Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Got to go! But last week was filled with revelation, miracles and the spirit. Elder Cook came and did a conference. Sat right in front of him and got to stare him in the soul! Shook his hand. The Lord's servants are so filled with the spirit. The Lord's love is all around us and always lifting us up. After the meeting i was back at the office doing some work when president called. He said, "Elder Cook would like to talk with you." Then Elder Cook's voice came over the phone....I didn't know what to say but we had a little chat. I guess he knows a lot of Tongans in San Fran. Do we know a Henry Kaufusi?...not uncle Henry but another Henry? anyways, I was dying for Dad to be there so i didn't sound like a kid that didn't know his family history! It was a great opportunity though. I love you all and will sprint through!

Love Elder Kaufusi

By the way mom, I love you the most!!! AND Some past missionary friends will be at the airport too, so i just wanted to let you know!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Short & Sweet

Emails are just shorter and shorter! 

This week has been great! Saw a lot of miracles, and putting forth more and more faith. I feel like im in the middle of my mission and that things are rolling. 

I can't stop now! 

I can't think about leaving these people, I love them!!

A miracle we had is when we met a new investigator last week, picked him up and then met him again and taught the first lesson. When we were walking to the church together He turned to me and said, "I hear that I'm not allowed to smoke in your church....So I've decided from today on i won't smoke again!"- Miracle! But the great miracle was teaching him the restoration. I know that he was prepared by the Lord and his angels because as we taught of the great apostasy the light filled his mind. He couldn't stop saying how true it was. That he had always wondered why all the other churches said that God stopped speaking with man at the end of Christ's ministry and the death of the Apostles. It was amazing. I'm so humbled by the opportunity I have to see the elect come forth and desire the truths of the gospel. 

I love you and Hope you are all continuing to shine forth the Light of Christ. You have to be the angel that is sent by the Lord to declare the gospel, never shy from that responsibility and blessing. 

Elder Kaufusi

Monday, May 12, 2014


Sorry about last week's email blunder. I realized that I typed in "sm" to send it to your email which usually pops up right away, but hilary's email popped up and without looking out of habit just hit the enter button. I'm sorry, luckily i don't have to many opportunities to make that mistake again. 

Thanks for the phone call! 

It is always great to hear the voices of those I love so much. The Lord really has blessed us with eternal families, and of course kenny. But truly as I talked with you all I could feel the amazing spiritual connection that the Lord has allowed me to have with each of you and I'm grateful i  might help others learn to make that connection. My new amazing companion elder Fonnesbeck (from Preston area Idaho) just listened in and laughed because everyone asked how much i weigh... I weigh about 250lbs and my arms can only lift about the weight of 2 books of mormon! but that is sufficient as a missionary so I'm happy!! 

This last week has been a work crazy week. We truly are going to the edge and jumping off without hesitation. We were able to see so many great miracles. 2 of which came as we met 2 new investigators. Our first week together we just started, as you know, running and working and trying to find investigators because our last investigators got baptized. This week we were able to see some fruits as in getting 5 new investigators and out of those five we were able to set 2 baptismal dates in the first lesson. The numbers are good and all but the miracle came in the spirit as we taught these people. We opened our mouths in boldness and spoke the words that the Lord needed us to speak. Both times I was able to recite the first vision, and both times the spirit bore testimony to me and the investigator of it's sanctity. After stating it, both the investigators paused and were just in this awestruck state. They didn't know of it's truthfulness right away, but the spirit was upon them and it planted the seed of faith. I love this work so much. I can't tell you how much this means to me. I feel as if I can never stop doing this. I know that my time to return is coming but I don't know if I have the heart to return. I love you all so much, but these are my people and I love them!! 

Thanks for all you do, I love you all!
Elder Kaufusi

Monday, April 28, 2014

Short Sorry

Well its my last p-day with my companion who i had for 7 months. 

SO we have to head out but this week was great! I figure I'll call you all soon enough and that will make up for the lack of emails. 

But this week was amazing. It included a mission tour, which meant spending alot of time with elder scott d whiting. and it was absolutely incredible! To be in the presence of a servant of the Lord was incredible. I truly felt like I gained so much revelation. My new and final companion is elder fonnesbeck from preston idaho and we are gonna run run run! Well I love you all and I'm happy to hear you are all great! Continue to be true to the faith and be favored of the Lord.

I'm back...just went bowling and rolled a 155 and a 133...I guess Korea is a lucky place! Sorry for the short email, I know how  you dislike them Mom....But just know that I love you and that the Lord is blessing you my momma! 

Monday, April 21, 2014


Happy Easter! In Korea it's called 부활절 which literally means the season of resurrection. Mom you won't like this but I forgot that it was Easter....I was at church and after church we had our baptism for our recent convert's girlfriend an everyone was eating hard boiled eggs, and I just thought, "huh, that's interesting...wonder if there was a sale on eggs..." Then after the amazing baptismal service a man that I met a week ago that lives 2 hours away in a different area was texting me. He asked what I was doing for the "holiday." I asked, "what holiday?.;."  Then I asked the bus driver on the way home for dinner if today was easter and he confirmed it...So I forgot about easter, but I didn't forget the Savior, which is the most important part. You should all watch the video on called, "because of him." I love it because it shows progression. It made me think of what the Saviors atonement enabled me to do and what it allows me to do now. What an amazing gift. Truly the atonement does more than we can ever imagine, but I can testify that from all that it does do for me now, never has using it resulted in anything but joy and happiness. I love you. Sorry for the long emails, but Here's a miracle that we had that I'll paste.

Study is going great. I love the Book of Mormon and I'm gaining so much more out of it then ever in my life. Something I'm doing is setting some last transfer miracle goals that I can work towards. One is getting rid of anything that would keep me from the spirit. I feel that on my mission I've taken pride in the idea of being obedient, yet the more I ponder and pray about it, there's so much more to be obedient about. 

A miracle this week was both exchanges I went on this week. I went with Elder Hone and with Elder Van Orden. Going with Elder Hone is something I've wanted to do my whole mission. We were very close in the MTC, yet we have been in very far away parts in the mission field. However, finally, we were able to do an exchange, and the Lord really did allow us to see miracles. One of the miracles we saw was when we were on our way to 신촌 in the subway there was a kid. We were walking and talking and of course saying hello to everyone that we passed, but when he said hello back we felt like maybe we should stop and turn around and talk to him so we did. As we turned and began to talk we had a good conversation. During the conversation we felt the need to sit down and continue talking so we invited him to a coffee shop and he accepted and right there in the subway we sat down and began to teach. We testified of the importance of strengthening faith, and he began to tell us his story. During highschool he felt like a reject. He had friends, but he always wanted a "pretty" girlfriend, yet never had one. He talked about how he felt that he didn't measure up to the standards of the world and so during Highschool he became suicidal. He then found God through praying and it has helped him to come to the point he is at now. His faith still wavered, and even now he is not sure about himself, but he wants to believe and become more. We heard this story and were able to tell him of the hope that comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We taught the 3rd lesson and committed him to be baptized. He lived in the seoul south mission so while elder hone explained the book of mormon I called the elders in the south and set them up to meet with him later that night at 7. It was amazing to see the spirit light up this person's countenance as we testified of the Saviors redeeming love and the gospel of happiness. The Elders in the south did meet him and hopefully he repents and is baptized to start a new life in the gospel. Anyways being with elder Hone was like living the 26th chapter of the Book mormon. Reuniting with  a Brother in the Lord truly brings unimaginable joy and happiness. 

LOVE YOU ALL! KEEP LIVING THE GOSPEL! This week we have general authorities visiting so we are busy but If you want a sneak peek at transfers (next week). I'll tell you that.... I will probably get a new companion and I will stay in the office. Sad to see my beloved edler Sol go but he has bigger and greater things to do for his last run in the vineyard. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Not A Lot of Time

Sorry, there's not a lot of time left but thank you all for your wonderful E-mails! I truly am the most blessed person in the world. 

This week was a whirlwind! We went on a 3 day exchange to the east coast! the 10 hours of travel total was killer! but the lord really watched over us and gave us great opportunities. One was this man who had gotten into a car accident 10 years earlier. He is paralyzed and has a little bit of a mental handicap. His life was really good as a translator before the accident. His parents took him in and now the missionaries teach him english as a service and also teach the gospel. I was only on exchanges but as I met with this man I could see and feel the deep sorrow he had because the consequences of the past. The accident has left him in a very severe state, and even though it is 10 years later, he struggles with self-confidence and hope. During the lesson I talked to him of hope. I spoke of the hope that comes by talking with our father in heaven every day. I bore testimony of the divine fatherhood of God and our great privlege we have to call on his name. I saw his heart soften and he looked up, and for a second i could see that this man realized that hope was still there. 

I'm grateful that our heavenly father gives us these moments to interact with his beloved children in spiritual ways. I would ask that you always remember that there is hope. Christ came and did what we couldn't so that there would always be hope. If there is someone that doesn't see this great hope, or has lost it continue to reach out and share you light which is merely a reflection of the saviors light. 
I love you all!

Elder Kaufusi

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hi - Short but Sweet

Sorry for the late email, we had to change a meeting so yesterday wasn't our p-day. 

This week has been so full of miracles and just great things. It's weird to think you can be this happy all the time! It's not only because I'm doing the greatest work in the history of the universe, but jut waking up everyday and choosing happiness, love, and peace over sadness, despair, and fear dispite all the distractions and temptation that could bring us down. I wanted to finish this email but we have to go to the temple! Gotta keep up the work of salvation! I'll try and find some time to send you another email with a miracle but if this is it. Just Know I LOVE YOU

Elder Kaufusi

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hi Family

So time is pressed as always but I loved all the emails. Little Marley Holladay is gorgeous! Can wait to meet her in person! Everyone sounds like they are doing good. Know that you all are always in my heart and prayers. 


Miracle this week was on our way to stake conference as we were riding the bus. 

We were in the very back and there was an awkward one seat in front of the last row that I basically had to just squat down on the ground to talk to the man that was sitting there. He was really nice, and was polite but after talking for about half of our bus ride he didn't have much interest. Sad that he didn't want to meet but grateful I was able to sit comfortable back in my seat I scooted back. Then I looked ahead to see that there were some men with open seats next to them. Immediately the first thought was, "you have to try and talk to them!" But then the rationalization came, "your back hurts and you just spent a long time trying to talk to the last person, that single 전도 should be sufficient for the bus ride. plus if you move and get up it will be disruptive and everyone will think you are weird.

Well I'm grateful that the Spirit nudged me enough because sure enough I got up and awkwardly made my way up the bus a couple rows to sit down next to a college student, even when there were clearly spaces for me to sit alone somewhere else. He was reading a biography about michael jackson and I couldn't have asked for a better way to strike up a conversation! We talked and it was great in fact I made an appointment to meet again. As I got off the bus I felt so humbled and grateful that the Lord was mindful of my weakness, and the things I lack, but he always lets the spirit push and encourage so that I might be uplifted in some sort of way. 

I love this work. 

Keep working hard, and Loving others even more!

Elder Kaufusi Love you all!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I love you hearing about my amazing family! 

Truly is such a blessing to have an eternal family. My testimony of that principle of the gospel is undaunted and I know that we will all be together forever! 

This past week was really great, full of miracles! One of which was a baptism! Our recent convert's friend was baptized by our recent convert and the Baptismal service was absolutely wonderful. To see the gospel spread from one persons heart to another's through love and compassion brings about such a special feeling of the spirit. It's interesting how koreans bare testimony, prayers and give speeches because at one point or another they always state that they will work hard on something, or they make a statement that they will do something more to change. It was a tender mercy for our recent convert to stand after his baptism and state, " I will live more faithfully for the rest of my life." What a blessing to see the gospel of happiness filling lives with that unbelievable joy. I thought to myself, "How often do we make those kinds of statements? 

How often in our prayers do we show faith, and assure our father in heaven that we are committed to do more and follow the given path? God knows our hearts, so why should we have to tell him that we are committed to do more?...Well when we say it in word we put our integrity on the line. Integrity, our word, is what changes a mere desire to an action. Integrity is what our nature is based on." I hope that you will all strive to be the Children of our Father that are based off a foundation of integrity. That not only are your thoughts are honest and pure but that all your actions follow accordingly, and your word is unbreakable and unchanging. 

I love you all so much. 

I give you my word, that I will sprint to the finish with all the energy I have! 

Love, Elder Kaufusi  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mother I need your opinion!

Dear Mother,
You were supposed to tell me that I had no choice then to live at home with you! But I will pray and find out what the Lord thinks is best and get back to you. Is it possible to have anyone maybe live with us...2 or 3 friends? You haven't answered. I know that Kenny would really Love to be my roommate but I feel like I want to stay by my family. Anyway, if you have any other thoughts, let me know. I asked Everyone here in the office for opinions and they all are pushing for me to stay home. THanks for being the best Mother ever! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

Remember Momma, 2 or 3 friends to live with us is nothing, just service????

Ready for the News?! 

I found out that I will be staying in the office, Isn't that Great?! It was such a relief when president told me. This will be our 5th transfer together! To put that in perspective, we will have been together for 7 months! I'm so grateful for the opportunity we have to be together, we must be doing something right! Our next transfer we will have 2 new office elders and we are very excited for that. Our goal is to become the most efficient and spiritual office team the Lord has ever seen! Then hopefully we can turn that over to the rest of the mission and just continue to see the miracles! 
(just like you said mom, get off the treadmill come home and let someone else have a turn)

This week was busy of course, but we had some really neat experiences. One that I would love to share happened last Tuesday night. 

Last Sunday a random never before seen man walked into the church and was directed towards me during sunday school. He was originally from the U.S and his Korean wasn't perfect even though both his parents were full Korean. 

Anyways, I came to find out that he was a in-active and so i set an appointment to meet on Tuesday night. Tuesday we had mission leadership council and the spirit was so strong and led elder Sol and I to give probably the greatest training we'd ever given together, so that night we were just excited and pumped. We met with him and he began to tell us his life story. It was one of the most interesting, and saddening stories I had ever heard. 

His parents are faithful members and he grew up a faithful member. However, he began to choose another path which led him to gangs, drugs, and other things that just tore down all his spiritual strength. In the end all his "friends" abandoned him and he was left not only alone but was an outcast, and those that knew him really persecuted him. Well, his faithful parents sent him here to Korea to flee from his past/humiliations, and he found a new life here in Korea. 

He is actually a professional rapper and him and his group of friends are some of the most well known rappers in Korea. Anyway, he came back to church because his life is moving on and he needs guidance and direction. He wanted to know what God would have him do in life. He talked about how when he was growing up and even now, all the church members have this "happiness" that no one else has. It was amazing to hear this story of the prodigal son that had been humbled and was now searching for the light once more. I testified to him that God knows what must be done, and knows what would make him truly happy. The spirit was strong as we committed him back onto the path of the straight and narrow. He had felt too down and that God would not accept him back even now after realizing his faults. However, That is when I with all the confidence in the world bore witness of the infinite atonement of the Savior, Jesus Christ. That through the redeeming power of Christ he could and would and is accepted by our Loving Heavenly Father. 

It was a great lesson and the most amazing thing was, I felt that I was the means of answering years of heartfelt, tearful prayers of this man's parents. Reading the article that Elder Bednar wrote in the Liahona or ensign on this topic was great, but having it reassured by the spirit through an actually experience was a miracle. 

Never stop praying, never stop loving, never stop caring!

Thanks dad for being up at 2 in the morning reading the book of mormon. I know exactly how nephi feels to have "goodly parents." You are an amazing example to me and I am grateful for your steadfastness and spirituality.

I love you!
Elder, Kaufusi

PS: Tell Will Faulkner congratulations from me! Mom, Could you maybe get me his email so I could send him a message? 

Elder Kaufusi

Monday, March 3, 2014

Will I stay or will I doesn't matter

Well, I don't know if I'm staying in the office or not, or if they are going to let me go out to work down in the vineyard one last time! But I'll probably know by tomorrow, or the next day. However, my feeling is that the Lord has things in store for me and for what I can do to help others, and that is where I will put my trust. 

A side note, if I train maybe I could end up training Elder Mattingly one of Dad's friend's sons. Or maybe the other Orem utahn elder Miller (full name jacob tusitala miller) he's another ethnic Elder so that could be fun! But who knows what the Lord has in store! 

This week has been busy as usual we had some amazing miracles as we just put our head down and went to work. One happened yesterday! Our recent convert brought his friend to church last week and then again this week. We were able to teach him the first lesson. It was powerful and the spirit was so strong as elder sol and I testified of the restoration of the Gospel. As I recited the first vision and looked him in the eyes i could see the spirit working on him so evidently that i was shocked myself. After the lesson, (even though it was our first time meeting and teaching a lesson) we asked him to be baptized and he accepted. We pulled out our phone to pick a date and he picked the middle of march only a few weeks away. it was amazing! We knelt and he ended our lesson with such a heartfelt prayer. I was truly blessed to be in the presence of a prepared Son of God. But here is the rest of the miracle. We went and found out that his baptismal date wouldn't work because of stake conference. Naturally we texted him and asked if he would like to push it back a week and he said that he wanted to move it up a week! Miracles happen everyday, and to be worthy of the spirit to take part in them fully is such a great opportunity to choose who we want to be in this life.

 I pray that this week you will each wake up everyday and choose to follow Christ and be worthy of the spirit. Then throughout each day find those times where the Lord would have you do his will. I promise they are always there, and I promise that recognizing them makes an enormous difference in our lives. 

Love, Elder Kaufusi

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hello Family - Mission Life

Hello Family! No greater tender mercy then to see a picture and read the story of my family bringing someone into the fold of God. I can't express to you how amazing that was for me to see and think about. Truly the results of prayer and love! 

Things are going great for me here. Just rolling on through with things. We had Interviews with President right after staff meeting today. It was big because since Elder Sol and I have been together 4 we know that the next transfer one of us will be leaving the office. So we thought president would tell us during interviews today and he did talk about it but nothing really was stated! So it's still up in the air if I will go for my last 2 transfers or if Elder Sol will go and I'll stay in the Office for my last 2 transfers. The spiritual experience that I had though was President asked me what questions I had. The thing I told him that I was studying on and praying about was with the time left on my mission how can I know and accomplish all that the Lord has for me? How can I squeeze every little bit out of what is left? How can I have the change of heart and nature complete so that I can go through life and eternity with my head completely turned towards God? As we talked he began to tell me of his recent studies and insights on the idea of a changed heart. As he talked literally everything that I had been studying and thought about was brought  up and aligned so perfectly. He spoke of the words from Alma 5 and focused on, "Remember/Understand." It was incredible to see him be used as a tool from the Lord to help me gain personal revelation and direction. We do not change our hearts, the Lord changes our hearts. We must do all that we can to show forth our faith so that when the time comes the Lord can change our Hearts. 

A miracle this week was the opportunity I had to go on exchanges with a missionary that I had lived a long time with and had seen grow since day one into an amazing tool and servant for the Lord. As we were teaching we asked a man if he had ever wondered about where we, as human beings com from. Out of the thousands of times I've asked this about 99% of the people say, "no I don't wonder, and I've never really thought about it." However, this time the man said, YES. He went off on how it was one of the greatest mysteries to him and that he wondered so much about it. We were shocked to see how prepared he was and gratefully told him that he could come to know the answer to his heart's great question. It was an amazing experience and I'm so grateful the Lord allowed me to experience it. 

I Love you all and am excited to see who is next in the family teaching pool of investigators! 

Elder Kaufusi

Monday, February 17, 2014



Korea is great as always, the winter has been so mild, spring has definitely come early. 

The new transfer is in full swing and we have so much good time to proselyte! 

Last week we were able to go out and do a lot of street contacting. Of course there are those that don't accept the message but to raise my voice in Korean and testify of Christ is one of the greatest if not the greatest experience ever. 

This week I had the opportunity to go on an exchange with Elder Rhodes (i think you met his mom or what not but we came to Korea together). During the exchange we just did amazing things! Miracles were everywhere! We met with 3 people and picked them up as new investigators, and had quite a few street lessons. The best part was as we worked together the spirit filled our hearts with even more desire and fire and we literally ran from place to place, person to person. The work just never stops! I love it!

 And I LOVE that my family, YOU are all involved with it at home. Listening to the miracles that our family is having in missionary work truly gives me great strength. I have prayed countless times in behalf of you asking the Lord to keep you in safe hands and out of harms way. He has answered my Prayers, he gave you the greatest spiritually protective blessing of doing missionary work! I love you all so much and I hope you know, that I know, that you are truly in the hands of the Lord. 

Love, Elder Kaufusi

PS: answers: MOM...yes I got my license thank you so much for doing all that. Nothing better than a picture of a 12  year old, (at least thats what I look like in my picture) with the measurements of 6'10 250 lb... haha classic. and Yes I got your package that came with the license a couple weeks ago, so I am super happy as always.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hello get mad at me for short emails!!!!??? Just kidding 

I appreciate you taking the time to email me. Dad made up with his amazing sermon from stake conference.  It's always a blessing to hear from everyone in the family! 

Here in Korea we are seeing a lot of miracles. 

One happened not exactly to me but to a missionary i know. 

he was having some hard times and up till this point in his mission he had wanted to go home multiple times. We are decently close and so for 2 days I was on exchanges with him last weekend. For those two days I prayed so hard for him, that the Lord might use me as a tool to allow the spirit to be felt in his life. Spiritually this Elder just was dying and did not want the gospel in his life. He was allowing himself to be lead into the mists of darkness and thought that returning to the great and spacious buildings is what he wanted in eternity. 
It was very stressful and Truly sad to see a fellow servant of the Lord in this position. 
During our exchanges we talked a lot about his decision to go home and pursue the things of the world. The end of the first night, I felt that I had spoken a lot and shared many experiences that he could learn from, but he still wasn't changing. 

I went to the Lord in earnest pray and just asked, "Lord what should I do? I have no idea, I will do whatever is asked of me if you will just ask me." The thought came to me that I should just bare simple plain pure testimony to him. The next morning we had another talk and as the thought came to me to bare testimony i followed, and bore strict testimony of God and Jesus Christ, their love for him and desire for him to return. By the end we were silent and continued to sit. We watched a mormon message and then he turned to me and said, "It's too bad, I think that I wanted to stay for a second back there." I knew that the spirit touched him, but it wasn't enough. 

However, He had an interview with president, his stake president and his father, yet he still was set on leaving. I coudn't understand, I thought that surely someone's words would touch his heart. I couldn't believe that after hearing everything he was still set on going home. I prayed again but the feeling that came was that it would be ok and that the lord's will would be accomplished. That night he prayed to God and in desperation asked for a witness that he was needed on a mission. The next day he got a call from someone random person asking to learn English. They said yes, but the person said that he wanted to meet with them immediately. After church they met with him and he told them how he had a sister that was baptized into the church and that him and his children want to have the same things his sister had obtained. He asked if he could learn of the Gospel and come to church from then on out. This elder couldn't believe his ears, truly the Lord had sent a sign to him. He told us that evening that he was willing to stay and that he gained a witness that God was there and that he needed to become the missionary the Lord needed. It was a miracle. To see and hear this Elder find/remember the Lord. I didn't know how it would turn out, but I do know that constant prayer and faith in the Lord saved my brother from spiritual darkness. Well That was  a Long story/miracle but it truly was amazing. 

Love you family!

Love Elder Kaufusi

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Service of the Lord

Another amazingly packed week here in the Korean vineyard.

 The biggest Korean holiday of the year was this last week so we held a massive conference and My companion and I had to do language progress evaluations with like 13 people and they each take about 1 hour and a half so I got to talk with a lot of missionaries. It's always such a faith building experience to hear the testimonies of these amazing missionaries and see them progress in korean but more importantly spiritually. It was good. The transfer is next week and we finished calling and telling everyone everything last night. 

It's neat to see the hand of the Lord just reach down and make things happen every transfer. Going on transfer 4 with my companion. We are super excited! Hope everyone is doing ok. 

I love it here and don't know if I'll fit in back home. I think I should just stay here for a while... Anyways I love you all so much, and I know the Lord lives and Loves you too! 

Love Your Living Son, Brother,
Elder Kaufusi

Last weeks email

Sorry got caught up in doing transfers with President so couldn't email till right now. Not a lot of time, there's always more to be doing but I'll give you a sweet miracle that happened this week. 

We had this investigator named go-joon-hyoung and he was picked up before I got here. Anyways when he first had a baptismal date everything was great, he did the interview and was prepared. However, when we went to call his mom who lives 4 hours away she denied. He wasn't able to get baptized and it was a pretty big deal and everyone was so sad. 

He felt really embarrassed and didn't come out to church for a couple weeks. In fact, he didn't even meet with us for a couple weeks. We had tried to meet up with him, but it just never ended up happening. well after a couple weeks rolled by he started to come to church again to see his good friends in the ward. then he started going to activities. However, when we asked if we could meet he still was too busy. Finally last week we met with him and had dinner and talked. We originally didn't want to bring up baptism with him because we were afraid that it would be too much for him, but the Lord helped us and we talked about it. His response to baptism was that he felt more ready now then ever, and that he would truly put a great effort into persuading his mom. 

We ended up hearing him talk to his mom and it was amazing. He didn't shy away, he told her what baptism was and that it wasn't the same as sprinkling (his mom is catholic), and the spirit worked on her and said it was ok. That very week we had his baptism and it was a great meeting. I'm so grateful that we had the opportunity to see the Lord's omnipotent hand in this work!

I've been here the longest i've been anywhere in my entire mission, and i've been with my companion the longest I've been with anyone. We are going on 4 transfers together (6months). We are going to make this last transfer explode and we will bring down so many miracles it will be unbelievable! 

Love you all so much!

Elder Kaufusi 

Monday, January 20, 2014


Well Thanks for the Emails, great to hear that no one is hurt and what not. Sister Christensen (president's wife) said that she saw that a Kaufusi in salt lake died in the paper last week or something. Do you know who it is? 

The work is going great, We have had a great week of zone conferences but also proselyting! I went to the east coast and walked along the ocean with president and my companion one morning. It was so cool. We stayed in a hotel and it was like a family vacation! It's about a 3 and a half hour drive so we packed into presidents car and went over there. The conference went well, I'm so grateful for the misssionaries that I get to serve with. THey are inspiring.  THat night we drove back. I of course grabbed a whole lot of sea shells and a bottle of sand. 

A miracle we had this week was yesterday, sunday, we had some appointments and they all went well. That night I went to my old ward's mission leader's house and had dinner and shared a message using some of the sea shells. But the big miracles came when during the dinner my companion just let out a "YES!" and it was a text from our recent converts girlfriend. She is great and we were teaching her the lessons and she had a baptismal date but then her uncle said a lot of bad things about our church and her parents banned her from coming to our church. It was heart breaking. She was doing so well. Well the text she sent during dinner was that she persuaded her parents and from now on she will be able to go to church! HUGE MIRACLE! The Lord truly softened the hearts of her parents and strengthened her faith to be bold. Also we were on the way home last night and I saw this kid just smoking off the side of the road and I just got that feeling that he needed to be talked to. I went and introduced myself and started talking. we came to find that he had been to our church with his friend but because of work and things he was unable to continue. We asked him if he attended a church and he said, "yeah, yours, i used to go every week." Then he told us that he wasn't baptized. Now we will start meeting with him and help him to progress to baptism and lifelong membership! It was such a miracle. All it took was just the smallest hesitation and I would have missed talking to this prepared kid. But I know that the Lord was leading us. Im so grateful for this work, it is the greatest! 

If there's anything that I can do for you let me know. 

ELder Kaufusi