Halo from my island of Efate! (November 4, 2018)

Halo beautiful famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! Olsem wanem dei blong yufala? I’m so grateful for you. Thank you for all of your love and your support. Mama: I am great! My island is as beautiful and hot as ever. Sista Nila is wonderful. Her birthday is coming up on the 2nd of December. Oh I’m so happy the letters arrived! Yes the letter was from Sista Nila. She sends her love. Bless that sweet Elder’s heart. Thank you so much for sharing! I love those scriptures. They bring so much strength. I love you more than words can express. Have a wonderful week mama! I love you so much. I’m so lucky to be your daughter. Daddy: Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning daddy!!! I love you so very much! Hola! Como Estas? (I”ll speak more spanish some day. We’ll learn together) I’m so happy you got the letters! Yay!!! Thank you for sending the thoughts that you had recorded.I love that last little line about trusting in the moment. I”m going to write that down. I love you daddy! Brother Winslow has always been so good to our family. He has halways been ministering or in bislama we say hem i givhan oltaem. I will breath in and out. I love the island air. P.S. When the mamas and the papas stick mango to fall out of the trees so we can kakae it reminds me of when you put christmas ornaments on our trees outside. Did you learn this

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Halo from my island of Efate!!!! (October 28, 2018)

Dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! Good morning. Oh how much I adore you all. You are always in my thoughts and in my prayers. Life in Ohlen and Vanuatu is hot and humid and beautiful. The sun is shining which makes the saltwate look crystal blue. Mama: I love you so very much. I like how you worded that. Larry and Roxy “took in” a morning session. It is so true. We really breath in the temple and soak up as much as we can. It sounds like such a delightful weekend with the Merkets. I love them so very much. You lucky soul! You are always in my prayers my sweet mama. I love you! Have a wonderful week. Daddy: Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning sunshine!!!!! I am wonderful! How is the JD Bigfoot of the island?? Missionaries! Where are they from Elders or sisters? Ah. They are the luckiest souls. I love that. You can only gain more. It’s so true! I love Grandma Demarious. I love her so much. Thank you for all that you and Mama do for our family. I love you so much! This week has been a wonderful week! Our ward mission leader got his mission call to South Africa! Sista Otukolo and I had an exchange! A woman named Mama Margaret shared with us her experience on God answering her prayers. and… Shelly, Sang, and Mama Esline all came to jos yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!! It’s a miracle. Thank you for all your prayers.

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Halo from my beautiful island of Efate!! (October 21, 2018)

Halo dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas. Olsem wanem wik blong yufala? Mi hope se hem i tuff tumas! Thank you for being you and for always emailing, praying, and just sending love. You all are wonderful. Mama blong mi: I love you! Thank you for celebrating my year mark! Yahoo! Thank you for taking the effort to go to the temple. YEA! Thank you for helping through my challenges and always supporting me and for celebrating in the good good joy. I love you! Papa blong mi: Goooooooooooooooood Mooooooooooooooorning!!! Oh how much I love you. I love your sunshine mountain thought. I had a little thought as it was pooring rain and the streets were flooding “We don’t wait for the sun to shine before we help people. We venture thorugh the mud and the rain to help bring sun to someone’s stormy day.” There is nothing more beautiful than the light of the Savior shining in someone’s life. I love it. Finishing is one of my favorite concepts. Thank you for giving me the strength and helping me find the strength to endure and find joy. Let’s be finishers! I love you! This week: 1 Year! Yahoo! I made a successful batch of fudge. Abu Merrium Passed away. We got to go to her cry and her burrial. I’m so happy she is in peace now. We had Zone Conference! We got to share the Buk Blong Momon with one papa who really wanted to know

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Yu go wea Abu?… from my island of Efate (October 14, 2018)

  Halo beautiful famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! Oh how much I adore you so very much. Thank you for all of your love and your support. Thank you for always loving and helping me and lifting me up and cheering me on. I love you! This week has been a wonderful week. We got to listen to conference! Yahoo! I love conference. It’s the greatest. It was like getting ready for Christmas. I loved the talk that Elder Gay gave and the talk by Elder Rasband. I’m excited to read them again in English! (we listened to the first session in Bislama.) The title “YU go we Abu?” Means where are you going Grandma? A pikinini saw us walking up the hill in our area and he looked up me and asked Yu go wea Abu? Sista Nila and I couldn’t stop laughing. It was so funny! Momma: Oh how much I love you! Time is such an interesting thing. There is something beautiful about time. The way it moves so freely. Nothing can stop it. The people here have deepened my understanding of love. I love them with all of my heart. My eleveator speech changes sometimes: Halo nem blong mi. Sista CArter. Mifala Misinari long Jos Blong Jisas Kraes blong ol- lata dei sent. Mifala story lo saed Jisas Kraes mo lav blong hem mo about famle. I stret bae mifala kam story… Sometimes it changes about how God has a plan for each of us.

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Halo from my island of…. (October 7, 2018)

Dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! I wrote you a beautiful email and that I accidently hit back space and it deleted the whole thing. I’m so sorry. Try back again…. Thank you for all your prayers and for loving my beautiful souls in Vanuatu. Momma: Oh how much I love you! You make me so happy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about conference. How special of a week you got to have. I’m so grateful for you and know that you are helping so many people. Thank you for your example and for always helping me. I am in Ohlen with sista Nila for my 8th transfer! Yahoo! So many good things. So many good people. I’m grateful for the tender mercies. You are alight in my life. Thank you for being you. I love you! Daddy: Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning!!!!!!!!!! Oh how much I love you. I ‘m so very grateful for you. I love all of your thoughts. You can do this! You can find the instructions! Thank you so much for praying for me and for the beautiful people of my island. I will be myself! I’m so glad you got to have such a wonderful adventure with Nora and Vinny. They are just the cutest. I’ve been trying to focus on being a good teacher and listener. Sometimes when we are teaching I will just feel this wall that will come and I won’t be able to focus my thought. However, I

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Halo from my rainy island of Efate! (September 30, 2018)

Oh dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas. Olsem wanem week blong yufala? Mi hope se hem i gud we i gud. I am so grateful for all of your love and your prayers. Thank you for all that you do for me and for my beautiful souls in Vanuatu. This week has been a wonderful week. It’s hard to believe that it’s October! Wow. So much has happened this week. HIghlights: I got my letters from home! Thank you for taking the effort to send me the emails and write little notes on the back. They make my whole life. – We had an exchange with Sista Marava (blong PMG) and Sista Otukolo (From Salt Lake City) We are lucky to have such incredible sisters in this mission. – There was a ward baptism for one of the pikinini named Analyn, her mama is mama Ruth. Mama Ruth has one of the kindest most giving hearts I have ever met. She joined the jos about three years ago and is one of the most faithful members I have ever met. – Last fala experience. When we were storying with Kitson and Iris yesterday about the Plan of Salvation you could see that it was some thing that chimed with their spirit and soul. Papa Kitson said that He knows what we were sharing and what they were feeling were helping them. He wanted to know the next step, what they needed to do. We invited them to follow

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