Elder samuel haycock's
bringing the light of the gospel to the people of kiribati
Elder samuel haycock's
It really is crazy how fast time flies as. I am approaching my last transfer here in Kiribati. This mission is a special mission. It is not like any other mission. If I were to describe half of the stuff that goes on it would be disturbing. Honestly I am excited to see all of you. But I am really excited that I have two more months to keep helping people come unto Christ. We should have more baptisms coming up this next month as investigators are making progress. I am also excited for this week as our stake is throwing a Song Festival. Where all the wards compete against each other. It will be awesome and it has been nice to lead them and to put those music skills to use.
Needs: Space Saver Bags - yes, for clothes and other things. Pair of pants to come home in. My feet if you find 42 that size works the best - I don't know what size that is in US. If you would like to supply me with a little money for souvenirs I wouldn't argue. But if not I can get along without. As for a turtle shell, I wasn't planning on taking one home.
I would encourage all of you to read from Hope of Israel by President Russell M Nelson. Such a great message! I know that we have a prophet for these days. I know that he leads and guides this church. I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Bikenibeu 2nd West.
I got to hear from him later that night and he wanted to ask and answer some questions we exchanged via email.
How are you doing? How's your health?
I am just exhausted and have a head cold at the moment. It usually wakes me up at 1:00 AM and then have a hard time sleeping after. I have had it for two days now. I just wake up and I don't know what to do. But I do wake up with enough energy - just have a headache, runny nose and sore throat. I have also moved around a lot (in my sleep) more these past couple of days. It has been weird.
Tell us more about your companion. What do you admire about him? What are his strengths?
Elder Hansen loves to be right. He is 6'2", is very smart and has a fantastic memory!
Tell us about your home. Beds or hammocks or floors? Are rats a big problem still?
Our house imagine a run down house in America and you have it. One old fan that still runs and tile flooring. The five of us sleep in the same room on the floor. And yes, rats are a huge problem...ish. They have died down since we have had the cat.
Do you get around by biking or walking? Are your other flat mates fun to be around?
Biking!!! They are fun sometimes but frustrating because they break down once in a while (the bikes). I'm back with Elder Roberts which is awesome. I have to go. So I want to say I love you. Have fun!
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.