New companion, not sure if new area. We will know on Monday when he emails
Monday, May 16, 2016
Season 3: Episode 14 "The one with Thaddeus"
This week was really awesome! We have been working with this man named Thaddeus for about 2 months now! We have been calling him everyday and checking up on him, as he asked us to do so. Anyways, we give him a calay, and he has been doing really Well these past 2 weeks! During the call he mentioned how we were planning on him getting baptize ay. We explained to him that we were actually planning fo ay after church. When he heard that, he was so pumped! Anyways, long story short, we only had a few days to get it all organized, but the baptismal service was so spiritual! There was a ton of support from the Ward and he truly feels at home there, one of his concerns was that he doesn't have very much family support as they are all out of state. We explained that the Ward was like his "church family", we explained home teaching and the role that it plays in everyone being helped! After he was baptized and confirmed, he had the chance to bear his testimony and the spirit was so strong! He has such a burning testimony, he mentioned us and referred to us as his "guardian angels" haha it has been such a great experience for me to watch this man's grow closer to his savior. It has definitely strengthened my own testimony, and my own desire to find those who want to come closer to Christ. I am so grateful for this opportunity that I have to be here serving the lord and those in the Tampa area.
I love you all,
Posted by Tamara Tanuvasa at 11:32 AM
Monday, May 9, 2016
Season 3: Episode 13 "The one with Mother's Day"
This week, Elder Ellsworth's bike was really giving us problems.. I think the past two weeks he's gone through 5 tubes. He ended up having to get a new tire, and that seems to have fixed things. It really sets back the work when all you do is bike, but, luckily we were able to use the car to get to those appointments that we had set up!
Like the title of this episode, it was Mother's Day. I am so grateful for all of the "mother figures" in my life that have been such great examples that they have been in my life. But I am most grateful for my wonderful mother that I was able to skype that day as well as the rest of my family! It was so amazing getting to see them! I shared with them that as I reflected on the lessons that I took away as I was growing up (at home), it wasn't from their words per say, but their actions that I learned many of the lessons that have shaped who I am today.
I am grateful for an amazing family, and for all that they do for me. I am so happy to be here in Florida, in the service of my Lord and Savior. I am so grateful for a Savior who knows me, and my struggles and strengthens and comforts me on a daily basis.
I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Posted by Tamara Tanuvasa at 10:17 AM
Monday, May 2, 2016
Season 3: Episode 12 "The one with campus"
This week was a great week!, we had a Zone Development Day, which meant that after we had gotten everything that we needed to get done in preparation for the upcoming week, we met together as a Zone and did some activities together that included charades and volleyball! It also included a some training on how we can better help the areas in which we all serve! It was a really fun day!
it fell apart... I never realized how hard it was without a phone, we couldn't call to get a new one, we couldn't confirm any appointments that we had that day, we weren't able to try to set up appointments! Luckily, it was a night where there were people at the church, so we went there and used one of their phones to call the missionaries who are responsible for phones, and was able to get a new phone the next day. But it definitely was an eye opener! Afternoon, our phone died. Actually it split in two.. We have one of the old school slide phones, and normally (how it should work), there are two pieces together that slide into a QWERTY keyboard, and the other side has a touch screen. Well, the pieces holding these two together had been getting looser throughout the week, and finally
This week has been really exciting because a lot of the people that we have been working with have been coming to church and are progressing towards baptism!
Thank you for all of your prayers, I hope y'all have a great week!
Posted by Tamara Tanuvasa at 12:02 PM