Sunday, December 18, 2016

the work.

Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 3:45 PM (MST)
         Monday, December 19, 2016 9:45 AM (Vanuatu)

this week man. this week felt really long and really short at the same time. like every week i guess.
so this week we've been really focusing on helping our progressing investigators to progress. like. visiting them once every day or so and trying to help them see the importance of coming to church and praying and such. some people are more ready to learn than others.

speaking of. there was this one papa in my area. he's really great. so at some point or another in almost every teaching experience. missionaries will ask. 'do you have any questions? are you confused about anything we've taught?' or something like that. so this papa. had come up with some questions. that apparently no missionary had answered. all in all they made me kinda mad cuz the first question he asked was basically a bible trivia question. like. 'do you really know every single little thing in the bible...???' and then the second one didn't have a answer. and i tried to tell him that. 'We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that [H]e will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.' (article of faith #9) and that the question he had god hasn't revealed a answer yet. but he didn't accept that... and then the 3rd question had a answer based in modern revelation from joseph smith and i tried to explain that and he said. 'yeah! joseph smith was a prophet! he should have all the answers! where's ALL THE ANSWERS'  it was a fun lesson but. not the best spiritually speaking.

we're tryin our best to do all the work that this area needs to have done. it's a lot a lot. and there's no way we can do it all. but! we can try! it's great. so much work.

also in other news. i won't be sending a email for the next couple weeks cuz im going to..... wait for it...... GAUA it's gonna be freakin amazing. so bush. so great. but no internet. sorries friends. staytuned for when we get back!

that's all for now.

love y'all.

  1. the 17 year old member dude who got baptized last year who comes with us to all of our lessons. he's really chill. his name is daniel.
  2. the kid in the white shirt is our progressing investigator. his name is Peter. he's rad.
  3. sunset cuz why not.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

banban, sweat and loving life

Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2016 6:15 PM (MST)
         Monday, December 12, 2016 12:15 PM (Vanuatu)

this week was pretty freakin rad.

my new companion elder naikasau is the best. ever. he's such a hard worker and positive and obedient and he's just amaze. so he had about a week in this area a couple months ago and i had like 2 weeks in this area before transfers. so we both knew a little and then added that all up and we found like. almost all of the former investigators in this area! it's pretty amazing. but a lot a lot of walking. my shoes are gettin hella worn out. but it's all good. i think im gonna buy some more today. 

so one of the families that we're teaching is the aunt of a recent convert. the recent convert moved from her house to her aunt's house in banban and so we come by to visit the recent convert and end up teaching the whole family and they really like talking with us and give us food like. every time. its amazing. 

church this week was kinda sad. we walked around to pick up all our investigators and walk to church with them but almost all of them had some sort of excuse. making it so... i was kinda sad. but. it's all good! we're gonna keep going and do our best to help them come unto christ! 

there was this one mama we taught. we asked her if she had ever seen or heard of a book of mormon before. she goes in her house and pulls out a english 'gospel principles' manual. completely waterlogged and stuff. but we were really really surprised and we asked her where she got it and she said her friend gave it to her. i doubt she ever read out of it cuz it's in english but! yeah! really great stuff!  

that's all for now friends. 

have a great week! 
Elda Hyatt VI

really didn't take any pictures this week except
  1. -          these cool wild flowers. 
  2. -          also that mama that always makes us food. gave us this. it's cabbage cooked with nungai (tastes like almonds) pretty delicious. and vegetarian. for all of you friends at home looking for new fancy vegetarian options. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

gahhhhh transfersss againnnnn

Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2016 4:00 PM (MST)
         Monday, December 05, 2016 10:00 AM (Vanuatu)

soooo exciting things have happened this week. so event by event again
­          transfer calls
­          im a DL again
­          i can go to gaua
­          i fetchin love my area

sooo transfers came and im staying in this new area that i got put in just after ZC. banban west. it's the best. there's so much work to do and friends to make and people to teach. it's so great i'm so sosososososo happy right now. it's amazing.

so districts got re arranged and so im still a district leader of a relief society but only 2 comps of sisters now. it's all good tho. also random. our house is basically in a watermelon garden. and no one comes to check on the watermelons cuz the land owner lives on another another island so we get unlimited free delicious watermelon. it's great.

also i made steaks last night. turned out pretty good. added too much spice tho.

in my new area im assigned to look after some other small small islands with lil branches on them so i might leave for a week or 3 and go to fetchin paradise.... i kno right
also my area is amazing and i haven't met my new comp yet but they're probably great and it's p day and just. the future and everything is just. so amazing. so rad.

everything is legit right now. also here's some pix cuz the internet is deciding to be fast this week.
1.      a giant tree fell in the road so we immediately made the safest decision and climbed it to the very tippy top. Amazing
2.      giant tree #2
3.      me and my district. #reliefsociety

4.      #district activity #BBQ it was pretty awesome.

what is love? also im in a trio now

Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 3:32 PM (MST)
         Monday, November 28, 2016 9:32 AM (Vanuatu)

major events of this week.
i got a buzz cut
my glasses officially broke
zone conference
now im a trio
and rain. lots of lots of rain.
let's start at the top and work on through huh? so. in prep for zone conference, i asked my comp elder atuake to give me a hair cut. he's cut my hair like 3 times in the past each time a pretty nice hair cut. but this time he decided to give me the buzz... so my hair is short now.

my glasses(the really old walmart ones that survived since sophmore year of HS) the metal bent and broke and are now a nice paper weight. i am grateful i still have one pair left. this online pair will last. i can feel it. only 16 monies to go.

ZoNe CONFeReNcE! a amazing experience as always. this is my 3rd zone conference... i only have 5 left! gah! my mission is flying by! the theme of 'what if love were the only reason' made it so zone conference was a lot of lessons about what is love. how christ shows his love for us. and how we can bring that to the investigators and members. really great stuff.
also. just before zone conference, a elder in my zone got really sick and so his companion is now with us! in a trio! and we get to work in both his area and ours until the end of the transfer! yeah! his area is great. lots of work to do. people to find and teach. im grateful for my capacity to work.

also it's been raining a ton. which is nice cuz when it rains it isn't sunny so it's considerably cooler when it rains. i love my umbrella.

that's all for now friends,

have fun with all the cold. and chrstmas. and related events.

elder hyatt vi
1.      this is my relief society. sisters manatau rivera auelua manly sellesin kakianako and elders 'atuake and skousen.
2.      my new area? for a week?

3.      my new area part2