Monday, December 19, 2016

People, it really is "The Other Side of Heaven"

These past two weeks, I experienced some things that most people spend their whole lives waiting for.
1. My companion and I joined our mission pres and local members on a LONG boat journey (i didn't even throw up!! but oh man, over 24 hrs on a small boat in the ocean is not fun...) to the remote Island of Niua for their district conference. We were even able to sing for the people there together with the APs. I will write about all the miracles later because I have 3 minutes. Just imagine them from the pictures <3.
2. I was a race car driver when we had to emergency rush a sister to the hospital who came by plane from another island and the ambulance didn't show up... ugh... Tonga.
3. I witnessed a baby healed by the power of the Priesthood.
That's all i have time for. This is the true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!!! <3

-Sister Bever

p.s. the island with the beautiful water is the little island where John Groberg went to pray and learn the Language. It's a lot bigger than in the movie. 
--
Sister Emily Bever

Tonga Nuku'alofa Mission











Monday, December 5, 2016

#sharethelight

Dear Everyone,

I wish I had more time to write, but I don't. This week we had a privilege of going on the mission tour with Elder and Sister Haleck, President and Sister Tui'one, and the APs. We had meetings all week on Tongatapu, Ha'apai, and Vava'u! Even though each trip was very short, less than a day, we were able to see some beautiful sights, but more importantly, i don't know why I am so blessed, but we got 5x the counsel and instruction from the pacific area president. I learned soooo much, but maybe the biggest thing i learned is that the church of Jesus Christ and his gospel unites everyone. If I want to do something to bring the most unity and peace to the world, I should simply serve faithfully in the church for the rest of my life. My commitment to all of us this week is to fulfill our callings to the best of our ability. This really is the kingdom of God on the Earth, the sooner we decide to be all in, the better. 

Love you all, and I am so sorry to be out of time again,
Have a wonderful week and #sharethelight where ever you are!!

--
Sister Emily Bever

Tonga Nuku'alofa Mission

vava'u harbour. BEAUTIFUL. The pictures do not do it justice



quick self with my gorgeous comp in the car which is where we spend too much time driving all over the place.


We had a ward activity for missionary work in our english ward and so that was the table by the door before we got the table cloth


my comp and the area president, Elder Haleck, who came for our mission tour.


an adorable baby of a family in our english ward. The kids are all half tongan. Their mom is from spokane washington and their dad is tongan.