It was a pretty good week this week. We had some ups and downs, but overall it was good. I went on exchanges with Elder Moala in Somosomo for two days and it was really good. I really enjoyed getting to know him. He is a good Elder who is doing really well and progressing a lot as a missionary and a person. Somosomo area is on fire too. They have a million good investigators and baptisms going on. They are just doing awesome. One village I did some baptismal interviews in, all the people remembered me and we had a great time with them. Very nice people.
We also got to go to Rabi for an afternoon this week. Elder and Sister Kastelar were going over to do some financial auditing, so we hopped in with them for the free ride over. The seas were WAY rough and it was an adventure. I was soaked from head to toe. But we had a great lesson with Iotene and set a baptismal date with him. He is a great kid who has such a strong desire to be baptized. I am excited for him.
Vili was baptized this Saturday, which went really well. Again things happened and we were late starting, so the tide was low and we had to stomp him into the ground to get him to be immersed. It was good though. The beach was very beautiful. He seemed really happy to finally get baptized and had a permagrin all day. I think his brother was very happy to see another member of his family join the church. He is preparing to serve a mission. Great kids.
Doli is also doing very well. She has stopped smoking and after one more week of no smoking, we're going to get her baptized. She is such an awesome lady and we have really good lessons with her all the time. I love teaching her!
The Branch is improving slowly. We have a couple of members who have now found motivation to do things. We had a good PEC meeting and I chastised them a little bit for doing nothing we talked about in the last meeting. They took it really well though. After the meeting, we went home teaching and it was really good to have some members helping us with the work. Our attendance is awesome and we had to bring more chairs from another building cause we didn't have enough. The building was PACKED! Hopefully they will build us a small chapel soon. So things are going well there.
Bad news is I am clean shaven. The fungus is almost completely gone and I can shave again. But I got some sweet pictures. I was kind of hoping to make history and be the elder who had interviews with President in a full beard. I missed out by one week though.
This week is zone conference and interviews. We got a new investigator this week who I am kind of excited about. A young Indian girl asked us if we could go visit her. I was kind of worried cause I thought she was more interested in the Elders than the lessons. But we ended up having an awesome lesson with her and things were really good. I am excited to go back again.
This week will be good we're going to Labasa for Zone Conference so that will be fun. That about sums up my week I hope all is well back home. You are in my prayers.