Tuesday, 20 October 2015

October 12 2015 - Week 31

This week has been pretty solid! The Lord has blessed Soeur Tidjine and I by putting people along our paths who are in the process of finding him and accepting His gospel! I love pirae 2 I was first a little scared to get transferred in this area because its in the city and for some reason I felt like it would be a huge change for me, it being my first transfer and all on the mish. I have to say I love my zone and all the missionaries I work with! So i decided to take one of the commitments from general conference to ponderize (ponder and memorize) a scripture every week for the next 20 years of my life. and this scripture I chose is in the Book of Mormon, 1Ne 7;12 and it reads:

 12 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.

I know that everything is possible with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that sometimes we forget of his power and sometimes we doubt but I know that we need to always have faith in him, and to be faithful to him we need to put our confidence and trust in him to be able to exercise this faith to be able to bring forth miracles. I know that this concept is really hard to live up to, but there snit anything better than having the reward and the blessing and assurance of knowing that he is capable of doing all things and that everything he does is for us

What scriptures are you guys ponderizing this week? I would love to know!

I hope you all have a great week!
love you!

Sister Arielle Bamba
Tahiti Papeete Mission

October 5 2015 - Week 30

What a great weekend its been!

I feel like I have been so spiritually strengthen this weekend. This week in general has been nothing but blessings. So in my new sector Soeur Tidjine and I had only seen blessings! Of course there are have been some rough times but in all the Lord has blessed us so much and has helped us so much in this work. One night when I got home another sister asked me what my day was and I said it was pretty good. Then she asked me if I saw any miracles and I paused for a bit, I didn't realize how great the miracles we actually seen were until I looked back and decided to reflect on how the Lord has helped me today. We cant forget to do that!

Ok so I'm still on a spiritual high from general conference. I always say that October is one of my favorite times of the year because of the fall fashion but I'm making a promise to myself that I will never miss a session of general conference. There isn't anything better than hearing our prophet and the apostles and modern revelators sharing their great love for us and of our Savior Jesus Christ and of our Heavenly Father. It was great to see the new apostles who were called. I am so glad to have church leaders who love, lead and guide us, and for all the sacrifices that they do for us and for the Savior. I truly support, love and know that they are called of God. If you guys have missed out on it, check out LDS.org I promise you that you will be edified and find that the counsel that are given are meant for you. I know that Heavenly Father shows his love to his children through prophets and apostles. I know that they are there to help us find true joy and help us to become the people that Heavenly Father made us capable to be. Listen and you will find! Don't forget to keep studying and pondering on the feelings and the revelation that you received from conference! Now is the tie to apply it!
Have a good week everyone!  

Sister Arielle Bamba
Tahiti Papeete Mission

September 28 2015 - Week 29

This week has been insanely busy! 

Other than being transferred without even knowing its been a great week! Yeah I got transferred and I an no longer in Heiri ! I was a little nervous about that because that would make it my first transfer. I felt so settled in my sector that I didn't want to move but  welcome to the mission life. I was a little upset that I didn't get the time to say bye to people but later on I got a reassurance that I would see all of them again. 

So where am I right now? Im right in the city! My new sector is Pirae 2. Its only been a couple of days here but I am so excited because this sector has so much potential. This transfer is a huge change for me but I know that its really going to help me grow and learn lot of new things. So my new companion is the cutest! Her name is Soeur Tidjine and shes from New Caledonia! She just got here in Tahiti 6 weeks ago which means I have to finish her training. Thats right im training. Its weird I still feel like a baby/greeny/new missionary but you gotta grow up and stop depending on your mom or senior companion someday. Well Soeur Bamba is now Mama Bamba. Also, part of the work that I have to do is do presentations at the visitors sector! I still don't know how I feel about that. Well basically I have to thank President Bize for giving me all these opportunities to learn acquire new and different skills. Seriously though, I am so excited for these things to come. Like this one missionary kept saying, "sometimes you just gotta jump into the fire" it'll burn and it can be scary at first but that's how we learn to do things in life. Have faith in Heavenly Father things will get better, because everything that comes our way is made for us and prepared for us to strengthen us. 

 Ether 12:4-6
4 Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.

 5 And it came to pass that Ether did prophesy great and marvelous things unto the people, which they did not believe, because they saw them not.

 6 And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.

Sister Arielle Bamba
Tahiti Papeete Mission

September 14 2015 - Week 27

First of all , THANK YOU all for the birthday wishes! It was great to hear from you guys! 20 is a scary number but i finally accepted it! 

Ok So crazy things happen here on the mish. Its stressful, its can get scary, but the spirit that you feel and the experiences that you get is not like any other. 
SO this week I've learnt a couple of things; So before my mission I was always terrified of being too prideful. Its weird but it was like a fear of mine. But being on a mission, you learn a couple of things about yourself. And yes its true, Soeur Bamba is a little prideful in her own way. 
When you're out serving the Lord, your own matters shouldn't be placed first on the list. This includes fear, lack of confidence, worries, personal problems, companionship problems, fatigue, and the list goes on. These things shouldn't get in the way in the service to Lord. Instead, we should be focused on the investigators, their needs, the members, how we can help and strengthen them, how we can serve others, and especially how can I  best serve the Lord. We always should be turning outward and stop thinking about ourselves. Like what my MTC teacher used to tell us all the time "get over yourself". 

Ok so why am i telling you all this, well whether on a mission or not , we can see His greatness and His works in our lives when we rely on Him and turn to Him in all we do. Even when we aren't the most prideful people, there is always something that we are too absorbed in our own lives. There is always something that we can forget, about ourselves and do the will of the Lord. Whether its by service, by showing our love to others, being there for someone, being there for our family, sharing your testimony, no matter what it is there is something that we can always do. 

And when we turn outwards to the Savior, it invites Him in our lives. When we lose focus on the will of Heavenly Father that is when when things get hard.When we are constantly turned to Him, in our hearts, in our homes, through prayer and faith in Him; that is when you find the most miracles, where you can see His hands helping you in your daily lives. Because we need Him, we need His help, love grace and mercy. And when we do that, we can overcome and accomplish amazing things.

So like what I was told basically everyday at the MTC: GET OVER YOURSELF
(in the most loving and nicest way)

Sister Arielle Bamba
Tahiti Papeete Mission

Soeur Afasene and Soeur Keslsey made me a cake!

Its a horrible picture but its all I have of my mini birthday party