I am Elder Jake Rose, and I am currently serving in the Tonga Nuka'alofa mission. I left to the MTC January 5, 2011 and will arrive back to my home in Utah in two quick years.
This is my story and the stories of the people of Tonga.

Elder Jacob Aaron Rose

Tonga Nuku'alofa Mission

P.O. Box 58

Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga

South Pacific

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

14 and counting‏

Hey family and friends! Hope you are all doin well! I found a house in my area with internet so hopefully i can make it here weekly to email! I'll just go over the week real quick! We taught Nuti Ta'ufo'ou this past week and we baptized him saturday. I'm convinced these 2 kids that i baptized the one back in kolomotu'a Semisi and the one here, Nuti are gonna be like prophets or something cause satan tried hard to get them to not be baptized! This one we just had to check twice on the saturday with nuti if he was getting baptized or not cause he had a kid come tell us twice he wasn't. But everything worked out and he did! It was good! Got another haircut. Know you all love hearing about those. It's okay haha. We've had a few times this week where the teaching appointments fell through. Those always stink. I don't like when that happens. I've been kinda scared to go talk and find people cause my language still stinks and my comp is shy so i have to talk but talking to my comp the other day was just good. He was a good comfort and basically just said don't worry. It's not your language. just try and trust the spirit. I think that last thing is why i've been struggling. I guess i haven't been trusting it as much as i should. So it's my new goal to just go talk to anyone and everyone even if i don't know a word they say. It'll be a fun adventure! oh mmmmmman! I saw the biggest 2 or 3 year old i've ever seen. He was so flippin fat!! He was just a ball! haha that's the best way to describe it! I hope i can get a pic of him! So challenge for the week. I hope you do these challenges. I always feel prompted to give them. i dont just give them for fun i always get the impression someone needs this back home so that's why i do it. So the challenge. Anytime before you read the scriptures i want you to pray before. So if you do it at night before bed pray, read, and then you can pray again or something but always pray before you read to get what you need from them or to have questions answered, this is in fact how we get our own personal revelation. I'm just learning how this works. But always pray before and ask to get what you need from them! I know you will have some new reading experiences. and then it's about that time i should talk about christmas and birthday. from anyone and everyone i want pictures, hard copies, and hand written letters, anything else, unless i've asked you specifically for something save your money, and if you desire you can give it to me when i get home haha. Anyway that's about all for this week! Sorry it's short! I love you all and miss you all! Thank you for all you do for me! I know this gospel is true. It can bless you so much in your life if you allow it. Til next time,
Elder Rose

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