Halo from my island of Efate!!!

Halo beautiful famle blong we mi lovem tumas. Yu makem hart blong me fulup joy mo happiness. Tankyu tumas for all of your love and support. I feel your love I feel your prayers. You all are amazing. I shouted with joy when I opened up my email to see so much love. Thank you for everything.

My sweet beautiful Momma we mi lovem tumas! YOu are just the sweetest soul. Your bislama is beautiful. It’s kind of funny how the words switch around but I would say Halo momma blong mi we i beautiful tumas! You are wonderful. This week has been quite challenging. So much has happened this week. I remember a while back you said to really love the highs and feel the pain in the lows so you can enjoy the happiness more. This week Sista “Otuafi and I were both super sick, but we still went out and taught to the best that we could. We’re better now. So many wonderful things happened this week as well. Florence is doing wonderfully. We invited her to pray about getting baptized. Anne was asleep so we didn’t teach her. We started reading the Buk Blong Momon with Thierry and it explaining a little bit at a time. That’s the key. A little at a time. We saw Edna and Jimmy yesterday! They said they were so sorry that they couldn’t have a lesson last week, there was an abu that died in the community. When someone dies there is about a week of mourning all combined with food and island kakae. Chief Jimmy had to go to a meeting for Nabunga but we storied with Edna and Matilda. WE taught them about baptism. They asked questions about infant baptism and the difference between being sprinkled with water and being immersed in water. Questions are so wonderful! Especially because all answers can be found in the scriptures. We invited them to pray about being baptized. Please keep them in your prayers. We also got to story with Annie and James yesterday. Sista ‘Otuafi’s back was hurting but we taught lessons and moved forward. We storied with them about the law of Jastiti. This is the first time where this lesson has actually been embraced and not questioned! They were so happy that we had come. I got to share my testimony about the temple and the blessings that it brings to families and being sealed as a family for eternity. It was amazing. Please keep Annette and Alice in your prayers. Annette and I were talking (sister of Annette momma of Jessica) and she has started working to help pay for school. She has so much faith and trust in Papa God. Please keep them in your prayers that she will have strength. We also invited them to pray about baptism as well. On Saturday we taught the Bule family. They are wonderful! They said they prayed and they felt like they needed evidence of the truth… it just so happened (there are no coincidences) that we were teaching a lesson about the Buk Blong Momon. We also taught Mary (Toko was at work). We shared a scripture. Please keep them in your prayers. Oh. Annie and James. Will you pray that as they move forward that they will be comforted and have the strength to make whatever decision the Lord has in mind for them? Thank you. I know your prayers bring these beautiful souls strength.
Thank you for calling Garrett! He is always in my prayers. You are wonderful momma.
The office is about fifteen minutes away. With traffic sometimes 20. A nice drive by the ocean. The picture is of the enchanted tree!

Mari got baptized!!! I’m so proud of her. She has so much light in her eyes. I am reminded that this was the same age that dad got baptized. This decision will always bless her life.

Sista Brown is from California she reminds me of Sarah my cousin. Elda Brown and I were in the same district at the MTC. He just tells the funniest stories and brigthens my day.

If people aren’t home we usually look them a few days later or story with them the same time the week after. It’s quite interesting.

Have so much fun in Washington! I’m so proud of Larry and the whole Merket family. They are so inspiring. Roxy really is brilliant.
Momma thank you for sharing your expierience. It brought me to tears and has once again, as always, brought me so much strength.
I love you so much! Give Nora and Vinny a big hug for me and all of the merkets. Have an amazing week and fly safe! I love you.

Daddy! Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnggggg!!!! I am wonderful. I always smile when I read letters from my family. How are you today? Two cowboy testimonies! Amazing!

The Van… Oh the van! So many memories, so much love, so much dedication. You can do this. Taste some snow for me? Ah! So exciting! I’m pretty sure she is getting married to a man named Andrew. He is a good soul. Lucky soul.

The snowflakes that find your door, soak my skin as mud slides underneith my feet. I love you so much. Have an amazing day!!!
Thank you for your words of wisdom and brilliance. I love you so much. Mi luvem yu tumas!

Highlights for this week.

1. Mari got baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is so amazing. I know that we may have been the ones teaching out loud, but I know there were angels that were helping her learn and understand. Angels that will continue to be with her, her entire life.
2. Ros taught Sista ‘Otuafi and I how to make Kato!
3. Mamma Dorris taught us how to make Simboro!
4. We had dinner at Raizzi”s again! Bless their souls. They made deep sea fish!!! So tasty!!!\
5. It rained and poured and all of Efate was graced by droplets that have formed a new lake in Ohlen.
6. So much happened this week and two of the Elders gave sista “Otuafi and I icecream. They win. Made my heart so happy!!!!!!

Have an amazing week this week. I love you all so very much!
Sista Carter