|Emille is in the middle|
We had Emille's baptism this week, and it was really nice. IT was super early in the morning, but we still had a good turn out from the ward. He's been waiting for a long time to be able to be baptized. Emille's a papi we've been teaching for a few months. He hasn't missed a Sunday since we started. Finally he was able to be baptised this Saturday.
It was awesome.
We taught, contacted and did everything in Tahitian because he doesn't speak French. He's a spiritual powerhouse! When we first found him he didn’t talk very much, and had a difficult time understanding the gospel. But ever since we contacted him he hasn’t missed a Sunday, and we've just seen him open up like a flower these last few months. It was incredible to see his faith and determination. Somewhere along the lines the spirit bore witness to him of the truth, and after that he couldn’t be stopped.
We found an enormous amount of people to teach this week, it was awesome. We also found a couple named Teiho and Vaitiare. I think I wrote about Teiho last week, and this week we saw his copine with him. She told us that the week before we had found Teiho, she had been praying that they would be led to the truth and apply the gospel in their lives. After that, we found Teiho, and he told us that normally he would never accept anyone like us, but he felt something push him to say yes. It was a really neat experience.
We had 2 "mini" missionaries with us this week. They have sent their papers (ed note: application for missionary service) in and are waiting for calls. They were with us all this week, and it was awesome. The one with glasses is named Samuel Hootini, and the other Benson.