Sunday, June 14, 2015


The big news in our mission this week: missionaries are no longer allowed to ride motorcycles. Which is totally fine, unless you're assign to an area with hills and mountains that doesn't have another mode of transportation.... like our area..... haha when we first found out Sis. Labador and I in unison were like, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" haha but good thing she's 23 and I'm 20 and we're healthy and our legs will get us where we need to!  Actually, it's been so neat b/c now that we walk everywhere, we've had so many more opportunities to talk to people on the roads. We saw Heavenly Father's hand in our life and in our work this week, no doubt.

I went on splits with a super great sister from Tahiti this week, Sis. Tatarata- Maheahea (and I thought my middle name was long). This is just her 2nd transfer in the mission, but she's doing great! She told me though that she had a really hard time starting lessons and usually just defers to her trainer to do most of the teaching. In our first lesson after the opening prayer Sis.TM looks at me like "you teach first and I'll follow". So I gave her the head nod and then me being me I told the investigator, "So right now Sis.TM would love to share to you about prophets". The classic companion hand-off haha

So I was doing a little bit of reflecting this week (it's like I'm almost about to go home or something). I remember when I made the decision to go on a mission, I came with the attitude that I was purely serving and that I would be receiving nothing in return. Well boy was I wrong! I have learned priceless, eternal lessons as a missionary that I know I could not have learned any other way. The scripture Mark 8:35 (For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.) has become so real to me.I'm so so so so so so so so so grateful that I have been able to serve as a full time representative of Jesus Christ. What a privilege my mission has been for me (:
 I love you all!
Sister Lauck


so one of the pictures is a picture of a grandpa cleaning the butt of his chicken (people are really into raising chickens here)

and then there's picture of me with my favorite person in the world, nanay casas! she's the cutest little grandma who always likes to speak in english to me. she gave me that red/black handkerchief I'm holding

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