Thank you too much for all the birthday wishes! I offically feel old. I love my singing birthday card! You always send creative things! I am glad that now that I am 21 I wont be carted off to prison when I get home. I was a little worried there for a second. Police hate me for some reason. Galll you and your young women live the life....movie night, pizza, cookies..please I am dying! No just kidding, I am happy with my banana and breakfast crackers the ship brought in this week! Tell Benny to keep up the good work. And Liz looks like she is quite the cheerleader now. I bet she will kill it at tryouts. I bet things get a little boring on your walks now because Bella doesnt really sing T Swift too well...But keep up the hard work mama. I can no belief that Sista Schusta messaged you! Awieo she was a great friend of mine out here! Crazy how people that I knew out here are already home…weird. It sounds like things are great at home. This email will be pretty short because I am sharing one internet cord with three of us sisters...life in the islands...haha.
This week was busy busy busy! We have been teaching a former NTM Elder (big man in the NTM church here) his name is Kampol. He knows the Bible like the back of his hand, but Papa God has been softening his heart for a long time now. He left the NTM church because of some fight and since then he has come to our church every single week. One something that I have bin learn about teaching pastors or big men in other churches, is that the spirit is absolutely vital to have when you teach men that have a lot of knowledge about different churches. I have found that "bible bashing" is never the way to go. The best way to go about it is to build upon the knowledge that they already have. Fan the small flame that they already have. We have spent weeks trying to truly understand what his beliefs are, and this week we saw the fruits of our labors. We were teaching about baptism and I felt like I should invite him to be baptized. When I first got the prompting I was like..."that is not going to be happen. I am too scared" But it came again and again and then I finally just invited him. He then told us that he had already been baptized 3 times, but now he understands that the men that baptized him did not have any authority from God. I was dying...He accepted the invitation to be baptized next month. Papa God is definietly a God of miracles! Kampol already acts like he is a member of the branch. Every night him and 2 other priesthood leaders in our branch get together and story until late so none of them go drink kava at the nakamal He is even going with all the priesthood to the bush this week to cut wood for a new church house of branch of us.
This week was transfer week. It turns out I will be staying in my area and training two new sisters...my companion backegen and one new sister from Tahiti! I will be teaching her Bislama bekegen as well. I have also been called to serve as the new sister training leader for Malekula island. I am pretty excited for the new adventure of training two and helping with the sisters on the island. It will be quite the adventure! The work never stops moving here. I just hope and pray that my two trainees get along. And that I don't get beat up by any of them! No, jeek nomo, it will be great!! A learning experience for all three of us. I am excited too much that I will be staying in my area. I seriously love all the members in my area, they are just like family to me now! I love being a missionary! I love and pray for each of you every single dei. Thank you too much for all the support! Have a great week!