Elder samuel haycock's
bringing the light of the gospel to the people of kiribati
Elder samuel haycock's
Kam na bane ni Mauri,
Can you believe that today marks 4 months left? It seems like yesterday I was just being dropped off at the MTC. Anywhoooo - update for Mother's day skype will be for me the 6th of May at 1:00pm. So for you it will be the 5th of May at 6:00pm.
I got it last Saturday! Thanks so much! It came just at the right time! I believe everything made it. The mac and cheese was SO GOOD I had one yesterday. The cheese was so nice.
What is new in your world?
New things 1. Chicken is the main diet here - so weird.
2. being in a house that has electricity.
3. Being assigned to a ward.
How different is it to be serving in a more populated area?
Well let me say that there are so many people here and our area is so small, but you can easily run into a thousand people in one day. The surprising thing is how many people have not heard of the Gospel that are right here in Betio. The other hard thing is that you also have to fight the problem with people working Monday through Saturday so the hours of 5 to 7 are extremely busy to schedule appointments to teach and frustrating sometimes when lessons don't go through.
How is working with Elder Seffker again?
It has been fun cause we can share more of the lesson and really honestly be able to do splits.
What are your responsibilities now?
Right now I am the companion of the District Leader. I am actually the Junior companion for a little bit. Really just trying to be an example for the District.
How many other missionaries are you with?
There are 6 of us in the Betio House and in our District 12 of us - 6 Elders and 6 Sisters.
What is your living situation like now?
Fine, but I can say it is weird having a fridge, a fan, a stove, a sink, running water - it is still crazy. Yeah but it has been super nice though to see other faces and work with other people.
Any more experiences you can share?
I don't want to give the experience I shared in my letter. So looking back to last week, we have this couple named Eana and Tebwebweia - super awesome couple - his only problem was smoking, so we extended a commitment for him to stop by the 14th of April. I am so proud of him! I was able to check back up on the 15th and he told us that he hadn't smoked and his wife testified of it. I testify that there is power from prayer and 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.