Monday, January 23, 2017


Just Keep Swimming (er... I mean walking)
Bula vinaka everyone!
Yet ANOTHER week has flown by! It's been pretty much the same ol' same ol' out here in Fiji. It's been a scorching hot week. We've been working really hard to improve the area! It's tough work, but we just keep on trudgin' through!

My companion and I have been working really hard to find some more people to teach. We're going literally door to door until we've knocked on every single one in our area! There are only 3 villages and a few other random settlements so it honestly won't take that long! But the investigators that we DO have are doing well. We have a baptism scheduled for next week! I hope everything works out! She's an awesome lady, and has a strong desire to be baptized. It's the sweetest feeling in the world when someone that you've introduced to the gospel testifies of its truthfulness. She already has amazing faith. 

So, one embarrassing story for the week. Our area is not super developed, people live in tin houses still and everything. So only a few paces have paved sidewalks. When it rains, it gets REALLY muddy. (You can probably guess where this is going...) My companion, for some reason, is prone to slipping. I've had more than one laugh as he plummets down into the mud. I've been SUPER careful while walking to make sure it doesn't happen to me. One day, we had a dinner appointment at a members house. They're our neighbors, and one day earlier they needed to borrow some plates. So after the dinner appointment, they gave us our plates and said goodnight. I started walking away, and yelled out an inside joke as I left. They started laughing so I was feeling pretty good about myself when -WHAM- I end up face down in the mud. They're laughing turned into gasps of worry for a second, but when they realized that I was ok, it turned into HISTORICAL LAUGHTER. I was so embarrassed. I broke our plates. My clothes got covered in mud. My companion almost fell to the ground in laughter. Hahaha. Then I just started laughing at myself too. It was definitely a journal-worthy moment.

For a spiritual thought, my companion and I have a little saying that we tell each other, inspired from an MTC address by Elder Holland. If either of us are apprehensive whatsoever before going up to a door, or are feeling down about some fall-throughs, we just say "There's Someone a lot greater that went through this." It helps us to know that even though Christ was the Master teacher, he too was rejected by many. It keeps us going. If you too ever feel discouraged or stressed, just remember that someone a lot better has been through much worse, and He'll help you through it!

So yeah, that's pretty much our week! Thanks for tuning in! Until next week, keep on keepin' on!
Au lomani kemuni!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller

My companion E. Tupe, and 2 other Elders from the District
Beautiful, ain't it??
#filter #sorrynotsorry
Hand sanitizer fun

Monday, January 16, 2017


Rain, Rain, come back please
Bula Vinaka!
Haha, last week I was wishing for the rain to go away and OH BOY did I get what I asked for. Haha, it did. This week was SCORCHING hot. But it was a great week anyways!

As I said last week, we've been doing a LOT of door-to-door tracting. We have a goal to hit EVERY SINGLE HOUSE in all the villages close by. It's going pretty good! We have 6 people with a baptismal date!! And 3 more have said yes to baptism, we just haven't set up a date yet. We are truly seeing miracles in this area as we are working our hardest and being exactly obedient. It's so fun too! There's truly nothing more rewarding than seeing an investigator choked up with emotion when telling their testimony. I love this gospel!

It feels so good to be back on the main island! Haha. I missed the interaction with other missionaries. I've already made some good friends in this new zone and district! #bestmissionintheworld

So I want to tell you about Bro. Save. He is an old man that is very crippled from his time as a soldier. He was just recently baptized, like 3 weeks ago. His faith is amazing. He can't do much for himself, so we help him a lot. For service last week we just went and cleaned up his house, and gave him a shower. (btw, I'm not really gonna touch on how awkward that was....) Every Sunday morning we walk a 1/2 hour walk to his house, shower him, dress him, and then a car comes to pick us up and take us to church. His desire to come to church is astounding. He can barely move! May we all have that same thirst to hear the word of God.

Thanks for all of your love and well-wishes! I hope all is well! I love you all! Keep on keepin' on!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller
There was a massive flood a few weeks ago. See if you can see where the water level is...

Service project at Bro. Save's house

Brother Save

Don't worry, I have since cut my hair

ME and my companion Elder Tupe

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Sub for Santa Fiji, 2016 (Kadavu)

Sub for Santa Fiji, 2016

Bula Vinaka and Vakanuinui Vinaka na Siga ni Sucu! 
(Hello and Merry Christmas!)

I'm sorry I'm a bit late on the update, but I'm happy to say that our Sub for Santa 2016: Kadavu Edition went amazing!! There were 2 massive boxes full of shoes, toys, white shirts, ties, and various other clothes. Needless to say, the families LOVED it. 

In figuring out how to divide up the gifts, I sat with the Branch Presidency and thought about all the families that are in need. Then we divided to each family as best we could according to size, amount of children, etc. In all, we helped 12 families have a Merry Christmas. In speaking with members the next couple weeks afterwards, ALL families were ecstatic, and even more amazingly, all the clothes and shoes fit perfectly! It was an amazing experience to hand all the presents out, especially to see the kids just DROOLING over the toys. It was perfect!

Thank you so much for all you did to help! I hope you feel the true meaning of Christmas (in January...;). Thank you for your Christ-like love and charity! On behalf of the families in Kadavu, Fiji, I would just like to say:

(Thank you very much, and God bless you!)

Yours truly,

Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller

These awesome Elders helped Jeff and Bonnie collect the boxes at the airport and hold them until they could be picked up and transferred. Thanks Elders!!!