Monday, March 3, 2014

"the light of everlastin​g life was lit up in his soul"

Ou te alofa i le lalolagi atoa!

I am really happy. I wish the whole world could know that God's light is real. It just is.

Transfers are this week and I'm really going to miss Elder Pauga. He leaves in a few hours. I've had a lot of fun with this guy. It was a privilege to serve with him and an honor to be his last companion.

I'm staying in Samoa! Elder Tingey will be my new companion. I've been told he's extremely obedient and extremely hardworking. I'm really excited to work with him. AND we will now be covering the Rialto 2nd Samoan Ward in addition to the great Inland Empire ward! Twice the Samoans. Twice the food. Twice the fun.

Just kidding about the food.

But this week has been full of miracles. Here's a few:

Wednesday. We brought out Sone, a young man from our ward who just his mission call to Houston, TX. We visited people in Loma Linda. Nobody was home. But we had a feeling to stop by Skyler's house, even though they never really let us in. (Remember Skyler? The guy who I met in my first area many months ago and didn't know was Samoan?) A new guy answered the door. His name was Al. We found out he's from Orange county and he's Skyler's cousin. He took missionary lessons out there in November and said he had his Book of Mormon in his car. while he ran and got it, we met Starla, Skyler's sister. She said Spencer was somewhere in the complex and ran to go get him. One thing led to another, and pretty soon we were all sitting Indian-style in their place listening to them explain why they knew God loved them. It was awesome. I've been trying to get to know them for months. MONTHS. We'll be meeting with them again soon.

Whoops, gotta go. Sorry for the short email!

I love you all! The gospel is true! Jesus is the Savior. God is your Father. They love you!


Elder Judd