Monday, 13 July 2015

Elder Tu'akoi the Tongan in Cape Coast

For as i stand as a witness of our savior and lord jesus ghrist and to serve and labour in his vine yard, i have seen and testify the difficulty's and trials that our Forefather in time of old have face and pass. In all my days of being a representative of God i have pass through all those difficulty's . In my though the scripture said "Knock and it shall be open unto you" {D&C4:7,D&C6:5,D&C14:5,D&C12:5,Matt 7;7, 3 nep 27:29}. And in my mind if i knock in every doors they will open it unto us and receive us to them. But as those days pass i have seen the reason why our First parents partake of the fruit that the lord have commandment them not to partake off. Just because of the hardly work of the devil and our brother Satan.I was call to White Wash in a area which i dont know anyone, and any-road, any members and investigators. One day I and my companion plan and went out to knock on doors to find peoples to teach. From all a 100% of doors we knock that day, 80% of those were reject us and not receive us well, most of them they open their doors and know is us full time missionary they said to us "feeohh (go ) we dont want to receive and evil to our house and they swear to us and said bad things about us" , lot of people on the streets they shout that we worship saint and mammon and Joseph Smith. i have try to share the testimony that i have for the church and the book of mormon but they didnt soften their heart to listen to our testimony. and lot of trials that we face in this new area. But i remember what apostle Paul said in 1 cor 9:19 "For though i be free from all man, yet have i made myself servant unto all, that i might gain the more" (1 peter 4:16) Yet if any man suffer as a christian let him not be ashamed but let him glorify god on his behalf. I have remember the scripture said that if anyone dont wanna receive you leave that place and return not to them again.(D&C84:92,D&C60:15,matt 10:14). But as i thinking about that a voice deeply fall into my heart said "Elder Tuakoi remember that every souls in worth in the sight of God" and as i try to understand where the voice came from a Scripture just click in to my mind 1 cor 13:1-3. Is apostle Paul remind us how important to have charity. My companion because he just be on the field for 4 month he was shake and afraid of what the people said and done for us so he ask "Elder Tuakoi what should we do now" because i know hes afraid i quoted alma 14:13 "Elder Biney be according to the will of God but our work is not done so they burn us not" and i Quoted lots of scripture to him to help him gain faith in Christ....... 3 nep 12:44, ether 12:6,moroni 7:32, moroni9:6,D&C 3:7, D&C6:33-34,D&C19:16,D&C21:9,D&C24:12,D&C33:10,D&C41:15 and after giving all this scripture i end with 1 nep 3:7 that every commandment that God giving to us there must be a way for us to accomplish it. This help that i make is help small small to my companion and than he said to me "Elder Tuakoi be according to the will of God" so we still work in this new area to find people to christ but im happy that i able to straighten my companion and i share my testimony that even though that we struggles with many challenges in this day of labour in the lord vine yard the lord will always be with us to guide us and i promise that you will enjoy mission if you have a good relationship with your companion and the church is true and the book of mormon is true i know that Joseph Smith did saw God and the son and missionary work is divine no one can stop this work from progress and the savior lives and the people of Africa is pretty cool i guess hhhhhhhhhh mtekt ..........I WILL NEVER EVER DENY THE TESTIMONY THAT I HAVE....

Ofa lahi atu
Elder Tuakoi

On the Shores of the Beautiful Rivers in Okrika

We Baptize Unto Exaltation

Life in Okrika 1

He's been There Before

The alarm bell rings at 6:30, I stumble to my feet
I grab my companions' bedding and pull off his sheets
A groan fills the room, is it already time to arise?
It seems ;like just a second ago, I was able to shut my eyes
The morning activities follow- study, prayer and such
When its time to leave the apartment, you feel you haven't accomplished much
"we have a super day planned"
My companion says with a grin
I lowly utter a faithless breath
"Yeah, if anyone lets us in"
With the word of God and my faithful companion, we ride off the streets
Prepared to face another day of humidity and heat
Its 9:30 in the evening, the day is almost through
My champion and I are riding home not accomplishing what we thought to do
We ride up to the mailbox, hoping to receive a lot
Only to look inside and hear my echo reverberate "air Box"
We go up to our apartment, the day is almost complete
The only thing to show for our work is a case of blistery feet
Its past 10:30 p.m. My companion is fast asleep,
Silence engulfs me all about and I begin to weep
In the midst of sadness, I kneel down to pray
I need to talk to my Father, but I'm not sure what to say
"Oh, Father" i begin, "What happened to us today?
I thought we'd teach somebody, but everyone was away
My hands, aching hands -worn, hurt and beat;
If our area was any smaller , we'd have knocked every street"
"Whey on missions are the days so much alike?
The only difference about today was the flat tire on my bike
Will you send some cooler weather? The heat is killing me
I sweat so bad, it gets in my eyes, its very hard to see"
"Why do I have to wear a helmet, isn't your protection enough?
People always laugh at me, and call me stupid stuff
Please send us investigators so I may give them what they lack
I want to give them Book of Mormon, The weight of them hurts my back"
"And what about my family: They don't have much to say
I'm sick of not hearing from home day after day after day
Oh Father, why am I here I am just wasting time?
Sometimes i just want to go home, I'm sorry but that's on my mind"
"My companion, Heavenly Father, what are you giving me?"
The way he rides his bicycle, I don't think he can see
Now you have it, I can't go on, I don't know what to do
That, My Father in Heaven, Is the prayer I have you"
My prayer now finished , I stand up, then jump right into bed
I need my rest for tomorrow, we have another day ahead
Sleep starts to overtake me I seem to drift away,
Then it seems a vision takes me to another time in another day
I'm standing alone in the hill. The view is very nice
A man walks and towards me and says, "My name is Jesus Christ"
Tears of joy well up inside, I fall down to his feet
"Arise" he states "Follow me to the shade you and I need to speak"
My attention's towards to my Savior, total and complete
He says "Your mission is similar to what happened to me
I understand how you feel, I know what you're going through
In fact, It will be fair to say I've felt the same as you"
"I even know how you felt when no one listened to you
At times i felt not quite sure what else i could do
I know you don't like to ride a bicycle, for you a car will be sweet
Just remember the donkey i rode wasn't equipped with 21 speeds"
"I understand you don't like sweating, in fact it's something you hate
I remember when i sweat blood from every pore, oh the agony was great!
I see you don't like your companion- you'd rather have someone else-
I once had a companion named Judas who sold my life for wealth"
"It's hard wear a helmet and have people make fun of you
I remember when they put thorns on my head and called me King of the Jews
So you feel burdened down by the weight of your pack
I recall how heavy the cross was when they slammed on my back"
"Your hands hurt from tracting and knocking of doors all day
I guess when they pounded nails into mine, i ached in a similar way
It's hard to hear from home when your family's not there to see
I lost communication on the cross and cried, "Father why hast thou forsaken me?"
We have a lot in common but there is a difference between us
I endured to the end and finished my mission so follow and do like me"
He embraced me with his arms and his light filled me with his love
With tears in my eyes I watched as He went back to the Father above
I stood with awe and wonder when a beep rang in my head
I listened and heard the alarm, then realized I was in my bed
My companion let out a groan, "6:30 already, no way!"
I sat up and said " come on I'll even carry your Scriptures today!"
No matter what we go through,
When we feel we can't take more,
Just stop and think about Jesus Christ,
He's been there before!

Monday, 6 July 2015

President Parker passes On

Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older. President Packer died on July 3 in Salt Lake City at the age of 90 (read more about his life).
President Boyd K. Packer © 2007 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. The Temple Square gates and the Tabernacle doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend should be in their seats by 10:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall and the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The Church campus buildings will be closed at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen following the funeral at 1 p.m. A private burial service will take place at the Brigham City Cemetery following the funeral.

An except From Elder Tu'akoi

Alma 10:4 And behold I am also a man of no small reputation among all those who knows me; yea and behold I have many kindreds and friends and I have also acquired much riches by the hand of my industry. This is a blessing for me to baptize this mother and daughter its been a 1 year and 2 month the missionary before me has teach this family and there is no fruit is cumming up so when i was transfer to this place it was a white wash area so me and my companion go through the area book and we found out there is lot of name on the area book but not to much on the board or the teaching pool so we when through the area book and we found out people and start calling them man its amazing to hear them said that they dont want to see our face in their house and we just thanks them and lot of people say the same things and my companion said Elder Tuakoi i dont know what to do now this is the people in the area book said they dont want us and i remember the scripture D&C6:5 therefore if ye shall ask me ye shall receive and ye shall knock and ye shall be open unto you and i ask my companion can we pray so i say the prayer and while i say the prayer i felt in my heart that spirit touch me and said to just go out and work on the road and contacted so after pray i ask my companion can we go out to buy a bread i didn't tell him that this is what i felt to just go and contacted but i just ask to go buy bread as on our way to the nearest store behold i beheld a brightly angel stood in the midst of us i mean a lady this woman the mother and said ohhh missionary its a long time you visit me to share the gospel man while the lady talk to us man behold my soul hungered and i beheld mine eyes to my maker and i cried unto him in might thanks and supplication for the soul of this lady man i hope the lady and my companion know how happy i am and i talk with the lady and we make an appointment and after 1 week teaching the mother she herself introduce her daughter to us and after 4 weeks teaching them i myself see the fruit of being forsake myself and do the will of god and the lord has prepare people for us to baptize and this is the best baptism that i ever have in mission that the spirit have touch and testify to my soul that God real and live he watch us of everything we do and hope that we continue to pray to God to help us because we cannot do this work with our own strength but with the help of our heavenly father...........
Ofa lahi atu Elder Tuakoi