Monday, 27 March 2017

Patapata hoho’a


Yes it is true, there are only two weeks left until the transfer, and it is almost 90ish percent sure that I will leave Bora. If I somehow stay I will be really surprised. 

My health is great, the lumps (lymph nodes) have gone down, you can barely see them anymore. I’m clean, no worries. 

In French Polynesia… the missionaries are probably the poorest people around, but the richest at the same time. Our allowance to buy food is actually super small, and most Elders have very little spending money. But the ward members and other locals have so much respect for us that we find ourselves not paying for stuff. We went to a small pearl shop. the guy gave us like 60% percent off everything and then threw a bunch of extra stuff in for free. We then got an amazing deal on 11 pareos, which for anyone else would have been hugely expensive. The Elders from Vaitape got to eat lunch and do a tour of St-Regis, a 5 star hotel last week. Some restaurants don't let us pay. We literally have to throw our money and run. We actually just got back from the Motu that we went to before. We were on the same boat as a couple tourists on the way there, we just waltz in and hang on the motu, eat food and play the ukulele for free and all the tourists had to cough up just to be there. The polynesian people are the nicest people ever, they truly take care of us... and I am thankful for it. 

The baptisms this week were awesome. Mami and Papi are the best people ever. They have been following the lessons for about 4 months now but they have been attending church almost weekly for about 6 months. They are the parents of our bishop’s wife, so bishop’s family played a huge part in helping them accept the gospel. I really love them a lot. Mami is kinda like my grandma from Bora. Great experience seeing them be baptised and being able to be along side them during their conversions. 

Overall life is going really well. Trying hard to stay motivated. We have progressing investigators and some potential investigators this last week.

Thats my week this week. love you guys!

Elder Goodwin

Mami and Papi baptism

Visited the motu today! 

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