Unfortunately Matthew is finding it difficult to write to everybody during this mission so he asked that we create a blog for him with his weekly letters and send out the address so everyone can see what is going on. He is really loving his mission in Chuuk in the South Pacific serving the people and helping to build the kingdom there.
E-mail from February 12
This week was superbly swell once again, and yes I did get my box! And to answer your concern about was happened to my sweet tooth is that yes that it's gone concerning how my body feels about it, but my tongue wants it for some reason.
Every one in my house has enjoyed the sweets, but i enjoyed the beef jerky the most... but yes next time we can cut down on the sugar... that doesn't mean no sugar just not an overload;)
Matthew and his companion, Elder Kiapen, with a
family they taught and baptized.
Adventure wise, we had Zone p-day and Zone meeting this week so it took up Monday, Tuesday, and a good chunk of Wednesday. There also is this sister missionary that we have been trying to get out to start for her mission since December, but she wasn't able to go on time because her uncle was putting up a big fight (like if she goes he's gonna kick out her family and he has threatened us, the missionaries, so we had to watch ourselves around that area.)
Anyway President Zarbock called me and commissioned us to work to get her out of here! He didn't care what we did, how we do it, but he wanted us to get her out of Chuuk. So we worked and worked with her and short story, it took 6 elders, (4 ZL's and us) and a member present, another Family, the Yangilos, to finally get her on her mission and she went! And it was super duper awesome to finally see her go!
|At the Moen LDS Chapel on P-Day|
I'll send you guys some home in a box so you can try it. Just joking that won't work, because I'm gonna eat it all. Super good, I'll send you guys some pics.
We still don't have water so we are still working on that.
Anyway Chuuk is awesome and I'm enjoying it more than ever and snow can stay out of my life for now. It's been REALLY hot this week, like no joke over 100 with full humidity and a blazing hot sun, but I love it. There is this super cool big tree that throws these tufts of fluff and everyone just yells "it's snowing! Its Snowing!"
Alright I don't really have much time so thank you for everything! Keep me updated on the world and the work in the states!