What a week for me also as it has gone by very quickly. Let me tell you being sick really sucks because nothing moves forward with the work. I was sick last Wednesday with a fever that everyone seems to be getting too.
Elder Fonseca has been a blast working with this past week as he has helped me so much with the language and encourages me to try new things. The Beanboozled game was a lot of fun especially when your companion gets the barf flavor and had a hard time keeping it down!
Well this week with our investigators we gave changed how we are visiting them to try and progress them faster and build up the church in the central part of the island. I'm borrowing someone else's shoulder bag that they are not using because they have a backpack that they can use. But for my next package I would like a backpack that is waterproof as that will be the easiest to carry stuff around in.
I will share a spiritual thought as this keyboard is frustrating to use since there are no laptops here at the moment. My thought comes from Moroni 6:8 Ni Kangai "Ma ngkana aki toki n rairinanoia ma n ukoukora kabwaran aia bure ma nanoia no koaua, a bon kabwaraki aia bure." (In English it is: But as oft as they repented and sought forgiveness, with real intent, they were forgiven.) The promise that we receive when we don't fail to repent and when we repent with real intent, we can be forgiven of our sins and trespasses.
Sorry for the really short e-mail but I sent a bunch of pictures this week! I love you guys lots!
In a blurb to Nate:
I just sent a batch of Pictures to everyone. Let's see.... a story about one of my Grandma's here on Nonouti. Her name is Tearabi. She is in her sixties. She is very good at Kiribati Sorry and a very good cook. We have dinner with her and her household every Thursday night. She was baptized back in 2014 by the Elders in Aranuka - another island in the central part of Kiribati. Her conversion story is so cool. She was originally part of the KPC (local very strong church) and whenever the Elders would ever come near her house, she would hide from them. Until one day she let them in to hear their message. Ever since that first visit, the Holy Ghost testified to her that what they were saying was true. She is now the most active member of our "branch". Well that's the only story I got for this week. I'll attach a picture of her with this e-mail.
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.