Monday, June 13, 2016

Donuti & Good Deed

Bonjour family & friends!

I hope you've all had a great week! Winston Hills is fantastic! 

This week I have felt the importance of reaching out to one another and the impact it can have. Being with a constantly happy, loving Tahitian all the time has really demonstrated to me the power of acts of kindness. A smile, a hug, a hello, a "what can we do to help your family?" can go a long way. 

Those who we see each day are the portion of mankind who we've been given to love and serve. Pay special attention to those in your family, circle of friends, co workers, ward members, and those whom you meet. There is no coincidence in these interactions. 

What comes to mind as you read these words?

Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught

No matter who it is, how well you know them, or how far out of your comfort zone you have to go, I invite all of you to find opportunities to show love to those around you this week. 

Weekly Highlights!!!!!

-We had to go to the mission office, and as we were walking out this man goes "Iaorana!" which is hello in Tahitian. Sister Vaiho looks shocked and excitedly replies "Iaorana!". The man stops and looks at her, and Sister Vaiho stops and looks at him, and then they recognize each other! Sister Vaiho served in his ward when she visa waited in Tahiti. It was so exciting for her to get to see Tahitians because it's pretty rare around here. He said he didn't even know she was Tahitian at first he just decided to say Iaorana to everyone. It was so cute and wonderful and I love getting to hear French all the time. 

-We had a mission wide finding activity on Saturday and it was AMAZING! The whole mission knelt in prayer at 12 and then we did finding in our areas from 1 to 3. Sister Vaiho and I met great people. No one was interested which was a little frustrating at first, but we realized that no one said the miracles would come right away! We did see miracles as we found, but we are excited for the even greater miracles that are to come as we exercise are faith and keep working!

-Making Cook Island donuti with the Pokoina family. Also we had the funniest, most spiritual FHE with them.  

-We are loving working with the members and the less actives here. They are all amazing. Every family we meet, we walk away saying "I just love them!" 

-On Sunday, Sister Vaiho and I got to help Felicity. She is and elderly lady who is deaf, blind, and in a wheelchair. We spent some of our Sunday signing into her hands. Telling her about ourselves, and teaching her from the lessons. She is so sweet and gives the best hugs and we love her.

-My companion is the cutest. We basically spend every spare moment talking each others ears off LOL. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. 
Je t'aime

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