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!



Dear Family,
All is well even though an Elder showed me a scripture telling me that we aren't supposed to say that. We have been doing a lot of door to door contacting these days because I'm super tired of being in the car. After being accepted by a family that wants their son to go on a mission after talking to us, and then having a French guy explaining to us in very great detail that we come from monkeys;  we came across a group drunk guys. Carl tried to preach to us, Will wanted to join us for polygamy and was very dissapointed when he found out it wasn't true all while Aito was screaming AMERICA ...CALIFORNIA at the top of his lungs, then as we were leaving Tetutahi he  tried talking in English and got mad at himself because he wasn't able to get a single word out, so instead caught me in a death bear hug and we laughed together for several bonding and scary minutes.   Tera'i and Raimanu just smiled. Also me and my companion go to Moorea to do baptismal interviews ,  so we drive our car onto the ferry for an hour and a half boat ride to Moorea and then come back.  It's hard to contact people on the boat because everyone pulls out their ukeleles and plays together.   I'm thankful to be serving here in Tahiti.  The people are really faithful and charitable. Love y'all
Love, Elder Cosby

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