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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Big Fast

This week was pretty good. Saturday to Sunday we participated in a fast with the entire pacific region. It was pretty cool to know that we were fasting with thousands of other people. We fasted for the missionary work in this region. We found some really cool investigators this week, one of them is the sister of a member that finally decided to try the lessons. We used the short film Because of Him in the contact and it went super well...even though she didn't come to church Sunday!! The 1st of November was All saints day. Its a holiday where people respect all there dead. They go and decorate the tombs of their ancestors with flowers and white sand.

We dressed up for Halloween! I guess it's technically against the rules, but I really could have used a bowler hat.

Our bike helmets will have to do!

So on this side of the island there is a ton of Lobster. Mami Viviane decided to bring us some Sunday night. It was excellent, however it's always so disturbing eating lobster. Freaks you out.

Not much else happened this week...Oh! We fixed 2 baptisms, it should be three, but we still have to fix a marriage date with Augustine. We fixed her sons baptism for the 29th this month, and then another Ami de L├ęglise that came out of nowhere named Tutea Tehina for the 13th December. Tutea actually took the lessons 7-6 years ago and wanted to be baptised, but couldn't because his father wouldn't let him. Well has father recently passed away, and he still knew that the church was true so the first thing he does is get us to come over and teach him again. We saw that he was committed and had already gained a testimony so we fixed his date our second contact. It was pretty awesome, he's pretty awesome as well.

Editor's Note: I included this picture because it shows a little bit of the interior of the house he is currently living in. It appears to be the most luxurious of any he has lived in. They are more typically concrete block buildings with a metal roof. This one is a proper house. He may be a little spoiled after being here for a while. 

The package was from good friends, The Browns. Marilyn had her adorable grandchildren make drawings to be included. 

The picture came with the following note: "Thank you for the package, and AMAZING art that was inside. The package came on Halloween and the candy was much appreciated. However I think I appreciated the fruit bars the most! :) Love you all!"

Remember the power of fasting! In Matthew 9:14-15 a question is asked to Christ. About why his disciples don't fast. The response teaches us that we need to be fasting, regularly because Christ is not with us physically. By fasting we invite his presence.

I love you all, Have a great week!

Elder Molinari