Monday, December 2, 2013

These Things I Know...

Mauri Family and Friends,

I know it has been way to long since I updated my blog. I have been trying to stay afloat with everything. I will be short in my writing but just know how much I love and miss all of you so much. I do so love being a missionary but I have experienced some of the most challenging days of my life out here. And because of this I have truly come to know my Savior and Heavenly Father with a deeper trust and binding love I had not known before.

I have also learned that as I "Act" upon the promptings of the Holy Ghost I find myself in situations or with certain people that I would never have planned myself to be in. More than anything else, I know that as I am about my Father's work, I am helping to build the Kingdom of God upon the earth in these, the days before His coming.

I know God lives and loves each and everyone of His children. He knows you by name and is inviting all of us to Come Unto Him - No matter your station, color, age, or wealth. He loves you and needs you to come back to His fold/family.

I know that we are all brothers and sisters and that our Older Brother, Jesus Christ, willingly suffered for our sins, and by and through His Atoning sacrifice we can all be saved.

I know that Joseph Smith was chosen by God to bring forth the Book of Mormon in these Latter Days. I personally know that you can find the answer to any question in life in this book, along with prayer, for no prayer to our loving Heavenly Father ever goes unanswered.

I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the "only" true church upon the face of this earth and that President Thomas S. Monson is God's living prophet; our prophet to guide us.

I should like to leave a blessing with all of you that as you pray, study and ponder the words from the Book of Mormon, God will bless your minds with His peace.

I share this testimony with all of you in His holy name, even Jesus Christ, Amen.


  Moroni  High School Graduation

  President and First Lady Tong this is the dinner that some of the missionaries were invited to, to welcome the Presidents from Morocco and Brazil. I gave them some gifts, BOM, Proclamation on the family and a taupa from Fiji that reads Families are Forever.

Me, head of  Unceph , secretary to the ambassador of Taiwan , Ambassador of Taiwan Abraham is his name,  ambassador of Australia George and his wife Denise.

Me and First Lady Tong

Vice principle Bauririue, Principle Leita , English teacher

Nedi, a pioneer of Kiribati and my companion for the day of graduation.

Couple from Ghana, he’s with the government and there daughter attends Moroni.

The graduation celebration and where I  would try, to do a Kiribati dance.

Ready or not here we go ladies

   In action

These members and non-members were so thrilled to have a white shirt and tie. Thank you Trisha and to all the young women for their service project.  It made a huge impact on these brethren.

Me and Sister Weir headed over to Aubito to deliver some supplies to the only pre-school on this island as well as some food for a family that I’ve been teaching. The father is the one that got baptized and I’m still working with the mother and some of their extended family.  It was a beautiful day and Sister Weir had a great time.