Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What I've learned and what I love!




Mum,
Well, it’s been another great week!
Going to Onotoa was way fun and it has been a good week.  We went out there Tuesday and we got back on Saturday.  We originally went out there to help the missionaries find a bunch of sweet people until we found out that the island was going to be closing (as far as having missionaries) so we pretty much helped the branch just get organized (the unit that isn't actually a branch) and so hopefully the members will continue to go to church there without the missionaries.
So I will attempt to write on how I have changed on my mission. The basic things are:  I do my wash by myself all the time, I can cook rice and fish, and I can speak Kiribati.  I know how to set up home teaching in a ward.  I am much more patient and I feel like I am more humble.   I am no longer lazy.  I work from the morning until night time without taking a nap during the day (that is a miracle). 
I remember when I first left on my mission I had no desire to preach the gospel;  I have to admit that I went on a mission because it is a commandment for us to go.  But I can honestly say that I love being in Kiribati, bringing people to Christ; it brings such happiness to families and individuals that nothing else can.  I am ready to come back and work hard in the church and in a job to help people grow.
Well, that wasn't very much, but anything else you would like to know I can just let you know in a week when I get back.  I won't be emailing next week so I will just see you in the airport!  Love you mom! Thank you so much for all you have done for me while being out here.  The support from you and Dad have helped me so much, so thank you so much.  Have a great week!  See you next Monday!
Elder Dinsdale





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