Sunday, November 1, 2015


Fakaalofa lahi atu!
That is "Greetings to you" in Niuean!! Elder Murdock and I have taken a challenge starting today to try and learn Niuean much more! So that will be interesting for us to see!!
So lets start with monday shall we? We went minigolfing as a district and got haircuts for flipping 18 dollars!! But it looks fresh! 
Tuesday we went on tradeoffs with the zone leaders. I got to go with Elder Gulliver from Aussie. He is a super cool guy. Lots of good insight and inspiring stuff for myself!! Then we got to sleep at their flat which is freaking massive and nice!! Played some good touch in the morning, getting pretty good at that!
Nothing happened until Friday night at 8, our last visit. We went over to the Malupo family to see Junior. He showed us all these cakes he was making since that's what he does for a living and he is freaking good! He let us eat some and I enjoyed myself :) But that's not why I bring up this story! Elder Murdock has tried with this guy many times to get him back to church and Junior said we are the 6th pair of missionaries to talk with him. He told us what his issue was. He is gay and has been in a relationship with another man before. Elder Murdock was being really pushy with him and Junior just kept shutting him down. I could tell Junior was uncomfortable and not happy. Murdock kept pushing him and trying to make him do something he didn't want to. I didn't want Junior to give up however so I took a turn at talking and let Murdock think. I told Junior, "No matter how you feel or think is different about you, you are still your Heavenly Fathers child and he loves you more than you will ever know." I went on about that for a few minutes and you could just see a light in him spark and how comforted he felt. Then Murdock tried to push him again (Murdock isn't very patient haha). So I told Junior we will just start with the small steps and get him to the point he needs to be. SO this has been in my mind all weekend long. No matter who you are, what you have done or how you feel. If you have weird teeth, depression,you're gay, or missing an arm or have cancer, no matter what is "different" about you, You are still your Heavenly Father's child. He made you this way and watches over you and wants what is best for you. Never feel like you are unclean, unwanted, not loved, or anything. Know that your Heavenly Father will always love you no matter what! If you slip up, it's okay! He will always love you and want what is best for you. 
I hope you all have a fantastic week!! I love you all!!

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