Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Chief

Ramaraskin Amurada Famle!!
It sounds as if the trip to New York was amazing!! I am glad too much that you all were able to go and come home alive!! hahaha.  I cannot believe you forgot to pack snacks! Wanemkinya?! How could you forget the snacks!?!  ;) I guess no vacation without me is ever the same!! :)  I bet that you all shopped until you dropped..cant say that I miss that quite yet!! ;) Wow sounds like you all did the whole 9 yards of New always were a great tour guide!  Your dumpster diving story was hilarious...typical Liz! haha.  I am glad that Ben got to do some manly things while you girls did your girly things!  And tell Bella I am so proud of her and her new modeling career she has going on! I always knew she was a superstar!
I can't believe I missed Sister P's birthday!! I hope that you catered to  her every wish and please send her all of my love!! I miss her so much! I really have been thinking about her a lot! Keep taking care of her for me, and tell her I will come have a sleep over with her when I get home!!
Things here have been nuts! My companion was emergency transferred out because she got full up kidney stones! Man oh man I have never heard anyone scream as much as I heard her scream.  I tried my best to use all my nursing skills, but kidney stones are the pits! Needless to say, I have been playing nurse instead of missionary until Wednesday when she flew out. 

On the bright side, I got a new companion and oiwee she
is the best!! Her name is Sister Lutui and she is from Tonga!! We work from sun up until sun down and it is amazing! Papa God has been blessing our hard work so much!! It is crazy how much Heavenly Father will bless us if we are willing to put in the work required!!! Thursday there was a flood because of the rain and so we just stayed in the house and helped members whose leaf roofs caved in.  

But between Friday and Saturday we taught 33 lessons received 12 referrals and over 6 new investigators.  The work in White Sands is taking off, and it is no where near finished!! Heavenly Father has been blessing us so much and my heart is so full!! This past week we met with a chief and oweii Heavenly Father has been working to soften his heart so much!! He is so ready to hear the gospel, and has agreed to let us come and teach him and his people.  He told us, "Sisters, I have been waiting for the right church to come to my village, and this is it." So this week we will be walking to a village about 3 hours away from our house and teaching about 22 people.  I am sooo excited!! My testimony of waiting on the Lord's timing has grown so much while being out here.  Sometimes Heavenly Father tests our faith and makes us wait small before he blesses us.  But as we work hard and show him how much we want it, the blessings he sees fit will come!
Thank you too much for all that you do!! I apprecaite all the love and support! Have an amazing week!! :)
Yolkokakaeek!! :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Zone Conference

Dear Sister Brown –
We just returned from the Port Vila Zone conference today. 
It was wonderful – very uplifting and filled with the Spirit.  I’ll let our Sister Brown fill you in on that.
She was wonderful:
  Bore her testimony in beautiful and fluent Bislama
  Helped with training
  Generally was a delight to have around – and helping the other sisters. 

I caught all the sisters sitting together after lunch and got the attached pic.  Thought you might like to have it. 

Elder John E. Call
Office Specialist Vanuatu Port Vila Mission
Cell# 678-555-0122 Office 678-23146
P.O. Box 1412 Port Vila, Vanuatu

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Tarwedelaplapin Mama!
First of all: All the missionaries from Tanna say thank you for the package!!!! That's right, the new missionaries that came in for transfer brought the package to me, and it was all finished within the hour... haha.  THANK YOU SO MUCH for the lollies!!! I miss American candy soo much! I miss licorice like twizzlers and sours and real chocolate! haha I taught my companion how to roast starbursts on the fire and she is obsessed! She saved a stash of starbursts and would roast 2 every morning and talk about how cool it was. Oh man, full up good times here! haha. But yes, thank you soo  much!! And we loved the church news and book as well!! :) Thank you too much!
It sounds like life back home is crazy as usual. Mother on the go go go all the time.  I am sure you miss your boss!! ;) haha.  Mase is getting sooo big!!! Owiee I barely even recognized him!! He is so cute!! Tell Benny congrats about scouts and I sent him a little message! :) But I am not sure if you are in New York or not, but if you are...don't get blown up... you crazies...Out of all of the places in the world you choose to go to the most dangerous!! I hope you all have a great time though!! :)
This week has been kinda crazy! We had transfers and my companion and I stop in White Sands still! I am so glad!!! I LOVE THE BRANCH!!! We have been having full up activities go go all the time to get everyone involved in the branch and it is so fun! So this intake we got full up Utah Elders! Every elder on the island is training a white elder! It has been really...interesting! haha. But anyway! We had a baptize yesterday! These two cute twins Namia wetem Nalia got baptize! They are both 10 and the cutest things ever! The missionaries before were teaching them but stopped because the boys kept running away.  My companion and I worked really hard..and used a lot of lollies to make friends with them and yesterday it all paid off! They really understand the gospel so much! It was amazing!! I LOVE MISSIONARY WORK! Last night the Elders came and got us and we are staying close up to the airport until we fly out for Villa on Wednesday. Zone conference is this thursday and you will never guess what... I got a call from the APs last week, and guess who is giving the zone training? This sista.....I think I am going to be sick...Of course they choose the new white girl who cant speak Bislama well to stand up and give training to the missionaries! Haha.  Blessingya! But on the bright side, when Heavenly Father calls us to do something he also qualifies us.  As I have been preparing for training he has been helping me too much! Am I still going to turn bright red and sweat? You bet! But Heavenly Father needs me to do this and so I am going to suit up and make it happen! On the bright side afta I am going to eat fullup icecream in Villa! Party in the town with flushing toilets and maybe even some running water!!!
The work is moving here in white sands! We  have 7 people that are waiting to receieve baptize when we get back from Villa! We are working hard gogo! I am soo happy!! Heavenly Father really has been blessing me too much! He definitely looks out for all of his missionaries!
Funny bathroom story: I am sure you are sick of these: So my companion and I were going to the toilet late one night.  She was standing outside holding the torch while I went into the toilet.  It was really really dark but all of the sudden these two fat cockroaches fell on me, I jolted and sungout and I fell off the toilet.  10 seconds later after I had already gotten back up and everything my companion casually says, "Oiee Sister Brown, are you alright, or did you fall in?" haha. Got to love the toilets here! :) 

I hope you all have an amazing week!! :) Lavem yufala everyone!! :)

Editors Note:  I am leaving her letter as it was, bad English and all.  I think it's kind of endearing:).  Hope you can still read it.