Monday, November 5, 2012
Ia ora na from BORA BORA! It is so so so beautiful here! My first dinner here was with a recent convert family who is so kind and funny, the Patu family. We had rice, chicken and a whole bunch of pineapple and mangos! My companion's name is Elder Bluker. He is such a kind guy and he is an amazing missionary. We placed our first Book of Mormon together next to one of the beaches here, and my first lesson was with Louis. He is Tahitian and lives in the sticks. We hiked up to his house and taught him overlooking the lagoon. We read Mosiah 24 in Tahitian with him and I told him about why I love the Book of Mormon in Tahitian. The gift of tongues is real. Today, we went with the Patu family on a hike since it is our p day. We went up the mountain here. On the top there are two cannons that the U.S. put here during WW2. The Patu family brought a permanent marker so we could all sign our names and dates in them so when we come back with our families, they can see them. My area is the whole southern half of the island. It is very hot, about 90 degrees and 100% humidity. I absolutely love it here. The water here is bad for our health so we have to buy bottled water every day. Please put up the address for the mission home here so I can get letters from everyone! I love you all and I can't wait to here from all of you! Oh,and I have officially had fresh coconut. We have a coconut tree.