French is the language of government/schools and Tahitian the language of the natives of French Polynesia.
ELDER COSBY'S ADDRESS
ELDER SETH LORENZO COSBY
Tahiti Papeete Mission
L'Eglise de Jesus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours,
Mission Mormone, BP93
(for pkgs add: Cours de L'Union Sacree)
Papeete Tahiti 98714
ELDER, YOU ARE VERY LUCKY! May 7, 2010
I am doing great here! It just so happens that my buddy Elder Kaulukukui from BYUH is my companion here at the MTC. We are studying hard. I feel like I've learned a lifetime of things and it has only been a few days. It turns out that I am going to be here 11 weeks so my estimated departure date is July 20th, and that is only if my visa gets cleared so we will see . . . When I first got to the MTC they were handing all the Elders their packets with Preach My Gospel and other gospel materials. I walked past the English Elders who had these small packets and then past the foreign Elders who had slightly larger packets. Then I got to my section and they said, "Elder, you are very lucky!" and handed me two huge bags that I had to have my host help me carry. Supposedly my district is one of the first to be going through this new type of training at the MTC which is cool. Our teachers are awesome and the rest of my district is awesome . . . Our Branch President told all of us to have talks in French prepared for tomorrow and he chooses randomly who will give the talk which was kind of overwhelming . . . It is cold here . . .
Love, Elder Cosby
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth . . .
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 10:42 AM