Elder samuel haycock's
bringing the light of the gospel to the people of kiribati
Elder samuel haycock's
So excited to be able to talk to you this week! This week has been awesome as we have been able to add three golden families to our teaching pool this week. I will share the experience with one.
Binobwatio ma Tibera:
We received a referral from the Sisters in our ward and they told us that he was in our area in the Mwaneaban Beru - who they received from a member - so in all... a member referral. We contacted him and we contacted his wife and we found out that he's still drunk because he just drank the night before. So we were a little disappointed, but we decided that we will set up a return appointment for that Sunday (BTW this is Friday) @ 6:00 PM. Well after we set up that time, there were a bunch of teenagers in the mwaneaba. One of them called us over and said that they wanted to lesson or hear more about the gospel. Super exciting! We taught them a lesson when we were interrupted at the end by Binobwatio who came to apologized for being drunk and then he told us that this was his last time drinking. We told him that we would visit him on Sunday at 6:00 PM. He also asked what time church was and that he would come to church. Well Sunday came around and our Sacrament Meeting starts at 8:00 AM. We were blessed to have 7 of our investigators there one of which was Binobwatio! Super happy on the inside! We go to our appointment scheduled and he explained that he has investigated the church before, but decided to go a different way and was lost. But now he is super thankful that we have found him so that he could be converted to this gospel. He told us that while he was preparing for the Sabbath, that he was preparing hot water for tea and he decided right then that he was going to keep Tuan te Mauri (Word of Wisdom). I am so thankful that Heavenly Father has kept an eye out for me. Their only problem at the moment is they have not yet been married, but that is being taken care of tomorrow and should be able to be baptized in three weeks. She, Tibera, is actually a member baptized in the 1988, we are double checking because when we were introducing ourselves, they told us that they desire to be sealed in the temple! I was not expecting that response. I can testify that they are ready though.
My thought for you to think about comes from ALMA 36: 3
Adversity is part of life and we have to know that it is not the end of life. Without it there is no growth. I testify that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. That He lives and we can be cleaned through Him. I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Betio 2nd East
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.