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!


Oct 31, 2011: IN ARUE

Dear Family, 
I'm really gone from Bora now. I am now in Arue with Elder Ferrin and we are in car . . .  stick shift. I have to learn how to drive stick. Me and Ferrin have had many bonding experiences as the car stalls through busy intersections asnd huge lines of cars are behind us. Ferrin just laughs. I get super tired from being in a car.  We also have a choir practice for a missionary program that we will do for Christmas.   The biggest hospital in Tahiti is in our area, so we get called almost every day to go and give blessings there.  We even started to do lessons in the hospital rooms.   Last night we ate with a super super french familly and they fed us by courses.  The course before dessert was stinky cheese and the stinky chesse is really stinky.  It might be worse than fafaru.  Elder Ferrin is from Salt Lake City, Utah and is close to ending his mission.  He is a great guy and an awesome missionary.  I am really glad to have the chance to serve with him.  Happy Halloween!  Love y'all.
Love, Elder Cosby

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