Monday, July 8, 2013
July 8, 2013 Letter
(A note from Brittani) As a precursor to you reading this letter- before you roll your eyes at the family for being completely neglectful and not writing this week: Sterling is on a 2 week military training, Brooke and Mike were busy selling at Freedom Festival all week, Dad was up at Aunt Donna's cleaning her entire home of clutter and fixing sprinklers, Uncle Jim was in town, I was hosting Greg etc... for the 4th, hosted 3 huge family dinners, swimming lessons, Irish dance, and tumbling for all 5 kids, still wrote, but it got there 12 hours too late... Just saying, we love Michael, and would not purposely neglect him. That is all, Read on... :) K..... so... You all suck at writing!!!! Its been a week and i havent gotten one email from the FAM!!!! C'mon DIS-FUNCTIONAL King family!! But listen, my P-day is monday but my monday is your sunday. annnnnd you guys are 7 hours behind. so right now it is 1:39 P.M. Monday the 8th, but for you guys its 7:39 A.M. Sunday. And if you guys wanna write letters write it to,Tonga Nukualofa po box 58, and for packages you send it to, nukualofa tonga nukualofa tonga mission liahona. Thats how it works out here. BUUUUUUT anyways.... Im doing good out here! I love it but at the same time it nuts and its a little hard because alot of missionaries just want to be disobedient! I dont get it!!! WHY?? I do not want to show up on judgement day and tell my savior that i served a mission with half of my will. I want to be told "well done thou good and faithfull servant." But i will just do my best and hope others do the same. We have another baptism set up for the 18th. Its two little kids who are 8 and 9 and they're parents are innactive. and we're starting to teach alot of people. On guy we just started to visit is like a 70 year old white guy from new zealand and he used to be a royal marine, and i told him about ster and that got the conversation going so hopefully we can start the lessons with him. But man Tonga is crazy. the people dont really have much here. like the other night we ate dinner in the dark becasue they didnt have lights. But maybe that was a good thing becasue i couldnt see what i was eating. hahaha i've eatten some pretty sketchy stuff. But Man i love the mission, just reading the Book Of Mormon and things like that blow my MIND!!! there is so much to the gospel but yet it is so simple to follow. Faith in Jesus Christ, Repent, be baptized, recieve the holy ghost and endure to the end. So simple. Heavenly Father knows us, and knows we needed something simple. Hahaha well at least i did. But guys the CHURCH IS TRUE!!! And i want everyone to know it!! man i love you all so much and pray for all the time!! I care about you all so much and love you all like crazy!! I want no empty chairs, just like mom used to say!! But the work is coming along and i really love my Savior and i absolutely love all my brothers and sisters. I just see people walking down the street and i want to scream in their face "THE CHURCH IS TRUE!" cause it is!! there is so much joy in the gospel!! BRITT: I love you so much!! Let Ryan know that he is the man! and tell all the little kiddos i love them so much! And give little lindsay an extra tight little squeeze for me. I love her so much! haha thanks for all you have done for me burt! your going to heaven for sure BROOKE: Man i pray for your little business ever day! i hope all is going well! I love you little family tell Mike i love him and tell Adam hes still my best friend! GREG: Bro so what happened?? whats the news, Matt said you broke up?? But hey i love you and i know things are hard but if you make choices having faith in Christ, the right things will happen in the lords due time. CHRICH DAWG: Bro i hope all is going well man!! I love you and you have amazing potential in this world! but hey bro i challenge you to read the Book Of Mormon!! Sincerely though. But if your already doing that good on you!!! Love you christian. STER: Bro whats going on?? i havent heard much from you brother! And hey can you give me some advice on how to help inactives?? cause there is alot out here. But i love you captain moroni!! I mean... Ster haha MATT: KEEP IT UP BRO CHRISTEE: Hey kiddo dont forget who you are and remember you are a beautiful daughter of God and loved very much! VERY MUCH!! Kiddo you are the best and i miss you like crazy!! your the coolest! POPS/T.O. Dubb D: Love you dad! pray for you every night. Just remember all things are possible through the lord. ALL THINGS. LOVE you family!!! Love you all so much and im so happy to be out here. i have never been this happy in my life. i know this is where i need to be. I have so much joy in this gospel and so much joy in my SAVIOR and my GOD! this church is true and we can all be together in pure happiness for the eternities! Love you all -LOVE ELDER KINGI OFA ATU!!