Halo from my beautiful island of Efate! (January 20, 2019)

Halo beautiful famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas!!

I hope you have had a wonderful week. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I am so grateful for you. This week has been a wonderful week. I am so grateful for the chance I have to come to know the souls in Etas. They bless my life emmensely. There is one abu we met this week who we learned to givhan she walks the thirty minutes through the bush to go help another abu who can’t get up because of a severe accident she had when she was younger. This abu washes all her clothes, cleans her house, and helps her do all the things that she is unable to do by herself. This abu is a great example to me of someone with Christlike love.

I am so grateful for her efforts. We helped her a little this week. I am so grateful for the good people in the world.

Daddy: Goooooooooood Mooooooooooooorning sunshine!!! Time is our friend.

I love you so much! Thank you for listening to the album! I’m so proud of that. There is so much love in that album. I’ll try and check the lunar eclipse! Thank you so much for sending your notes on the blessing. I love the definition of adversity. That is something that has most certainly manifested itself on my mission. I’m grateful for the experiences and the opportunities to learn. I love you so very much! Thank you for trusting in the spirit as you wrote to me. I love you! Have a wonderful week!

Mama: We take the bus every P-Day (except today we were able to get a ride from the Elders because we had a district activity.) Town is about 20 minutes from Etas. The people are doing wonderfully. We went to walk with Papa Pierre on Sunday but he told us he was “sick…” so we will try again next week!

We are strengthening the core with the members. We are getting to know them more. We always try and share a scripture and ask if they know anyone to teach. If we can have a strong ward to bring people to when they join the jos they will more likely have a stronger social conversion in addition to the spiritual conversion. We have been focusing on helping people who haven’t been coming to jos and bringing the members with us. We always eat at one mama’s house. Mama Joanita has always fed the missionaries and another mama named mama Linda. Whenever they pass they always give us food! Bless their souls. A lot of rice. It’s the heart that counts. We meet in an actual ward building. It’s a lot different than Ohlen. The work seems a little bit slower but everything takes time. There are two elder companionships in our ward. They are great!

My companion is wonderful and very patient with me. We always talk together in the mornings and we love to make cookies for the people in our area together. My companion has one of the biggest hearts for helping others. As for the biggest challenge. We both have very different perspectives of missionary work. It helps us learn to work together. Thank you for sharing your experience with me mama. It helps me more than you think. I’m so happy that you had a wonderful birthday. You deserve only the best. Happy belated birthday! I thought of you all day and said happy birthday mama when it was 6m here. I love you so much!

Soeur Jenson and Elda Hable (serving in New Cal)
icecream with abu mary
Sista Papel and I
Salwata
The Bus mirror and Sista Otukolo and I
Etas
Etas