Ia ora na tatou!!
J'espere vous avez passe une bonne semaine et weekend.
This week has been great, getting my new companion (fille) moved in, settled, and introduced to the secteur.
My (second) fille is Soeur Mitchell. Straight out of the Provo MTC last monday night. She's from Sydney, Australia and is super chill!
Having a companion who is still at the base of learning French is a challenge but continues to be a great learning and service opportunity, though it also allows me to see the improvement that I have made in the language and teaching.
This week as I stated earlier has been great, but super slow. The secteur I am in is Nuuroa, and a bike secteur, yes...on bike in a skirt ha ha ha. Anyway....It's the perfect size for a bike, but too small of a secteur for a car. We had to rely on membres this week to drive us to lecons, because Soeur Mitchell had yet to receive her bike from the couple missionnaires who opperate the mission bureau en ville in Papeete. And there was no way that I was going to have my fille out on foot her first few days in the secteur...it would pretty much kill her. BUT the membres were so great and considerate and helped us out a TON!! #blessed
Later on this week we said #toutealheure to one of our dirigent zones, Elder Guyaux, who got transfered down to the Australes, an island called Rurutu. Our districte all piled in the car and drove to the airport to say goodbye to him last friday morning. And of course, we ran into a lot of tourists.
Story: This super sweet older couple who had just gotten off a cruze ship were getting ready to take a plane to Bora. And they asked us where to go and where security was. Gladly we helped them out and got to know them in the process. As it was time for them to leave the husband says "Well thank you so much, and I know you guys have YOUR OWN BOOK, but try reading the BIBLE for a change and finding out WHO JESUS CHRIST REALLY IS." Obviously we didn't say anything, but smiled as they walked away.
You see? The mission is great, and there are so many little miracles and blessings around every corner, but things like that are what stab us to the core.
Just to clarify to any of you who have questions about the Book of Mormon: The Book of Mormon is ANOTHER TESTAMENT of JESUS CHRIST. It does NOT REPLACE the BIBLE. Yes, the Bible is the WORD of God, and gives us the teachings and revelations from other prophets and disciples of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon does the same thing. It testifies of HIM. Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ. It contains teachings and revelations from prophets as well. As servants of Jesus Christ we teach the gospel throughout the world, and we use BOTH the Holy Bible AND the Book of Mormon. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon together contain the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I AM a missionary but also I am a membre of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
My testimony continues to grow, but I know who my Savior Jesus Christ is. He did more than we could ever ask a normal human being to do:
Il a pris nos peches, nos tristesse, et nos souffrances sur lui, afin que nous puissions se sentir la joie, la paix, et le bonheur dans nos vies, mais aussi de changer nous-meme par son expiation et le repentir chaque jour afin que nous puissions revenir vers notre Pere-Celeste encore, parce que rien impur peut demeure dans le Royaume de Dieu.
translation: He took our sins, our sadnesses, our sufferings upon himself, so that we can feel joy, peace, and happiness in our lives again, but to also change ourselves through his Atonement and repentance EACH day so that we can return and live with our Heavenly Father again, because NO UNCLEAN thing can dwell in the Kingdom of God.
So please, ask a membre of the church or visit the site web if you have any questions www.lds.org.
Merci cher tous, ua here au ia outou! Passez une bonne semaine!
Soeur/Tuahine Morrill :)
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