Tuesday, January 5, 2010

November 26th 2009

Dear Family,

Today is Thanksgiving and I was so sad to open my email and not find anything from you (except Papa). :( But I am thankful for you anyway.

Speaking of Papa, I was able to get in contact with one of his missionaries from Fiji, Meli Lesuma. He is in the stake presidency of one of the wards I'm serving in. My companion and I will probably be visiting him sometime soon.

Last Friday we had a meeting with all the missionaries on the Island and Elder L. Tom Perry. President Monson was supposed to come, but his wife injured herself from a fall and was in the hospital, so we were left with a message from the Prophet on DVD. It was a cool meeting. I was in the musical number with 3 other sisters and 4 Elders. We sang "Joseph Smith's First Prayer" and I have to admit, it sounded really good! I was SO NERVOUS though. I prayed that I would sound ok, and when I was singing I could hear a beautiful voice coming out of my mouth, but I swear it wasn't me. Maybe an angel replaced my voice for 5 minutes so I wouldn't embarrass myself in front of an Apostle and all the other missionaries...

Other than that, not too much has happened. I LOVE my companion--we get along really well. I'm still adjusting to the Visitors' Center. I've forgotten a lot of things about working here, but it's slowly coming back. I'm serving in a BYU ward, a single's ward in Laie, and a family ward in Kahuku. Sister Kolo and I "white-washed" the area, meaning we are both brand new to these wards. It's fun, I'm enjoying it!

I've included a picture from a few days ago. Some members gave some other sisters a HUGE dinner to take home, which included a whole crab (minus the head). Being the person that I am, I found it highly amusing to take a picture with it.

Anyway, time to go. I love you all and miss you. I might check my email again in a few hours, so hopefully I'll find my inbox full of emails :) Otherwise I'll be expecting letters and a wedding invitation in the mail in the near future :D

Love,

Sister Smith

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