Monday, October 12, 2015


This week in the mission has been so great! My spanish is coming along, a little. But all is well! Cool experience. my comp and I were teaching one of investigators for the first time! We sang How Great Thou Art and our investigator started to cry. She then said to us, It is different from when we sing it in the Catholic church. A good different.. 

The spirit touches the lives of others, Hymns invite the Spirit to our homes and in our hearts. I´m grateful for music and the opportunity we have to use it in building the kingdom of God! 

Everything is going great here in Mexico! I´m getting darker and darker, every day! I can´t believe it. lol. Also, the people down here think that my hands are really big. And they said that if I were to smack someone, I would leave a mark across their face... What in the world?!! LOL! I´m a disciple of Christ! I don´t use my hands to smack people, I use them to help people! haha, these people are so funny! 

Anyways, I hope everyone is doing well! I pray for you all every night! 
Have a great week, family and friends!

Ofa ¨Lahi Atu!

Hermana Kinikini
Hi Family and Friends!

How did everyone like conference?! It was awesome, even though I watched it all in Spanish and didn´t understand a thing! Haha, but all is well! Mexico is pretty different, but I´m happy to be here! My Mission President and his wife, Hermana Egginton are super awesome! I love them with all my heart! My companion is Hermana Herrera. She´s a native, so basically we act out what we´re trying to say to each other. Haah! 

The members here are very friendly and loving! They asked me where I was from and I told them I´m from Utah, but my ethnicity is Tongan! They always say,"Ahh! Como Kolipoki!" and I just smile and nod! Lol, every time they ask me to speak Tongan, I just say, "Oku masani ai mae ko toa.. Ofa I Api.." hahaha! They think that I can speak Tongan, but little do they know, I´m the whitest tongan ever. LOL! 

The mission has been different. But I put my trust in the Lord. I know He wants me to be here, so here is where I will be! I´m grateful to be a missionary! 

I love you all very much! Have a great week!

-- Hermana Kinikini
1. Me and Hermana Shaw! She's my twin! lol, she's so hilarious!
2. Hermanas in the Zone 21 (best zone in all the MTC's across the world.. lol)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hello Everyone!!

How are you all doing this week?! 

The MTC is still a blast.. I love it here!! I'm taking my time and enjoying every, little thing about it!! 

One little thing I want to leave for this week is this quote by our beloved Prophet, Thomas S. Monson.
It's to all Full-Time Missionaries around the world, but it can also be for Members as well! 

There are 3 things a missionary should do:
1. Prepare with Purpose
2. Teach with Testimony
3. Labor with Love

I know that if we do these things, we will be more fit to help the Lord, as He hastens His work.
I love you all. Hope you all have a great rest of your week!! 
I still don't know Spanish.. lol

-- Hermana Kinikini

Monday, September 14, 2015

Christ says, "Give me ALL. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want YOU. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don't want to cut off a branch here and a branch there. I want the whole tree down... Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked-- the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself. My own will shall become yours." - C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity, 167)

This past week in Personal Study, I was flipping through my old seminary scriptures and a little peice of paper fell out with this quote on it. I'm not sure where or who I got it from, but it has helped me to remember who I represent. I love this gospel and I'm thankful for Christ and His example. It's through Him, that we can overcome all things. From repenting of our own sins to forgiving others for theirs. Through Him we can lead, serve, bless, and lift. He is the Savior and Redeemer that lives and stand triumphant today! In His sacred name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

-- Hermana Kinikini

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

HOLA Family and Friends!!
How is everyone this week?!! The MTC is awesome!! One quick thing I want to share, is the analogy of the shovel.
We (as missionaries and members) are the shovel. 
The Lord is the worker. This is His work, because He's the one that is holding the shovel. 
It's NOT our work, because we are the shovel. 
So the only thing that we can do, is be the sharpest shovel or tool we can be, for Him to do HIS work.

Every member a missionary and every missionary a member. 

I'm so happy to be here in the MTC! I don't know any spanish yet.. But I'm having the time of my life! Lol. I love the Lord and I love His gospel. Hope you all have a great week! 

(sorry, no pictures.. this computer that I'm using is super old.. lol)

-- Hermana Kinikini

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hey Everyone! I'm loving the MTC! Spanish is awesome. There is no time to write, so here are some pictures?