To be honest the work has been struggling a little in our area. We have been working really hard to find new investigators and we actually have been able to find a lot. The problem is that all of investigators we get from our finding don't usually last very long. I know the best way to do missionary work is through the members, but we don't have a whole bunch of support from the members in our area, which has been a little bit of a struggle. But we are still working hard on trying to progress the investigators and potential investigators we found last week.
I had a really cool experience this week. We have been teaching a lady named Lavenia for a while. She is willing to be baptized but only under the condition that her husband, who is less active, will return to the church so they can stand together. We went over to their house and read and taught a little about the blessings of obedience and asked the husband what blessings he will get if both of them live the gospel of Jesus Christ. He responded with "eternal family." We were able to testify about the blessings that come from living the gospel and especially about eternal families. It was really powerful and we were able to commit him to try and change and to perform his wife's baptism next month.
I know that families are eternal. It has been a blessing to be in Tonga and in this culture to have learned what is really important. I was talking with a member the other day and he told me the difference between Tonga and Muli (1st world countries) is that in Tonga, 1) nobody goes hungry and 2) everybody is more happy. I definitely believe that that is the case.
Church is true,