Mom,So first thing is first, how did your birthday go?? Did you get a letter that I sent?? If not, you should be expecting one!!! hahah
I just want you to know that I love you and I hope that you had a good birthday.
I love you mom,
Love your son,
Missionary work is great, funny story for the week, so we were sitting in this lesson teaching this 10 year old kid out of the Book of Mormon and all of a sudden we hear him say te minita or the minister! Crap... this lady walks up from this brand new car and starts interrogating the kid, you want to be Mormon, yeah?? What are you teaching them... we explained to her that we were teaching out of the Book of Mormon, then this big guy walks up and turns out he is THE Minister over the island and starts going off about how they don't teach our people. Then the Lady started calling the kid her thing.... and that he had to give back the Book of Mormon because it confuses his head.. So after Elder Ellis and I stand up and start introducing ourselves and she cuts me off and says e rabwa te kaitibo pretty much thanks but no thanks then says they only believe in the bible, so I started bearing my testimony that we believed that the bible was true but that the Book of Mormon had the FULLNESS of the gospel! XD When she made the kid return the book I tried to offer it to her and you should have seen the look on her face!!! XD hahahah As she was walking away I yelled at them We love you guys! (Ti Tangariingkami!) then they told us to leave their sheep now and then drove off but just far enough to watch us... We stayed and played cards with the kid just to show we weren't intimidated.
The funny thing was the dad was there, and when we first got there he told the kid to prepare the mat for us to sit on to teach him!It is just crazy to see how Satan would actually run things, off of fear and telling us lies to trick us into the wrong thing. The funny thing is that gave this kid a stronger desire to learn and he had another book of Mormon that I told him to hide and read which he agreed to do.. And it worked out because we had an extra book of Mormon for one of our later lessons, we had forgotten to grab new ones!