This week we have been progressing our investigators along. Sorry for the confusion, it is still the same daily missionary schedule, but Elder Fonseca and I changed how we were visiting our investigators each week from how Elder Powell and I did it. I love it a lot better because we are visiting most of our investigators at least twice a week. We go South on Tuesday and Thursday, North on Wednesday and Friday and then Temanoku and Teuabu on Saturday. Thank you for your prayers as I have felt them this week and also for the prayers for our investigators - I have seen them change. As Elder Fonseca and I changed where we were going each day, we have grown closer to our investigators.
Two boats came (to the island) which is good and bad, the good is that the gas for the cars and motorcycles came and the boat that takes the coconut came. The bad part is they came on Sunday and since we are on an Island that is their main income. Consequently we did not have a car even though we hired it this week. So we had to do multiple church meetings on Sunday this week and our attendance was down because nearly everybody was working on the boat to help load it to get the coconut off the island.
New things that happened this week: there was a soccer tournament where the winner competes in Tarawa, I'm going to have adjust my bike today, and I had dog last Saturday. Let's just say it tastes like roast beef.... For service this week we dug a hole for Marebu, [Read Nate's Email about service below].
My thought for the week:
Imwain I waaki Kam ni bane ni mauri! Te reirei aio e menia Ana Boki Moomon, n Ana Moan Boki Nibwaai Mwakoro itiua te kibu tebwi ma uoua. ngkai E tuangiia tarina Nibwaai. Ni Kangai "Eng, ao kam kangaa ni
mwaninnga ae e kona ni karaoi bwaai ni kabane te Uea ngkana a kaineti ma ana kaantaninga ibukiia natiia aomata, ngkana a kammwakura onimakinana irouia? Mangaia, ae ea riai bwa ti na onimakinna." Te berita bwa inanon te kibu aio bwa ti na karekea ibuobuoki ni kabane ngkana e iri ana kantaninga Tamara are i Karawa. I ataia bwa rinanon onimakinana Iesu Kristo ti kona karaoi bwaai ni ibukira. I ataia bwa e tangiringkami Tama are i Karawa. I ataia naba bwa e korokai Iesu Kristo ibukin ara bure bwa ti aonga ni manga oki nakon te Atua. I kakoaua e te Tia Kamaiu Iesu Kristo. I ataia naba bwa Ngkana ti tataro ti kona ni karekea kaeaka nakon ara titiraki. I atia n nooria te kakabwaia mai iroun mwaakan te tataro. Ngkana I maamaa ma ngai i angareirei ni kaineti ma te rairanano. Ibukin Tera I tuai ni bwati n taetae ni Kiribati. Ma I tataro nakon Tamau are i Karawa ao i bubutia ibukin ana ibuobouki. I kakoau bwa ko kona ni karekea te ibuobuoki ao te rau. I tangiringkami. I tangiria toau. I riki tangiria Tamau are i Karawa ao Iesu Kristo. I atongi bwai ikai N aran Iesu Kristo ara Tia Kamaiu, Amen.
(Before I start, Hello to you all! This message comes from the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 7:12. Now Nephi is commanding his brothers, It reads "Yea, How can you forget that the Lord can do all things if the be about his purpose for the children of men, when they exercise faith in Him? Moreover, it must be that we will be faithful." The promise that is in this verse is that we will receive all the help if it follows his purpose for us Our Heavenly Father. I know that He loves you. I also know that He suffered for our sins, Jesus Christ, so that we may return back to our Heavenly Father. I testify that He is the Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that when we pray we can receive answers to our questions. I have already seen the blessing from the power of prayer. When I was nervous in giving a lesson about repentance, because I wasn't very good at speaking the Kiribati. But I prayed to my Heavenly Father asking Him for his help. I testify that you can receive help and peace. I love you all. I love my companion. I love even more my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I say these things in His name, Jesus Christ, our Savior, Amen.
1 Nephi 7:12 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.
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.