Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 16 on Uripiv August 24, 2014

Dear Family,
So last week we ended up doing Exchanges again with the zone leaders.

But this time I went to the Area called "Wala" with Elder Jensen drove our mission vehicle (toyota hi-lux) and on our way there he took me to a store that has "pepsi, chips ahoy, and mountain dew!"  So I bought two bottles of pepsi, a can of mtn dew, and 4 packages of original chips ahoy cookies! I was sooooo happy!  I hadn't had chips ahoy or these two sodas in 11 months!  Well we snacked on cookies and drank our soda on our way to Wala. We walked around their area for awhile to look for some people to teach in some villages but everyone was gathered at the soccer field where a league was playing. We weren't able to teach any lessons however.

The next day (wednesday) we drove to the area of "Vao" where theres a unit consisting of about 8 members.  We went to the Unit leaders house to teach his nephew and son about the Restoration.
Then we drove to another area called "Atching" where we wanted to teach an investigator.  There were many papas there and many were intrested in our beliefs. so for about 3 hours we answered questions about our belief on  the sabbath, baptism, baptism of children, and many other things.  Then we taught them about the restoration and it was a great lesson!  While we were there we could really see that the lord has prepared these people to hear this message.

Thursday we went to "Wala Island"  a small island about the size of Uripiv but a little bit smaller. But it's a place for tourists.  The island is a 5 minute boat ride from the mainland and it's a hotspot for tourists.  When Cruise ships come in tourists walk around the island for a day and mamas sell baskets, mats and food for them to make money. At the end of the day the tourists go back on the cruise ship.  Or at least this is what i've heard about this place.  Well on this small island we taught a member family about prayer and another family about faith.  
Then we walked to the other side to wait for a boat to take us back and while we waited I did my Usual magic card tricks for the kids and we had some fun. Then we went back to the mainland and went to teach an investigator who goes to a church similar to the baptist faith.  You know the "amen-halleliujah.  This couple was very respective of our belief and  they were interested and we bore our testimony many times and they said amen who knows how many times! But it was good, that's how they show respect and agree with our testimony.

Then that night we went to a member family's house and had family haos naet and we ate laplap for dinner. It was fun.

Friday morning we drove back to lakatoro and stopped by the "PRV" store to buy another Mtn Dew and I also bought 2 more chips ahoy.  Then we exchanged again and went back to our areas. 
Saturday we went and taught a family about prayer to help them, because the papa is afraid to pray when people are around so we helped them.  Then we taught another family about eternal marriage.  That afternoon we went to teach an investigator about the restoration and at this time there was another mama who listened and was totally interested in our message.  So we asked her if we could come see her again and she said to come on Sunday.

So on Sunday we went to church, learned about Individual Responsibility in Elder's Quorum and after church we went to teach this mama again. Her husband was home to, so we invited him to come and hear our message.  He wanted to learn more about our beliefs and about Joseph Smith so we taught about the Restoration again.  We taught for about 2 hours, mostly answering questions that this papa had and it was a good lesson. We were all respective and didn't argue. But that's the only lesson that we taught that day.  But we know the lord has prepared some people here and he's leading us to them and we are glad to have a few more investigators.

Today I will be going on an Exchange with Elder Ross to one of the areas he looks after called "Tismond" it's about a 2 hour drive south of Lakatoro.  So we're going to South Malekula and I will be able to tour this area. It will be fun.

Know all is well and we are grateful to be here. I love you all and thanks for all the love that you show.
Elder Beynon

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