Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas has come and gone

Baptism of Tiaere from Temarua

It was cool to talk to everyone on Christmas! It was weird but cool. After that we went and taught a lesson to one of our new converts and then went to a baptizm at Taapuna. It was really cool. Elder Purau called me in the middle of it so I got to talk to him on Christmas too. But ya, we're going to pick up Elder Thorpes new companion today so I dont have much time. Elder Duncan's getting transferred so that's sad but oh well. I'm still here with same companion so not much is changing. The baptizm on Saturday was way cool.

-Elder Clements

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joyeux Noël!!!

Christmas sure has come up quick! I can't wait to talk to everybody on friday. I hope skype actually works well. I should be there at about 1:00 Tahiti time. I cant remember what that is there. I'll be at DMP's house on an Ipad I think so it should work pretty well. 
     This week I think was one of my best weeks ever. Also I just looked at the time and I have to go soon but ya. The Papi that asked us if he could be baptized last week got baptized on saturday and he was actually really ready. Also Henere got baptized the same day and also this saturday I am going to be able to do a baptizm for the first time! Tiarere from Temarua asked me to do it so cool. K, see you all on christmas and also Merry Christmas
-Elder Clements

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jungle stuff

This week was another lightning week but some good stuff happened too. We just got back from a cool hike down in Mataia at Vaipahi. It was some real Tahiti jungle stuff. Also I don't have a lot of time again this week...again. 

     So if we compare missionary work to fishing, we had a big old fish jump into the boat this week!Yesterday at church we had a brand new investigator come to church randomly and at the end he asked if it was possible to get baptized this ya. We are going to have 2 or possibly three baptizms this week. Also Tiarere from Temarua is finally going to get baptized the day after christmas and she asked me to do it, so I'm finally going to get to do a baptizm!
     About skyping, we will be able to and I'll confirm the time next week but probably in the afternoon sometime, or evening for you. I'll have a members Ipad (they have those here) and also It will only be for 45 minutes which sucks but oh well. I'm fine with who ever wants to be there and actually I'd love to see everybody I think. K, bonne semaine    -Elder Clements

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Quite the week!


Ya this week we did lots but it still managed to passe really quick. The tour de l'ile was awesome last week. I actually got the package with my camera in it right before we started so I took loads of pictures. The next day started a long stroke of bad luck for Elder Hanson when we were riding our bikes for the first time in this secteur. Ya you guessed correctly, we were coming down from DMP's house to go home (maybe a little fast for such a rocky road) and his back tire exploded and he went over the handle bars. We guessed pretty quickly that he had broken his wrist and walked our bikes home, called President, and took a field trip to the Papeete emergency room. Got back plenty late that night but we were out in the field the next day. His unluckiness still hadn't ended and the next day he had some...gastro problems from the pain meds. Yesterday at church he really went downhill and we found out that he had chikungunya- a musquito spread virus which basically makes you want to die. I had the mini version of it a while ago and it was bad even then. Needless to say, he's been in bed all day exept for doing emails now. Poor guy! He's strong though and he still has a good attitude towards it. He could probably use a prayer or two though. I don't know how long this is going to put him out. God does everything for a reason so I'm pretty sure he'll find something useful out of these trials.
     We went to a concert saturday night which was awesome! #onfireforjesus It was a religious concert that the missionaries from papeete and faaa were singing in and also a bunch of other religions choirs. It was a big concert of about 2000 people and the president even spoke but it was also less grungy and you deffinately felt the spirit when the L'église de Jésus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours sang. We sat with the bishop and a few other families from our ward and it was a real hoot.

     As Christmas gets closer, and the days get a lot hotter, the christmas spirit starts to set in as well. I'm really trying to get to know our savior Jesus Christ and who he was and what he did. I never really considered that perhaps I don't know him as well as I could. Everything he did was for others. He did nothing except for helping His brothers and sisters return to live with Him and his Father. Cool huh? I'm going to try and become a little more like him thisChristmas season and serve others better by better consacrating myself as a representative of him, as one of his soldiers, as one of his servants, and as one of his disciples. 
     It sounds like everything is going well back home but I continue to pray for you all. Have a good week!

-Elder Clements

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Short but Sweet

I am emailling early this week because we are going to do the "tour de l'isle" (drive all the way around the island) today. So I braved it and called the assistants to President Bise and they gave it a go so sweet. Again I don't actually have that much time so it's going to be short today too. First my new secteur is really cool. We have a lot of potential and everybody here is really cool. I've already made some good friends. Like I said last week, our secteur is a mountain so we basically go hiking every day every time we go to a lesson. The first week about killed me but I'm starting to get used to it now. My companion is doing well. We get along for the most part. We're also very different people but that's good. Keeps us on track. Had a good day yesterday. I taught gospel doctrine and I think it went pretty well. That really helped me learn some new things. Ok, I'd better go. We still have to go shopping and stuff so we'd better ship off. Arue, ma famille! Faaitoito, restez ferme. Maru noa.
-Elder Clements