22.9.14

Okay family, sorry, this week has been crazy beyond belief, this ward did a huge survey (they went around and asked if people wanted they wanted missionaries to come over, or if they wanted a book of mormon all that stuff) they got like 44 people interested!!! Which is great! but now we have to follow up on all these people, which is very very difficult. Cause addresses don’t exist here.. So just kinda have to guess where they live. So we’ve been working on getting that organized.

Then last week we had a baptism, last week he freaked out cause people weren’t paying enough attention to him, and almost went inactive on the spot, not good, so we had to calm his horses. Then this last week we were preparing for two baptisms, one, Freddy 45, has an addiction to Paka, or, Marijuana and we had to make sure he was off of that,the other is 9 years old, and we only taught her two lessons, we did her interview the day OF or baptism. So with these two baptisms going on, we were very stressed. Hold on, there’s more.
We had a zone meeting with President Bize (mission president) and my comp and I had to give training lessons, (like a talk to motivate the zone) the problem is that the starting time, and ending time of this meeting kept changing, and every time it would change through out the week, the assisstants would call us, and tell us, then everytime they did that, (usually at night during our planning) we would have to call all the missionaries in our zone to let them know that we changed the time, and all that, which would take up our planning time, and we would get to bed really really late… So we had a Huge lack of sleep. hold on, there’s more.
Then we had a HUGE activity this week, for our stake, and since my comp and I are “in charge” we had to plan all of that crap too!!!!! Oh my gosh, so we had that, we had a combined baptism, we only had four for our stake, but that’s an alright number. I had to give a talk for that, I planned for it the day before, and practiced it out in my head, and I was really excited for it. I get there.. 30 seconds before I talk, I change my talk.. Totally led by the spirit, I gave my talk, and it went really well, we dunked the people in baptismal water, and talked with all the amis (investigators) and There was a couple that was so touched by my talk (not to sound like a faahua (which means to brag)) that they wanted to get baptized, with their whole family.. Then, there were two young women that came that are amis as well (investigators) and they were touched by my talk too, that they wanted to take a picture with me.. I don’t know if it was for my talk that they wanted to take the picture.. But we took the picture, and they wanted to take the lessons, but they were a little sad that they don’t live in our sector. That’s the mission though. 🙂 But wait, there’s more.
Then we had ALLL of our lessons in our own sector, not to mention we’re the only Elders in our zone with a car, so we have to help the others, we have meetings everyday except for Monday and Thursday. We have more action plans going on. And we are swamped… It’s craziness here in Tiare. 🙂 I love it.
We have a ton of people taking lessons, pot heads, alcoholics, people that have had insest, families, fishermen, even a french lady. It’s INSANE!!!! So many things to do.
I promise I’m not getting a big head with anything, but I just decided it was time to send you guys a real email of what’s going on. I also had a small interview with President Bize, and he told me, he expects A LOT from me, which scared me, but he told me a bit of what I’ve done in my mission, (Zone leader for 9 months, trained twice, opened an island) and told me that he wants ME to show the other missionaries how to act as a missionary. I was so flattered by that, And scared, I went home and prayed for like 15 minutes, asking for help and knowledge on knowing what to do. I love my mission. We have a great BIshop here, a great DMP (ward mission leader), a great ward, and I have a sick companion that makes me laugh so much. 🙂 Aita tue. Which means, what could be better. 🙂 Love it all Well, gotta go to our Family night, love you all. 🙂
Elder Purdy

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