Well hello! :) Guess what, I had a great week! I think some people have been praying for me, or something, I don't know...First little miracle I would like to talk about: My hand started to heal right away! I put nothing on it, I just soaked it in ice water throughout my studies that day, and guess what it only hurt for about three hours! It was a gnarly burn, that's a big deal! I'm excited about it though, because this is the first wound I have received on the mission that will most assuredly scar. So when people ask me where I got that scar, I'll reply Fiji! That's where I got it. Haha.
A couple nights ago we went to a member's home for dinner. It is a small home with a dirt floor covered with woven mats. A tin home. There was no light, so I held a flashlight while the mother prepared our food. The children were wearing clothes too big or too small or not much clothing because it was hot as hades, even at night time. Before we ate, I broke out the old hymn book and we all sang hymn after hymn after hymn together. It wasn't the prettiest choir I had ever heard, but it was the most beautiful. The mother is the stalwart one in the family, a convert. The father is extremely less active. Nonetheless, the mother is raising her four boys and one girl to all be missionaries. She works in the day and then also in the night, and is exhausted all the time, all because the father is currently out of work. She is an incredible woman. My soul was nourished as well as my body as I sat on the floor with that sweet family. One of the sons wants to be an aircraft engineer. The other wants to be a meteorologist. And they are smart. I know they can do it. I love Fiji. I am so grateful to be here, to be able to meet people like this. I am so blessed. So fortunate.We have a baptism coming up! Mosa. The son of the second counselor in the bishopric. We want to teach his grandpa. Can you pray for Mosa's grandpa? His name is Peni. He needs his heart to be softened. I believe in miracles!!
THANK YOU to everyone that emailed me this week. So much motivation and love. I love you people. I don't have time to reply to all of them. Forgive me. Shoutout to Kelsey Bingham, who may or may not have already entered the MTC this week! I love that girl with my whole soul, and I know she'll be a good missionary.