Mom i stared to study Alma 5 i will continue studying it and write to
you about it.
Oh and Tonga is the place where time begins so that newspaper article
about Samoa was the first country to greet the new year was wrong.
Sorry my new hoa is Elder Lakai
On 1/2/12, Martha Michael wrote:
Happy New Year! Dad read in the paper that Samoa was
the first country to greet the new year--
of course, we believe you were not far from that
celebration given you are only a few hundred miles from that country.
WE hope you continue to be safe and happy in your little island of Tonga.
It was a wonderful time visiting with you on the phone on Christmas and we
are all so proud of you and the servicie you are giving to Heavenly Father
and his Son. Press forward and continue to do all that you can to bring the
work to pass in your mission. You may have to stand alone sometimes when
you know what to do and others don't want to but you will be blessed and you
know you are never alone.
I wanted to ask you a question.
You are now approaching the midway point of your mission,
now don't rebuke me or get mad at me but I will ask you the same question that I asked
Elder Hoffman--please give us the top ten lessons you have learned during this
past year--not in any order, just what have you learned--I know you have
had amazing experiences and I am sure that they have taught you so if you
can, please share them with us. Then, as you look at that list, think about
what you want to learn in the next phase of your mission--what are your
As always, I ask in love--just curious as to what you have learned for
I read Alma 5 this morning and came up with 46 questions=did you get to
study it this week--how many questions do you find?
We love you and hope you continue to do great things. Be obedient and
be happy--strengthen your companion and let him know that you believe in
You can make a big difference in his life just has your companions have
done for you.
I love you mucho!!!