Wednesday, August 20, 2014

That's All, Folks!

Hey children of a loving Heavenly Father.

It has been about 2 weeks since I returned from serving a full-time mission in Tahiti.


Love is the trick. You have to learn to love the people you serve. You only get credit for what you do if it is motivated by love. 

TAHITI is a small island with thousands of coconut trees, dysfunctions, pounds of rice, beautiful people, perspectives, and ways to love. Charity is the pure love of Christ. If we learn to love those around us, we become more like Him. He is love personified. 

The gospel of Jesus Christ is very simple. Faith that He is who He says He is. Repentance is realizing that we all make mistakes and we need to say sorry. Baptism is when we're forgiven and washed clean. The gift of the Holy Ghost is the constant guidance of the Holy Ghost, who is a spiritual personage sent by God to testify of truth. Do all of that for the rest of your life with the goal of becoming perfect, like Jesus Christ is perfect.

I have no more doubts because I know where the truth is found. It is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that there is a Divine Creator, a Supreme Being, who is God. He is our loving Heavenly Father who watches over us. Prayer is talking to Him. He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, as an example for all of us imperfect people. 

I will continue blog writing, at if you're interested in my current happenings.

Bursting with love for this beautiful life and the people in it. 
Say your prayers and finish "in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."
xoxo Soeur Carter

Monday, August 4, 2014 more blog.

1. Really special: this family, day of his confirmation.

2. Sometimes those Americans just don't know what to do with these Tahitian baskets.
3. Gotta do what you gotta do to get those papayas.
4. Wouldja look at that! Just look at it. That's a dog/dustball.
5. Classic Tahitian flower trick. Favorite flower right there.
6. The 170th Anniversary of the Gospel in French Polynesia cultural event!
7. Tahitian Dress Night amongst the Taravaoan sisters. :)
8. Mami Olga's baptism. :) That's her hubby, we love him so much also.

9. Nature shot for all you tree-huggers out there. (Peace Love and Recycling)
10. Yup, we teach somebody who owns a small herd of goats! And a puppy.
11. Small island, I could probably swim to it if I was allowed to swim. (Family vacay next year?)
12. Mami who I love very very very much.
13. Soeur Georgette gave us necklaces!
14. The entire Sisterhood of Taravao 1 sang a Tahitian goodbye song to Soeur Wahl and I, I may or may not have unleashed some tears. Alot of tears.
15. That wonderful Teiho family again. For a week before we left, Mami apparently said EH EH to her family every few minutes, which is a sign of sadness, that we were leaving. SO MUCH AROHA.
16. Soeur Miri, member integrator for our celebrity investigator Mariua Felix (now Krawsik)!
17. Soeur Abish, we did missionary splits with her!
I gave the bike to the Mission Department for a Sister Missionary who is coming in and needs a bike!! Thank you!
SO MUCH LOVE and peace. This Church is true. I love Tahiti. I'm excited to go home, à bientot!
xoxoxo Soeur Carter