Elder samuel haycock's
bringing the light of the gospel to the people of kiribati
Elder samuel haycock's
Later that night, we had a chance to have a quick email exchange:
Mauri, I have a little more time for questions.
Tell me about your P-day and new companion! Also, tell us more about the music competition you had last week.
Well I don't know who my companion is at the moment but I will know on Wednesday at Zone Conference. Pday is great because I can talk to you all! Not a lot went on today as we chilled out at the house. The music competition was a lot of fun and I had a lot of fun getting to know members and really being able to talk to them all. And be able to get to know them and have them start to love me more.
Were you asked to lead the music because of your ability to read more music? Or was it something else?
I kind of volunteered and they just loved how I did so they kept me to do it. Know that with faith all is possible.
That's awesome! I'm glad you got to share your talents! You are right about faith! It can move mountains. Tell me about the city you're in.
Bikenibeu is awesome but it is small and really doesn't have everything, but the work is there - you have to work at it.
When you say really small, do you mean area or population? How many people are near there? How many people are you teaching? Oh and do you baptize in the ocean here or is there a font?
I would say 2000 at most and our area is smaller. We are teaching about 30 people with 14 investigators. Super fun! But it is stressful sometimes. We have both. The Stake has said to fill the font now and it is clean now. It wasn't before.
Wow. What makes it stressful?
When people don't want to make and keep commitments or when they don't repent.
Everyone says Hi and they love you! You're teaching Seminary too?? So busy! Keep up the good work!
Tell everyone I love them too!! I have about 10 minutes left.
Good! I enjoyed seeing the pictures you shared. The worms still gross me out...but I know how much you like them. Haha! Tell me about the frozen chocolate milk in a bag...weird.
It is an awesome cold drink but I do have to say that it is weird having to drink out of a bag.
Do you just cut a corner and suck it out, or is it like a Capri sun?
You literally take a bite out and suck on it .
Crazy! I didn't think you would be able to find or get frozen stuff. I bet that's a nice change!
Almost every island has it but I just barely sent the picture of it.
I love you! I am so happy I got to visit with you tonight! Keep working hard, push through! You are doing great things!!
Love you too.
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.