Sunday, January 24, 2016

LAMI - Week 15

Chuggin' Along 

Bula Vinaka!

It's once again P-Day here in the Fiji Suva Mission. Another week gone by, and yet it's still getting hotter. Haha. But things are going great! Not a super eventful week so this one will be pretty short (give you guys a break).

First a funny story. So one night as my companion and I were walking home we encountered this crab (see below). These things are weird. It likes like some kind of alien! Anyways, it didn't move at all for like 3 minutes. We just started talking about how funny it would be if some car just ran it over. Then I poked it with a stick and it started walking away. We watched as it started walking into the road. Now keep in mind it was getting pretty late, so there were rarely cars coming by. But then everything seemed to turn into slow motion. We watched as a car came flying by at the precise time that the crab was in the road. *CRACK* It sounded like when you crunch up a soda can. We BUSTED up laughing. That like happens in cartoons! 

Now a spiritual story. The Fiji Suva Temple is getting re-dedicated this February after being remodeled. The open house is going on right now. WAY awesome, there are so many people going through. Anyways, my companion and I were given an opportunity to take an investigator through with our Mission President, and let's just say he's a spiritual giant. We were SO stoked. So we took the hardest-hearted of our investigators. A dad who's family are all members except for him. His son has even served a mission. He agreed to go through the temple with us and his family. The spirit was SO strong. It is a beautiful temple. At one point our Mission President asked him and his family to stand between two mirrors and asked them what they saw. They were quiet. The dad said, "It goes on forever." Then our Mission President: "That's what this gospel can provide for your family." It was amazing. After the tour the dad told our Mission President he wants to be baptized. 

Ok, well that's about all I got for this week. I hope you all are doing well! How's your scripture reading? Prayers? Family Home Evening? The family is the CENTER of this gospel, so if you're struggling in some of these things, recommit. A strong, gospel-centered family can conquer anything that Satan has to throw. I am so very grateful for the blessing of a gospel-centered family. 

I love you all! Until next week, keep on keepin' on!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller
(Elder Miller did include a picture of the Crab "after"... his mother decided to NOT include it on his blog - Sorry Jaxson - Elder Miller)
(UPDATE - 5/9/16... due to popular demand... here is the "AFTER" photo)
{Note: you guys are crazy}

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