Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013

The Halloween Trunk or Treat. Rona--who just got baptized in August.
 Sister Smalley and her new hair cut.  
The housing coordinators brought us nice, fuzzy blankets. It's one of the greatest things I've ever received. They're so warm!
 These are the blankets we had before. They were scratchy and horrible military/hotel blankets and did not keep you warm. I'm grateful for our new blankets!
 Our extremely awkward photos right after Roy opened his call.
 The real treasure to behold in these photos is the fact that Sister Smalley is wearing color. I think that's the brightest and most colorful thing she's ever worn in her life.

 Roy got his mission call. He's going to Portland, Oregon. He leaves on December 3. So soon!
Talofa Family!

This week was just absolutely lovely. So, so many miracles. The Lord was just pouring down blessings upon us this week. Yesterday we had such an incredible day. It was one of those days where you just know that you are exactly where you're supposed to be every minute. We were able to get in contact with so many people that we haven't been able to in a really long time... or ever before. And everyone was being so nice to us. I don't know what the deal was but I don't think we had a single person be rude to us yesterday. It was quite nice. We were able to set up a church tour with an investigator who we haven't been able to get in contact with for over a month. We have a return appointment for this couple named Mike and Vao and they were so friendly and nice. We finally caught a less active that we've been trying to catch for weeks. We tried a potential that we've tried many times before and have never answered. And last night they answered and invited us to come back. The miracles were endless. It was incredible.

Also this week we received 6 referrals! That's more than I've ever gotten on my mission so far. Usually we don't get any. It's just such a blessing. Sister Smalley and I have really been praying and fasting that we'll be able to find a family to teach and the Lord is hearing our prayers and opening new doors. He really is so involved with this work. It is His work. And He's laboring alongside with us. It's so neat to get to be a part of. I feel so blessed. We met Sulu a couple weeks ago before the fireside. She was taught by missionaries last year and then she moved to Alaska. She just moved back and was excited to find out that there's a Samoan ward. We finally caught her again and she's on date for baptism for November 23! But she's really hard to get ahold of and there's someone who's living in that house that really hates us missionaries so keep her in your prayers. She's a sweet girl. She's twenty years old.

This week Roy Ah Kuoi opened his mission call. His family was converted to the gospel three years ago. He's Fui's older brother. (Fui is the one who comes out with us all the time) They're such a good family. I'm just amazed by them and their strength. Anyway, he opened his mission call and he's going to Portland, Oregon. He leaves December 3. It's so soon. And guess what? He's reporting straight to his mission headquarters. He's not going to the MTC. I've never heard of that before. He's excited though. I'm excited for him. Fui wants to go on a mission too when she's old enough. She's 17 but she graduated high school last year. Just such a good family. I love them so much.

Do you remember Casandra? She moved and she sort of gave us the address to her new house but we can't find it. She gave us general directions and then we've tracted out the whole area and can't find her. And she's not answering her phone. So really pray for her, please. That we can get back in contact with her. She was really starting to progress and gain a testimony and it worries me that we can't get ahold of her. Hopefully all is well with her.

Well, things are just lovely here. So many miracles it's incredible. This church is true! The Book of Mormon is true. Read from it everyday. There's strength that comes from it. I love you all and pray for you everyday. Hope you're doing well. Alofa atu! Love, Sister Veronica White

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