Kam Uara? (You all How?) Life is great here at the MTC its crazy to think that I am already halfway over my stay here at the MTC. I believe we get our flight plans a week from today. Hey it's my companions birthday on the 25th of this month. this week I received new garments from grandma and grandpa along with a Nalgene. This week for devotionals we had two more Apostles come and talk to us we had Elders M. Russel Ballard and Quinton L. Cook. They taught us some great insight. I've also been participating in the choir and this last week we sung Nearer My God To Thee and we also filled out this Survey but I really think that it is for General Conference which would be cool because we are still here for it. Hopefully we get to sing in it. Hey Thanks for the Temple Cards and mail and the dear elders those are printed that same day and delivered to our mailbox. A couple of things I need is some Toothpaste and some snacks or light things I could share. Hey I'm sending a package today cause I figure that when I would have sent it you would not have gotten for a while but now that you are in the new house I'm going to send it today should be there by Monday the earliest but most like Tuesday. I also wrote more in the package so I'm keeping it brief. For the next assignment I want you guys to find out the difference between Savior and Redeemer, and if we need both them. Then e-mail what you find out.
TRC - Teaching Resource Center
PCL - Personal, Comapanion, Language Study
"The Best thing this week would have to be when yesterday when I was able to experience. We were teaching our teacher Brother Farley acting as an investigator named Biiri. He encouraged us to use the spirit more today and wanted us to come prepared to teach him. Earlier in the day Elder Murri and I came prepared with our lesson mostly memorized and we began by asking him questions. It was so weird it was like I was skipping over English completely and was able to understand him and start formulating my response straight into Kiribati. We taught Biiri what repentance is and how we repent and the spirit was so strong in that room I'm pretty sure he felt it to."
Funniest Moment would have to be when I still trip up the stairs going to and from classes cause you know my room and classroom are on the fourth floor of both buildings. However, we have this teacher in the evening his name is Brother Farley and he is always serious all the time but we did find out that he likes snakes, coconut trees, Chacos, and loves to hike. Elder Jackson got a photo the one time he was laughing and he printed it out and wrote underneath. "MISSING last seen walking into the woods" I have to explain this a little bit he was telling us a story about a boy who went walking into the woods but then never finished the story. Let's just say when he walked into class it took him a moment to notice it but once he did the whole class was laughing and he had a hard time keeping the laugh in and so he went outside the classroom and you could tell he was laughing. Lo and behold I didn't know he had more than one. On a another on he wrote "When you find a Coconut tree", "When there is a 40% sale on Chacos", and "when you see someone else with an Osprey Backpack". Let's just say when he found all of these he laughed with us and found it amusing and was glad that we made him laugh. That was probably the best Teaching period we had that day.
Biggest Truth would have to be when Brother Packer did some CMS (coaching missionary study) where he pulled each one of us out one by one and we basically have a conference with him. We have already met once but the goal from last week kind of failed and so he came with a new way to set this goal. First you have to have a vision of where you want to be. Then you set a purpose which helps you accomplish your vision. Long Term Goals are next which help you fulfill your purpose, and then finally some short term goals that help your long term. Basically my vision was to be able to speak to people and be edified and not afraid or nervous while doing it. This was a big eye opening answer because I have always have had that problem.
I ataia bwa e tangiriko te Atua ao ota bwa ti aki kororaoi. I kakoaua bwa ngkana ti tataro ao ti kona ni karekea kaeka man te Atua. I ataia bwa rinanon riarannano ti kona ni kabwara ara bure. I kakoaua bwa ngkana ti tataro ao ti kona ni bubuti ni kan ataia bwa e boni koaua. I ataia bwa e koaua Ana Boki Moomon. Bwa e burabeti Iotebwa Timiti ao Thomas S. Monson. I ataia bwa e manga kaokaki euangkerio rinanon Iotebwa Timiti Tamara are i Kamara. Rinanon Mwakuri ni Kamaiu ti kona n namakin e tangiria Iesu Kristo. I ataia bwa e Tia Kaboria ao Tia Kamaiu Iesu Kristo. I kakoaua e Maiu Iesu Kristo ao ibukin bwa e maiu Iesu Kristo bwa ti kona ni manga oki ni maiu ma Tamara are i Karawa. N aran Iesu Kristo, Amen.
I Tangiringkami, Tia bo
Elder Samuel Haycock
PS I'll upload some new photos to the folder.
(Samuel was able to see his best friend Scott Johnson at the MTC which is a small miracle in itself! Good luck to Elder Johnson as he prepares to go to France on his mission.)
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.