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!


TEHOTU: February 6, 2012

Dear Family,
This week we went to eat at a family's house.  The man's brother was there.  His name is Tehotu (the fruit).  He is not a member.  The first thing that Tehotu said to us was "I don't talk a lot . . . I am timid".   While we were eating we found this to be true.   Tehotu didn't talk a lot, even when asked direct questions, but towards the end of the dinner he lifted his head from his stew and cut us all off in saying rather loudly, "I want the missionary lessons!" So we set up a day to come back and had an amazing lesson with him where he told us that he wanted to be baptised. We also learned that his job is to "search for the treasures of his ancestors in caves and other places."   I thought that was pretty neat. I wonder if he gets paid well.  Also yesterday we went to Paea to do the same missionary concert that we have been doing in all the stakes in Tahiti. It was cool to be able to see all of my investigators from a year ago still attending church. I was happy.
Love y'all
Love, Elder Cosby

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