Wednesday, July 31, 2013

31 July 2013.

E Madre. E is dear in Maori!!! I am learning so many little saying in different languages, it is so cool that i have the opportunity to be able to serve with so many different ethnicity's. I love all of you guys back at home and I am praying for all of you and your health. Wow, everything is changing so much over there. Warner is now two, I remember him being born just yesterday!!!! And he can swim all by himself. Lacy sure knows how to teach them!!!! I would love for you to email some photos of them every week aye. Hahaha!! I got your letter this morning, thanks I will write to the family some more. Ofa atu!!!  You went to the lake, what the heck!!!!! I feel like Elder Vanpelt from the Best Two Years, FAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!

{Taking down the Orcs of Satan}

I got a package from a couple of friends this past week. It was a really nice surprise!! In the package they had a couple of letters from David Shurt....can't remember how to spell his name...Samantha Elender, Hailey Cooper and Emily Helferstay. The nest day after that I received another letter from someone else. I plan to write all of you but the stamp here is way too much, so be patient with me.

{Elder Nevitt's pet hedgehog Sonic--He only kept him one night}

Far Out it has been 140 days since I left home!!! I am having the time of my life. Last week I took my licence test again and this time I PASSED!! Now I am driving a nice Zone Leader Corolla. We got on for our area and only the Zone Leaders drive them, so I feel real special!!!!!! The building in Y-puk is open and we are going back to church there which is easier with investigators and less actives to come to church. I don't know if I told you or not but Tony O'Rielly went out of town and will come back sometime this month and then we will baptize him.

{Duck Dynasty?!}

We spoke in church this past Sunday!!! Wow, I am getting a lot better my with talks--I just picture myself like Papa. I say what comes to my mind. I talked about Elder Dallin H. Oaks' talk. Got to keep it fresh with one of my own, DALLIN!!! It talked about Christ being an example in my life. I also talked about other people being examples. But I really focused on Papa and Ole being examples of hard workers, Farmers, and how they went and served full time missions and so did the Savior. I cried a little when I bore my testimony. I can tell I am growing a little bit!!! My Prahata (Soa in Tahiti) talked about prayer.

{Elder Nevitt's bed}

P-day (preparation day) was an alright day. I first started crying my eyes out in the library with what happened with POP. I know that all is going to be all good!!!! I just am a little nervous, but I kind of gave me a kick in the butt to work harder!!!!! After that we went on a hike to a mountain that allows you to see all over Waipuk. It was wonderful and fun!!! A funny thing happened though, I got lost from my Soa. I took a wrong turn and I was ahead of him. I spent 30 minutes trying to find him. I finally went back to the start and I knelt down and offered up a prayer. (Just what my toko-Tongan for Soa-talked about in church the day before.) In the prayer I asked to be able to find him with in the next minute. I finished it and walked a little bit and I found him! It was a powerful experience, and a testimony of the power of prayer. We then hiked up to the top and took a lot of pics of the beautiful paradise of Waipukurau (meaning water of fungus-fungus like mushrooms to eat). I hope all of you are OK. I love you. Take care ofa atu.

444 God will support! Love, Elder Nevitt

Sunday, July 7, 2013

7 July 2013.

So two weeks have past. Sorry I didn't write you guys, I was going to but there wasn't enough time and we needed to leave the computers. During that week we had some fun. We went to a Kapa Haka tournament. It was so cool! It was four houses in the school. They went up and sang a couple of songs in Maori then they performed the Haka. Man it gave me such a rush! I want to be able to the Haka all the time now. I just need to work on the body and know what they are saying. That is all I can remember from that week.

{Elder Nevitt in the Rain}

Last week we did a few things. We were busy everyday. On Wednesday after District Meeting we went and took my driving test. The test was an improvement to all of my other ones. But it still wasn't good enough. I was speeding in a 30 k construction zone (I was going 40. I didn't think it was that bad but even with no other problems I failed because of that). I now know how important speed limits are when they are up! On Thursday, Elder Malarde exchanged his licence and I booked another one. I think I am paying for all the drivers in New Zealand with how much money I have given them. No good, but it is exciting that my Soa has his licence which means that we will get a car soon. We also visited Tony and he said that he is leaving the country soon which is really sad. But Tony doesn't seem so keen on leaving the country. I have fasted hoping he will make the right decision and stay!!!! I don't have that much time so I will write more next time and hopefully I get mu SD card to work without deleting all my photos!!!

{Elder Malarde in the Rain}

444 God will support! Love, Elder Nevitt