You asked if things are closed on Sunday's here. Yes, Tonga is still very much like that. Nothing is open on Sundays and recently they closed all of the bakery's which used to be the only thing open on Sundays. When I first came, I heard it was half the population were members of the church, but it is now higher than that, but I don't have an exact number.
This week's stake program was fun and successful! We spent each day in each of the 4 areas in this stake with all of the missionaries and the members of that ward. We went around and taught all of the families the members had invited for us to teach. We had lots of new investigators and baptismal dates set up in all of the wards.
I flew to Tonga for a Temple trip and MLC and came back with President and Sister Makai and Elder Walker, the area seventy that visited the stake for stake conference this weekend. Lots of great things happened this week, continuing to help Susana and Ofeina prepare for the baptism this weekend and preparing for Conference weekend, but the highlight of the week was finding a new investigator yesterday. We went around trying to visit as many investigators and less-actives as we could before walking to our stake fireside last night. The Lord led us to a house and we found a 30 year old guy who accepted our invitation to be taught and baptized. We have high hopes for him and his family and excited to go back this week.
More news to come next week. Love you and have a great week!!
|Conference with (Left to right) Ofeina, Siu, Susana, Mele, Sis. Petalisi.|
|Stake Conference with President and Sister Makai, Elder Waller and President Ma'u.|