Mauri Mauri au utu!
Today is my last P-day in the MTC so a couple of heads up. Supposedly I am able to call you this next Wednesday at the airport in LAX so I'm going to try and plan on about 7:00 PM their time which means it will be 8:00 pm your time. Let me know if this works because I can call at a different time because my flight doesn't leave until 11:30 PM so yeah. Let's see what else... this week has gone by really fast already, it seemed like I was just getting into the MTC. The message of this week that I have received this week from the Holy Ghost is to have "No Regrets" as Sister Schwitzer put it. Which basically means as this is the last week of the MTC to put all my effort into it. This week has been challenging in it self as some of our zone has become relaxed and not exactly obedient. Yesterday we had another Skype TRC. This time we were able to teach two people as one of them didn't answer so we were able to leave video messages for him to view at another time. Elder Murri and I were able to teach Brother Farley's MTC companion which was weird but cool to here his responses. It's crazy to think that it is 19 hours ahead of us in Kiribati right now. This week we had infield orientation, in my opinion was little long and boring as it was really dry. Thank goodness Elder Murri had to audition that day because that took out an hour for that as he got ready to perform for the MTC Relief Society Presidency (Sister Burgess, Sister Bertoso, and Sister Snow). He has been invited to play on Monday for the Senior couple welcome devotional. That will be fun he is playing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" Cello and Violin Duet with Piano. Which is pretty awesome and can't wait to support him. I didn't know that he played the Cello that well. Basically for this song he is Transposing the Violin part into a Cello part which is really cool contrast compared to the violin as both them share the melody. The one thing that I can take out of infield orientation is how important members are in missionary work as they are the reason for so many baptism in areas of member support. Yesterday was our second to last day of actual class with a teacher and Monday is final day as we have General Conference. Can't wait to hear from the General Authorities.
Tonight we had zone conference. At this zone conference we are able to sing songs from all the districts in our branch. I believe ara anene is Raomi Iesu God be with you. I'm so excited to sing the Tongan song I'll attach it so you can see why everyone likes it so much. The time in the MTC is ticking down.
E tikaraoi ngkana I tibwauaia te kibu?
Iai te kibu inanon Ana Boki Moomon Ana boki Aramwa mwakoro Tenibwi ma itiua kibu itua.
"Ao te Uea ae te Atua e bon mwakuri ma te kantaninga bwa e na karokoa ana babaire are kakannato man akea tokina; ao man bwaai aika a uarereke ao te Uea e kaminoia aika a wanawana ma ni karekea kamaiuaia aomata aika a mwaiti. (Aramwa 37:7)"
In this scripture it talks about how the small and simple things confound the wise. I love this scripture and as I pondered on what has been happening this past week this hit me the hardest as by the simple acts of kindness we can show that we care and love them. I challenge you all to try and have 100 simple acts of kindness to one another and especially at school.
I was able to have an awesome experience in the temple as our whole district was able to participate in a Temple Endownment Session. As I was sitting in the Celestial Room and all my companions were in the room. I came in and sat down and then when there was a spot open next to my companion I sat down next to him. And all the work they did for my ancestors they brought them and set them on my lap. The coolest feeling came over and I could feel Heavenly Father checking it off in his book and that those ancestors that I did the work for were there for me and my companions. I am so glad that I had the names because I know that they will help my companions in the Mission Field when they are in times of needs. The one name that stuck out the most was Clarence Robert Alston. That was when it hit me hardest and I couldn't keep it together, but I'm so glad that I could be apart of their work in the temple. So I'm going to try and finish the last little bit of work up this Tuesday as I have another day to pack.
I ataia bwa e tangiriko te Atua ao e tangiriko n manga oki nakoin te Atua. E ota bwa ti aki kororaoi. I ataia bwa ti riai n tatataro nakoin te atua ao bwa e kaeka ara tataro. I kakoaua bwa ngkana ti tataro ao ti kona ni bubuti ni kan ataia bwa e boni koaua. Ao ti kona ni karekea kaeka man te Atua. I ataia bwa rnanon onimakinan Iesu Kristo, ti kona ni karekea bwara ara bure. Onimakinan Iesu Kristo anganiira te kan n rimwiiakaia Ieasu Kristo. I kakoaua bwa e tiringaki Iesu Kristo iroun ara bure ibukina aonaaba. Ibukina bwa e mate Iesu Kristo e kairiira ni manga oki nakoin Tamara are i Karawa. I ataia bwa e kamaiuaki Iesu Kristo irouia kain te aonaaba bwa ti aongaa ni manga oiki nakoin Tamara are i Karawa. I kakoaua bwa e maiu Iesu Kristo ao Iesu Kristo aika Tia Kamaiu ao Tia Kaboira. I kakoaua bwa rinanon Mwakuri ni Kamaiu ti kona n karekea bwara ara bure. I ataia bwa e koaua Ana Boki Moomon. Bwa Ngai ana mitinare te atua ibukina ana Ekaretia Iesu Kristo Aika Itiaki ni Bong Aika Kaitira. I ataia bwa weteia te burabeti Thomas S. Monson ibukina ara bong Te Atua. I ataia bwa e nooriia Tamara are i Karawa ao Iesu Kristo. Bwa rinanon Iotebwa Timiti a koakia ana Ekaretia Iesu Kristo Aika Itiaki ni Bong Aika Kaitira Iesu Kristo ao te Atua. I atongai bwaai N aran Iesu Kristo, Amen.
Elder Samuel Haycock
I am called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This blog is about my adventures in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ for the next two years in the Republic of Kiribati.
Rachel Haycock - I am the mother of 6 amazing children and the lucky wife of a dear, sweet man. I love to write, read, cook, teach and sew. I hope you feel the Spirit of the Lord as you read about Elder Haycock's adventures in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.