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Monday, October 28, 2013

Eliane's Baptism

Ia Ora Na!

Sorry my letters are really bad right now.  We've had some crazy things happen on p-days.  But, thanks for being so good with yours!  I love reading them and I'm glad everything is going good there!  Love you all so much!  Anyways, Tahiti, this place is crazy!  People live in tin sheds, but they are still the happiest people!  Also, they have nothing, but they give everything!  They think of us missionaries as prophets, so they feed us, every night, a TON of food!  And make sacrifices for us all the time!  They do this because they see serving the missionaries as serving Christ!

Also, yesterday, one of our investigators got baptized.  I think I mentioned her before, but her name is Eliane Cornu.  And it was an amazing day because she is especially close to my heart.  I had my first lesson ever with her and a lot of spiritual experiences.  She reminds me of Sandy, and her husband like my Dad, so I love them so much!  She has changed so much since we started!  And her friends and family have noticed and she said it is because of the church.  She is already an amazing example to others!  When she was baptized, I felt so much peace and joy!  It was such an amazing experience!

Sorry, I have to go, but I love you so much!  Thanks for all you do!

Elder Jessop

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Papeari

Ia Ora Na!

So, my new companion is named Elder Fitzsimmons and he's from Lehi, Utah.  We're serving in an area called Papeari and it's on the main island of Tahiti, but away from the city.  This week, I saw God's hand in my life a lot!  The first night in my area, I had a lesson with an investigator named Eliane.  My companion taught most of the lesson.  I just testified and shared a scripture.  But, I shared scriptures that I had just found on the plane and I felt like they were perfect for her.  (One scripture I shared was 1 Nephi 17:50.)  I know that God helped me do that both for Eliane and me.  Also, I eat and kind of like the crazy food here, which is definitely a gift from God because I am picky and the food here can be crazy and/or raw ha!  I will send some pictures.  I speak pretty much only French right now because my Tahitian is coming super slow.  But, some people only talk in Tahitian in my area, so I'm lost a lot haha.  I can't write a lot because we're just using a member's iPad quick, but I wanted to let you know I love you and think of you and my life is amazing right now!  I feel like I'm living in 17 miracles right now ha.  Thanks again!  I have to go, but I love you!

Elder Jessop

Monday, October 14, 2013

First Week in Tahiti!

Ia  Ora Na!

Thanks so much for the email!  And, it was way good to talk with you too!  Sorry it was so short.  And I don't think they wear grass skirts here either ha.  Maybe they will for cérémonies or something?

So, my new companion is named Elder Fitzsimmons and he's from Lehi, Utah.  We're serving in an area called Papeari and it's on the main island of Tahiti but away from the city.  This week I saw God's hand in my life a lot!  The first night in my area, I had a Lesson with an investigator named Eliane.  My companion taught most of the lesson, I just testified and shared a scripture.  But, I shared scriptures that I had just found on the plane, and I felt like they were perfect for her. (one scripture I shared was 1 Néphi 17:50).  I know that God helped me do that both for Eliane and me.  Also, I eat and kind of like the crazy food here? which is definitely a gift from God because I am picky and the food here can be crazy and/or raw ha!  I will send some pictures.  I have to go, but I love you!

Ua here au ia orua!

Elder Jessop

Some strange food so far:  1. dog and oysters and 2. crazy fish