Everyone seems to think I will be staying in my area forever because 3 companions of mine have come and gone in this area, but i don't mind :) i love my area, and I am happy I stayed. Being companions with Sister Betteridge is great! we went to the storage unit in Liahona today to grab my old shoes so she can run with me this week! She left her shoes in 'Eua on accident.
I have a good feeling about the upcoming week. we have lots of good appointments already set up, and we are having stake conference!! i expect a lot of investigators will come... for some reason it is easy for them to say yes to an invite to a conference, but normal church is a NO WAY! ugh... anyway, highlights of the last week:
1. Sina Loni's baptism!! She really did not like the church about 2 months ago. She was strong in the Wesleyan Church, and for a long time I thought she would NEVER open up to us! but, miracles happen :) she gave a powerful, faithfilled testimony after her baptism, and even though her mother is angry with her for getting baptized, she believes and knows it is the right thing to do, and she is looking forward to going to the temple as soon as possible.
2. We have a new investigator named Ema who is very promising. We are teaching her again tomorrow. Her sister just passed away suddenly and she really likes what we have taught her about the plan of salvation.
3. We FINALLY taught a guy names 'Uasi this week. We have been trying to teach him for months!! it was really good. He accepted the invitation to come and see the temple with us. His wife is a return missionary, but he has never really opened his heart to learning about the gospel before.
I don't have much time, so all i ask is that you all pray for these people to progress this week, and know that I love you all!!! <3
Us and out car washing helpers from earlier today!
sister betteridge and I jumping at the beach
our cool scenic shot with the coral
our vahe! we played volleyball today at the beach! it wasn't allowed before but now it is :)
Sina Loni got baptized!! and her new husband who was less active was able to baptize her! he was wearing sunglasses in the picture because he was in a rugby game earlier that day and got hit and had a HUGE swollen black eye.
Sister Mo'unga and I on our last day before she went to 'Eua. we are at the beach but you can't tell, because that is the gross swampy side of the island.