“Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkein

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Elder Manarii, Nate, Elder Hopoi and Elder Todd

Nate said that he and the three other missionaries in his apartment are trying very hard to catch the interest of the people in his area. They are planning a luau type gathering where they will perform the Ka Mate haka and another Tahitian haka from Elder Manarii with the youth. They are also putting together a musical fireside for next month. He had just a short time to write:

So everything is pretty good up here. We're trying to get work going up here, and while it is a little slow, we're hoping that the things that we've got cooking will start to yield some fruit. Not really a whole lot to update on this week, unfortunately.... But! I have some things to report. I spoke at the Fairmont Branch about an hour and half from Cranbrook yesterday. It was pretty cool. There were only like... 20 people there, lol. However! It was really cool. Elder Todd, one of the other Elders in the house, was my companion to speak, and he gave a really touching talk. He had some extremely rough life experiences, like his Dad getting a super lethal cancer, losing his job, a friend of his committing suicide, and getting moved all within about a month of each other. But then he spoke about keeping faith in the Lord through all things. He told everyone that his Grandfather drove up from Texas to give his dad a father's blessing. In the blessing he said that he would be healed completely from his illness. After the blessing and a few rounds of chemo, his dad's cancer was gone. Every scan he's had since then has tested negative for cancer. 

I know that miracles like that still happen today. I love the Lord and that he is still willing to do things like this for us all. To show us that He loves us.

I love you all!


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