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

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Put your shoulder to the wheel push along

Hey everyone! Here is the updates this week! Valentines day was spent inside the house all day. The first real hurricane dropped through here. Our house was filled with 2 inches of water. We'd swept it out multiple times. But one time trying to hold the door open a little to sweep it out the wind caught the door and flung it open and just about snapped in half. Luckily it stayed on enough we could close til it was all done. So that was a really fun Valentines day for me! :) Haha so updates on investigators. Nisi and Lasi still can't be baptized cause their dad wont let them. Alatini we just finished teaching and invited to be baptized, he said he believe everything he just feels like he hasn't repented yet, still smokes and drinks kava. But he still wants to meet with us, he leave friday to New zealand to work so i don't know that i'll see him get baptized. Maliu, we just taught him for the second time last night, he's really good. Believes everything, invited him to be baptized he said yes but then said he has to tell his parents and if they say no then he wont. He's family with Nisi and Lasi. Dang wicked traditions of the fathers. People afraid of getting beat for being baptized. That's the hardest part of this mission here i think. So if you could pray for maliu and nisi and lasi's family to have their hearts softened that would be great! They really want to be baptized. They know it's true but just aren't willing to take the persecution from family. Pray for Alatini too to have the desire to really repent! And then yesterday i woke up feeling like i would speak in church. Ended up speaking in 2 of the 3 wards haha. Luckily i had prepared just a little before hand. Just talked about the importance of this work and working together! but i think that's all this week! I love you and thank you all for your support! Til next time!
Elder Rose

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