This week was busy, but fun,and rewarding! We dealt with a few problems with the sisters (sicknesses, companion relationships, etc) this week. We went to 'Eua this week for just a day... the plane ride was 7 whole minutes! they claim its the shortest commercial flight in the world. 'Eua is really beautiful. It reminds me of an island version of molalla.... hahah there are a lot of trees there, so a lot of logging is done, and it's all just pretty rural. the "city" doesn't even have paved roads. I attached a few pictures. We did an exchange with some sisters there, and although they are facing many challenges in their areas, I know the Lord will bless them if they continue to use their time wisely. I am sooo happy to see when the sisters change their hearts and renew their desire to serve with all their heart, might, mind, and strength. It's kind of the same feeling i have when an investigator accepts the commitments we give them. Oh, speaking of investigators, we taught Finau again this week and he is still working towards the 29th! Next week! He keeps his commitments, and I have a lot of faith that his baptism will happen, even if he is not yet 100% sure.
One more experience with an investigator that I want to share--
Russel- He is a student at Liahona who is not a member. He is a very smart, good kid. We taught him during his seminary class the other day. He had been asking his teaching for a week for us to come, so he was just so prepared! We asked him questions and tried to teach him according to his needs, and it ended up being one of the best lessons we have had in a while. His friend, another Liahona student-member was there ( a 14-15 yr old boy), and he shared a powerful experience and testimony on the power of prayer, and the cute boy cried as he asked his buddy to accept the invitation to be baptized once he gets the answer to his prayers. We committed him to be baptized in the 5th of November, so we will work towards that date. He is currently reading the Book of Mormon.
Out of time.... but, I love you all. Look for a miracle in every day and I promise you will find one.
Sister Emily Bever
Tonga Nuku'alofa Mission