SERVING THE LORD IN THE TAHITI PAPEETE MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, WHICH IS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE COOK ISLANDS AND THE AUSTRAL, SOCIETY, MARQUESAS, TUAMOTO, AND GAMBIER ARCHIPELAGOS OF FRENCH POLYNESIA. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 21,000 MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH IN THESE ISLANDS. STAKES OF THE CHURCH ARE LOCATED ON THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI, MOOREA, RAIATEA, TAHAA, BORA BORA, HUAHINE, AND MAUPITI, WITH BRANCHES OF THE CHURCH ON MANY OTHER ISLANDS.
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
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
After a 3 week vacation, I'm back in my home in Paea, after being disappointed from not receiving my companion Wednesday because the airplane was broken Wednesday. I got him late Thursday night. His name is Elder Saxton from Idaho. He worked on his Grandpas mink farm before his mission where his heart became stone cold from killing and skinning thousands of minks, but luckily the warm welcome of the Tahitian sun and people melted his heart and burned his face so that we could get to work right away-- two red-faced warriors. Elder Saxton is super awesome! He already is starting to understand and he can speak pretty well and everyone loves that he is a farmer as long as you don't try to explain to them what a mink is and confuse them. I don't even know what a mink is. I tried to get the people here to feed him fafaru his first day but they refused to give us fafaru at night saying that it was "too heavy," but instead they gave us sea urchin crawfish (they are like 2 feet long here), clam, and taro. Luckily Saxton has a strong stomach. Love y'all Love, Elder Cosby