Saturday, July 15, 2017

Working with the Tongan Ward

We had a really good week! Our Tongan ward loves Elder Fakahau! They have really wanted a Tongan speaker for a long time. So our ward trust just shot up this week. It was great! So to help elder Fakahau with teaching I've been having him each day for personal; study take 10-15 minutes studying one of the lessons for the week. This week he did the restoration! So each day he would study, and then for companionship study I will rollplay with him to help him to teach what he learned from personal study each day. By the end of the week he was doing really good at teaching the restoration! So we're going to continue to do this for all the lessons. Overall it was a really good week. Have a great week with Kaylea!! Love Conner

We had a really great week! We are making progress in our Tongan ward. We were visiting our part member list and came across the name of a girl named Cierra who is a recent convert in a part member family, the only one who is not a member is her other sister Celena! When we went to go teach them Celena listened in on the lesson and was curious, so we talked to her for a bit and she said she will come to church with Cierra this week and we can teach her! So fingers crossed that she'll come. We also committed Cierra's younger brothers "who are in love with us" to remind her everyday to come to church hahaha! All day on Sunday the boys just wanted to stay with us and learn more about Jesus, so we took them with us to our gospel principles class and they helped us teach some less active members and investigators! Surprisingly enough, having them there with their great spirits actually really helped the lessons! When the less active members heard little kids answering questions about Jesus and the restoration they really liked it! So we got two little missionaries in our hands now haha! Let's hope they bring Celena to church.

In our other ward the work is still going good. We have a lot of investigators who are young and the hold back is still the fathers. We've made a lot of progress! They are allowing us to come and teach them, now we're helping them to come to church! As soon as we can get them coming weekly they can all be baptized!

Elder Fakahau is doing really good, this week we talked about how serving a mission helps those we love at home. I told him if he wants to help  his family, a friend, or someone else who is close to him, to work harder and be even more obedient, because as we serve with all our hearts the Lord will watch over our families while we're gone. Because the gospel DOES bless families :) He's been a little fireball ever since our conversation, haha! He's helping motivate me even more now! It's great. 

Also I was asked to give another talk on Sunday haha! At least this time I had a little more time to prepare! It was about missionary work and service. But I love you guys and hope you have a great week!! Elder Collings

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