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!


PEOPLE OF FAITH: February 1, 2011

Dear Family,
When Elder Anderson talked to us he talked about how the people of Polynesia are a people of faith and that we need to use that. Also he said,  "Don't live your mission without miracles." Me and my companion have been taking that advice and I don't think a day has gone by without a miracle or a prayer that has gone unanswered.   We prayed for a baptism and one of our inverstigators called and said that they wanted to get baptized that night.   She didn't want to get baptized because her dad is a Catholic Priest, but for some reason she decided she wanted to get baptized and she was so excited that she couldn't wait.   We prayed for more investigators and a girl who went to a Young Women's activity came and asked us if she could get baptized.   I'm starting to understand how to really do missionary work.   After that Elder Anderson said "And after don't live your life without miracles!  Never forget that the true church is a church of miracle."
        On a more serious note I am visibly bigger.  I'm no longer medium.  I am large.  Maybe by the end of my mission I will be fat and I will be happy too.  What are you supposed to do in a country where working with the members depends directly on how much you eat at their house?   That is all for today.
Love Yall!
Love Elder Cosby (Fat and Happy)

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