Highs: We found a return missionary and we have been teaching him and his wife and they are planning on getting baptized at the end of next month when the baby turns 1 and when all of the family is gathered together. When we first met him, he was we thought he was a retired missionary but no, his testimony is still there, but he is shy in coming back because he is afraid of being judged by other members. We'll have to work on that.
Lows: Personally I'm struggling waking up on time and starting my studies on time as we get back late from dinners but we are getting better at that.
Funny: Playing cards with Ritebwa she loves to mimic you if you do something funny and then you can't help but just laugh.
Sad: When your investigator relapses and decides that it is okay to drink beer. But the good from this is that Tearabi was involved. This is probably bad, but Tearabi made the beer but she didn't drink it she just added yeast to it and so when Ebeta drank it, it filled her stomach and made it hurt causing her not to want to drink it anymore.
Frustrations: When the person you are trying to share a lesson with tells you he is busy or makes an excuse and tries to avoid you, or they tell you they are coming to church but really they are not.
Excitement: When you learn a new kiribati game or are taught a kiribati technique.
Joys: Being able email write now.
Spiritual Thought of the Week:
Comes from Moroni 8:26 Ni Kangai "Ao kamaunan buure e uota te nimamannei, te nanorinano n te nano; ao ibukin te nimamannei ao te nanrinano ne te nao ao e roko te Tamnei are e Raoiroi, are te tia karaunano are e onrake n te kantaninga ao te tangira ae kororaoi, are te tangira are e teimatoa n te botumwaaka n tataro, ni karokoa e a roko te toki, are a na bane aomata aika a itiaki ni maeka ma te Atua." I tangiria te kibu aio. E buokai n te wiiki aei. I atia n namikin ana tangira te Atua ibukiu. I karabwa ibukin Te Tamnei ae Raoiroi ao bwa e bon te Tia kakoaua, tia karaunano, tia buobuoko, ao te tia kaururing. I atia n namakin te Tamnei ae Raoiroi Ngkoananoa. E bo te aki mamatam ao te taoramauri. I namakin te kukurei ao te rau mai irouiia kaoti koaua. I ataia bwa e tangiringkami Tamara are i Karawa. I ataia bwa e kakoaua te koaua te Tamnei ae Raoiroi. I atongi bwai ikai n aran Iesu Kristo, Amen.
(Moroni 8:26 I love this verse. it helped me this week. I have felt his love for me Heavenly Father. I am thankful for the Holy Ghost and that He is the Testifier of truth, the comforter, the helper, and the rememberer. I felt His presence yesterday. It was Fast and Testimony meeting. Wow I felt the happiness and the peace from their testimonies yesterday. I know that Heavenly Father loves you. I know that He testifies of truth the Holy Ghost. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
For the MP3 file I have a trick you know how to upload a youtube video well if you search youtube to MP3 you can convert it really quickly and it is just the audio.
One need I do have is I need some more AAA rechargeable batteries. And my birthday present I'd really like a hammock and if you can get one with a mosquito net - even better.
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.