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
I am still here hopefully only until July 22. We will see. I finally have somthing exciting to say besides we had an awesome devotional and that is that I sprainged my foot pretty bad. i was going up for an awesome layup and got fouled hard and landed on the side of my foot and it instantly blew up like a ballon but it is getting much better each day and i made it.
I think we are all good here not much need for things right now. Tell Nick I will miss him and I talk about him and Joseph all the time here and if you want to tell everyone that I can now read the Buka A Moromona pretty well so they don't think im am retarded feel free, and here is my Testimony about language:
Ua ite au, E nehenehe ia te Atua i te mau mea atoa
Ua ite au, E nehenehe ia vau i te mau mea atoa ma te tauturu o te Atua
no te mea ua hi'ohia to'na rima e vau a tamata ai ia haapii mai
Je sais que Dieu peux faire toute choses
Je sais que Je peux faire toute choses avec l'aide de Dieu
Je sais cela parce que J'ai vu le main de Dieu pendant esseyant aprender les langue
I know that God can do all things
I know that i can do all things with the help of God
I know this because I have seen his hand while trying to learn these languages
Be impressed cause that is pretty complex stuff in those languages. Also, my spelling in French is really bad. Thanks for everything
Love, Elder cosby
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 9:21 PM
We are learning a lot and working very hard together.
Elder Crump. A very good missionary. Works hard.
Elder Nash. Good missionary. Tall! In my District.
Elder Kaulukukui. (In shades behind Elder Smith). He is my companion. Also was my good buddy at BYU-Hawaii. Super awesome.
My Teacher. No, this is not a picture of my teacher. It's a picture of my shoe, but I lost the tassle from my shoe and my teacher made me a new one. She is awesome.
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 9:15 PM
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 8:33 PM
So our teacher decided that the MTC was too easy for us and we knew enough French so we started Tahitian 2 weeks early..Sorry bout this keyboard but two periods come up each time I press it ..so Tahitian is very difficult. When I translate verses from Te Buka A Moromona they come out like Moroni turned the drunks into birds and things like that, but we just started so hopefully things get better.. All the words have like 20 meanings and you can do a lot of things with each word.. Maa=food Tamaa=to eat Tamaaraa=meal and faatamaaraa=dinner appointment, which my teacher said was a very important word..
I've realized that I've never really used my brain too much in life because trying to learn Tahitian makes my head hurt.. I have never thought so much that my head hurt so that is pretty awesome.. But I feel like I have muscles on my brain now.. I am halfway done iwth the MTC now and that makes me very happy.. I feel like I'm kind of starting over cause of Tahitian..It feels nice to feel like I have no idea what I am doing again.. This week Elder Robert Hales talked to us.. That was an awesome experience.. For some reason it is cold here again and I don't like it.. Hope all is going well with everyone..
Je t'aime.. Ua here au ia outou.. Faaitoito.. Love..
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 1:58 PM
It snowed here, at the end of May! I took a picture of it snowing and one of my comps took one of me hating the snow in front of a tree that fell down.
This past week I have been studying, eating, sleeping, and playing basketball. It was fun. Me and my district have been trying to speak only French the past couple of days. I think I am going to speak only French this week.
Thank you for the packages, they were awesome. I am doing great. Before I kind of hated the MTC but this past week has been awesome. I found that the
harder I work and am focused the better it is and the more the Lord helps me because sometimes I get super tired or tired of studying but this week has been awesome.
Posted by ELDER COSBY'S MOM at 1:36 PM