Sorry everyone for not getting an email out in the past couple of weeks! We just haven't had much time out here on P-days, and all of these computers are having difficulties, but this week I am luckily able to email you guys!
This is sister Tewaea, my mother on the mission.
She is the best and I would take a bullet for her in a
heartbeat (this was at a zone conference two weeks ago)
I don't remember what I said in my last email, but I'll just give an update on these past two weeks. So Elder Nonu and I are getting along much better than we used to. I finally figured out how to get along with him, so we are happier when we are together, but it hasn't affected our work results at all. I'm still having some trouble trying to get him motivated and focused on the work. I'm 100% okay with that though because I've realized that some people just need help in some areas more than others. He's not a lazy guy, he just needs a little bit of gentle pushing is all. But I can honestly say that we are really happy together!
Our work is still difficult honestly. Last area I had a ton of people and investigators that I would like to email home about, but in this area we just have nothing. The people are a little bit more hardened to our message, but I kind of like it! Every day there is something new to learn, and I am learning things in this place that I would have never learned anywhere else.
Me and Elder Robinson. This guy has been one
of my greatest examples here on the mission
The most important thing that I've learned here is the significance of the Holy Ghost. As members of this Church of Jesus Christ, we have all received the gift of the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands by those who are in authority and who hold the Priesthood of God, but the severely unfortunate fact is that a lot of us don't even know what that means. I've learned that this third member of the Godhead will tell us EVERYTHING that we need to know. The scriptures don't lie, by the power of the Holy Ghost we can know the truth of ALL things. He speaks to us constantly. If we heed to his still but ever present voice, we cannot go wrong and we will learn, we will be comforted, we will be preserved and kept safe, and we will witness miracles. I know that the Holy Ghost is one of God's greatest gifts to us, and I urge all of you who are members to heed to his still small voice.
I love you all and hope you have a great week! :)
Elder Austin Cook
|By far my best companion on the mission, |
Elder Bangal. I miss this guy so much!
Me and Elder Peterson (the only white guy who
immigrated with me over here from Provo)
The cutest kids ever The kids in the Reblando family.
I told the mother of the little
girl in the very front of the picture that I am
going to take her home with me when I leave