Thursday, August 7, 2014

Snail Mail letter from mid July

Dear Family                                                                              July 19, 2014

I have had a super good week this past week.  So Monday was P-day of course and nothing happened except for e-mailing and even then I didn't get a single e-mail from you guys! What the heck?! What happened?  (we don't know what happened - we know that we have sent letters REGULARLY - both digital and analog versions)

Tuesday we were on exchanges and one of the Elders in Sapuk came to Nantaku with me.  His name is Elder Ladore and is is from Pohnpei and doesn't know very good English but he speaks super good Chuukese.  Chuukese and Pohnpein are really similar.  It was a fun day, then we got one more day together because the District Leaders decided to go one more day.  Then we all switched back on Wednesday night at District Meeting.  It was cool to talk with Elder Ladore he is a super good guy.

Thursday we did missionary work... to be honest I don't remember what happened Thursday or Friday, my bad.  But I can remember some cool things that happened last night.  We were walking home after a super busy day and we are passing the hospital.  Both Elder Simpson and I get the feeling we needed to visit a member who was in the hospital with her baby.  So we go up and talk to her a little bit and give her baby a blessing. As we turn around to leave and there is another member there in the same room with her kid!!  She is a super strong member from Sapuk Branch and she is crying.  She then tells us that she asked the Sapuk Branch President  to send someone to give her son a blessing.  Nobody ever came and she was praying that somebody would come.  Then we show up and are able to give her son a blessing.  We just got back from visiting her again tonight and her son is doing super well.  Tonight he was smiling and laughing and looked a ton better.  It was a huge miracle that has really strengthened my testimony of the Priesthood and always striving to use it to bless the lives of others.  It is real! and the power of it coupled with the Holy Ghost is super gechekun!  Of these things I know and say in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Al tong nyeni Kemi micnisin!  or "I love towards y'all" is the direct translation of that.  Ha ha. But I do love you all and pray for everyone back home and wish the best for you all.

Love, Elder Jeff Payne

Along with this letter he send an SD card with some new photos.  I'll attach a few to each blog entry in the coming weeks.
Elder Payne and one of the Primary Children.

Another one of Elder Payne.

Elder Payne and children - possibly hunting for something.

Elder Simpson

That's child with a machete!  And they are still hunting...

Anybody need a new desktop background??  Awesome sunset in Chuuk.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing to see these pictures and realize that this is what his eyes see everyday? It just seems so far away to us, but this is real life for him. Cool.