Tuesday, March 22, 2016

NABUA - Week 8

Bikin' for dayz
Bula Si'a!

This week has been great! As the subject says, we biked a TON. The bikes are nice! Shipped from America. *see pictures below* Literally every person we go by just STARES at us. Haha. The tires are massive. They just roll over any rock or anything in the road, it's so handy. There is one problem though... There are no gears. And Fiji is a very mountainous country. So hills are no fun. That's ok, I'll just come home with super strong legs!

Not a ton of things to report on this week! It was a pretty normal week (for the Fiji Suva Mission). One cool did is we decided to visit a village we haven't been to yet, that's about an hour bus ride, and then a 30 minute walk away! But... we accidentally got out of the bus WAY too early. So we ended up walking for about 2 hours. Oops. But that's alright. In the village we had a list of about 10 members we wanted to see, that hadn't been to church in years. It turns out that 9 of them have moved off island, and the last one has gone back to a different church. So that was a huge bummer. But it's all chill, at least we got to see more of Fiji!

The disappointment in that village we went to was made up by the next village we visited. Some of the members told us about a little girl that might want to take lessons so we went to see her. Turns out she REALLY wants to take lessons! So we got permission from her Grandparents, who she's living with, and our first lesson went really well! The Lord truly does prepare people's hearts for us.

That's about it for this week for me! As far as a spiritual thought, I would just like to share a quote:
"Your success in life depends upon how much light you gain while you are here." -Elder Larry R. Lawrence
I love this idea. Our purpose in life is truly just to gain light. Look for any way you can do that! Serve others, read the scriptures, look to improve... Just do good! 

I love you all so much! Shout out to Jon & Amy with the new baby!! Congrats!! I can't wait to meet him. Well, until next week, keep on keepin' on!
Au lomani kemuni!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller

(no pictures of bikes unfortunately… Jaxson’s computer froze during download)

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