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!


SPEAKING OF TEMPLES: February 28, 2011

Dear Family, 
 I went to the temple this week for the first time in Tahiti. The temple is the same here as home but just in French.  I was kinda hoping that there would be some kind of tribal ceremony and torch and tribal design decorations.  Unfortunately this wasn't the case. Although a little disappointed going to the temple was an awesome experience as always. Go to the temple,  It will be awesome for you. Speaking of temples,  the temple president came to our ward and spoke.  He brought his daughter and her friend and asked me to translate for them.  The temple president's wife doesn't really speak French so I got kinda lost in one of her stories . . .  I think they caught on when she said amen in the middle of my story. That is all.  Love y'all
Love Elder Cosby

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