Monday, 12 June 2017

Crazy, busy, loving it!

Dear fam and friends,

In to answer your question, you read in Elder Jenkins blog (from the island of Tahaa next door) that he did splits with his zone leader…. yes that was me that he did splits with.  Yeah, I have been zone leader ever since I got here. That's also the reason we get to do splits with the district leaders on Tahaa and eventually Huahine.

That's crazy to hear that Tianna is married. It has been so long that we've seen each other. 

This week was really fun. We got to take the Assistants to the President with us for a day and do some really good work in the areas. We also got to pick up President Bize for the Zone Conference. It’s always fun when President comes to town. At the same time there was also a transfer being worked out, so we got to ask President about who will be transferred. Sadly we also had a sister get really sick and go to the hospital on Friday and we got the news that she has some sort of detached lung, and there is fluid in her body. We got her on a plane for Friday night with President Bize and the Assistants. Sad to see her go and stressfull to work out all the transportation... including getting the Elders of Tahaa on a boat heading home, all at the same time. 

Now that the big week is over we are in full force working in our areas. We fixed two missionary firesides, one in the Branch (small congregation) and one in the Ward. 

We will be a doing a training for "member integraters." At the same time we have a couple other activities being put into place. Our bishop in Tevaitoa was super awesome before, but since we invited him to a coordination meeting, it seems as though there had been a missionary-work fire ignited inside him and he has fixed a bunch of super cool plans to help missionary work in the Ward---such as devoting every other Ward Council meeting to missionary work, were it is the missionaries that lead the discussion. If we keep working in this direction the Ward will be a powerhouse. 

That’s all for this week I think. We were sooooo busy this week. I LOVE IT.


Elder Goodwin

If you look carefully you can see a houseboat and Bora Bora on the horizon.

A ukulele (Tahitian style) that our Ward Mission leader made for one of the Assistants that served in this area previously.

My companion and I (back) with the Assistants to the President.

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