Well everyone...As usual I don't have much time to email but want to send a quick little update. We had one of the coolest things of my mission happen. A new island off the southern coast of Fiji just opened up for missionaries. So we went with the Elders who just recently opened it up making us the 5th and 6th elders ever on the island. The island is like the coolest thing I've ever been a part of. The island is called "Beqa." If you guys want to look it up it has two resorts and 9 koros and is one of the prettiest islands in Fiji! There aren't any roads or cars, just footpaths. Man it was an adventure. We went out and stayed with the two members that are on the island right now and they invited over their families so we could teach them at their house and then we slept on their small living room floor. Such an adventure and it was so much fun, but just such a strong testimony to me that the work is moving forward! Every ear will someday hear this gospel, and here in Fiji it's just one island at a time!
Love you all
PRE TRIP fish n chips
And then kind of had a super wet and rainy ride!!!
Well guys crazy week this week. We handled transfers, handled the new intake of missionaries, and then handled all the outtake missionaries who are all the missionaries I came to Fiji with. Definitely not the easiest thing I've ever done putting them all on the bus, but hey the work moves on and the church is still true!
Just one funny story for the week, my companion had a recent convert in his old area who was coming to the temple for baptisms for the dead, so we went, with her and the companionship that is in the area now. We got to the temple and the recent convert brought her baby. The thing is there isn't any daycare or anything in the temple and no workers to watch him so me and my old companion Elder Giacalone took one for the team and babysat in the waiting room while the others did baptisms... hahahah so much fun. He was a handful but definitely practicing those future dad skills hahaha. Honestly just trying to serve people even if it is just free babysitting. haha
Have a great week everyone!
Saying goodbye to my bestfriends!!!!
And when in the office we store our snacks in our pocket.... carrots in the pocket #nice
I got like no time to email as usual. But the week was great. We finished our last round of zone conferences and set transfers for this week! Kind of crazy that all the guys that came to Fiji are going home this week and that I should be going home this week.... But honestly I can say that serving my mission is such a privilege and I am blessed to be able to stay six more weeks!
We finally got to see investigators for the first time in 2 weeks which was great, still progressing with them. The quote I'll leave with you is a quote that a crazy lady told us when we invited her to be baptized into Christ's church. "I'm not a building freak and I'm not a church freak but I'm just a Jesus freak." hahahah so funny, and although I don't agree much at all with her statement because it's true we have to be part of Christ's church here on the earth, however she is on to something. Let's all be Jesus freaks this week. Let's all get excited about anything to do with the Son of God. hahah I love you guys. The church is true!
Love Elder Mumford
Beach last week
There is one Burger King in all of Fiji so we went to it for zone conference! #Blessed
Me giving Elder Green a "key to his new life" for his twenty first (it's a Fijian thing)
And me doing the dishes for Sister Layton. Mom aren't you proud of me?
Well guys I have like zero time to write anything today. It's been the craziest week ever. I don't even know what's up. But the work is still moving out here in Fiji!
So this week we had two zone conferences. The first one I had to do completely solo because my companion has been in the hospital with a leg infection, so doing a zone conference with a few trainings by myself was definitely a new experience. But President Layton actually did one of the trainings with me which was such a cool experience. Right after that we flew up to the beautiful island of Vanua Levu where 3 of my areas have been and did zone conference up here with the missionaries and have stayed to be here for the District conference for the district up here. Needless to say its been fun and crazy. Having 20 elders all in the same flat for 3 nights.... wow but I survived........ hahah
Now we are about to catch a flight out west to go and do a zone conference in Nadi and then we are done with this round of zone conferences...... holy cow life is crazy
Spiritual side of things. I got to see nearly all of my recent converts and all of them nearly came to district conference. It was great to see how many of them are doing so well in the church. Two of them even just received the Melchezidech priesthood! Life is crazy but the church is true. I love you all!