Monday, March 20, 2017

Sudup na sudup

Hey Family and friends!
Another transfer has come and gone and both Elder Manu and I will be staying in Fatumu! I'm really glad that we are still staying here. It's such a nice area and we're friends with everybody. I am kind of worried about the work though. We haven't had the opportunity to actually teach an investigator in almost a month. One thing about Tonga, in the areas that are really small a lot of people have already been baptized or are super strong in their church. One of the things we are going to do is make three maps for each of our areas and get know everybody at each house.

This week was our branch conference in Lavengatonga, so we had a lot of stuff to do over there. Funny side note - we had refreshments for one of the activities and I made Snickedoodles again, crazy hit. I was walking to the Branch President's house the next day and his wife looked at me and called me kokisi! (weird made up name for cookies). We now have two activities scheduled to teach the relief society and the youth how to make the cookies. I love the people in the branch so much. There is a lot of funny/crazy people. (Example: the branch president came in when we were teaching Sunday School and talked to me for 20 minuets about me marrying a Tongan)

Random facts:
- Our district changed a lot. We got 2 Elders WHO BALL. I'm so pumped. Our new district leader is pretty good too, I got to play with him when I was in the office.
- Speaking of ball, Elder Manu and I have gotten really good at playing basketball every morning.
- Crazy sunsets this week, got some good pics.
- A quote that I thought a lot about this week, paraphrased, is that behavior is changed faster as we study the Gospel of Jesus Christ and study his doctrine. Read the scriptures every day. 
Ofa lahi atu - Church is true,
          Elder Wilson

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hey Family and friends!

This has been another good week in Fatumu, but to be brutally honest nothing has really happened, so I'm going to give my famous random things.


1. A guy in our ward got this insanely nice Cannon camera off a drunk guy for 50 pa'anga (25 bucks), and we helped him take some nice picks. 

2. We ate pig twice this week - it's so good.

3. After the royal funeral nobody in Tonga could do anything loud for the next ten days, so that meant no basketball, for ten days. Finally the ban ended and Elder Manu and I got to ball again.

4. We have continually gone to the house of one of our less active families and read the scriptures with them and it's been a very good experience.

5. We got to go to a very nice hotel and eat really well, but I got sick from the food. HAHA.

6.  Elder Manu and I spoke in Sacrament yesterday. I talked about the Atonement and repentance and Elder Manu talked about the Spirit. It went pretty well for both of us. Hopefully people were looking at me because my talk was good and not cause that white person was speaking weird Tongan. We also taught Sunday school for the youth.

7.  Elder Manu has been obsessed with my glasses this week for fashion purposes. He has asked me to ask anybody who would like to, to donate a pair of glasses to an Elder in the Tongan Nuku'alofa Mission currently serving in the super small town of Fatumu.

8. Totally gonna win the bracket challenge

9. We have a Branch Conference in Lavengatonga this next Sunday and that day is Transfer 
day too. Hopefully we can stay another transfer in Fatumu.

10. I feel like everybody in this area is way tight and I'm really loving the people in this place. In my talk I used a lot from Elder Cornish's talk from last conference, which was a super, super good talk. I invite you all to read it. 

I testify of our Savior and his atonement. We can become as he is, and have all that he has, if we have faith on his name, sincerely repent and continue to keep our convents. 

Elder Wilson

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Mom this email is for you - I ATE 3 BANANAS. Absolutely insane. We went to our fafanga and they forgot they were supposed to feed us, so they came out with a huge bowl of bananas. [Mom: gotta love missions!] The other thing I ate this week was peanut butter. If there is one thing I can't eat it's peanut butter. When the person feeding us went back into the house for a sec, Elder Manu came in clutch and I gave him almost all of the peanut butter on my bread. 

This week Elder Manu and I have been working our hardest to reactivate a family in our branch town, Lavengatonga. The name of the family is Kilisimasi or Christmas. Their household is pretty crazy. There are the main parents, that are in their 60's, and 10 kids that are all married and have kids. So it's a pretty big family. We had a Family Home Evening with them on Monday this past week which went SUPER well. The grandparents both had a really big change of heart and said that they wanted to return to church. Every day since that day we have gone to their house to read the Book of Mormon with them. We are really hoping to get them to Church.

The other big thing this week was Snickerdoodles. I made them  for mutual this week and, Man, they were way good. Shout out to the Wilson cook book. The funny thing is that all the ladies in the ward have been asking me to teach them how make them. I'm gonna reactivate this area through Snickerdoodles!

Random things:

- We might be eating dog today. The family said I have to kill it. I said "yeah, right, I'll fast."
- My branch president said that we were going to eat cat. We shall see.

- We went to one of our towns with 3 boys from the area. We knocked every door in about an hour, and that is with us talking to everybody for like 20 minutes.

Choose the right. I love you all and I testify of the Savior and his atonement.

Ofa lahi atu,
Elder Wilson