Hello mum and dad fefe hake? thank you for emailing me this week and taking the time out to email each week, i really do appreciate it!! Thank you for the updates on each of you and also on the family, seems like everyone is doing good! How is family prayer, scripture reading and family home evening?
Well I have transferred to my new area and it is Ilagan right in the city (the home of the corn here in the Philippines) and my new companion is Sister Mafi
yep my lotu was answered and she is tongan from tonga ouaaa she is from Popua!!! So on my way here i was pretty scared because i was travelling by myself to a place i never even knew and the only direction i was given was “get off at jollibee the only one in Ilagan” so with that i went onto the bus and its like a drive from Campbelltown to Frenches Forest so for me it was a 2 and half hour drive, anyways i was like man i hope i get off at the right stop (also this bus has no stops you just get off wherever and they pick up people wherever just like tonga lol) so anyways half way there this guy got on the bus and out of all seats he just has to sit next to me and in my mind i was like hoi the seats are small, theres so much space in this bus and you just have to sit here, so during the bus ride he recieved a phone call and he told them he was getting off at Jollibee Ilagan!! So i was like man what a blessing from Heavenly Father, out of all places to sit he sits next to me to allow me to get off at the right place so yep that was one of the many miracles that happened to me this week!!
So i met my new companion Sister Mafi, so we both found out monday night while i was still in Tuguegarao and guess what the first text i recieved from her it was in tongan hahaha so my companion Sister Perez was like i dont think this is tagalog and when i looked at it i couldnt stop laughing, but man she is heaps mad our first dinner we had kumala!! The ward here is so good, like bishop here is so hard working actually all the members here are so helpful in the work of the lord!! We had a one day mission with our ward and we all went out looking for people to teach and so many members came out and showed there support and even the old ones came and helped out cooking so it was so good to see (bishop mailangi i suggest it for the ward and the missionaries) we were able to find 35 people as a ward in 3 hours so it was good!!
For lunch on sunday i made chopsiuey the first time actually haha it was approved from Sister Mafi so im guessing its good, we didnt have any vegetables forgot to buy it the day before but it was alright also it was so much and guess what we finished it haha!!
But we went to the Sports Complex here for a run because i havent ran in 2 weeks and was missing it and she wants to fakaholo so she reckons shes going to get up every morning haha
but we will see, the area here is good it is the city so pretty hard but hey thats missionary work!! I think the only down thing about having a tongan companion is the mentality they have just because im tongan they can get away with little things, but everytime i am tempted i just read over the email from dad about being truthfully honest and whenever there is something that is not right i just tell her and we went over it in companionship inventory, but shes good and a really hard worker too!!
Yeah i have been studying the book of mormon to go over it and really come to understand it and i really do love it!! i source that is a big help is the book of mormon manual read a chapter then read the manual another source is the holy ghost, i really can tell the difference of when i was at home reading and here on the mission like at home i was reading just read but its different when you read to understand!! I just finished Alma today such a good read!!
how is everyone in the family?
i am good, we are the only two in our house so it makes it heaps easy to clean and cook because were both easy and just eat anything, the first two days Sister Mafi bought 2 ice cream bowls and finished it in like 3 days hahaha hut guy but the work is good and my tagalog is getting there but still has a lot of improvement!! Missing home hearing Sister Mafi speak and pray in tongan but im good!! She has been teaching me tongan too which is tika haha
but thats all from me this week always know that you are all in my prayers, everyday and theres never i day i dont think of you all!!! thank you for your hard work everyday for this family, remember to keep up family prayer,family scripture reading and family home evening everyday please and please feed the missionaries once a week espeically because dads the bishop even if it is noodles they are grateful!!!
“Farewelling the families in my first area”
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH IF THERES ANY THING YOU NEED FROM ME PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!
OFA LAHI ATU