Island life is great down here in Key west! It is REALLY hot and humid here on the island and we have had a couple big storms come through, so just normal Florida Weather.
Elder Te Hira and I are working with a couple of Eternal Investigators so hopefully we can help them progress. We have been able to meet all the members here in the Key West branch. The Branch is very glad that they have missionaries here and they give us a lot of opportunities to serve. One miracle we saw this week was an investigator named Marada who came to church. He is Cambodian and it a commander in the Marines. He has no Christian background so it has been interesting teaching him. After sacrament meeting we spent a whole hour on "What is the Godhead." It went well, he is full of faith and recognizes the spirit, but is "Just here to learn and not planning on joining." Sure Marada, we will see what happens! ;) He is really cool and we are lucky to be able to work with him.
Finding has been going slow, but we are still moving forward!
For my last thought, one scripture that I came across this week was in Alma 15:16, "And it came to pass that Alma and Amulek, Amulek having forsaken all his gold, and silver, and his precious things, which were in the land of Ammonihah, for the word of God, he being rejected by those who were once his friends and also by his father and his kindred..."
The thought that came to mind was, what do we really hold dear? What is most important to us? Do we hold to the things of the world more than to the iron rod or are we like Amulek who was willing and did give up everything to serve God. Amulek not only gave up all of his earthly possessions but was rejected by his own family. Do we have the conviction to do the same if called upon to do so? I hope that we would.
Love you all!
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission
Haitian-ing the Work
Elder Te Hira from New Zealand, Australia and Utah
and Elder and Sister Roe who serve in the Marathon Branch
"...they began to cover... from the sea south to the sea north, from the sea west to the sea east."
Their luxury tool shed apartment!
The kitchen area
Bedroom and bathroom