Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ewe!! Spiders!!

Hey everyone!!! Here is  a picture of our baptism this week! His name is June, his wife is the one next to us, she is an RM and they are expecting a baby!  They are so awesome! He was baptized in the river!  By the time we all walked down to the river it looked as if we had all been baptized because it was raining so much!!!  I love you all!!! Have a GREAT week!!!!!!

This spider is as big as my hand!  Its gross!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Island Life

Hello from Pohnpei!!  Well to start off this letter I will tell you  about my first night in my new house! I open the door and 6 cockroaches  run across the floor!  I go to the bathroom and it smell like rotten toilet water, our toilet leaks water everywhere!  The shower is not a shower, it is water that comes from a hole in the wall that falls into a bucket that we scoop and take bucket's great:)  My new area is has a lot of less actives, only 45 at church this week so hopefully we can reactivate a lot!  We are always busy!! Hardly  ever eating  dinner but still somehow managing to gain the good ole mission weight!!  Its fine it will go away eventually....right?!?!  Hah oh well!!
    So funny story for the week!  We were going to an appointment and driving up this hill, a road  made out of coral that is now coming apart because of the rain.  The road is barely wide enough for our own car. I'm in the passenger seat  and my companion is driving and our member present is in the back seat. We're driving  and all the sudden a car comes, I'm thinking .. you have got to be kidding me! So we try to pull to the side of the road so the car can pass but to the side is a huge drop off!! So finally my comp says you drive so we park the car and switch drivers. We begin driving again and then another car and at this point we are on a good slant of  mountain!!! I'm like  man if we back up  were all gonna die!!   SO we end up having to back up all the way down the mountain and end up getting stuck in all the jungle weeds! I was pretty sketchy!
I was a little nervous that we were gonna topple backwards but its fine!! I'm here emailing.. alive! It was so funny!

 I absolutely love my companion! How true it is that  your companion makes or breaks your mission! She is awesome! ( Her name is Sister Fehoko from Tonga)
              Today we went to a water fall and it was soooo pretty! All the sisters climbed it all the elders just stayed at the bottom!

I absolutely love Pohnpei!!!!!! What an adventure it has been!  Have a great week! Remember to always look on the bright side !! 

Love you all! Have a great week!
Sister Bowers

Sister Bowers got a GREAT SURPRISE this week as her MTC companion was transferred to her island!!  What a great reunion !!   Pictured Sister Leslie, Sister Russell and Sister Bowers 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Transfers?!?! September 12, 2016

Coconuts anyone? 

Hey everyone!  How was your week? Well this week has been really slow due to everyone being out of town for the Pacific Forum!  So not very many lessons, all of our investigators were out of town! So we did a lot of finding!  I gotten sick of walking and no one wanting to talk to us, so there were these kids on the basketball court playing, I told mu comp that we were going to go play them for a lesson, so the court I went in my skirt and bare feet.  We ended up losing because my team wasn't the greated but it was ikay because we were able to make some  new friends it was such a stress reliever to be able to play basketball. Since being on Pohnpei I haven't been able to play any sports so that was huge tender mercy from the Lord!

Sister Bowers & Sister Alanzo

Second, Transfer calls, So I had been getting a feeling all week that something was going to be change in during transfer calls. We ended up getting a call saying that my companion had to be to the Airport at 11 pm last night and I would be going to Uh, with Sister Fehoko from Tonga! It will be a change, which changes are always good!  It was so hard to say goodbye to the people of the Mand Branch though!  They have seriously helped me so much!!

If there is one thing that I can say I have learned while being here is to rely on the Lord. A mission is not easy,  and the only way you can do it is with the help of the Lord, I know Heavenly Father  hears and answers our prayers, he knows each and everyone of us!! I love you all so much! Thank you for all the support ! Have a GREAT week!
Love Sister Bowers

Monday, September 5, 2016


August 29, 2016
      We have a baptism on Saturday then this coming Saturday we are baptizing "P". There is this girl "L" that has been wanting us to teach her so we were but then all the members that her grandma didn't want us to teach her . So Sister Alanzo and I prayed for Heavenly Father to soften her heart and right after the  prayer we went and talked to her grandma and she said we could teach her! It was such a tender mercie from the Lord! 
      In the states you would never have a goat walk into church but here on Pohnpei you will have a goat walk into church.  It's CRAZY!! 
  Sister Alanzo and I are teaching an English class and also teaching a missionary prep class. 

Monday September 5, 2016
  This week was great ! We were able  to get a couple of new investigators and have many lessons!  2 of our investigators are working on get married so they can be baptized!  This weekend was suppose to be "P" baptism. He got interviewed and passed! But then as we were walking  his dad stopped us and asked if we could hold off on his baptism because he hadn't heard back from  his adopted mom yet. I was pretty bummed because this little boy has so much desire! 
       A funny story for the week!! We were walking  to a referrals  house and as we were walking it was raining and when it rain here it RAINS!! We finally get to her house and I start to walk down this hill not even thinking  it would be slick and ended up falling right on my bum!  HAHA it was pretty funny ! I stood up and orange mud all over me! It was GREAT!  Needless to say that investigator is now on date for baptism!!  So it was all worth it!    I cannot thank you all enough  for all the letters and emails!! I miss you all so much ! Hope you have a great week! I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to serve the Lord!  Love you all!! 
                  Love Sister Bryn Bowers