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!


JUL 11, 2011 TAUTU

Dear Family,
 Nothing has happened really cause no one is ever home, but I saw Tautu. Tautu spray paints his name all over everything in Bora. One day we were riding in a member's truck when he said, "That's the richest man in Bora and he pointed to what was clearly a homeless man in dirty pants and a T shirt with a walking stick and one of those big orange things that we put water in for scout things walking down the side of the road.  But apparently he really is the richest man in Bora because everything that he puts his name on is his because he is the great great grandson of some king of something. So Tautu walks around the island and spray paints his name on everything. and in his orange bucket he has the papers for the rights to the land he owns and supposedly sometimes he just gives out land for free.  When he wants to go to the other little islands around Bora he puts his clothes in his orange bucket and uses it a a floaty and swims.  Tautu says never ever sell land. Happy marriage to Jacob and Lauren next week.
Love, Elder Cosby 

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