Tahiti Papeete Mission
L'Eglise de Jesus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours,
Mission Mormone, BP93
(for pkgs add: Cours de L'Union Sacree)
Papeete Tahiti 98714
Polynesie Francaise



Even before Seth returned home from BYU-Hawaii, he started the preparations necessary for his missionary service.  He had only a few weeks at home to complete all that was necessary.  On  Wednesday April 14, 2010 Seth went to the Dallas Temple.  This is the night his father works in the temple, so he knows everyone there.  What a great spirit Seth brought to the temple, everyone was commenting on that.  The energy and purity and love for the Savior our committed young missionaries have is a great strength to us all.  We got there a little early and decided to go into the cafeteria and have some dinner.  They were serving prime rib!  It was a great start to a spiritual feast.  The next morning Seth got up very early to catch his plane to California and journey to the French Consulate in San Francisco to start his Visa application process.  He met the other young men who will be journeying with him to the islands of French Polynesia and who will be with him in the MTC studying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to know it better and also the languages of French and Tahitian.  You would think they color coordinated their suits (well, most suits are dark and lots are grey) . . . These young men will leave their suits in the mission home in Papeete, Tahiti, for the duration of their missions, only traveling to and from their area of service in them.  They will also wear them in the MTC, but the islands are tropical and it will be short sleeved white shirts for them!  Seth's mission president has asked them to learn as much French as they can before they enter the MTC so they can concentrate on Tahitian during their time there, so Seth is also spending some time each day studying French with the Rosetta Stone program, as he gathers everything on the list to pack in his luggage.  It is a special time in a young man's life and in his family's.  A sweet spirit rests in our home.  "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings . . . that publisheth peace."  It is a peaceful feeling.  Many of the islands of the sea are actually mountains, aren't they?