July 3, 2016

Nausori - Week 17


Ni sa bula maleka,

Sa wananavu sara na macawa qo!  Au sa marautaka.  It's been a great week here in the now cold and muddy streets of Nausori!  Sa tau ga valailai na uca, ia sa batabata sara.  I'm kind of cold, but then I looked at a thermometer and realized it's only like 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Oh yeah, Happy America day!  I may have been singing God Bless America this morning and also may possibly be wearing a red tie with a blue sulu.  All the Aussies and Kiwis are going down in touch rugby today. 

So this week we had a lot of meetings.  We had the usual meeting with our district, and then a meeting with our district leaders, and then a meeting with President and Sister Layton.  They were all good!  We are really excited for our zone right now; everyone is having a lot of success, and we are seeing heaps of people whom the Lord has prepared to receive the gospel.  It's great to see the Lord's "elect" and be able to share with them what they have been searching for.  In our meeting with President Layton, we learned a lot more about finding those elect, especially with referrals, and how to help them feel the Spirit in the first few moments speaking to them.  We also learned how to help people see the importance of coming to partake of the sacrament on Sundays.  I always love learning from President because he always has awesome insights and ideas for us to use.

Our area is blowing up!  We have so much going on and so many people who are prepared.  Misiviliame was baptized on Saturday and confirmed yesterday.  His baptism was amazing!  He told the story afterwards of how he had been a very influential person within the Pentecostal church and how certain things had led him to decide to not go to any church anymore and just stay home and take care of his family.  He had been that way for about 5 years and then Brother Biu introduced us to him!  It's been way fun teaching him and helping him learn the fulness of the gospel.  His wife also came to the baptism and he says now we can start to teach her and their kids!  It's going to be great.  Jack and Gloria are doing well and loving church in general.  They're way ready to be baptized we're the ones struggling to keep up with them and get all the lessons taught!  But the plan is two weeks from now to have them baptized with two other kids, Temesia and Suli who are the kids of the less-active guy we found a few weeks ago.  There's lots more but those are the ones we are focusing on right now.

It's been great learning so much and serving the people here in Fiji.  There is no where else I'd rather be and nothing else I'd rather be doing.  I'm so grateful Heavenly Father sent me here to be with these amazing people.

Kalougata tiko,

Elder Harris

Misiviliame"s Baptism

This boy fell asleep

This is the meeting we had at the mission home

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