We were talking to people and only one guy told us about the earthquake and neither my comp nor I felt it at all. I think it happened while we were asleep, no tsunamis as of yet. It should all be fine. We have only heard about it from the one guy so yeah. Elder Wilson and I are figuring each other out. Things are going alright. He is from Brighton, Colorado. He is has been out a year as of this month and I am training him to be a Zone Leader. He seems to like it. His dad is originally from here so he is half Kiwi. We did have another lesson with Sarah - I will explain that in a minute. Everybody is getting married. Bishop Ogden emailed me this week it was nice to hear from him. I love the cabin, Dad always has some little project going on. This last week here was Father's Day and we had an activity and I got to think about how grateful I was for my dad. Thank you for everything you do for me and our family. Whether it be putting food on the table figuratively (as in earning money), putting food on the table literally (with some fantastic meals), or getting running water at the cabin - Dad, you really do so much for us thank you.
So this week was pretty good, things seem to be going well. We did have a lesson with Sarah as I said. I apologized for our other lesson, putting her in an unfair situation she said that when we left she told her cousin Sis Kavea "Those Mother ********s are good",(Sorry for the language) they had a laugh after we left. She told us that she thought we got like bonus pay when someone got baptized, we explained to her that we don't get a bonus in fact we don't get paid at all. Not sure if she believed us but we assured her that we got no money for what we did, and her cousin testified of it as well. Then she said that she understands now that we were doing it for her best interests and out of a sincere desire for her to be happy but she still didn't even know what the commandments were so how was she supposed to be promise to keep them. She asked us if she could like get a list or something We gladly told her yes we can get you a list pulled out our planners and got to work. So instead of teaching her the plan of salvation, We went through almost all of the commandments in lesson 4, we gave her a list and summarized all of them. We then got to have the laugh when we were teaching about Taking the Lord's name in vain. haha She is working on her swearing habit.
We also had a pretty cool ward activity this weekend as I mentioned above for Father's Day. We had an Aloha Night which consisted of dancing and food and games for the kids. Unfortunately, I am a missionary so we weren't too much into the dancing portion of the activity. We just sat on the sidelines. It is a gift and a curse. We had some investigators come, a lot of non-members and we were able to have a lot of fun. I really love Favona 1st ward. It is so cool to be a part of it.
I was emailing Sam and I we were able to talk about how in high school we though we were the man, we had friends maybe even a couple girls (haha) and we had a lot of fun be we depended on ourselves. It worked for the world but once we came out on the mission we both realized that we are pretty useless. The mission has a way of humbling everyone it seems like. I am grateful that on the mission I have realized that I am not really the man. God is the Man, I am just a tool. :) I emailed Sam today so hopefully he agrees we me. I am trying to continue to rely on the Spirit even though sometimes I find myself just relying on the stuff I have already learned. I still have so much more I need to learn before I finish.