Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 23, 2015 Talofa lava‏!!!!

Que onda que onda?

Another great week in the NLVM and in the Monte Bello ward aka the promised land. 

  • ŸShoutout to Uncles Justin, Jason, and Jared Hurst for using teamwork to make a dream work and getting me another bike this week! 

  • ŸShoutout to Spencer Hemmingsen for turning 19 this week! 

I'm in a cool area right now because I'm very close to the temple and there is almost all Spanish speaking people around me.  I was able to go to the temple twice this week, one time because every week, the missionaries in our ward do a "Temple Walk" where we invite people to come and walk around the temple with us.  Then the other time I did was because Makay went to the temple for the first time to do baptisms for the dead.  Me encanta ver el templo!
only in NLVM do you get temple x 2 in one week

We had a mini-missionary with us this week for a couple days! His name is Jose and he's 19 years old and joined the church about 10 months ago.  He's just like Abby.  He was Student Body President, Homecoming King, and pretty much a straight up stud.  He used to be a Jehovah's Witness untill one of his good high school friends gave him a Book of Mormon after the whole youth in their ward were challenged to.  He was baptized soon after he started meeting with the missionaries. He is putting in his papers in a few weeks and we are pumped for him! 

Me and my man Jose!

After an 8 year old baptism in our ward on Friday night, there were two Samoan ladies that were bringing in things for the wedding reception for their niece the next day and I said "talofa lava" and told them that my dad served a mission in Samoa and then the lady said, "give me his number right now!” Then she called dad and i guess dad served right in her village from what I heard.  Dad you still fluent in Samoa?

We had an amazing SQUAD meeting last night.  We had a meeting with all of the auxiliary leaders and some of the counselors and came up with the first Monte Bello Ward, Ward Mission Plan! It was one of the coolest experiences of my mission.  It was like revelation bouncing from one person to the other about what we need to do here in this ward to hit the next level of missionary work.  Just like Coach Ripperda said, "every day, you either get better or worse, you never stay the same."  Get better today! 

Love you all! Keep being disciples of Christ! 

Elder Faldmo   

No comments:

Post a Comment