Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Area, New Companion!

What's up ERRBODY!?!?
Well this past week has been really Awesome! I'm not traveling
anymore! I got transferred to be a Zone Leader in Ledge Wood with my
Homie Elder Woodward!! He's from St. George Utah! Funniest Elder Ever!
He hunts, fishes, rides dirt bikes, blows stuff up, plays lacrosse and
does missionary work like a BOSS! I'm SUPER pumped to be with him
because he works HARD! I got HEAPS to learn from him! We're ready to
blow it up here in Ledgewood!

This past week was crazy because we got doubled into this Area! We
went from the Hoods to the Woods! Nothing but trees with Black Bears,
Deer and people ready to be Baptzed! Some pretty sweet lakes that we
want to hit up some fish at though! The members here are sick! First
Sunday in the area yesterday and we had members inviting us over for
dinner! It's Elder Woodward's first area that hasn't been Hood and
mine in a while so it's kind of a culture shock for both of us! Hahah
I got to used to talking in Ebonics. So now back To talking like a
white person again...

We're working with some sweet people! There's this less active guy
named Drew that wants to come back to church and his fiancé Chelsea
and her friend Renee want to get Baptized! We've been teaching them as
well, great people.

This next week we get to take our Zone to Manhattan for our Semiannual
Temple trip! Pumped about that! We also have interviews with President
Taggart this week! It should be interesting to be interviewed by him
after the last two transfers of working closely with him.

OH!! I forgot last week to congratulate Jake and Sara on their
engagement! Wooohooo!!! Good thing they dated in high school before he
got Fat on his mission! Or else he would have had a hard time! Hahah
jk jk! He's buff...

Well keep living the Gospel Everyone! Work Hard at whatever you do!

Love you all!

-Elder Fotu
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TRANSFERS!!!

Sorry I don't have ANY time to write a long letter! Transfers are
today and we are headed out to pick up the new missionaries from the
airport!
This past week I was in Jersey City for the whole week on Exchanges!
Snagged this cool pick!

Love you all!

-Elder Fotu

Morning

Good Morning Family! So this past week was CRAZY as usual... Tuesday
Danny, Caden and Maddi Came to our mission! 5 zones got together at
the Newark Chapel and Danny spoke to us! It was Awesome! He talked
about how President Taggart's Uncle Charlie (who Caden is named after)
was the reason why he went on a mission. He gave a lot of background
on the Ricciardi Letter, talked on so many things that our mission
needed to lift and inspire us! All in all it was an awesome experience
not only to see them but to here Danny's sweet testimony!
The first part on the week we were in Fardale and Passaic for
Exchanges. I was with Elder Nielsen and Elder Peterson! Super fun
exchange with Great missionaries.
Friday we had MLC which was very good. Following MLC it was mischief
night in Jersey so all missionaries had to be in by 6! So we transfer
planned at the mission home and spent the night there. Saturday
Morning Elder Pearson and I Headed down to Princeton for Exchanges. I
was with Elder Rigtrup and Elder Leilua (straight FOB)! I got to go to
church with them and then came back to Elizabeth last night. Super
crazy wiped out from all this madness! But I know that if I'm tired
then I'm doing something right... So that's good!

Thanks for all the love and Prayers! Keep Loving and living the Gospel!

Love you!

-Elder Fotu

Hey!

Hey Fam! President Taggart told me last Monday that Mom had called and
told him Grandma SoSo had passed away. I am sad that she is gone but
happy that she is at peace.
I've always been grandma's little boy and I cherish the moments and
memories we had at grandma's house.
I'm glad I'm here on my mission to have such a strong knowledge of
Gods Plan. I know that we all will be with Grandma SoSo again to live
happily in our Heavenly Fathers Kingdom!
I hope Grandpa Jack is doing good! Give him my love!

Things have been going great here in Jersey! I've been on exchanges
all over the place! I was in Newark and Irvington 2 weeks ago and East
Brunswick and Scotch Plains this past week! It's been a blast! Our
mission has been💥BOOMING💥lately! We had our big zone conferences
this past week, so it was super hectic trying to go from exchange to
exchange with zone conferences in between. But there were successful
trainings givin and the mission is getting pumped for the holiday
season!

Saturday I got an email from Preside Taggart saying that Danny
Humphrey was coming tomorrow to talk to our mission! Super surprised!
It will be great to him!

Well sorry it's short but.. Know that I'm loving the Work, and I would
be anywhere else in the world!!

Thank you all!

🇹🇴Ofa Atu🇹🇴

-Elder Fotu

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