Sunday, April 16, 2017


Zone and General Conference

Bula vinaka! 
Hey everyone! It's been a super uplifting and inspiring week for us here in the Fiji Suva Mission! This week we had Zone Conference, where we receive instruction from our local leader, our Mission President. Then we watched General Conference, where we receive instruction from our Prophets and Apostles. It was awesome! I feel so inspired to keep smashing the missionary work.

Wednesday was Zone Conference. We met at the Mission Home in Suva. I always love going into the Mission Home. It was a great conference. We usually receive trainings from about 9-12, have lunch, and then continue from about 1-3. After that we have one-on-one interviews with President Layton. It's just a wonderful time! The best part is, our lunch was pizza! (Which is a commodity here)

Then on Saturday and Sunday we watched General Conference. All of Fiji watches it a weekend later because of the time difference. We'd be up until like 4 in the morning if we wanted to watch it live. Man, wasn't it great?? I loved Gary B. Sabin's talk. It was hilarious, yet so insightful. A good quote from his talk: 
"We may need to let go of the world so we can hang on to eternity."
I love this quote! We really truly need to become humble and submit our will to the Father's. Any disobedience we commit is us basically telling the Father that we think our ways are better or more fun than His. Just let go of the world!

So I just wanted to explain a bit more about my area. So I'm serving in Navatuyaba ward. It's named that because that's the village it's in. On an average Sunday, we get an attendance of around 80-100. That's MASSIVE for Fiji's standards. The ward is AWESOME. They feed us without fail, every single night. Our area is pretty small, our own little "island". They call it that because it's completely surrounded by water, 2 rivers. It's actually called Toga island. Some people tell me it's called that because there used to be a lot of people from Tonga that moved here and began a settlement a LONG time ago. It takes about an hour and a half to walk from one end of our area to the other. There are 3 villages in our area, with a couple other small settlements. It's beautiful. A lot of farming as well. Fijians farm all kinds of plants such as taro, tapioka, sweet potato, watermelon, pumpkin, and banana. That doesn't include all the way nice natural fruits like coconut, passion fruit, guava, and mango. Fiji's the best!

So that's about it for this week! I hope you are all doing well! Until next week, keep on keepin' on!!
Au lomani kemuni kece!

-Elder Jaxson Jeremy Miller
 {Mom is late posting his blog! Sorry!!} 
Jaxson's camera broke - thank you to his companion, other missionaires and Julie Toone (daughter of Elda and Sista Edmunds "Mama Papa Eds" who visited her parents and ran into Elder Miller and his companion - Elder Howard!

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