Tuesday, May 14, 2013

An Upcoming September 2012 Baptism

Dear Family:

I am doing excellent! Our P-day lasts until 6 pm but we are going to cut it short to go to investigators and teach them. They are three Chuukese girls, 17, 15, and 12. They are Pentecostal, and are extremely shy (as almost every Chuukese girl is). So its hard to teach them, but after 2+ months, the 17 and 12 year old accepted the invitation to be baptized on the 15th of September. You have no clue how happy I was when they said yes. I was overcome with the Spirit. It sounds cheesy, but I truly have come to love them, and want nothing but the best for them, whom are my sisters. I talk to them in Chuukese (they are from a different island than the dialect I am learning, so it's a bit difficult) and I try my best to help them understand and learn.

I have learned so much since I have been on my mission on the subject of religion as well as just human interaction.

Transfers are September 23 (Bryanna's birthday). It is so strange to say a sentence in Chuukese, and someone else understand, and respond.

There are black butterflies outside my apartment. They are everywhere in the South. BTW I love reading now. all that time I wasted playing games....(not to say that I won't play games anymore) but I have come to love reading. I am on page 464 of the Book of Mormon, I have read Our Heritage, True to the Faith, and Our Search for Happiness, and now I am on page 108 of Jesus the Christ (HOLY cow its a very hard and informational book). If you read that book your thoughts and mind will be so opened. I have learned sooooo much from the first 100 pages of that inspired book. It's extremely fascinating. It's 800 pages, so I'll be busy with that for awhile. All of that and I started on July 10 [note: this note was written September 2, 2012].

Here on Guam there are so many languages. So far I have collected how to say "Thank you" in 11 languages.

I always pray for you and Dad. It brings me close to you. Love you all. Thanks again for all the love and support.

Elder Hadder