Bula Vinaka Kemudou!!
How’s everyone doing?! I don’t have much time left, but I wanted to send something this week.
I came across an awesome thought talking about our choices in this life. "Celestial words, thoughts and actions, make a soul worthy of celestial glory." The little choices you make everyday can have a huge effect on who you are and who you can become. When we choose to lower ourselves and take part in bad things we are limiting our divine potential. Whether it’s gossip, laziness, or even skipping morning prayers, little choices make up who you are. "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve... but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15
I've enclosed a bit of my letter to the President if you are interested.
We had a really good week. We were able to have frequent member present lessons with all our investigators who have accepted baptismal dates. We “re-committed' everyone because some weren’t progressing much, and we have been able to adjust our plans to fit their needs. Brother Kevu wasn’t really progressing because he would only let us visit once a week, and has stopped coming to church. When we asked him how he felt about baptism now he said he would have to think about it. He still keeps reading commitments, but he won’t allow us to see him often enough to keep him moving forward. We also re committed the Kabu family. They are really progressing and have good questions, but while talking with them this week Brother Kabu seemed hesitant. When we asked him about it he said he was baptized in another church before but he did it because he liked the people, not because of the Lord. He really wants to be baptized and his testimony is growing, but he doesn’t want to make that mistake again. We encouraged him to continue to pray, and that as he acts in faith, we would be there to support him.
Leyah, one of our newer investigators, is progressing rapidly. We are seeing her very frequently and this Saturday we discussed the word of wisdom and law of chastity (including modest appearance). She is very sincere and decided to correct herself without any prompting from us. We always meet with her at the institute with the Petersons, so we haven’t met her parents yet. She is over age and determined to be baptized, but we encouraged her to speak with her parents and asked if we could meet them.
We have been working with the auxiliaries and ward mission leader to go through the cmis list and find the less actives that still live in the ward. On Thursday we found the Yu family! When we went over, Sister Yu asked if we were Mormon then immediately invited us in! We were so surprised! Brother Yu is still reading his scriptures, they had their church dvd's out, and he was very excited to see us! He said he stopped coming to church when he had an accident a few months ago, and his leg still hurts too much to come (but his wife says other wise ). They asked if we could help their sons improve their English skills, so we will be visiting them regularly and hopefully begin teaching Sister Yu.