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!


I LOVE MY NEW AREA: January 18, 2011

Dear Family,
I just wanted you guys to know my new fruits I ate.   There is Corausol (sorry, I don't know how to spell things in French or Tahitian or what they are called in English.)  Anyway,  it's a spiky fruit and it's super sweet.   Also I ate eye of dragon which is a tiny fruit.  When you crack open the shell it looks like an eye and you eat the white part.  It's super good.  Also I ate passion fruit and guava and that was super good. 

We went to the Bellevedere.  I forgot how to spell it but it's a restauraunt which it super high up in the mountain.  It is about 45 minutes in a car away from anything.   We didn't go to eat, but we just looked at the view, which was awesome. 

I'm loving my new area.  I eat so much I am 73 kilos now.   Elder Penehata is super awesome.  All of our investigators are so open and love him.  He does a good job. 

Next week Elder Anderson is coming.   I'm super lucky.  I get to see him 3 times,  because he is coming to our Stake Conference because we are splitting the Stake.  Also he is coming to talk to the missionaries,  and he is also coming to  our missionary prep class in which I teach English.  The stake of Paea has 40 missionaries out right now. That's it.   I love y'all.

Love,  Elder Cosby

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