August 28, 2016

Samabula - Week 7

Siga ni sucu


It's been one of the busiest weeks of my life!  But it was great!  We had a lot to do with transfers and preparing for some big meetings this week.

So Elder Condie went home this week.  It was awesome being companions with him but I'm happy for this next stage of his life!  My new companion is Elder Faamoe.  He is Samoan (I know I keep getting Samoans) and from Zion itself, Independence, Missouri.  He's a fun guy and loves to laugh a lot so I'm super excited to be companions with him!

We had a really busy week with a new group coming in from the MTC into our mission and transfers and a group going home.  We were running around all week and moving people around but it was all good fun.  It's so fun to see all the new missionaries because they are just excited to be here and be missionaries!  We need more of that greenie fire!

It was kind of a rough week in our area this week but still had a few glimmers of hope.  We finally got Kesa to really ask her husband if she can be baptized, and she has been asking him everyday!  But she said he hasn't answered her yet so I'm not sure what will happen..  But we'll keep praying and hoping that a miracle will happen and he will soften his heart.  Salutu and Alice are doing really well!  We started the Plan of Salvation with them and they have so many good questions.  They said that they want to be baptized, but the only thing holding them back is coming to church.  They said they would come, but then they didn't show up, so we were pretty bummed about that.  But afterwards we visited them after church, and Salutu said he had come to church with his two kids, but then the kids started screaming and stuff, so he just took them to a park and let them play.  So they are progressing but very slowly!

I had my birthday yesterday which was pretty good.  The Somosomo branch had a temple trip this week and has been staying in the temple patron housing which is in the same building as the mission office.  They had a big lunch and we got to eat some real quality Waicipoki which is my favorite Fijian food.  So that was the highlight of my birthday!

Talk to you next week!


Elder Harris

Elder Condie and Elder Faamoe (and Sister Layton photobombing)

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