|AJ Jemwai. A Marshalese guy that always came with us to lessons|
|Scarlett and me. Scarlett is a daughter of a recent convert that moved into Kilauea Ward|
This week was pretty average. Nothing to exciting happened this week. We're really struggling in Kaumana Ward to find lessons. Kilauea Ward is fine we teach a lot of people there. Did I ever tell you about Mike? Well, we brought some fish and rice so we could cook it with him and eat while we were sharing a lesson, and when we went over and knocked on the door he didn’t answer... We even saw him inside in his room! This kind of stuff happens a lot. It’s very frustrating. Ping probably won’t get baptized on the 18th because he won’t come to church and he has a problem drinking tea. We haven’t taught him the law of chastity lesson yet. Sometimes I loose motivation really fast, it stinks. While I was waiting to email today I picked up an ensign from 2001 and read a little article from Jeffery R. Holland it said: "Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesn't it go better? Why can't our success be more rapid? Why aren't there more people joining the Church? It is the truth... You will have occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy." I thought that was really cool that I just turned to that today while I was waiting. There are a lot of things that I miss back home and wearing a white shirt and tie is definitely not my favorite clothing to wear, but I know that it will all be worth it in the end. These next 19 months will probably fly by. See look I'm already out of the 20's for months and I’m in the teens now haha. Elder Ahotau is still good, I really like him and I know that I'll miss him. I was saying how I wanted some new shorts at the mall and He just gave me money to go get them. I told him he didn’t need to give me that. He said he wanted me to get the shorts that I like. Tongans are extremely caring. They would give you the shirt off their back.