This week has been so full of goodbyes and full of so much food. Yesterday we ate at four, five, six and seven! I am dying!
This week was really fun and it started with a youth conference the stake invited us to. We had around 100 kids and 12 missionaries for the "missionary day". We gave formations and showed the kids how to prepare and what the mission life is like. Then we went and did door to door and each missionary took around 9 youth. We taught lessons and contacted people. It was so much fun. After the conference we had so many youth tell us how much they want to go on missions, it was great!
Also we made one last Temple trip while I am here and we took five of our investigators and toured the gardens! And also this Saturday we had my last baptism at Pamatai! We taught this inactive family and they started coming back to church and we baptized their two kids this last Saturday. Now the dad is our assistant ward missionary leader. I love them so much!
We had a lot of last lessons and a lot of goodbyes, I made a lot of friends here and a ton of good memories! I will miss everyone here but I am so grateful for everything I learned. I hope to be able to incorporate everything I learned at Raroia.These last three months will fly by.
I get my new companion tomorrow and we head out this Thursday morning. Ill let you all know how it goes and I send pictures next week because these computers are sketchy! I know this Gospel is true, I know God sent me here and I am thankful for the blessings he gave me!
Thank you all for the support and love
PS – from letter to Dad (Kelly)
So I called the branch president at Raroia this week to see if everything was good for Thursday. He told be there are no leaders over there other than him and the primary president. So I will be helping him out and taking over when he comes to Tahiti. And the primary president is leaving in November so it cool! Don’t tell mom but we will normally be sleeping in the chapel because we don’t have a house, how funny is that! I think its fun. I already got a few references and stuff but it will be a really fun experience, my companion gets here tonight I think and I meet him tomorrow and we will just see some last families before I get on the plane Thursday morning! The stake president is having a going away party for me today and the ward is having a going away dinner Wednesday! I was well loved here! I will have a lot more to say next week but I love you!
Everyone and their dog tells me about mom and about how much she loved pictures of me. haha my companions love her. They laugh all the time, random people I have met like once come up to me saying that they need a picture for my mom! Its like she is here, hahaha It will be a little harder for her to track me down at Raroia