Thursday, December 1, 2016

GOODBYE MTC!!! 11/11/2016

Dearest Aiga & Friends, 

Can I just say I love you all. Like kind of a LOT! I am so thankful for the Love and Prayers I feel daily and This week has for sure been a bitter Sweet! Bitter to leave my sweet District who I have grown to love and all my amazing Teachers here and sweet because I get to go to Samoa!! ( And NZ for a little while) The spirit has become my greatest greatest Friend! I wish I knew before the Mission how much it influenced my life. I hope you all take a moment each day to make sure you have it with you! It is a something I look forward to everyday waking up and pleading to know what I need to do today to become the Missionary He needs me to be for the People of Samoa! Brothers and Family, What are you doing everyday to have the spirit with you? Imagine what life would be like if we all had the Spirit as our Companion, It's like having the Savior walk with us and show us how to be like Him. If you don't already pray to have it with you remember what we do each Sunday to be blessed with the spirit, Are we using our blessings fully before making a Negative thought toward our Heavenly Father who is the giver of the blessings? I have been thinking all week how I can better my sweet family from, soon to be, the other side of the world. And I found this:
 14 And now behold, ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye spiritually been born of GodHave ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?
 1Do ye exercise faith in thredemption of him who created you? Do you look forward witan eye of faith,and view thimortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in in corruption, to stand before Goto be judged according to thdeeds which have been done ithe mortal body?
 16 say unto you, can you imagine to yourselves that ye hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day:Come unto me ye blessedfor beholdyour works have been the works of righteousness upon the face of the earth?
 17 Or do ye imagine to yourselves that ye can lie unto the Lord in that day, and say—Lordour works have been righteouworks upon the face of the earth—and that he will save you?
 18 Or otherwise, can ye imagine yourselves brought before the tribunal of God with your souls filled with guilt and remorse, having remembrance of all your guilt, yea,perfect remembrance of all your wickedness, yea, are membrance that ye have set at defiance the commandments of God?
 19 say unto you, can ye looup to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands? I say unto you, can you lookup, having the image of God engraven upon your countenances?
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we have the great priviledge and Knowledge of Him who sent us to this Earth! We should be representing the Savior all the time, even in our homes behind closed doors, and as we talk to those around us and showing others we love them. Service! Family, if there is anything you can do for me, anything at ALL, serve those around you please. Even if you just smile and not say a word for the purpose of making someones day not any worse than it has been! I love you all and hope you can do that one thing for me! Look for ways to serve eachother. I have found that the one thing that keeps me from not yelling at curtain people is smiling, saying a quick prayer, and finding ways to serve them.  
Wow! I am such a missionary! I just know that as we come to know the Savior and become like Him, Life will become more bearable and more worthwhile. This week has been so fabulous! I am slightly obsessed with my District and Branch! We just party all the time, like I've said before and of course we party with the spirit! LOL I have seen Tasi!! We took a picture and he said he would make sure to get to his family to get it to you all! I am going to take a picture with him hopefully before I leave! My soa and I are known in the Branch as the Social Butterflies because we just love and talk to everyone. I'm still a social butterfly, some things never change! I am so thankful though that Socializing is one thing that I can for sure do! On Sunday we had our Mission Conference and listened to the words of our Mission presidency. I was reminded of keeping Thankfulness apart of the work and realizing that we are only the vessels that the work is done through! It is not our work, but the Lord's work and he will qualify us as we work diligently and humble ourselves. Later Sunday night for Devotional we had the priviledge of watching Jenny Oaks Baker and her talented family perform amazing musical numbers! If you can you all should try to see her family perform, you would all so love it. Than before that we also had our Departing Devotional. O le a Le Lalolagi?! ( What in the world?!) I cannot even believe how long it has been and yet it feels like I've been here my whole life. LOL It's all just happening and I love it. I have Incredible teachers here in the MTC and I am going to miss them! They have been almost like our MTC Mum and Dad(s)! (Sis Kamaleti, Uso Anesone, & Uso Kilisone) Love them! They tell us all the time that they wish we could put them in our pockets and take them with us! I too wish that. My Samoan is doing good! I am getting comfortable slowly with the language, it's become more simple the more I use it. I've only ever taught our investigators so far in Samoan! How wild is that? Talking about the Gospel in English seems somewhat strange to me now! I love it. Oh! And I almost forgot! I was a host this last Wednesday I was here! I loved it. ​
I am so very excited to speak with you all very soon! Manuia le Aso! Alofa LAVA atu! Toodles Loves! 
Sister Finau

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