Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Christmas in Tahiti

Hey everyone,

This week was good. It was a lot of hard work that paid off. It was a lot of walking and a lot of sweating because it was so hot. So we should have one baptism this week on Friday, Christmas Day! She has progressed a lot and we're excited to see her be blessed. 

We attended a FHE last Monday night and we met a new family. The dad is inactive and his wife and kids are Catholic. We talked with them and it was apparent that they both wanted a change in their life. When we did a lesson with them during the week, we saw that there were some problems between them. We found out later that the dad is not really there for his family and that there were some pretty big problems in his life. The wife wants to bring her family into the church but he gives no support. We're working with the ward here to help them workout their problems. 

The ward here has been really helpful. We have some awesome members who go with us pretty much every day to teach investigators. Investigators are so much more comfortable if there's a member there with us. We had one member who went with us to see a couple and he talked in Tahitian for awhile and I didn't understand everything but he convinced them to think about a baptismal date. It was pretty cool. 

I really enjoy the Christmas season, even if you can't really tell that its Christmas here. One of my favorite Mormon Messages is "What Shall We Give?". It's a video where a family does a bunch of little kind acts of service while MOTAB sings in the background. The theme is what shall we give Christ for Christmas. We've been inviting all of the investigators to do that. Reflect on what we can give Christ this year. 

Thank you all for the support! love you all

Elder Cole Porter

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