Friday, January 30, 2009

1/25/09 #2

i live in a small house running water and electricity, its about the
size of your old room in deming but since we are rarely in it here its
not really that big of a deal. i have a mattress but its really nasty
its brown b\from years of missionaries sleeping on it without sheets
and without wearing clothes. it has missionaries signatures from 2004
on it. we have a lot of little sugar ants and geckos but they keep the
centipedes and the cockroaches down so i kinda like them. i have some
good news and some bad news, i did get my packages from my family and
they made me so happy i love you guys and thank you for sending them.
the bad news is everything got stolen except for the dont eat pete
board and the gifts for mcmurray and vea. but its ok its the thought
that counts i did get a few skittles before they disappeared. im
staying about the same on weight i dont want you thinking im starving
to death i eat a lot its just not sticking i weigh 150 and its held
steady for a few weeks now. no i never got any seeds but a lot of stuff
gets "lost" in the mail here. no i dont need any thing right now but
thanks. love you lots

i didnt know i had a blog spot. but anyway i have A story for you i did a
companion exchange this week with another palangi and we just got home
after church and a lady came up and asked us to go give a lady a
blessing when we got there she was like laying in the bed crying and
like couldnt hold still because the pain was so bad but as soon as we
started giving her the blessing she stopped moving and stopped crying
and just held still when we finished the blessing she stood up and
just walked away the family was so happy they brought us in and fed us
pig and crab and some other really good tongan delicacies. it was
really amazing. we also went tracking and taught a few families. all
this by two white guys who dont even know the language yet. but heavenly
father know it and like he told moses he created us can he not teach
well i love you all
elder mayberry


hey dad i havent really been able to get to acomputer for a > while but everything has been going well i finally got to do > some tracting the other day i did a companionexchange with > another whiteguy and even though neither of usare very good > at tongan we taught a few lessons and stuff it was really > amazing to see how much the lord wants usto do his work > sometimes he makes some drastic circumnstances to > makeeverything work right but everything happens for > areason. im doing a lot betterthis week my companion is > kindof difficult but its ok im getting a lot better at > patience. well dad i love you and hope everything works out > on the house im praying for you. love elder mayberry

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dec 20

hey everybody life is good here in tonga the weather is hot and humid (go figure) its really amazing here but it does have its challenges. i saw the first refrigerator today since i have been in tonga. it was kinda funny, i saw a microwave too but it was broken. the mango season is already passed unfortunately but the bananas are all getting ripe so i eat them alot with crackers. hey i got my first baptism on Saturday his name is manoa latu and he is from fo'ui and he is 12 years old he took the lessons 2 x before he got baptized but it was pretty awesome. hey for the christmas call i will call moms cell phone and with a card from here and give you the number to the phone ill be using. if you guys could please find a card that is specifically for the south pacific just get one for like ten minutes (just kidding buy a card for as long as you want to talk to me for. and could you have steven get one if he wont be there to talk with you guys. email me any questions or comments by next monday thanks love you elder mayberry

Friday, January 16, 2009


i havent been able to email fr a while i got a new comp not as cool as the last one he is a good missionary but he has so characteristics that make him very difficult to get along with he doesnt speak a word of english so my tongan is getting better. im in the same area as before just in a different village but i still eat wth and teach the same people. where did josh go on his mission? love you thanks for all you have done for me elder mayberry


hey pop sorry i havent email in a while i havent been able > to get to a > new computer i agree 100 % with what you said i had a few > of those hard > days lately but im still doing really good. my new comp is > best > described as a great builder of patience. he doesnt speak > any english so > my tongn s getting a lot better. but i must say in his > defence he is a > pretty good missionary we have been teaching a couple > poeple and two > whole families it doesnt look like they will come to > fruition until > after this transfer though so i probably wont be here. > there is a rumor > going around that im headed motu after this transfer which > means one of > the smaller islands but nothing for sure yet. well i hope > everything is > going well and hopefully i will be able to email next week > ;-) tell > everyone i said hi > love elder mayberry >