too much to write in one email. On monday i left Kolovai and left my little daughter, Sister Ramsay, and I came here to the office in Matangiake (Liahona). I have spent most days running around, dropping people off, picking people up, and fitting in a few teaching appointments here and there. Who knew I would drive more on my mission in TONGA than I did at home??
I guess we are the Sister Supervisor training leaders or something. We get to do lots of excahnges and I guess half of my work now is toward the missionaries instead of the investigators.... indirectly helping investigators. We have two wards that we also serve in here. Matangiake and Liahona1. THe Liahona ward is an English ward which is definetly wierd. My companion promised to help me not to lose my Tongan, which i will really need to work for. She is Tongan from Tonga and New Zealand. English is her second language, so I am helping her with English too since she is more nervous to teach in English than I am to teach in Tongan.
Fun fact- There is not a single non-member in the wards we serve in. There are 4 inactives, and that's it. Although, we do have 2 investigators who are fellowshipped by someone in our ward and we are working on encouraging the members more to invite their friends to hear the gospel in their homes, even if they don't live in Liahona.
Finau- an older Catholic man who is making great progress...
Peni- another older man who has a baptism date for this next week!!
Please pray for them :)
Apparently we will have opportunities in this new assignment to travel to the other islands!! Woohoo! I'll give more updates on that later, anyway, i attached a picture of my daughter and my granddaughter (Sister Petersen) and I in matching purple dresses. The other picture is of my comp and I driving all over the island. She is hilarious :)
Okay, out of time.
<3 Ofa Atu
Sister Emily Bever
Tonga Nuku'alofa Mission
a picture of my daughter and my granddaughter (Sister Petersen) and I in matching purple dresses.
my comp and I driving all over the island. She is hilarious :)