Monday, May 23, 2011

Semana 23 - Let the Reading (of the Book of Mormon in 2 Transfers) Begin!

Que onda?

Alright, so transfers has passed and only Elder Haight was moved out.

(Elder Haight & Elder Heimuli were comps in the MTC, then they both landed in the same house when they arrived in the mission field. After 22 weeks, Elder Haight has left Helam behind...)

Elder Benedict moved in and is comps with Elder Henderson. We're all pretty excited about the situation now!

I'm glad that you guys have taken up the reading assignment along with me:)

(Elder Heimuli wearing what he calls his "Houston Mask" -- Houston is Elder H's 14-year old brother; Mom does NOT think that's very funny!)

You have all learned so much from only the first few chapters! I am reading the Libro de Mormon (totally in Spanish), so its a little hard for me to understand everything super precisely and it takes a lot more time to read, but I still learn lots from it!

I love what everyone said, and it's all so true! Nice work Mom, Harrison, Houston, Jessye, Sifa (Dad? Hema/Norma? haha jk). I especially like Hevynn's one-liner (I'm not sure if that was cuz she was inspired or just didn't read;)) but the sole purpose of the Book of Mormon IS to help us remember Christ. The title says "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" and that's exactly what it is. We're told that we need to have faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement in order to progress towards eternal life. Faith is believing in something that is not seen. The BoM is a record of the people in the Americas who believed in Jesus and his atonement and yet they didn't see him (until way later of course). The people in the Bible lived with him, saw the miracles he did and they still crucified him, believing that he was NOT the son of God. Our redeemer. The promise that we are given in the last 2 paragraphs of the introduction (which we use to teach investigators to obtain a knowledge of it's truthfulness) can apply to us as well. Search (read), ponder and pray and you will obtain a testimony that this Book is true--therefore what it teaches is true: that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Cool, yeah?:)

Our week was pretty alright, we did find some people to teach. The funny thing is that they've all been like 15 year old girls, that's kind of the trend we're finding out here these last few weeks but hey, they listen! Nothing too solid yet. The ward is all doin good and stuff and yeah crazy Hermano Brown taught again. The funny thing was that last week on Tuesday, Elder Ybarra went back and talked to his investigators and they were like, "Yeah, we liked it. It all made sense!" Hahaha so now we're trying to figure out if Hermano Brown is crazy, or inspired...both maybe? This sunday though we were laughing cuz he couldn't say this one word in Spanish then he just turns to me (probably cuz I was closest to him) and says, "yo hablo mejor que tu," and then just keeps on trucking with the lesson. I laughed so hard but I was kinda bugged cuz he called me out, but whatever:) I'll get better at Spanish!

The Hispanic food is starting to take it's toll on me, I don't know how much longer I can eat oily beef and corn tortillas...please send me some corned beef or something! Wahoo? Just anything poly! I made Spam, eggs and rice the other night and it was SOOOO good! Oh, and maybe dad could tell me how to make 'otai? We've been with the Atlanta english zone a couple times the past couple weeks and I'm learning more and more tongan haha. Crazy Tongans.

(Elder Heimuli doing a service project at the beautiful Atlanta Temple with another Tongan missionary -- Elder Liuanga from Nuku'alofa, Tonga)

Oh, and we also caught some fish and brought 'em home, cleaned 'em, and cooked 'em up! Not gonna lie, I can bake a mean fish! It's kinda creepy when you got em sitting in your kitchen sink and they're just floppin around, starring at you with their soul-less eyes...but you get over it when you eat them a couple hours later:)

(Elder H -- 19 years old and still plays with his food)

Well, that's it for now! Thanks for everything that you guys do! I love you all and pray for you all!

--Elder Heimuli


  1. Sounds like he's doing great. I like the countdown thing you have on the blog now!

  2. You get pictures - I'm so jealous...... He's doing so great! I love his letters!!!