"And this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these things for myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety? 46. Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God... 48. I say unto you, that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name. 49. And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved brethren."
"Come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
Mom! Thank you for all the pictures!!! I seriously love them!
It's good to hear how much fun y'all had for Easter!
My Easter was good! We had dinner with sister Iverson, whose
family was going to be gone for Easter. She gave a card with 50 dollars in it!
Which was amazing because.... We needed it haha
Also I got your package today! Thank you so much! Here's a video
of me and sister Tilini who is going home next week! Transfers will be this
week and I'm pretty sure sister Vaea will be transferred because she has been
in the same area for 8 months. She wanted to say thank you for the gifts she
got from you in the package! You're seriously the best mom ever!
I really enjoyed this Easter because I was able to teach about
Jesus Christ as opposed to just hearing about him. We are teaching an Asian
family with no Christian background and we told them about the last week of
Christ's life leading up to his resurrection. It was such an amazing
I really have learned so much from Him and I have so much more
This week was so special, especially for Lynn (that's why I'm
this email after her)! On Friday Lynn got baptized. This is a
that she has studied out for years, and finally came to the
of making it 3 months ago. Her story can be an example to all of
how important it is to be a missionary to everyone. Lynn's first
experience with the church was when she was very young and would
church with her aunt who was a faithful member. She loved her
the values that she lived by so much that she wanted to stay
but she was unable to because she had to care for her 3 younger
sisters. As her life went on she got married and now has 3
and 13 grandchildren!
All her life she has studied the bible, has gone to a couple
general conferences, and even has a family search account she's been working
on. She said that the things that she has learned has helped her and her family
stay united and close. The funny thing is that Lynn knew she had two neighbors
who were Mormon. They have been friends for 10 years and have invited her to
relief society activities, but didn't really talk about the gospel with her.
Until one day their daughter gave Lynn a Book of Mormon and invited her to read
it. Lynn read it and then went back and wanted to learn more. As we taught her
she continued to thirst for knowledge. She read the ensigns (Church magazine),
past general conference talks, and one day we came by and she told us that she
had read all of preach my gospel! (That is a manual that we use to teach
Lynn told us that she had always wanted to be baptized she just
needed the right guidance to get there.She
knows that it takes time to get your own testimony, and she hopes that she can
be the same example to the rest of her family as her Aunt was to her. Oh the
best part of this story! Her Aunt is like 91 and she wanted to surprise her by
bringing her Aunt to her baptism. It was such a tender reunion! And her Aunt
was so happy to see her all in white. Lynn's husband Larry even came to the
baptism! He isn't too thrilled about church, but he likes to see his wife
Lynn is an example to me of how beautiful things come over time
and through a lot of work, and even if it takes a while that doesn't mean we
give up. We keep going and we can always start again, because we have a Savior.
We fall and mess up time and time again, but because of Him we can be freed
from our mistakes and our trials. We can look at each new day as a new
beginning to our lives. There is so much good in this world. I
have seen it in people and in the work that I do. I'm so
Lynn and the decision she made and the progress that she will
I challenge you all to pray to find someone who is looking
for this knowledge and invite them to come to church with you or
the Book of Mormon. You won't regret it :)
Thank you all for your prayers and your support! You all have
difference in my life and I'm so grateful for each and everyone
It's so nice that y'all aren't sick of my emails yet ;)
This week was just as good as the last! Despite Sister Vaea
sick this Wednesday :( poor girl... Sounds like she is hacking
lung and yet she still wants to go out and work. That is the
missionary she is :) until on Friday she had pushed herself too
she didn't even wake up....I thought she was dead, she wasn't
waking up! Just kidding, that is super dramatic but she was
pretty sick so she slept the whole day. I still went out and did
missionary work though! Thankfully we live with another set of
sisters in our apartment and Sister Chatterton had had surgery
toe, so she was bed ridden. Sister Tilini (Sister Chattertons
companion) and I worked each other's areas. It was awesome! And
we got a lot done despite us driving back and forth to each area. So that was
Saturday will be my main topic of this email though because it
was mission conference!!!! Yay! We had Elder Hamula of the 70 (name of a
leadership group in our church) come and speak to us. He was going to talk with
us for an hour and a half however he stopped 30 min into his talk and said,
"Brothers and Sisters I do have a talk and a topic to speak with you
today, however I feel like I need to open up a question and answer for you all
right now." So that was way cool and way needed because there was a new
rule that president came out with regarding our preparation days (P-Days).
Instead of emailing the whole day, we now get an hour and a half to
email, also we have an hour to play sports, and we have to be at
church buildings in our area. So a lot of the questions were
around the will of God, which I found really interesting seeing
this has been a topic in my studies for a good month or two.
really liked is his process in how to change, and that is to:
1) accept that you have the agency to act and not be acted upon
2) act outwardly the way you want to be inwardly
3) avail yourself of the lords grace.
I'm really grateful for these new rules because it will make our
mission so much better. I know the Lord needs us to change some things
in order to further his work and if a little thing like this is
to do it then I know the missionaries here and the people they
are going to be blessed.
In other news I am so pumped for this week!!! Lynn Egan is
baptized this Friday and we will be attending the temple with
tomorrow! She is seriously my favorite. She made us homemade
bread and it was delicious.
Well I hope you all have a wonderful week! Btw go check out mormon.org