Monday, November 21, 2016

KADAVU - Week 19

Bula Vinaka!
It's been a very unpredictable week! Lots of unexpected things happened. But all turned out well in the end and we even got a baptism!! 

So this week we took the fiber-glass boat to the other side of the island to the Kavala unit. The reason we changed plans and headed up there was because of a phone call we received on Monday telling us that Anaseini, an investigator that we had been working with, finally decided to get baptized! So we took the 2 hour boat ride on Tuesday to go finish the lessons and make sure that she was ready. She was SO ready!! It made me SO SO SO happy!! She's an AMAZING lady that truly wants to change her life and become more like Jesus Christ! A few months ago we baptized 2 of her children, Jone and Loata. It was a beautiful Sunday, filled with the Spirit. I will forever love this woman and her family. I will also forever be grateful for the opportunities that the Lord is giving me on my mission!

Another thing that made the baptism so special was that there were so many things that seemed to try to stop it from happening. First, we ALMOST were not able to find a boat to take us up. If we had not found the boat at the last minute on Tuesday, we wouldn't have gone up for another 1-2 months! Next, 2 days before her baptism she began to have a toothache. Then the next day, 1 day before her baptism, her face became swollen and she had to rest the entire day. But we gave her a Priesthood blessing, and in the prayer I was prompted to tell her that she would be able to be baptized the next day. She woke up the next morning and the pain was completely gone! But then there was a problem with our boat travel back down. A last minute emergency made us have to find another boat. Finally, we found one, but then the waves were getting larger and larger in the ocean. So we were only able to take a few people on the boat to be safe. But FINALLY we made it back, and the baptism was amazing and bright.

I just want to make one last push for Kenneth Cope's project 'The Son of Man'. If you weren't able to see my emails the last couple of weeks, I shared about one of my very good friends Kenneth Cope. He is an amazing musician and one of the greatest men I've ever met. He is writing a musical called 'The Son of Man'. I know that it will be an amazing musical, and that it will do much good. He is asking for donations to get enough funds to produce the Musical. Here is a quick video about the project:

If you can donate ANYTHING, it will help immensely. All donations of $7 or higher come with a gift in return. Thank you for all your help! He only has until THIS Wednesday (my Thursday) to hit his goal!

Well, that's about it for this week! Thanks for your emails and your love! I miss you all! Until next week, keep on keeping on!!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

KADAVU - Week 18

Things are looking up!
Bula Vinaka!
Hey everyone! Yet ANOTHER week has gone by! Time is going by INCREDIBLY fast. I can already imagine that some of the radio stations back home are playing Christmas music! Haha. And then as soon as Thanksgiving passes by it's full Christmas season already. Make the most of it, because 2016 is almost gone forever!

This week was a great week! We are getting more people to teach! We're going door to door a lot and we're finding some pretty good potentials! I've definitely seen the Lord's help in leading us to the houses that are willing to accept us in. My companion and I are getting along really well! We're working as hard as we can to do all we can for this area. I love missionary life!

The past few weeks we have had some REALLY random things happen to us. First, we saw a chicken at like the highest branch of a tree. Chickens can't really fly! We looked at it in awe. Only Fijian chickens have the super powers to get to the top of a tree. We also saw a GOAT in a tree. Standing on one of it's branches. Uh..... Haha. Some Fijians also caught a wild pig while we were walking. Then it started BARKING and GROWLING at them like a dog. I have never seen a pig like that.

For a spiritual thought, I just want to tell a quick reminder about Family History. Sometimes with all the busy things we have going in our life, we forget about the importance of turning our hearts to our fathers, and their fathers, and their fathers. If we set aside some time during the week (Sunday is a very good day) to do Family History work, we'll feel the spirit more in our life, and Temple worship will be more meaningful. So try to do more Family History!

I would also like to tell again about Kenneth Cope. He has not reached his goal yet, and he needs your help! I truly know that this project will bless the world. Check out this link for a sweet video:
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Well... That's about it! I love you guys! I hope all is well! Until next week, keep on keepin' on!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller

Walking by and found some locals rounding up a pig

P-day: found a spot to write home (this is my view)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

KADAVU - Week 17

It's Freezing Cold Here! Wait. No it's not
Bula Vinaka!
Hey everyone! Sorry I wasn't able to email last week. Remote island, 3rd world country probs. I'm doing great though! Haha. Happy and healthy!

This week was a pretty busy one! We've been doing all we can to find more people to teach, and it's been leading us to find some pretty interesting people.... You would be surprised how many families have told us straight up that they don't want to be together forever.... Goodness gracious. Haha. But it's going pretty good! We're doing all we can, and that's all that matters.

I'm learning so much about Polynesian culture! I LOVE it. I've learned some songs on guitar in Fijian. I've also even learned the Haka (that scary yelling dance that the Rugby teams do)! I will forever love the islands in the south pacific!

*Now I would just like to tell you about a man that means a lot to me. His name is Kenneth Cope. I consider him a very close friend and an example to me. He is a very talented musician, and uses his talent for good. If you have 2 and a half minutes to spare, please, click on this link:

Please consider donating to this project. Any donation would help immensely. I know that this musical will bless you in your life. I listen to his music everyday and I know that Kenneth is living the life that he preaches (through music). Thank you!

I love you all! Thanks for all you do! Until next week, keep on keeping on!
Au lomani kemuni!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller

This is Kenneth Cope and Elder Miller! Kenneth Cope is an amazing man and blessing lives! Please help him in his quest in bringing "Son of Man" the musical, to all the world!! 

Elder Miller said this was on at a members house.  Meanwhile:  {dad, mom, brother} at the game!