Halo from my Green Christmas island of Efate!! (December 16, 2018)

Dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas!! Merry Christmas!!!! I love you so very much. I am so excited to talk to you in almost a week!!!! Yay!!!! Mama: I love you so very much!! The two packages are in our truck!!! I am so excited. It’s Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything should be prepared for the skype facetime call. I will call from here. I will open the chat on skype so if anything goes wrong we will have some source of communication. You are just the sweetest soul. You light the world everywhere you go. (Mama will you watch the mistletoe and whitechristmas for me and Miranda if you get a chance. The song good king winceslauce came on and I thought about the line “There’s Miranda lying about on the feast of steven!” Haha. I love you!!! Daddy: Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning sunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Papa blong mi Merry Christmas! My island is so hot. I think there was a gaurdian angel over my packages. I have them! Thank you. Thank you! Thank you!!! Institute Christmas!! I’ve been listening to all of the Christmas music that we have in our possession Choir, Carols from the Christmas Cradle, a little USB with Christmas from President Granger last year. I love Halmark Christmas movies!!!!!!! THE AGGIES WON A BOWL GAME. It’s a Christmas miracle!!!!! I love my Aggies. Go Eggies… Daddy you’ve answered my prayers. Thank you. I feel so wonderful about March now. There is peace in my

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Halo from my green Christmas Efate (December 9, 2018)

Halo beautiful famle we mi luvem tumas! Oh how much I adore you. Christmas is coming!!!! I’m so excited. Please eat many sugar cookies with frosting. Mama blong mi: The palm trees are swinging gently as the tide comes in and out. We are great. We didn’t feel any eathquake here and haven’t heard about a tsunami warning. I do know that if there is anything that will happen we will be protected. We have been giving the missionaries their gingerbread missionaries. Their heart just melts. Thank you so much for doing this for the souls in Efate. I love you! Aww thank you so much for sending me Christmas packages!!! Aww and Utah magnets!! I can’t wait. Sista Nila and I are wearing the Christmas socks 🙂 (at night… it’s about 85 degrees now) We actually were in charge of planning all the activities. Bless creative missionaries who make on the spot games when the rain comes. I love Sista Sanders! She is just a doll. I remember that time. I’m grateful for the moments that prepared me to help her. Thank you for your example. Sista Nila and I are great. She is incredible. The missionary is going slowly but surely. Our dear Jelisa who was really close to getting baptized moved to the island. We got a text from her that told us her testimony. We were so disappointed but I know that God has a plan and He’ll take good care of her. Aww. Thank you

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Happy Decemba from my little island of Efate! (December 2, 2018)

Good Morning ol Famle blong mi!! Oh how much I adore you! Merry Christmas!!!! I love you so very much!! Mama: I love you so much! You are so so special. I do the same thing with your letter too! Translation sentence by sentence Hello my beautiful family that I love so much! How is your day? I hope it is nice. Morning yoga slash planks are about a 20 minute venture. The rest of the day we walk up hills. Tabu Spirit means the Holy Ghost (Tabu also means no. So when a pikinini does something you hear a mama singout Tabu! Tabu! It’s so funny) The crab are from the island. Crab season is in December to January. This is the second time I have had it here. Shelly and Sang pour them into a big barrell and it is like a tap dancing crab choir. or flamingo dancers. Daddy: It sounds magical. Catch a snowflake for me as they dust that beautiful Christmas tree. I love you. The little gifts is such a cute thing for mama. The velcro strips! It’s a brilliant idea. The missionaries love acapella Christmas. Bless their souls. Maybe I’ll catch the train someday. I will breath in and breath out. I love the thoughts you have had on faith this morning. They are magical. If you will send some Utah Snowman please. 🙂 BIG NEWS Skype call will be 26 December, my time 10 am- 11 am. Will you please prepare a

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Halo from my island of Efate! (November 25, 2018)

Halo beautiful famle we mi luvem tumas! Olsem wanem dei blong yufala? Mi hope se hem i tuff go go… nice go go… Mama blong mi! I am wonderful. It is sunshiney here! The palm trees wave with the sounds of the water. The color is a vibrant blue. Today our plans are to email, go shopping, and decorate our house for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. We spent the whole day telling each other what we were grateful for. We ate some kato. It was delicous. I love Thanksgiving. That sounds amazing! I miss pie. Aww mama. Thank you. I needed this today. Thank you for sending these notes! You will be happy to know that I look forward to morning yoga as the sun is wide awake in the morning. Thank you for going to the temple! I know Papa God blesses you every time you take time to serve him. It’s such a blessing to me too! Thank you. I love you my sweet beautiful momma! Good Moooooooooooooooooooooooooorning sunnnnnshine!!!!!!!!!! I love you so very much! I am doing wonderfully. The sun is hot. I wish it was hotter! (well…) I love it! The mango and the restoration. I”m so glad God sent me here to taste mangos and to taste the sweetness of sharing the gospel. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! What a beautiful moment in time. I’m so grateful for the spirit that allows me to have glimpses and small fractions of a moment into eternity. People are beautiful.

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Halo from my island of…. (November 18, 2018)

Efate!! Halo from my beautiful island of Efate!! I love you all so very much. Mama: I love you so very much! I always knew you were a queen. We can buy scotch here! I mean scotch tape. Haha! There’s a black bear restraunt!! Oh yummy!!! Snow!!!!!!!!! What’s snow?? 🙂 It’s about 80 degrees right now.. it started snowing… dust snowing! My Chacos are doing great! Just a new dress would be perfect. Some more pictures, would be lovely. Some little sugar free candy? Just smol smol. I can give to Papa Pakoa. The songs you sent some! Thank you!. You are welcome to send more. Sleigh Ride Winter wonderland. That’s about it. Craving. McDonalds. Your favorite. Christmas socks. Even though it is hot I’ll wear them. Missing the most… you! and… Dad!… and chicken enchiladas! Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for my family. For Thanksgiving! We will go teach people about the gospel and help the sisters who are finishing their missions have everything ready so they can celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. I’m so proud of you in who you are and all you are doing. Mosea is the greatest!! You are amazing Mama. I love you! I”m so grateful for you in my life. I can’t express with words. Daddy: Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning!!! I have a funny story to tell you. So once upon a time I gave one of My albums to Soeur Rodriguez. She opened it up (she finishes her mission on Wednesday. She has been serving

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Halo from my island of Efate (November 11, 2018)

Halo beautiful famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! I hope your island is nice and sunshiny. Today Efate is raining so her mango trees can grow. I love my little island. I love you! Prequel: Thank you so very much!! Thank you for the green vegetables too. They have been quite nice to have. I love you so much. I’ll make sure if I do. I will do the larger amounts. Goooooooooooooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooorning sunshine!! Time is our friend. I love Bislama. I can’t wait for you to learn it. The list is such a brilliant idea. I will make one today. Writing lyrics is definently a go to. You won’t believe it but some leaves do fall in Vanuatu! Some… smol smol. Go to service is the best. I have to tell you about what we did last week. Usually we get home and walk right into the house and start to prepare for the evening but last night two of the neightboring pikinini were outside so we ran in the house, grabbed my guitar, and started playing guitar as they danced. It was so much fun! We would take turns. I would finger the chords and they would strum. Later we played football and ran back and forth on the cement outside. We were sweaty but were all smiling! Finally when the stars came out we knew it was time to go inside. It was the best P day I’ve ever had. I love that scripture! That’s in

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