Wow! I do not even know where to start! God is good! He lives! And He loves us! Staying another six weeks here in Papeari was not a mistake! We are finding so much success through diligence, obedience, and faith and I cannot even believe it! I go to bed at night and am just so happy! I have been better at praying now than I have in a long time, because I always feel like I need to be thanking God for our countless blessings! Heinaiki and Itia are getting baptized this Saturday which is so special! Itia prayed that if she overcame her fear of water and got baptized that her family would be touched and follow her path. And sure enough her son, Bayard, and his girlfriend, Djelma are getting married and baptized on the eighteenth of September! Their whole family has completely changed and I absolutely love them! We had our first lesson with them on my birthday, and this is the best birthday gift I could have asked for! We also received a reference from a lady in our ward, she is a little girl named Lucy! We taught her the Restoration and she accepted to be baptized on the 12th of September, also her parents accepted and signed the paper which never happens! Naomis baptism is on the 11th! She has been taking the lessons with other sister missionaries for quite a while and her parents would never accept her baptism. Finally she started coming to church in our ward and I don't know what changed but they accepted and she will enter the waters of baptism next Friday! We also met Jonas! His wife is a member that just started coming back to church! She is darling and I love her! Her husband was supposed to get baptized the same day as her a couple years ago, but fell into temptations. Now a couple years later, he does not smoke, drink, or do drugs. He is so ready and we helped him to see that! His baptism will be the 12th as well! Heavenly Father is a powerful man! He can move mountains if He wants, so it only makes sense that He can work miracles in changing hearts! This church is a church of miracles! The only thing we have to do is open our hearts and be touched by the spirit! We have to become as little children, innocent and humble. And when this change occurs, God can mold us into the people He knows we can become! We are capable of anything in life! With Gods help, everything is possible! Literally all we need to do is put our faith in Him and do our very best to obey! So if you are struggling in life, or may be in need of a little miracle, it can be done through God! He loves us and wants to help us! He wants us to be happy and to find success! And if we will let Him in, He will show us He is there! So put your trust in Him! I love our Heavenly Father, and again, I know He loves us! Try to feel this love! I love you all and pray for you and hope for you! Thank you for everything! Have a great week!!
Love, Soeur Kofford
|We love serving in Papeari!|
|Baptism of Monoihere!!|
|A Huahine family found our house and came to visit! Love these people!|