May 29, 2017
My work this week has been kind of slow although we have had some progress. We are making really good friends with this family who are not members. They are very, very talented with singing and they are helping us prepare to sing at a musical fireside. We invited them and they are willing to join with us and sing. It's really fun and we go over there a lot. It is a married couple and they are really nice and I want to invite them to listen to the message and see if they will be baptized. I don't know what their response will, be but I will probably try to ask them this week. They are both really talented singers and the girl won the Best in Tonga award at one point with her dad and sister. So yeah, it's a pleasure to work with them because we get to hear beautiful singing.
Something funny that happened was we had our ward conference this week. One of the activities was a primary talent show; this was hilarious to watch. There was a lot of people doing the traditional Tongan dancing called the ta'olunga and then there was also a lot of just dancing like crazy. It was super hilarious. Island people are very talented at moving their hips. There were these three girls who did a routine, it was a really risqué dance though. If they did that in America, the bishop would be interviewing the girls, and parents. The girls were about 7, 10 and 11. They wore miniskirts and tall, black leather boots; it was funny and weird at the same time. The members were just busting up laughing, but I guess if that's your talent you should make use of it.
Other than that, stuff is just plugging along. I’m trying to overcome problems and trying the best I can, hopefully I am succeeding.