|The Suva Fiji Temple, seen as Tropical Cyclone Winston hits the |
island nation on Saturday. Photo by Sarah Jane Weaver.
|The LDS youth performing in the finale of the cultural celebration for the|
rededication of the Fiji Temple. All the missionaries are
sitting in the back right corner.
We got to attend the Fiji Temple Rededication and Celebration, and wow, it was just perfect. Things went wrong, yes - the celebration was cut short by the hurricane and there were technical difficulties when we were watching the live broadcast of the rededication, but the Lord's agenda was more than fulfilled. Lives were brightened and touched, and now souls on both sides of the veil will be saved as the Temple is now fully operational and more beautiful than ever. Hosana was the shout that rang in Fiji as President Henry B. Eyring, 1st Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, rededication this holy house of the Lord. Boy, it was special.
|And then we got a glimpse of Elder Barnaby. Elder Barnaby's dad added a|
little something to help everyone see him, and to help distract Elder Barnaby's mom
from worrying about the impending cyclone!
As for the work of salvation going on in Samabula, we're going to see what's happening next tonight. Elder Aguiar and I have some important appointments with our new investigator, Liku, and the family of Matai, who may be the family that we've been dreaming of finding. Miracles are happening, and it's high time we just have the faith to expect them. The Lord is doing amazing things here in Fiji!
I gave a training to my District last Tuesday about the "Year of the Fire Monkey", how the monkey represents us and that the fire is our faith. We're all pumped up now, and we're so excited to make this Year of Miracles into the Year of the Fire Monkey - where miracles are poured out on the people of Fiji. Let's go!
Love you all!