Sunday, May 7, 2017

What's good fam?

These past few weeks have been really fun. I can't believe how fast time is going. I just want it to slow down so that I can enjoy my last little while in Fiji. Crazy to think that I have less than 3 months to go. Feels like just yesterday that I was entering the MTC.

My biggest miracle recently was the Cai family. They are the coolest family. They have immigrated from China because of the one child policy and they had 2 kids and they were getting in trouble for that so they decided to come to Fiji. They wouldn't have become interested in the church if it weren't for awesome members supporting them. We taught them through a translator because they know very little English. We either used their Connie or their daughter to translate. We got them a Chinese BOM and everything. They loved it and I don't speak Chinese, but they began to change and it was a miracle to see them and how the spirit worked with them.

Saturday the 29th, they were able to be baptized and yesterday they were confirmed as members of the church. Their journey has been incredible. Yesterday, Susan Cai said to be after church in her broken English that she feels peace. It gave me a great amount of joy to know that we have helped her to find peace in her life. I love them a lot.

Everything else has been status quo. Just pushing along. Eating fish and enjoying Fiji. Transfer calls are tomorrow and I think I might leave but don't know where to. I've never served in Suva City yet so maybe there. I guess we'll see. Hope all is well at home. God lives and he'll take care of us if we let him. Love you all. Stay strong. Take care.

Elder Jones

Filling up the font

Our family we were able to baptize

Friday, March 24, 2017


Isa lei!!!

It was another fantastic week in Navua. A lot of stress, but also a lot of success. My companion Elder Nabaruru is the man. He has been such a good friend to me and has even taught me to speak a little bit of the Kiribati language. His teaching is very interesting. Instead of first teaching me basic conversation words, he has taught me how to say things such as "your breath stinks" and "go take a shower"... hahahaha

But yes, we were able to help Elanoa and Seru into the waters of baptism yesterday. It was so fun to see them make this important step in their life. Seru seemed pretty nervous, but they both ended up good in the end. I love teaching people and helping people. Elanoa especially has naught me a lot. Hope I stay in contact with her after the mish.

We also found a big snake

We were doing some work on Barney's property and Elder Nabaruru and I started burning all of the weeds. We then realized that we should have burned it after because we were coughing on smoke the whole time.

We bought ice cream and ate it with Elanoa to celebrate the papitaiso.

We met 2 Jehova's Witnesses white couple who are her on their mission type thingy. They were friendly

Best breakfast- Weet Bix
Best Lunch- Chow
Best dinner- Fish

Vinaka the birthday wishes.

Till next time,

Elder Jones

Zone conference

The buried graves in the ocean in Togoru

My new companion Elder Nabaruru

Throw back to Cyclone Winston 1 year ago

Just throwing nets 
Blood sucking fish

Werewere patrol

Looking over the Amazon, beautiful

Sunday, January 29, 2017

We lost..................


To start of with the bad news.... Fiji lost to South Africa in the finals at the Wellington 7s.... But other than that, this week was reallly good. 

This week, I stayed in Lami for a bit doing some baptismal interviews. Man, I was able to interview this sweet woman and it was just really special. It's so awesome to see the people that have been prepared by the Lord to enter into the waters of baptism. She was baptized last Saturday and the Lami Elders told me that it was just a really sweet day.

There were lots and lots of fall throughs... Just how it goes out here. We were invited to eat lunch in Deuba at this ladies 90th birthday party. Man the food was so good. We also met some girl that stays in Tacirua. She served her mission in Canada. She has been staying in the US for a bit and she has a funny accent. She was way fun to talk to. Sister Fisher...

But mostly, we are still working with Josavini, Koto, and Seru.... They are all good, but most of them just need to come to church. We told Koto that we'd pick her up for church, but when I went to her house and the kids opened up the door I could see that she was hiding under her blanket so I just dipped hahah.

But things are really good out here. Today I read the story about Ammon and his beautiful sword skills. He is a great example of a servant of the Lord.

Anywho, Love you all..

Also, US politics has even got Fijians raving. Most Fijians don't like him but some do. I heard that he took down all the gay rights stuff off the website and that he called Hillary a nasty woman.

My new gear
Elder Naivalu waqa

Elder Traill

First counselor in the bishopric hung this on his house, even though Christmas is long gone. 

My flat, we live on the bottom level