Fiji Suva Mission

Fiji Suva Mission

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Short one this week - Vosoti au! (Tavua Week 3)

Isa, I don't have a lot of time today. I'll just go over a few highlights.

It was a way hot week here in the Burning West, and even though it rained, it was only for a little while. Service on Thursday was way fun, we got to go out to a farm near town and help "werewere", which is like cutting grass with a machete. It was way cool but I got a massive sunburn from it. Isa lei. The people we were helping gave us fresh coconuts and we drank from them! it was actually kind of gross, but it was an experience! haha, wow, what a day. That was so fun.

I extended my first invitation to baptism this week! One of our investigators is really feeling the Spirit in our lessons and she knows baptism is right, but she's worried what her family will think of her if she gets baptized. So it wasn't a no, but it wasn't a yes either. Isa, we asked her to pray about it and we're going to see her later this week. This is Ana, I mentioned her last week. She's way cool, I want her to be baptized really bad.

We had some training on Friday, from the Zone Leaders, the Assistants, and our mission President. It was so good, but took up most of the day. President Layton talked to us about the principle of "letting go", that we need to just not worry about the work. Let the Lord have the reins and just go where He wants us to go. Don't worry about the past, plan for but don't worry about the future, just LIVE. It was so good.

That's all this week, au lomani kemuni!

Elda Barnaby

1 comment:

  1. Hey Max!

    So, I can't imagine that it would TOO hot in a place known as "The Burning West!!" ;)

    Glad to hear that things are going well with your new adventure in Fiji. Also glad to hear that you are able to enjoy some of the subtle neat things that a culture like that has to offer!

    Just think...while you are getting sun burned out there, those of us back home here in good ol' New England, USA are trudging through 5 FEET of snow that has fallen in the past 3 weeks!!

    Keep the blog posts coming whenever you have chances to. It is heartwarming to hear the stories of all the good things you are doing. Keep up the good work!