Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Talofa Lava Everybody!

Talofa Lava Everybody!! May 16, 2011

O a mai outou?? How is everyone doing? I hope all is good and going great for all of you guys. Thanks to everyone for the birthday cards and packages and wishes as well. I love you all!! It’s weird to be done with the teens and on to the twenties. Don’t feel it yet but it will come. Thanks again for everything the love and the letters and the emails and the prayers especially!

So this week has been my comp and I being blessed and helped from members in Lemoli Lua. We were going to be searching for some other investigators to teach and try to get some baptisms for this month when all of the sudden we were referred to three kids who wanted to be baptized and so we started teaching and will finish up this week and have their baptism this Saturday coming up. The story is that in the same house was a girl who wanted to go do baptisms for the dead but the bishop couldn't find her records so she said well I want to be baptized again if needs be, but when we went to visit they had found her records from Tutuila so we were glad for that. But there went a for sure baptism when all of the sudden the lady there Lafua, if you remember her, said her sister had three kids who wanted to be baptized two daughters, Leafaitula (13 yrs old) and Naomi (11 yrs old), and one son, Frances (9 yrs old). So we started and have finished all but one lesson so we plan on that on either Tuesday or Wednesday depending on which day is best and when we can meet. Just great kids and Frances especially as I talk and teach in Samoan he smiles and watches me and listens intently and stuff, so a great guy there. Anyway it’s been fun and another good thing is Lafua attended all the lessons and so she was there to help with the lesson as well. It has been a while since we in Lemoli have had a lesson with a member present. It’s always good to have help and have a member to testify and help out.

Oh! I have some excellent news! Lonise said she can finish the lessons and maybe be baptized. She lives in Faleasiu itai if you can remember. Back in January and February when Asuafi and I tried to teach her, we had troubles with the mom and stuff, but we went and visited her on Friday and she told us she wants to finish the lessons this week and maybe be baptized. So pray for that please so her mom will stay willing and stuff because it would be so awesome, she wants to be baptized so bad it’s great. Oh and also while we were there we met another lady named Feagai who wants to talk with us more so on Tuesday we will go over there and talk to both of them. I was so happy and excited I just felt so good when we left. So ya, oh and we also visited the Moega family and Malia and Fesolai were doing great and Malia had a lot of fun with the mother’s day party, her first one as a member. Then we went to see her bishop and on Tuesday we will just have to dedicate all of it to Faleasiu itai as the ward mission leader who has referrals and all these things that will get the work going again, so that’s great news for us.

Still having some trouble with getting the marriage process started with Faamoina and her husband Ene so she can be baptized, but Ene is pretty busy and only free certain nights, but just got to keep trying and praying and stuff and hopefully all works out. Oh also my comp and I are going to a family tonight to have FHE and hopefully strengthen the family there, it is Sera Fiti's brother who we have been picking up as well to go to church and he is already baptized. The chapel is just too far for him and transportation, there is none so we are trying to get him and other toeaina(s) (elderly gentlemen) to come to church to partake of the sacrament and stuff so ya that should be good tonight.

Well got to go for this week. Hoping all works out this week with the baptisms and stuff. Love all of you!!! Thanks for everything. I know this church is true and led by a living prophet. I can’t wait for the conference issue, (it still hasn't got here). I know Jesus is the Christ. I know He atoned for all of our sins so that we can repent and return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven one day. I know the Book of Mormon is the Word of God and is true through and through. Ou te alofa tele ia te outou. Keep Strong. Remember that. Keep up the good work. love you all!!

Alofa
Elder Cody John Walker

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