators we found this week include:

Jessica, Grace and Leann- We contacted Jessica on the street about a month ago, but were never able to actually find her house.  Sista Sellesin talked with Grace on Wednesday and set up an appointment.  When we went to the appointment with Grace we discovered that Jessica lives right next to her!  We taught Grace, Grace's Abo, and Jessica all together.  While we were teaching them Grace's Mom came in to listen, as well as her three siblings.  Her Mom is interested as well and asked if she could be taught the lessons as well (YES!!!!)  Grace's Dad is from Papua New Guinea.  We can't wait to go visit them again this week.

Roy is a father of one cute little girl and loves to play rugby.  He is a member of a brand new church here in Vanuatu but doesn't feel like what they are teaching is complete truth.  He was really interested when we taught him about the Buk Blong Mormon.  As we were getting ready to leave he thanked us for coming, and said that he would share what we taught to him with his family that night. 

My adorable companion, whom I love!
Dolcie was a referral from Papa Pakoa.  She is the mother of one of the ladies in our ward.  Dolcie had a stroke close to a year ago and can't move half of her body.  Apparently the missionaries were teaching her right before it happened, but once it happened Dolicie moved away to live with her son and stopped the discussions.  Now that she is back with her daughter again she wants us to teach her. She knows her stuff!  She can't say my name so she just calls me Sista U.S.A.  haha!  I love it! J


On Thursday we had the biggest rain storm of my life!  It rained and rained and rained!!  We were safe and dry inside our cement house, but kept thinking about all of our friends in Ohlen in their tin houses with dirt, now mud, floors.  The next day we had to wade through a lot of mud, but people were as happy as ever.  I guess you just get used to it after a while.


I just wanted to share one scripture that has helped me a lot this week.  It is found in Philippians 4:13 and says, "I can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens me."  My grandparents shared this with me right before I left, but this week I have come to better understand why we HAVE to rely on our Savior and that when we do, we really can do all things "which strengthens us".  I love you all.  Have a great week!

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