ELDER MICHAEL WILL BE SERVING IN THE TONGA NUKUALOFA MISSION
January 2011-January 2013
Elder Michael in Niuatoputapu
The Other Side of Heaven
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
All is well here in the Other Side Of Heaven
I am so glad you received my snail letter. There was a girl from Hemet/Oceanside visiting her familiy here in Ha'akame and she left for the US last Tuesday. she was very nice to deliver that for me. Yes Dad those two bank statments are correct, i went to the bank twice on wednesday and took out the same amount. I have been Left Handed this week. (Don't worry i am completely fine now thats why im telling you this) I got some sorty of inferction on the lower part of my right thumb. I thought it was a wart but then it got really big, then we popped it, but my hand swelled up, we went to the hospital on wednesday, just more for a second oppionion, we were there for like 20 mins and went and got medication. Then we 'eva ki Kolo Thats when i took the money out. On Saturday night i got out of the shower and then started pulling off the dead skin then i pulled our this one inch pus ball thingy from the epicenter of the infection and then looked at my thumb and there where i had just pulled this thing out was a 2 milimeter hole. there was a hole in my thumb! crazy huh, (this is really a for Ellen only letter) The mission nurse came over the next morning and bandanged it up pretty good. She is the best nurse ever, Sister West from Palos Verdes. Now my hand is doing good, that might have been too much information sorry! On top of all that this was a very busy week, the Lord has really blessed us tremendusly this week. If all goes through this week we should have 3 baptisims this week and maybe 3 next week. we have been finding alot of people to teach, both non-members and inactives. We recently found a family that lives about a mile and a half out in the bush where the mom has already been baptized, but something happened and left the Church, but she is really nice and we are baptizing one of her sons this week. We are going to try to reactivate her and baptize her husband. Her name is Fipe and her Husband is Malakai Fotu, who is family with Sister Johnson. We found a 20 year old named Lepino who went to school together with Eld Lakai. He is strong in the catholic church but we taugh him the first lesson about Siosefa Samita and the Tohi 'a Molomona and told him to read and pray. and then on Sunday when we followed up he said he had done it and knows that it is true. That was pretty cool. we have him booked for baptisim this Saturday. The Lord is preparing people to accept the Gospel its just up to us to 'open our mouth' and find them.
All is well here in the Other Side Of Heaven, The Lord's Kingdom Continues to be built up. I love you all so much. This is the Lords Work not mine, not Siosefa Samita's but the Lord's!! 'Ofa atu Eleta Maikolo
PS Russ Good luck with you training, and seminary. There is an Elder Fukofuka coming to the MTC soon he is serving in Phillidelphia Pennsylvania Spanish, i will send with him a letter for you and a memory stick of pictures.
Mom tell sister Johnson i met a Solo Hifo who lives in Ha'akame. she went to school with Sister Johnson. Still havent received the Bday package, Oh did you save the pictures off the memory stick i sent you from the MTC andthen sent back to me??? I will right you a snail letter with my testimony.