French is the language of government/schools and Tahitian the language of the natives of French Polynesia.


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
Polynesie Francaise

Unto the Islands of the Sea

Send forth the elders of my church unto the nations which are afar off, unto the islands of the sea; send forth unto foreign lands; call upon all nations . . . -------------------------------------------Doctrine & Covenants 133:8
Bonjour! [bon-ZHOOR]:French-------------------------IaOrana! [ee-ah oh-RAH-na]:Tahitian-------------------------Hello!
Bienvenue! [bee-ahn-vuh-new]:French-----------------------Maeva! [mah-AY-vah]:Tahitian-----------------------Welcome!


MY BEST FRIEND IS LEAVING: November 22, 2010

Dear Family,
Elder Oldroyd is getting transferred to Rurutu tomorrow.   He is the best and coolest Elder that there ever was.   If you ever get a chance to see him say thanks!

Yesterday we had zone conference with President Hinckley's son.  He gave us some great instructions. He told us that it is very important to work with  less active members.  There was a mission that worked just with these members  and their baptisms also skyrocketed.  He didn't really explain how that worked, but it did. So, maybe we should all give some of these members  some cookies or invite them to FHE.   It was super cool listening to Elder Hinckley speak.   It was just like listening to his Dad.   Also we got to ride back with him in the car and hear lots of cool stories about his Dad and what it was like being the son of the prophet.   His dad was called to be an apostle while he was on his mission, so he said that they had some pretty powerful lessons about how the church was organized the same way it was with Jesus.  

Also, I royally crashed on my bike.   Let's just say it hurt and also don't do stupid things. 

 Missionary work is awesome and super difficult.  I've learned alot and I feel like I've been here only a few weeks because there is so much more to do and learn.   The time is short.   Happy Thanksgiving. 
Love yall
Love Elder Cosby

1 comment:

t.t.turner said...

I'm so happy that you post these letters! My brother, Elder Oldroyd, will definitely miss Elder Cosby.