Friday, May 13, 2016

Faith is like a little seed

Hey Everyone,

So this week was awesome. 

For starters, two investigators that I taught in Pirae, Taaroa and Bertie, were baptized on Saturday. I had the pleasure of baptizing Bertie. It was an amazing experience. I'm so happy that they made it to the waters of baptism. And I got to see a lot of people that I haven't seen for awhile. 
We also had the baptism of Papi Tepa on saturday it was equally amazing...or as we sometimes say in French but not really " C'√©tait formidable." He bore a really special testimony afterwards. Something funny happened too...we told him to make sure he says "In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen at the end. Or in tahitian "Na roto i te i'oa o Iesu Mesia, Amene." So when he got up he said, "I'ora'na i te mau taeae e te mau tuahine, na roto i te i'oa o Iesu Mesia, amene" which means " Hello Brothers and Sisters, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen." I dont think he understood exactly what we meant...but it didn't matter, he went on ti bear his testimony and it was very good...he also finished his testimony correctly. Sometimes Tahitians are really funny. 

We taught a lot of investigators about scriptures this week. We taught Robert and Kelly yesterday about the Book of Mormon. Robert is the guy that had a dream about the Book of Mormon but they still haven't read or prayed. The problem is that Robert has a hard time believing in Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon...but he does have a desire to believe. So we talked to him about Alma 32 and about how, now that he has the seed planted in his heart he has to water it to see if it will grow and the only way to water the seed of faith is to read and pray. They finally understood and hopefully they'll put their belief into action!

anyways thats about it! I love you all have a good week!!!!
Elder Cole Porter

Baptizing Bertie
Me, papi tepa, elder fuller
The party after papi tepa' baptism.
The view from an investigators house.

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