Monday, November 21, 2016

half jews and diamond investigators

Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:39 PM (MST)
         Monday, November 21, 2016 9:39 AM (Vanuatu)

hi friends.

this week was an experience. i am very grateful for my umbrella.
there's a superstition here that goes. if a tourist boat(cruise ship) comes, it will rain. and boy did it rain. the boat came on like wednesday and then thursday through saturday. just. RAIN RAIN RAIN im very grateful for all of the stuff i have that's water proof or water resistant and just. yeah!

so. my diamond investigator. i've talked about her before a couple times. she's the bomb. like. we already taught her all the official lessons and she was really engaged while we taught but she didn't really read the book of mormon. and now, she's discovered the foot notes and she read. 4 WHOLE CHAPTERS in one day. oh good golly gosh no investigator in my whole mission has ever read that much out of that holy book. and she did it in one day. it made me so so soso sososo happy. like. yay! the only slightly sad part is i might not be in this area when she is finally ready to enter the waters of baptism.

and now for the half jews. so. there's a religion reffered to as the SDA's. they believe that their church is true purely based off of exodus 20. and from what i understand the founder was at one point a mormon woman who wanted the priesthood but it was denied her. anyway.

we had a lesson with a very stubborn SDA and i had heard about them before but i really hadn't gotten into it with one before. during the lesson he basically tried to chastize us for not following the 10 commandments. it was pretty funny. part way through the lesson i was just partially laughing inside because of how rediculous their beliefs are. they basically believe christ fufilled the law but only part. cuz the 10 commandments were written in stone, they are still the foundation. it's ok he's hopefully gonna read the book of mormon like he promised and then it will all work out.
also last big thing that happened this week. OUR BRANCH GOT A PRESIDENCY!

so i've been in this area for like. 4 months by now and for basically the whole time i've been the presiding authority and sunday school teacher, and and and... but! now i am not! now i am just a missionary! yay!

wanna hear a joke? did you know that many a blonde dyes by her own hand? tragic right?

that's all for now! slow internet this week so..... no pix. might send home a flash with all of them for christmas. yep.

elda hyatt vi

life and stuff

Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2016 3:46 PM (MST)
         Monday, November 14, 2016 9:46 AM (Vanuatu)

i dunno im not good at titling emails.

this week went by pretty quickly. our branch is gonna get a branch president this week!!!!! finally!!!!!!! we're so stoked. positive change.

it's kinda sad when you find out that your investigators fully remembered the return appointment and deliberately scheduled to be in the bush at their garden during the appointment... sigh.

this one mama we've been teaching. she has a copy of the bible in the 'good news' translation. and she mentioned that she really likes our bibles and that she wants one so. we're gonna buy a copy of the standard works for her. here they're pretty cheap and yeah! the only thing is that she and a lot of the people here only think about religion and reading and praying and all that really really important stuff. when we, the elders, are there or if it's sunday.

looking forward to the future and pressing forward through the trials.
life is good~
that's all for now.

elder hyatt vi
1. squad

2. chillin

Monday, November 7, 2016


Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2016 4:28 PM (MST)
         Monday, November 07, 2016 10:28 AM (Vanuatu)

this week has been an experience. felt really really long. 
our golden investigators seem more and more golden. and everyone else is just... the rocks around the gold. i feel like that's terrible to say but. it's true. the people who we've found who are sincerely looking for truth are the most amazing people ever! and then there's everyone else who hides from and lies to us.. it's all good. 

my father has asked me to explain my 'millennial slang' to all you old people who apparently read this. so. p dope. p is short for pretty. cuz im lazy. and typing retty is a lot of work. dope is a word that can refer to drugs but the people who take the drugs feel that they're great so. p dope is pretty great. tho is short for though. cuz adding the ugh is silent letters anyway and just ughhhh... hah. anyway.

i've been studying in the old testament lately(along with the book of mormon...). did you know there's a difference between a sin offering and a trespass offering? cuz i didn't. but now i do! calculated out how many pages a day i gotta read to be able to finish the old testament before i finish my mission so. yeah! right now im somewhere in leviticus. good stuff. have you read the bible all the way through before? 

i hear the election is tomorrow. should be fun? lots of good candidates? haha i make myself laugh. 

we had 23 people come to church on sunday. that's all for now. k byeeeeee

Friday, November 4, 2016

heaven and hell

Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 4:47 PM (MDT)
         Monday, October 31, 2016 9:47 AM (Vanuatu) 
this week tho.
this week felt short and long. sickness and health. we've nicknamed our three villages sodom zion and gomorrah. yep. zion's right in the middle.
people have been hiding from us a lot this week. ate a lot of mangos this week.
we started teaching a mama who is kinda is at a crossroads in her life. and she's very passionate about her beliefs in christ and it's really great being able to help her come to understand the doctrines of the kingdom. and she's very knowledgable of the bible and we've been using like 500% more scriptural support than we usually do cuz usually people don't know/care about the scriptural support. it's been pretty great. she's pretty great. D&C 29:7 is a really great scripture i've been thinking about a lot lately. the work progresses. press forward!
that's all for now!
elder hyatt vi
1.      my companion like a boss climbing a coconut tree

2.      we harvested like. 20 green coconuts from one tree. i'm also getting really good at cutting coconuts.