Halo from my island of Efate! (September 23, 2018)

Halo beautiful famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! Oh how much I adore you so very much. This week has been a wonderful week. So many beautiful moments that remind me I am lucky to be here on my beautiful island. Mama: Simbolo is about a ten minute walk from our house. I love you so very much! So fun you got to spend time with Nora and Vinny. Roxy and Larry are wonderful. You two are amazing. Wow! You’re going to Georgia! Give Daniel a big big hug for me please. I’ll send waves through my ocean to you. The Nabunga trees and Kokonus trees are sending their love with their branches dancing through the wind. Good Moooooooooooooooooorning!!! Daddy I love you so very much! I love that! Checking in with the spirit at the top of the hour. It is brilliant. I love the notes on the talk. I remember Elda Bednar doing the same thing at one stake conferernce. I have been focusing and finding joy. The people here are so beautiful. The light that is in their eyes, the love that you feel when they have family close to them. I know our Heavenly Father loves us. I feel it in my heart. I know he loves you. I know because whenever I ask God to help me know he send the same feeling. A rush of almost chill runs from my stomach up and down to my toes back to my heart. I know

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Halo from my island of Efate! (September 16, 2018)

Halo dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas. Mi hope se yufala harem gud we i gud. I love you more than words can describe. Thank you for all of your prayers and your constant support. Momma: Oh how much I love you. You bring so much love and happiness to my life. Yahoo!! Go aggies!! You are just the cutest. I remember that! I wore my glasses and we just decided to go up to the canyon. We got out of the car and I watched as the biggest smile spread across your face as your soul breathed in the life of the canyon. (Memories are little tender mercies) . Gar for my birthday sent a little block that says “choose joy”. It’s a wonderful reminder everyday to Choose to love being a missionary. Choose to have joy. Charity never faileth. We are studying Charity for next Zone Conference. That quote is perfect. Mama I admire you so much. You are so loving, and give so selflessly. All those patients on BHU are lucky you are sunshine to their souls. Daddy: Goooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning!!! As I read the words that the spirit prompted you to write my mind is enlightened. I recognize this as a fruit of the spirit. I remember a conversation we had smol about this very concept. It is so true. God is incredible. I am lucky to be an extension of his hands. Thank you for loving our family in Vanuatu. There is so much

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Halo from my little island of Efate (September 9, 2018)

Halo dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas. Oh how I just adore you so very much. Thank you for being so good to me. I feel so loved whenever I think of you. Life in Vanuatu is delightful. Momma: I love you so very much. The people we are teaching right now are slowly progressing. Kalisto moved back to the island this week but he says he’ll share the Buk Blong Momon with all of his team mates on the football team. We started teaching a new family. Joanna and Gibbson. Some tops this week I got to help tune a Ukelele over the phone for one of the sisters. I’m thankful for music in my life. We Ras Rassed manyoke last night and made our own olsem “Tuluk.” Manyoke, meat, and onions. It was so fun. If you ever need unity as a companionship Ras Ras manyoke together. It allowed time to just talk with Sista Nila. Who I love so very much. I’m so lucky to have her in my life. Sista Nila’s sister writes her. I think that is about it. I treasure the time I had with sista Papel. I’m grateful for the new experiences and sweet chapter sista Nila brings in my life. It’s very fresh. The best thing i’ve learned is to pray for each sister individually. That’s one of my favorites. One challenge is the cultural difference and somtimes language barrier. It’s always sweeter than bitter. I learn so much everyday

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Halo famle blong mi from Efate! (September 2, 2018)

Halo famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas! Olsem wanem? Mi hope se dei blong yu i tuff go go… nice go go… I love you all so very much. This week has been a wonderful week. So many wonderful tender mercies. Momma! Oh how much I love you. You are wonderful. This week has been so great. Sista Nila is wondeful. Her name is Suzyiana James Nila (James is her father’s name. She is from Malaysia. She is the only member in her family and joined the church when she was 18. (She is 23 now). She has been serving in Santo. Before she came on the mission she worked and worked and worked. We gave brownies to random mamas and papas on my birthday. (Well the’re not random because God knows them.) Friends we gave them to friends. One mama even came up to us the other day on her way to Jos and told us thankyou again. It was so sweet! We are living in the same place, Sister Training Leader (round 7!) I think this will be the last transfer of this opportunity. We’ll see what God has in store. (To tune my guitar I have a video on my camera of a tuned guitar and I tune it to that. Guitar and Ukelele. Did I say banjo? Woops! Ukelele! Haha. We got to help papa Joseph tune his guitar for him. It was covered in dust. Some of the pegs were missing. but with a

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Halo from my island of……… (August 26, 2018)

Dear famle blong mi we mi luvem tumas!!! Momma: Oh how much I love you. Thank you for making my birthday so very special. It was one of the most amazing days. We celebrated by getting light up balloons and having a balloon war. We got to make brownies the next day and visit my family in Ohlen and hand out “chocolate cake” brownies to people. It was so wonderful! I even got to hold an iguana! It was the best day. Today is a big day! I am in Efate for round 7 in Ohlen with Sista James Nila! (That’s right. I”m with my first companion back again.) Sista Papel is now in the Villiage with Sista Otukolo. I am so grateful for Sista Papel. She makes me so happy. I have looked forward to everyday because I know I get to spend it with her. I’m so excited to get to know Sista Nila more and learn so much from her. The People in Vanuatu are wonderful. I love them so much. We didn’t get a chance to teach Angie this week but for sure this Saturday. We are also still teaching Mama Esline and her children (Julianna 21, Ramsvel 15 and Joanna 14). We will story with mama Esline again on Saturday since sunday hasn’t been working too well. We are helping Jessica continue coming to Jos and helping re-activate Lydia. Little miracles will happen. Don’t you just love Audrey Hepburn? Daddy: Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am stilll

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Halo from my Sunny island of Efate! (August 19, 2018)

Good Afternoon dear famle blong mi. I luv yu so very much and am so happy to write to you. Little lesson I just learned. Follow the spirit. Email was taking quite a long time to load. I felt the impression to close out and start over. So I did. and halelujah I get to email. The Lord cares about even the little things. I am so grateful. Firstly. Thank you so very much for the packages!!! They have made my whole life. The clothes fit perfectly. I wore my yellow shirt the other day. and they are adorable. (I haven’t read the card yet… I”m saving it till Saturday. Thank you for the cake, candles, and pictures. (I”m not sure if this is the letter daddy wanted me to track but they both got here on Thursday and were sent the 26th of July and the package the 8th of August. Miracles. Sweet little miracles. Momma: Oh how much I love you! It sounds like you had quite an exciting week. Did you go in the inflatable bounce house in your lion costume? 🙂 I always sing your one step at a time song. It’s beautiful! I read over the letters that you and daddy have sent me. I especially love all your beautiful thoughts momma. There is joy in the journey. We are hoping to bake the brownies and share them with my famle in Ohlen for my birthday! I love you momma. Have a wonderful week! Thank

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