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A collection of letters from our favorite missionary. This blog is compiled by his sister and is made up of pictures and images sent to the fam.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 18, 2009 E-mail from the Birthday Boy

Well this week was pretty slow. I feel really bad for Elder Gollman my
new comp. It is his first week in the mission field and we had more
fall through appointments then I have ever had on my entire mission.
Every single appointment we had set, fell through. We dropped in on a
few people unannounced and came out of it alright but none of our
investigators are doing good right now. I am thinking about just
wiping the slate and starting over; fropping all of the investigators
and try to find new ones. We will see how it goes.

Elder Gollman is good. He is excited to be a missionary, but I underestimated what it
would be like training. It didn't really click to me that he wouldn't know Fijian and that I would literally have to do everything. It is going good though. It is tiring but I will keep chugging along. Elder Gollman is a six year convert from Oregon. He is from Austria, so his first language was German, but he knows English since he grew up in America.

One cool thing that happened this week is Vilitati, a recent convert who is like 85 and incapable of going to church cause he cant get around well, is going to be given the Aaronic priesthood and Melchazadik soon. We're trying to prepare him to go to the temple at his one year mark on January 31. I hope he makes it though; everytime I ask him how he is doing he just says, "Almost dead, maybe tomorrow." He just wants to go to the temple so bad. I hope he makes it.

We also had a couple of less actives that we have been working with since I got here that came to church for the first time yesterday. I was very excited.

My birthday was good. I ate way too much food and am going to have another lovo tonight, where I always eat way too much.

That is my week. I love and miss you all.
Moch Love,
Elder Wall

1 comment:

oh just ehu. said...

WOW! How exciting! I stumbled across this blog via Google.
My nephew Elder Lomu is currently serving in Fiji. He was MTC roommates with Elder Gollmann. He had the nicest things to say about Elder Gollmann.

Great blog!