after we went to sis. bull's, we went to visit a boy named Felipe. we found his teaching record in an old area book that we found in our flat. so we decided to go and visit him one day and asked him all the baptism questions...he knew it all! but what we failed to do was go into debt about how much he knew. so sis. tuahiva and i went to visit him and had a lesson with him. we had planned to read mosiah 18 with him and talk about baptism again. what ended up happening was us asking him a lot of questions. well sis. tuahiva asking a lot of questions about Joseph Smith, priesthood, etc. he told us that he had been baptized already and we asked him where his pastor got his authority from and he didn't know he said he thought he got it from God, but really he had no idea and i dont think he thought about it before. we then retaught him the Restoration and how Joseph Smith restored the priesthood of God. we asked him where Joseph Smith got his priesthood from, which he answered "Pita, Jamesa, kei Joni." we then asked him where they got there priesthood from and he said, "Jisu Karisito" Qori!! but for some reason he still didn't fully understand how only our church has the priesthood power or the proper authority to baptize, so we'll be going back and teaching him all the lessons again.
funny story...so we were walking down this street, salusalu st. at 7 pm for our dinner appointment and it was dark already. anyway when we were walking and i heard a dog from the side and i looked and there was a gate so i was relieved. but then i heard a dog from behind and i didn't know if there was a gate or not so i automatically threw my scriptures at my companion and was about to book it!! my companion grabbed my arm and stopped me from running because come to find out the dog was tied up, but only i didn't know that. ugh i hate dogs!! i carry my scriptures in my hand now because it is literally my sword!!
and lastly mom dont worry about me. im fine. I LOVE MY MISSION!!! I DONT WANT TO COME HOME!!! i love everything about my mission. love you chokest!!